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Tuesday, April 24, 2018, posted by Geetesh Bajaj at 10:00 am

Have you wondered where all the feedback that you provide to Microsoft about PowerPoint goes? Does anyone see it? What happens after the feedback is sent? It seems quite a bit happens, and you need to read this interesting story to learn more. We also look at the topic of overcoming clichés in pictures. How many times have you seen the same globe visual used within a slide or even a picture of shaking hands? Or a picture of a phone operator, or even some people smiling while working in an office? Let’s explore how you can tackle these clichés. We also look at the topic of non-existent keyboard shortcuts for PowerPoint views, and how keyboard sequences are the next best option to resolve this problem.

PowerPoint 2016 for Windows users can learn about creating PowerPoint handouts in Word, the Info tab of Backstage view, and removing animations. PowerPoint 2016 for Mac users can explore custom backgrounds for Slide Masters and Layouts. PowerPoint 2013 for Windows users can learn about exporting Word Handouts in PowerPoint. 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 24, 2018

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Tuesday, April 24, 2018, posted by Geetesh Bajaj at 9:15 am

While working in PowerPoint and other Office applications, you will see the concept of “Office Background”, which essentially indicated the small image strip visible on the top right area of the program interface. You’ll see the PowerPoint 2016 interface with Office Background applied. It does look like PowerPoint just got tattooed!

Office Background in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

Learn how to change the Office Background in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows.

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Monday, April 23, 2018, posted by Geetesh Bajaj at 9:15 am

You can export your presentation slides created within PowerPoint into a video clip in either WMV or MP4 formats. This is probably the easiest way to create quick videos from your slides and is best suited for converting photo slides to video clips. You can also use this technique to create video clips from PowerPoint that can be uploaded to YouTube or other video sharing sites.

Export a Presentation to a Video Clip in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

Learn how to export a presentation to a video clip in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows.

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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

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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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