Q. My tables never look right when I paste them into Power­­Point. How should I paste Excel data into PowerPoint?

Backgrounds in PowerPoint

February 22, 2013 Categorized in: PowerPoint

Q. Is it better to use a dark or a light background in PowerPoint?
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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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