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Wednesday, November 8, 2017, posted by Geetesh Bajaj at 9:00 am

Even though the Outline view is new for PowerPoint 2016 for Mac, it’s not absolutely new 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 2011. 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.

Outline View in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

Learn about the Outline View within PowerPoint 2016 for Mac.

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Tuesday, November 7, 2017, posted by Geetesh Bajaj at 10:00 am

Nolan Haims and Jamie Garroch had problems working while practicing slides, and to make work with their timings easier, they collaborated to create TalkTime, a PowerPoint add-in. Even better, they are giving away this add-in free. Read more what they have to say. On an unrelated front, can beatboxing help you master successful business communication? Well-known author Ally Yates thinks so and shares her findings in this exclusive post.

PowerPoint Online users can learn about embedding PowerPoint Online presentations, the Status bar, the Mini toolbar, and Editing view. PowerPoint 2016 for Windows users can learn about the Mini toolbar. Finally, do not miss the quotes, press releases, and templates of this week.

PowerPoint and Presenting News: November 7, 2017

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Friday, November 3, 2017, posted by Geetesh Bajaj at 9:15 am

Editing view in PowerPoint Online is comparable to Normal view in desktop versions of PowerPoint. Editing View is the most often used view other than PowerPoint Online’s default Reading view, which does not let you edit content. Within Editing View, PowerPoint displays one slide at a time in the Slide Area and shows PowerPoint’s typical tri-pane interface that also includes the Slides Pane and the Notes Pane.

Editing View (Normal View) in PowerPoint Online

Learn about the Editing view (Normal View) in PowerPoint Online.

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Thursday, November 2, 2017, posted by Geetesh Bajaj at 9:30 am

Business and Beatboxing. At face value, they don’t share any obvious similarities, yet there’s commonality to be exploited.

Beatboxing uses the body like a versatile musical instrument, imitating a variety of sounds through the mouth, throat, tongue, lips, and voice. There’s a basic pattern to the art of beatboxing, and the resulting vocal percussion is diverse. What’s more, every element can be heard.

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Thursday, November 2, 2017, posted by Geetesh Bajaj at 9:15 am

Slide designers love to make quick edits to their slide objects! Impressive slides, though, are created painstakingly and take so much time. For example, you may have to play around with different fill options to make your slides look awesome, or even make umpteen changes to how your slide text appears.
PowerPoint Online does provide extensive commands that allow edits; these command options are found within the Ribbon tabs. Yet, all these tasks involve moving your cursor to the Ribbon, located above the Slide Area and back continuously. While this movement may not result in Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, it helps to know that PowerPoint Online also includes the Mini Toolbar, a floating toolbar that spawns right next to the cursor, and it is also available instantly with a right-click!

Mini Toolbar in PowerPoint Online

Learn about the Mini Toolbar in PowerPoint Online.

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Wednesday, November 1, 2017, posted by Geetesh Bajaj at 9:30 am

Jamie GarrochJamie Garroch is the founder of YOUpresent, a PowerPoint add-in and presentation design agency. YOUpresent provides a suite of off-the-shelf add-ins plus a custom add-in design service for organizations wishing to extend the functionality of PowerPoint or other Office apps. That can be anything from adding a single button to apply a corporate style, to a fully loaded ribbon with custom tools tuned to the organization’s workflow. Known as “extensibility,” Jamie is a passionate evangelist of this relatively unknown productivity feature of Microsoft Office.

Nolan HaimsNolan Haims has over 20 years of experience in the fields of visual communication, graphic and presentation design. He runs his own boutique consultancy that trains organizations to communicate more clearly and with fewer words. He speaks at national conferences, writes about visual storytelling at PresentYourStory.com, is a Microsoft PowerPoint MVP and is one of the hosts of The Presentation Podcast.

In this conversation, Jamie and Nolan talk about their new PowerPoint add-in, TalkTime.

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Wednesday, November 1, 2017, posted by Geetesh Bajaj at 9:15 am

PowerPoint Online may be only a web app that runs in your browser, but that hasn’t stopped Microsoft from making it so full-featured that it includes almost all interface elements typically found in desktop programs, including a Status bar! Let us explore both the Status Bar as a whole and individual options within this Status Bar. The Status Bar is a thin strip located at the bottom of the PowerPoint Online interface. This area provides information about the active slide and also provides several View options.

Status Bar in PowerPoint Online

Learn about the options available on the Status Bar within PowerPoint Online.

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Tuesday, October 31, 2017, posted by Geetesh Bajaj at 10:00 am

Everyone has a bunch of slides that are forgotten from two or twenty years ago, and yet when we suddenly remember those slides, there’s no way to locate them. If this thought sounds familiar to you, do read AlexAnndra Ontra’s post on why executives are starting to care about presentation management. Sue Fish from Toastmasters talks about how you can get your Business Networking really wrong. She has discovered 7 ways to do so! Dr. Marcia Reynolds is back again with an exclusive conversation, where she speaks about her book, Outsmart Your Brain. We also look at Color Models in PowerPoint, and we also explore the RGB color model.

PowerPoint Online users can learn about uploading presentations, the Slide Area, the Info Pane in Backstage view, and Printing. PowerPoint 2016 for Windows users can learn about the Task Pane. Finally, do not miss the quotes, press releases, and templates of this week.

PowerPoint and Presenting News: October 31, 2017

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Tuesday, October 31, 2017, posted by Geetesh Bajaj at 9:15 am

PowerPoint Online may have fewer options than desktop versions of PowerPoint. Yet, this version does have one option that makes it so easy to share your PowerPoint presentations on your web site or blog post. In this tutorial, let us explore the Embed option, that generates embed code for your presentation. In this tutorial, let us explore the Embed option, that generates embed code for your presentation.

Embed PowerPoint Online Presentations

Learn to embed presentations from PowerPoint Online.

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Friday, October 27, 2017, posted by Geetesh Bajaj at 9:30 am

Marcia ReynoldsDr. Marcia Reynolds has trained and coached leaders in 36 countries. She spent 16 years working in large corporations, taking one company from near bankruptcy to top IPO in the US in 1993. She is a Master Certified Coach and teaches for coach training schools in the US, Europe, and Asia. With a doctorate in Organizational Psychology, Dr. Reynolds brings a valuable combination of neuroscience and psychology to her work. Her expert advice has been spotlighted in numerous publications, including Fast Company, Forbes.com, The Wall Street Journal, and she has spoken at high-profile venues and universities around the world.

In this conversation, Marcia talks about her book, Outsmart Your Brain: How to Master Your Mind When Emotions Take the Wheel.

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