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How to Create a PowerPoint Presentation From a PPT Template

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Creating a PowerPoint from scratch can be quite labour-intensive. Starting with a PowerPoint template is beneficial. It saves time, provides good visual design and means that you can primarily spend your time and attention on the content of your presentation.
 
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What is PowerPoint Views – When and how to use views

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The views in Microsoft PowerPoint can be used to edit, print, and deliver your presentation. They are as follows: Normal view Slide Sorter view Notes Page view Slide Show view (which includes Presenter view) Reading view Master views: Slide, Handout, and Notes...
 

How to create animated charts in Power Point using VBA

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Animating Charts in PowerPoint cannot be done without the help of 3rd party software’s that create a flash file of the chart & embed it into the presentation. However there is a workaround for this.
 

Find Which Slide In Your PowerPoint Presentation Is The Largest In Size

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If the size of a presentation file ever becomes a problem, either when emailing it, or when sharing it via a cloud file sharing service, you will either have to find an alternative method to send the file or you will have to cut it down to size. Here’s how you can check which slide in a presentation is the largest in size and cut back where it really matters.
 

Write a Professional PowerPoint Presentation

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Here, we make it simple. We’ll go over how to write a PowerPoint presentation—quickly and painlessly. We’ll start with how to write a compelling introduction with a fail-proof “hook”, how to create an outline, and how to finish strong. Then we’ll wrap it up with some helpful design tips—so the written and visual components of your presentation come together.
 

How to Make a Persuasive Presentation (With Templates)

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For most professionals, you'll have to create a PowerPoint presentation at least once in your career. Presenting, as with other "soft skills" (like communication, leadership, and negotiation), is now a must-have for most roles in the workplace. Because of this, it's important to learn how to make compelling presentations—even if you're not an experienced presenter, speaker, or designer. Here are six steps that can help you level up your presentation game...
 

37 Effective Presentation Tips

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This guide will take you from your initial topic through to an effective presentation—covering everything in between. These PowerPoint presentation tips are organized into sections so that you can cut straight to the advice you need and come back when you’re ready for the next steps.
 

Microsoft Office 2016: Word, Excel, PowerPoint Quick Start Guides

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Microsoft released Office 2016 earlier this year with some interesting Office 365 features, apps and improved user-interface. While the new Office apps come with a simpler interface, some still might need the user guides. In this post we will learn about some official Microsoft Office Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2016 Quick Start Guides.
 

How to change the size of a slide

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Depending on which version of Microsoft PowerPoint you have used to create your presentation and the device you are using to deliver the presentation, you might end up having a mismatch between the size of your slides and the size of the medium you are projecting on. For example, you may have created a presentation in Microsoft PowerPoint 2016, which uses the Widescreen (16:9) slide size and you are using an old projector which projects using the Standard (4:3) size. When this happens, your slides look different from what you have intended. In order to get the best results, you need to have a match between the size of your slides and the size of the screen/medium you are using to deliver the presentation. Here’s how to solve this problem..
 

How to Remove an Image Background

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So you have a wonderful picture of your kids or dogs and you want to have some fun by removing the background and dropping in a different background? Or maybe you just want to remove the background on a picture so that you can use it on a website or digital document? In this post, I’m going to write about three methods: using PowerPoint...
 

How Do You Make a Business Plan Presentation

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Whether you’re an entrepreneur preparing to give an official business plan PowerPoint presentation, or you're getting ready to deliver a proposal to a prospective client, one thing’s for sure: You’ve got a lot riding on these slides. Do you know how to make a PowerPoint presentation that will get that resounding “Yes!” from your audience?
 

Use PowerPoint's push transition to connect related slides

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Combine a visual ribbon and PowerPoint's push transition to pull slides into view. This illustrated walk-through, with demo files, will show you how. Experts agree that transitions and animations should support your presentation's message or mood. Some of us are more creative than others, and I can't help you with the creative process—that's up to you. However, I can show you how to connect a theme to a transition. Specifically, I'll explain how to visually create a ribbon that, thanks to the push transition, appears to pull slides across the screen.
 

PowerPoint: introducing Designer and Morph

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This month, PowerPoint leads the way with game changing tools that make it simple to build designer grade layouts and transitions. With this month’s feature update, we’re also introducing Office Insider, an ongoing preview program available to Office 365 subscribers.
 

Background tips: How to customize the images, colors and borders

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PowerPoint has a great set of special effects, graphics, animations, and template themes. There’s just one problem: Everybody else has the same effects, animations, and template themes that you have. The last thing you want is to look unoriginal. Here’s how to make something unique that will help you stand out from the crowd.
 

How to Make Flowcharts

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PowerPoint is a powerful application that can be used for just about any type of presentation. One great example of using PowerPoint is to present processes and decisions using flow charts and diagrams. Just about every version of Office has the ability to add standard flow chart shapes like Process, Decision, Data, etc., but Office 2007 and later versions also have a new feature called SmartArt, which are templates for visually showing ideas, processes and flows.
 

Make your own custom shapes

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Shapes can be used to add interest to a presentation, to emphasize a point, or just to make your presentation look a bit more exciting. PowerPoint’s shapes are great because you can format them with colors, 3-D effects and shadows, and they always look perfect, even when you scale them really large or very small. With just a few simple tricks you can add a little variety and a unique feel to your shapes.
 

10 little-known keyboard shortcuts for editing

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If you use PowerPoint at work or at home, keyboard shortcuts can be a great time saver. Here are some little-known keyboard shortcuts I’ve discovered over the last few years while working on the PowerPoint team. These keyboard shortcuts are designed for PowerPoint for Windows. If you are using PowerPoint for Mac, you can still use them if you replace Ctrl with CMD (⌘) unless stated otherwise. I hope you find these keyboard shortcuts as useful as I have!
 

Turning Off Windows 10 Notifications During Presentations

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How many times have you attended an event and then watched the speaker apologetically turn red when a notification of a personal nature pop-ups on screen during the talk? I've seen it happen often. And, I've had this happen to me while speaking on more than a few occasions.
If you use PowerPoint for your presentations, you'll be happy to know that Windows 10 includes an option to turn off notifications during presentations. As long as Windows 10 senses that PowerPoint is running, notifications will be squelched.
 

How to use SmartArt to create interesting lists in a presentation

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You don't need specialized design skills to turn your boring lists into something interesting and fun. You only need SmartArt. PowerPoint's SmartArt feature offers great return for your time. For instance, you can turn a simple but boring bullet list into a visually pleasing slide in only a few minutes. You supply the text and pictures, choose a reasonable color theme, and let SmartArt do the rest.
 

Two ways to consolidate slides and save time

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Trying to create a presentation quickly is unpleasant, because they take time! If you're lucky, you can piece together parts of other presentations, add a few new slides, and save the day. In this article, I'll show you two ways to use what already exists to create new presentations. Even when you're not pressed for time, you'll want to use these time-saving features: Reuse Slides, Custom Slide Show...
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