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We feature Echo Swinford this week in an interview, where she talks about her sessions at the upcoming Presentation Summit. She also talks about the Certification Presentation Specialists exam, being launched by the Presentation Guild, an industry body of presentation professionals.
PowerPoint users can learn about the CMYK color model, which they may only encounter if their slide content needs to be professionally printed. If you use PowerPoint 365 for Windows, we look at how you can locate if you indeed have this version installed, and how you can set it as the default version. We also explore the default version options, if you are using PowerPoint 365 for Mac. PowerPoint 2016 for Windows users will want to know this trick that lets you insert dummy text on your slides. 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 week.
The Status Bar is a thin strip located at the bottom of the PowerPoint 365 for Mac interface. This area provides information about the active slide, and also provides several View options. To work with options in the Status Bar, you must have a presentation open in PowerPoint 365 for Mac, otherwise, the options within the Status Bar will be grayed out.
Bob Befus is a serial entrepreneur who has focused on the presentation needs of medical and pharmaceutical organizations for most of his career. He is a regulatory presentation expert and continues to work with leading pharmaceutical and biotech companies on critical presentation projects.
In 1996, Bob developed an interactive digital display software that enabled presenters to organize thousands of data slides and be able to locate and present them instantly during live Q&A. Since 1996, Bob has continued to develop and refine several presentation support technologies including SlideSource for SharePoint in 2010 and SlideSource.com in 2015.
In this interview, Bob discusses the new features in SlideSource.
Here’s a quick walkthrough of the PowerPoint 2019 for Windows interface. The PowerPoint 2019 interface is quite similar to the one in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows. PowerPoint 2019 for Windows opens with Backstage view. This view provides several ways to create your next presentation using a template or Theme. You can even open an existing file. Once you make choices in this view, you see the actual PowerPoint interface.
At times, you may want to change your default version of PowerPoint. This decision can be important for you if you have multiple versions of PowerPoint installed on your system. Typically the last version installed is the default version, but there are other ways to change the defaults, and all of them do not work all the time! Let us explore some options if you want to set PowerPoint 365 for Windows as your default version.
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