Here is the example slide from the previous post (download link below). Here is a quick how-to on creating the custom text style.
The 'regular' text is Arial, 24 pt, bolded. The stylized text is Arial Black, 125 pt, bolded, drop-shadow, outline and g… more »
Here is the end result:
This great 3D icon was developed entirely in PowerPoint 2010. Using standard shapes, 3D Perspective and the Shape Combine tools.
1. Insert the tear drop shape from the shape menu.
2. Rotate the shape until the point… more »
Using the Shape Combine/Subtract/Union tools TLC Creative designer, Jennifer, developed this great pumpkin entirely from standard PPT shapes.
Here is what the slide looks like, which you can download here.
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There is a lot of mouse movement when designing slides in PowerPoint (and while I really like the ribbon layout, I feel there is more mouse movement now than in the legacy toolbar interface). Adjusting font size is a common design need and can easily be… more »
As a follow up to the previous post, Steve Rindsberg of PPTools has some how-to info for those that are willing to delve into VBA coding.
With .MainSequence.Item(1)… more »
So how long of an animation can be added to something in PowerPoint? Not what is practical, but what is possible.
The answer is 59 minutes, 59 seconds and 99 thousands of a second. But how you set this up depends on the version of PowerPoint you are… more »
Another question I receive a lot goes directly with the previous post (about finding video files) is where are audio/music files that are embedded inside the .pptx file?
Here is one process for getting to the actual audio/music files that are embedde… more »
PowerPoint 2010 has increased the multimedia capabilities in many great ways. One question I receive a lot is where is the video (it is embedded inside the .pptx file) and how can it be accessed as a stand alone file?
Here is one process for getting… more »
I know the developers at Microsoft have a big job. I know they create updates to help all users. I also know they do a lot of testing before anything is released (almost to much testing as it slows down their release cycle by months and years...). I kno… more »
If you are presenting through an online application a good tip for Internet Explorer is knowing how to go to the Full Screen view.
Here is my sample presentation in an Internet Explorer window. It has all of the unneeded toolbars, URL and controls:… more »
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