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Friday, April 20, 2018, posted by Geetesh Bajaj at 9:15 am

You may create the best presentation in the world, but what happens after the presentation has been delivered? Don’t you want to provide the information you presented in a document that you can distribute to attendees, or even send them a recap via email? Handouts are meant for such occasions, and PowerPoint lets you create some amazing handouts from your slides, that can also contain extra notes that were not visible on the slides. In this tutorial, we will explore an amazing option that creates handouts for PowerPoint presentations in Microsoft Word.

Export Word Handouts in PowerPoint 2013 for Windows

Learn how to export handouts to Word from PowerPoint 2013 for Windows.

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Thursday, April 19, 2018, posted by Geetesh Bajaj at 9:00 am

Content and appearance are the two major components of presentation slides. Among them, the former is always more significant than the latter. But that does not mean you should neglect the latter. A simple looking presentation with a clean background is always a great idea since that doesn’t overpower your message. Yet, there are plenty of opportunities to go beyond a plain background and use a less restrained background instead. Your choice for a slide background should complement the content of your presentation. For example, you’ll want a flashier background for slides created for kindergarten students, or if you were creating a PowerPoint greeting card. On the other hand, you may want a washed out, faded, or even a subtle patterned picture for a typical business presentation.

Custom Backgrounds for Slide Master and Layouts in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

Learn how to apply custom backgrounds to both the Slide Master and Slide Layouts in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac.

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018, posted by Geetesh Bajaj at 9:15 am

Removing an animation in PowerPoint is a simple select-and-delete task, but even before you remove any animation, do ascertain why you want to remove it. Here are some obvious questions to consider before removing animations: Do you want to remove both the animation and the slide object that is animated? Or do you want to just remove the animation, and let the slide object be? Or maybe, you don’t want to remove the animation or the slide object. You just want to change the animation? Now that you have established what you want to do, removing an animation is very easy.

Remove Animations in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

Learn to remove animations from slide objects in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows.

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018, posted by Geetesh Bajaj at 10:00 am

We feature Doug Thomas, who created training content for the Office Training Center, including the Office 15-Minute Webinars and Doug from Office video series. In this feature, Doug explores the right approach to using PowerPoint more effectively. We also bring you the exclusive Pslides offer for lifetime access to over 10,000 PowerPoint presentation templates for just $150. We then explore reasons why you may want to hide slide titles and learn two ways to hide them. This is a much better option than deleting slide titles!

PowerPoint 2016 for Windows users can learn about editing points in Motion Path animations, position previews, and packaging a presentation to a CD or a folder. The latter tutorial is also available for PowerPoint 2013 for Windows users. PowerPoint 2016 for Mac users can explore changing Background Styles for Slide Layouts. Plus, we also have a tutorial on Slide Layouts within Slide Master view. And if that wasn’t enough for this week, make sure you do not miss the quotes, press releases, and templates released in the last seven days.

PowerPoint and Presenting News: April 17, 2018

Stay informed about updated tutorials and happenings related to PowerPoint and presenting.

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Monday, April 16, 2018, posted by Geetesh Bajaj at 9:15 am

You may create the best presentation in the world, but what happens after the presentation has been delivered? Don’t you want to provide the information you presented in a document that you can distribute to attendees, or even send them a recap via email? Handouts are meant for such occasions, and PowerPoint lets you create some amazing handouts from your slides, that can also contain extra notes that were not visible on the slides. In this tutorial, we will explore an amazing option that creates handouts for PowerPoint presentations in Microsoft Word.

Export Word Handouts in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

Learn how to export handouts to Word from PowerPoint 2016 for Windows.

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Friday, April 13, 2018, posted by Geetesh Bajaj at 9:15 am

Have you ended up with a presentation that has linked files, embedded media clips, and so much more? And now you have been asked to copy the entire presentation and all linked files to a CD? Burn a CD in these times? How ancient is that? Let’s rephrase that question: have you ever been asked to copy all the content for a presentation to a folder, a network location, or a USB drive?

Package a Presentation to a CD or Folder in PowerPoint 2013 for Windows

Learn how to package a presentation to a CD or a folder in PowerPoint 2013 for Windows.

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Thursday, April 12, 2018, posted by Geetesh Bajaj at 9:30 am

Doug Thomas
 
Doug Thomas once reviewed movies and rent you–or your parents–VHS tapes. After working a few months at Microsoft, he had an idea to get other people to create videos about Office. That idea turned into a new job of creating videos and training content for the Office Training Center, including the Office 15-Minute Webinars and Doug from Office video series. However, none of his videos are on VHS.

In this conversation, Doug explores the right approach to using PowerPoint more effectively.

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Thursday, April 12, 2018, posted by Geetesh Bajaj at 9:00 am

When you change the Background Style of the Slide Master, the Background Style for all dependent Slide Layouts will also change. However, it is not necessary for all your Slide Layouts to possess the same Background Style as the Slide Master. Each Slide Layout can overrule the Slide Master and have its own independent Background Style, as you will learn in the rest of this tutorial.

Change Background Styles for Slide Layouts in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

Learn how to apply Background Styles to individual Slide Layouts in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac.

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Wednesday, April 11, 2018, posted by Geetesh Bajaj at 9:15 am

Have you ended up with a presentation that has linked files, embedded media clips, and so much more? And now you have been asked to copy the entire presentation and all linked files to a CD? Burn a CD in these times? How ancient is that? Let’s rephrase that question: have you ever been asked to copy all the content for a presentation to a folder, a network location, or a USB drive? PowerPoint provides the Package Presentation for CD option that can do this task for you, with just a click or two. Don’t go by the CD mentioned in this feature name, because you can use this option to burn both data CDs and DVDs and also copy all content to a new folder.

Package a Presentation to a CD or Folder in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

Learn how to package a presentation to a CD or a folder in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows.

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Tuesday, April 10, 2018, posted by Geetesh Bajaj at 10:00 am

We feature Rick Altman, host of the upcoming Presentation Summit conference in San Diego. He talks about the sessions and the topics being covered this year, and also the new and returning speakers. We look at sites where you can get animated GIFs, and products that help you create them. We also have a special feature that looks at creating animated GIFs from PowerPoint slides.

PowerPoint 2016 for Windows users can learn about open and closed motion paths for animations, and how you can lock or unlock such paths. PowerPoint 2016 for Mac users can learn about adding more Guides, and working with them more effectively. Plus, we also have a tutorial on Slide Layouts within Slide Master view. And if that wasn’t enough for this week, make sure you do not miss the quotes, press releases, and templates released in the last seven days.

PowerPoint and Presenting News: April 10, 2018

Stay informed about updated tutorials and happenings related to PowerPoint and presenting.

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