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I work with PowerPoint on a daily basis and I am very honored to be a Microsoft PowerPoint MVP. We have a talented team of presentation designers at TLC Creative Services and ThePowerPointBlog is our area to highlight PowerPoint tips, tricks, examples and tutorials. Enjoy! Troy Chollar

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What is better than Troy, Nolan and Sandy having a conversation? A total of 9 Microsoft PowerPoint MVPs having a conversation! This year, for the Microsoft MVP Summit, we have replaced our “Live From the Summit” episode with a “Gathered Online During the Summit” conversation with 6 more Microsoft PowerPoint MVPs! Join the group for a conversation about PowerPoint, Copilot, the Surface 9 neural processing chip, and more!!

Click here for the conversation.

By |2024-03-19T08:31:57-07:00March 19th, 2024|Resource/Misc|

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Troy talks with Nolan about the presentation training programs Nolan Haims Creative provides to client. Troy was actually at Nolan’s home for this recording – and then they went for a great sushi dinner! Listen to the conversation here.

By |2024-02-24T14:51:09-07:00March 5th, 2024|Templates/Assets|

It’s a Leap Year Day!

On this once-every-4-years event, I had to have some PowerPoint animation fun.

The behind the scenes is this animated .GIF was created with 3 slide layouts with transitions and animation, then exported from PowerPoint to animated .gif.

The only PowerPoint animation is on slide #1 for the text:

Happy Leap Year 2024!!

Troy @ TLC


By |2024-02-28T12:01:54-07:00February 29th, 2024|Portfolio, PowerPoint, Tutorial|

Troy and Lori on The Presentation Podcast!

You Don’t Know, What You Do Not Know. The conversation this episode is Troy and Lori of TLC Creative talking about features and processes for PowerPoint design and presenting that are not intuitive to know are available, and therefore many people, professional presentation designers included, do not know they exist. Join the conversation here.

By |2024-02-20T05:10:30-07:00February 20th, 2024|Resource/Misc|

Slidewise has a FREE Version Now!

Starting with Slidewise version 2.1 there is a FREE version – and you should have it!

The free version is a feature-limited version of Slidewise. But the features it does include are invaluable (paying for all of the features is better)!

Basically, free-Slidewise is going to allow you to inspect a presentation, but not have access to the tools that automate fixing presentation issues.

As example, Slidewise shows there are are 25 fonts in this slide deck (ugh!) and several are not Microsoft fonts, because they are not embedded. The free version provides this super helpful information. The paid version enables tools to quickly update fonts throughout the deck (which is amazing!).

Another example is Slidewise Free shows a list of all images in the presentation – and displays the image file size of each image. This is super helpful in finding oversize images that are making the presentation file large. Slidewise Free keeps the ability to select an image from the list and jump to that slide, with that image selected (try it, it is fantastic!). But some of the image management tools are not available.

Two notes:

  1. Slidewise is currently a Windows PowerPoint add-in. No Mac PowerPoint option available.
  2. Just download the trial version and after the trial period ends it automatically goes to the free mode.

Checkout Slidewise at the developer website here.

Troy @ TLC

By |2024-02-03T09:09:28-07:00February 15th, 2024|Software/Add-Ins|
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