PowerPoint

  • PowerPoint Morph transitions

    Microsoft is always bringing out new features and you may wonder if they’re going to be useful to you? PowerPoint Morph can be used to smoothly transition between two different pictures using this simple technique. Watch my short ‘How To’ video now

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  • PowerPoint Designer Ideas

     Recently I couldn’t resist spending time playing with Design Ideas in Microsoft PowerPoint. If you have Office 365 the Design Ideas button appears on your Design ribbon here in the Designer group and it suggests different ways of re-designing your slide. Watch my short ‘how to’ video to see how it’s done. I’ve prepared a slide with a few simple bullets to show you how it works. It works best on slides with bullets…

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  • Use the Morph transition in PowerPoint

    In Office 365 the Morph transition allows you to animate smooth movement from one slide to the next. You can apply the Morph transition to slides to create the appearance of movement in a wide range of things—text, shapes, pictures, SmartArt graphics, WordArt, and charts. How to set up a Morph transition To use the Morph transition effectively, you’ll need to have two slides with at least one object in common—the easiest way is to…

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  • PowerPoint Designer Ideas

    Recently I couldn’t resist spending time playing with Design Ideas in Microsoft PowerPoint. If you have Office 365 the Design Ideas button appears on your Design ribbon here in the Designer group and it suggests different ways of re-designing your slide. Watch my short ‘how to’ video to see how it’s done. I’ve prepared a slide with a few simple bullets to show you how it works. It works best on slides with bullets and…

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  • Access your Office 365 Apps from anywhere

    With so many of my customers moving onto Office 365 I thought this post I shared on LinkedIn would be useful. You can use the Office Apps for Excel, Word, PowerPoint, OneNote and Outlook from any browser but of course you’ll need to know your login details. You will also have access to other useful Microsoft apps you may not have seen before so watch this space for updates!

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  • Upskill your team with Microsoft Office training

    Business owner Tracey Westbury explains the effect of using Imagine Training’s services on her business. We work with employers like you to train your workforce, helping you achieve your goals for higher productivity, quality and growth through training that is targeted to specific actions you take hundreds of times a day – and doing it faster! We offer shortcut training and work with your staff to master new features in software…

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  • How To Create And Use Sections In PowerPoint

    As a trainer I use a number of large presentations so I can flick into pre-prepared slides whilst teaching. I also present, sometimes with others, in front of audiences. I found a new feature of PowerPoint 2010 called Sections which allows me to break up my larger presentations into ‘chunks’ or sections. In Normal View, you see thumbnails of the slides listed on the left of the screen. Click your mouse just above the first slide and right…

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  • Top 10 Tips for creating great presentations

    For upgrades from earlier versions of Microsoft PowerPoint I’ve put a few tips about what’s new and worthwhile in the PowerPoint 2010 version of the software onto another blog .. but before we get too technical, let’s just think about what can help you improve your presentations overall. Never mind the techie gimmicks, let’s get down to basics!             Decide what the Objectives of your presentation are…

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  • 7 Best New Features of PowerPoint 2010

    VIDEO EDITING Probably the most interesting new feature is the ability to embed and edit video from within PowerPoint. Add fades, formatting effects, bookmark scenes, and trim videos to give your presentations. And since the embedded videos become part of your PowerPoint presentation, you don’t have to manage additional files when sharing with others. This includes animated GIFs, and videos saved in AVI, MOV or MPEG format. After you’ve…

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