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Google's Image Source Search

Saturday, June 29, 2013
posted by Geetesh on 9:30 AM IST



Do you have a picture somewhere that's been with you for years -- and you have the perfect opportunity to use it in next week's big presentation? And then you just realize that you have no clue about where this picture came from? Did you buy it from a stock photo site, was it a free picture from some other site, is it even part of any Creative Commons license that allows you to use it legally? Or worse -- did you just get this from Google's Images Search? We know -- this is a very strange scenario to be in -- you don't know if that picture can be used without breaking some law -- and the last thing you want to do is start searching for an alternative picture that can be legally used. The solution to this problem is actually quite simpler than it sounds -- just use Google's image source search!



Learn about Google's amazing reverse search for pictures.

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Friday, June 28, 2013
posted by Geetesh on 9:15 AM IST



Handouts are documents you can print from within PowerPoint that include slide representations from your presentation -- you can opt to include as many as 9 slides on each Handout page. Of course with 9 slides on a page, your slides will look more like thumbnails. You can also choose to print just one slide on every handout page -- then your Handout pages will look like individual slides printed on a page.



Learn about the Handout Master view in PowerPoint 2013.

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Thursday, June 27, 2013
posted by Geetesh on 9:30 AM IST



We all know that you need to buy the versions of Office that you run on your computer – such as Office 2013 for Windows or even Office 2011 for Mac. But as you explored in our Install Office Mobile on an iPhone (or iOS Device) tutorial, you paid nothing on the Apple App Store to download and install Office for Mobile – so does that make it a free app? The answer is not as simple as a generic Yes or No!



Is Microsoft's Office Mobile a free app for iOS devices?

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posted by Geetesh on 9:00 AM IST



When you insert Slide Numbers on your slides, you may discover that the location of the Slide Number changes depending upon the active Theme of your presentation. Some Themes (or templates) may display the Slide Number at the bottom right -- with other Themes, it may be located at the top right, or even the bottom center. As you can observe, the location of the Slide Number may seem to be influenced by the Theme or template -- and that's almost true. However it's only the Slide Master within your Theme or template that's influences the position of your Slide Numbers.



Learn how to change the location of slide numbers in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac.

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Wednesday, June 26, 2013
posted by Geetesh on 9:15 AM IST



The repertoire of various views available in PowerPoint 2013 ranges from some views that you use all the time to others that you may have never bothered to explore. The latter category probably includes Reading view. Reading view is similar to Slide Show view in some ways because in both views, the slide is shown in full screen mode. However, in Reading view you also see the PowerPoint title bar and the Status Bar at the top and bottom of the interface respectively. Additionally, you can also view the Windows task bar at the bottom of the screen.



Learn about Reading view in PowerPoint 2013.

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Tuesday, June 25, 2013
posted by Geetesh on 10:30 AM IST



In this issue, we show you how you can install Microsoft's Office Mobile on your iPhone -- or even an iPad or iPod Touch. Yes, Office Mobile does include the mobile version of PowerPoint. Reviews and reactions to this app have been severely critical to very positive -- critical because you need an Office 365 subscription to use it; positive because it's snappy and maintains the fidelity of your Office documents. We bring you the last set of our Pushpin series -- also now all Pushpin series are available as a single download! PowerPoint 2013 users will learn more about two most under-utilized yet powerful views -- Outline and Slide Sorter. And PowerPoint 2011 for Mac users can explore many ways in which they can customize their Slide Masters.



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posted by Geetesh on 9:00 AM IST



You can add a new Slide Master to your presentation -- you can also duplicate the existing Slide Master. You can then format it to change its look by applying a Background Style, add a custom background, add new Slide Layouts, etc. But why would you do all these tasks in the first place? There needs to be a compelling reason to do so.



Learn how to apply Slide Masters to individual slides in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac.

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Monday, June 24, 2013
posted by Geetesh on 9:30 AM IST



OK, you have an iOS device and you visit the Apple App Store to download Office Mobile – but then you run into problems. You can either not find Office Mobile at all – or you are not allowed to install it. Why does that happen, and what can you do – here are some guidelines to get you started.



Find out why Office Mobile won't install on your iOS device.

