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Make any picture into a bullet point

January 7, 2013 Categorized in: PowerPointWord

Q: How can I create my own ­custom bullet points?
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New features in Office 2013

December 26, 2012 Categorized in: ExcelInternetPowerPointWord

Microsoft Office 2013 has arrived with some new features that could make your job easier.

Get that Excel chart onto a slide

December 13, 2012 Categorized in: ExcelPowerPoint

Q: What is the best way to paste an Excel chart into PowerPoint 2010?
I recently heard a train-the-trainer presenter refer to all animations and transitions as unnecessary fluff and distractions. While I agree that animation beyond basic slide transitions can be distracting, I do think there is a place for well-placed advanced features in your PowerPoint. Here are my basic guidelines:
If you design diagrams with layered objects, especially with animation, it can be a bit frustrating to keep things stacked the way you like as you make changes and add movement. Here are a couple of tips to keep your sanity with layered objects.
Heed these four tips when preparing a PowerPoint presentation: 1.  Keep slides clutter-free. 2.  Use one image to sell each idea. 3.  Follow the same color schemes, fonts and logos as your company’s website or brochures. 4.  Give the audience a break to prolong attention spans.
In PowerPoint 2010, you now have the ability to generate a Windows Media Video (.wmv) file. First, write your script using Microsoft Word. Outline your presentation, including topics and bullets. Import into PowerPoint and attach to a Theme. Then import graphic elements or create them with SmartArt …
Innovative software is helping to make dull PowerPoint presentations a thing of the past. Here are three tools to keep handy when you’re creating slides:
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Avoid “death by PowerPoint” by stealing presentation tips from the charismatic Apple CEO, Steve Jobs. Carmine Gallo, communications coach and author of The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs, points out that Jobs uses presentation software as a tool to visually complement his stories.
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