Category Archives: PowerPoint

A New PowerPoint Ruler

PowerPoint has a new ruler making it easier to draw more precise lines.

As with many new features, this is available now only for Office 365 Inside Fast subscribers on Windows only.

Take a look!

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Categories: PowerPoint.

Bring PowerPoint Down to Size with Proper Compression

 

In advance of another webinar I’ll be doing for PresentationXpert on February 15, 2017 focusing on the use of imagery in presentation, I answered a quick reader’s question on how best to bring PowerPoint files down to size through compression. Take a read here to discover how the pros do it—and no, it’s not by using the built-in Microsoft tools!

And don’t forget to sign up for the free webinar: Using Imagery to Create Powerful, Impactful Presentation Stories.

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Categories: Imagery, PowerPoint.

Be Like Hans Rosling with PowerPoint Morph

Sadly, the world lost statistician, doctor and TED personality Hans Rosling yesterday. In honor of his endless enthusiasm for and influence on data and data visualization, I put together this little tutorial on how to approximate his Trendalyzer software to create animated bubble charts using PowerPoint’s morph transition.

If you haven’t seen Hans present, take a look at some of my favorites:

The Best Stats you’ve Never Seen • 200 Countries, 200 Years, 4 Minutes • Global Population Growth, Box by Box • Asia’s Rise: How and When

 

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Typography and Typesetting in PowerPoint: The Presentation Podcast Episode #23

The Presentation Podcast

Episode #23, Typography and Typesetting is live.

This week we’re talking not just fonts, but how to make your typography look professional in PowerPoint through spacing, justification, sizing and placement for various types of presentations. No, PowerPoint doesn’t have the powerful type tools of InDesign, but you can still do a lot more than you think you can to produce a professional looking result.

Don’t forget to give us a rating on iTunes if you like the Podcast and want to help spread the word!

Subscribe on iTunes and check out the show notes for more info.

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Categories: Design, Fonts, PowerPoint.

Our Favorite Animations: The Presentation Podcast Episode #22

The Presentation Podcast

 

Episode #22, Our Favorite Animations is live.

This week we’re animated and talking about animation: when we use it, when we don’t use it and why the wagon wheel is so awesome. Not so much on that last thing. We get into the design and the technical and discuss the evolution of animation in PowerPoint and we hope it will go in the future.

Don’t forget to give us a rating on iTunes if you like the Podcast and want to help spread the word!

Subscribe on iTunes and check out the show notes for more info.

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Categories: Animation, PowerPoint.

Microsoft MVP Again

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For the 4th year in a row, I’ve been awarded the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional award for PowerPoint. I’m honored to be one of just twelve in the U.S. (and a little over 30 worldwide) who work directly with the PowerPoint development team and serve as a bridge between Microsoft and their users. Learn more about the program here.

 

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