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posted by Geetesh on 9:15 AM IST



The Notes Page is one of ten views available in PowerPoint 2013, this shows you how your printed notes will appear -- in this tutorial, we'll explore this specific view for Notes Pages and learn about the benefits of this view. The Notes page shows the speaker notes that you add within the Notes pane for each individual slide. These speaker notes are visible in three distinct places within PowerPoint, depending upon the view you choose.



Learn about Notes Page view in PowerPoint 2013.

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Saturday, June 22, 2013
posted by Geetesh on 9:30 AM IST



Adding a pin to your picture or shape on a slide just emulates the way you “pin” something onto a board. These digital pushpin graphics work the same way so that your picture, shape, or anything else appears as if it has been “pinned”! This tenth set of pushpin graphics in 5 colors has been added to our existing collection of pushpin graphics on your slides! All pushpin graphics are contained within the presentation you will download – all you need to do is copy the pushpin you need and then paste it on the edges of pictures or shapes within your presentation slides.



Download and use these pushpins in your slides.

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Friday, June 21, 2013
posted by Geetesh on 9:00 AM IST



Duplicating a Slide Master is different from adding a new Slide Master. And it's a time saving option because you don't have to make the same changes all over again -- let's explain this with a scenario. Imagine you have formatted your existing Slide Master by applying a Background Style, adding a logo, or even adding your own Picture placeholder layout. And now you want a new Slide Master that's almost the same as your existing one -- but you want a different Theme Colors set to be used. For such a small change, it is advisable that you duplicate your existing Slide Master and then make any more changes instead of starting all over again with a new Slide Master.



Learn how to duplicate Slide Masters in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac.

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Thursday, June 20, 2013
posted by Geetesh on 9:30 AM IST



Now that Microsoft has released Office Mobile for iOS, the next question is which iOS devices are essentially supported? As such, Microsoft only claims support for the iPhone - but that does not mean that other iOS devices are not compatible with Office Mobile. On this page, we will explore which iOS devices can work with Office Mobile - do check if your device is on this list!



Explore iOS devices that supports Office Mobile.

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posted by Geetesh on 9:15 AM IST



Most of the time, you are working on a single slide in your PowerPoint presentation -- but there are times when you want to copy, duplicate, reorder, or even delete a bunch of slides. It's in scenarios like these that you will encounter PowerPoint 2013's Slide Sorter view. Among the various views available in PowerPoint 2013 to play and edit your presentations, we have already covered both Normal view and Outline view. Although Slide Sorter view does not let you edit individual slide objects, but it does let you work with the whole slide itself -- any edits made will influence one or more slides, depending upon your selection.



Learn about Slide Sorter view in PowerPoint 2013.

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013
posted by Geetesh on 9:30 AM IST



Microsoft has finally released an iOS app called Office Mobile that lets you work with Microsoft Office documents such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint – the app does have many limitations and caveats but it’s a start – the biggest benefit is that your file formats remain unchanged and the file fidelity is preserved – this probably is Microsoft Office Mobile’s largest USP. So how do you install this app on your iOS device?



Learn how you can install the new Office Mobile for iPhone.

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posted by Geetesh on 9:00 AM IST



The Slide Master is a very important part of your presentation that influences the appearance of everything you see on the slide -- from the slide background to the fonts used for text. All slides in your presentation may have different layouts -- and each of these layouts may have different placeholder arrangements. However, they all share a common look -- that look is provided by the Slide Master. Every presentation has at least one Slide Master. However, if you constantly keep adding slides from other presentations, you may have inadvertently added more Slide Masters to your presentation. So how do you know how many Slide Masters your presentation contains? And how do you add another one? In fact, why do you need another Slide Master at all?



Learn how to add and rename Slide Masters.

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Tuesday, June 18, 2013
posted by Geetesh on 10:30 AM IST



Welcome to another issue – this time, we have conversations with Harman Singh of authorSTREAM and Motti Nisani of emaze – both discuss different directions in the world of online presentations. And Claudyne Wilder explains how to use dialogue to enhance your story. We cover picture placeholders for Mac users of PowerPoint 2011 – and Windows users can learn more about the various views in PowerPoint 2013. From this issue onwards, we will provide links to popular discussions on our LinkedIn groups – and also provide you with information about our new PowerPoint templates. Have a great week!



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posted by Geetesh on 9:15 AM IST



The Outline view in PowerPoint 2013 essentially brings up the Outline pane on the left side of PowerPoint 2013 interface -- note that this now replaces the Slides pane that shows up in Normal view. Also, any changes you want to make to your outline can be made through right-click options -- and we'll show you how you can do so.



Explore Outline pane options in PowerPoint 2013.

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Monday, June 17, 2013
posted by Geetesh on 9:00 AM IST



You may have observed an omnipresent company logo on many slides in a presentation -- and that raises a question: do you really need to have a company logo on all your slides? First, it takes a fair amount of space. Secondly, the audience knows which company the speaker belongs to since that information is almost always placed on the first slide. Also speakers do introduce themselves and their companies -- so, why do all slides need that extra branding? All these questions are fair, and there are equally honest answers for them. You should certainly add a company logo to your first slide, and then place a more subtle or watermarked logo on the rest of the slides -- or even no logo at all.



Learn how to add a logo or another graphic to the Slide Master in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac.

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Saturday, June 15, 2013
posted by Geetesh on 9:30 AM IST



More pushpins for you! A pin on a board that lets you place a paper note or a picture is something that holds attention of the viewer. Of course, a pin can also make a statement. Now do the same with content on your slides – hold your audience’s attention and make a statement by using our ready-made pushpin graphics. This new set of pushpin graphics in 5 colors has been added to our existing collection of pushpin graphics on your slides! All pushpin graphics are contained within the PowerPoint slides that you will download. Just copy them and paste them on the edges of pictures in your presentation.



Download and use these pushpins in your slides.

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Friday, June 14, 2013
posted by Geetesh on 9:30 AM IST



I have been attempting to get my clients to use examples or stories. They frequently just describe what happened in a given situation. This does not have the same power as creating a dialogue.

For example, Sarah is trying to convince department managers to stop using roaming plans. To give her discussion of cell phone charges more impact, here is what she can say:

You've said to me about these roaming charges, "But I'm traveling. It's just a business cost." That's true, but you can change your phone plan so you don't have to pay a roaming fee. Then some of you responded, "Listen, you may be right, but I don't have time to figure out another plan." I agree with you. I have put together a small chart. All you have to do is look at the chart and tell me the plan you want, and I'll do the rest.

Another comment I hear a lot is, "I'm not going to carry two phones when I go overseas. That is ridiculous and too much trouble." Well, I am here to tell you that you don't have to. I have made a deal with our phone company so all you need is one phone for all your business, at home and overseas.

I will be coming by your office to take five minutes of your time to figure out what works best for you. I guarantee in two months you will be saying to me, "Hey, you were right. This is not a big deal. And I see we are saving money."

The dialogue makes a boring topic more interesting and fun to give and also hits home with your audience.



Claudyne WilderClaudyne Wilder coaches executives, managers, and salespeople on how to deliver presentations that get to the message. Her clients give compelling, passionate presentations. Her company has an ongoing contract to give her Get to the Message: Present with a Purpose workshop at a Fortune 100 Global Pharmaceutical Company. Claudyne brings a unique and invigorating perspective to her work from her years of studying the Argentine Tango.

Do visit Claudyne's site at Wilder Presentations to sign up for her blog, her tweets or to download some free presenting tools.

Claudyne's next Get to the Message Workshop in Boston is September 9 and 10, 2013. It is a very small intimate group with only ten people.

See Also: Claudyne Wilder on Indezine

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posted by Geetesh on 9:15 AM IST



The Outline view is new for PowerPoint 2013 -- wait, that's not absolutely true since you always had access to your presentation's text outline through the Slides / Outline pane on the left side of the PowerPoint interface. What's changed though is that you no longer need to switch tabs within the pane (as you would do in PowerPoint 2010) -- now you just access the outline within a new view! The Outline view displays all the text contained within the title and text placeholders of your slides, and is one of the ten views in PowerPoint 2013.



Learn about Outline view in PowerPoint 2013.

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Thursday, June 13, 2013
posted by Geetesh on 9:00 AM IST



Rather than using simple rectangle placeholders for your pictures, you can use various other shapes that appear almost silhouette-like. Yes, this is possible within PowerPoint! In fact, these custom picture placeholders can be created within PowerPoint, using nothing that's not a part of PowerPoint. Of course this process is a little detailed, but not difficult!



Learn how to create custom shaped picture placeholders in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac.

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