Step by step instruction on how to apply a slide master to an existing PowerPoint presentation.
Learn how to create a ‘torn edge’ effect in a PowerPoint presentation.
Learn how to how to apply a slide master to an existing PowerPoint presentation.
PowerPoint expert Ellen Finkelstein explains how to use SmartArt to make your PowerPoint slides more visually attractive.
A PowerPoint expert shares 7 easy ways to improve your presentation slides.
A PowerPoint expert shares her guidelines for the best possible presentation slides.
How to use a remote to start a video in a PowerPoint presentation.
Is your text the most important part of you presentation? Learn how to use text as a PowerPoint graphic.
PowerPoint expert Ellen Finkelstein points us to a Free PowerPoint alternative that is generating quite a bit of buzz.
Learn how to automate a table or chart in Microsoft PowerPoint.
The multiple formatting features in PowerPoint can be used to create great graphics.
Any time you have 3 or more similar objects on a PowerPoint slide, you may want to make them equidistant.
Stop using Microsoft Word to make posters, PowerPoint offers more graphic features and greater flexibility in placing your text and images.
How to create PowerPoint charts that compare 2 very different types of data (2 Y-axes and 2 chart types).
You can make PowerPoint slides look 3-dimensional using several techniques:
Recently, a reader asked me how to present without using any of the animation he had created. You can do that in the Set Up Show dialog box…
Presenters who use Microsoft PowerPoint 2002 or later have access to several rich animation features – features that, if used intelligently, can add tremendous impact to run-of-the-mill slides.
Most of you have a version of Office that you installed on your computer. You know it as Office 2003, 2007, 2010 or (if you have a Mac) 2004, 2008, or 2011. Now, there’s a new number, 365.
A website is branded. A printed brochure is branded. But all too often, presentations use any old colors — whether the default or anything else.
We usually think of PowerPoint as being used by a live presenter who stands in front of a live audience. But PowerPoint can be used in other ways:
Learn how to enhance your PowerPoint with a QR Code.
How to choose clip art that won’t look silly and how to modify it to make your point clear.
The ‘key’ to getting your audience to pay attention to your PowerPoint presentation.
How to format photos that are cut off — like part of an arm.
Learn how you can create a PowerPoint background that changes colors when you change your theme’s color set.
How to add a QR code to your PowerPoint presentation.
A reader wants to send a PowerPoint Show file containing music via email but when he sends it, the viewer doesn’t hear the music. Why?
Everyone can now see what the next version of PowerPoint– Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 – will look like.
How to view PowerPoint slides in a smaller window so you can see another presentation or program.
Photos make great backgrounds for slides, but you need to find the right ones. The secret to finding free images and photos is to know how to use Microsoft’s tools effectively and where to look on the Web.
How to create charts in PowerPoint for comparing 2 very different types of data.
Link to a specific PowerPoint slide from Word or Excel.
In this post, I explain in detail how to use 3D rotation. I start with PowerPoint 2007 and PowerPoint 2010; then I explain where to find similar features in PowerPoint 2003.
You probably think of slides as a 2D surface. After all, you project slides on a screen or wall. But you can make them look 3-dimensional using several techniques…
Why would you want to get rid of bullets in your presentations? In short, they can turn a good presentation into a boring one. But how do you get rid of bullets?
Learn how to insert a live Excel spreadsheet into PowerPoint’s slide show view.
PowerPoint’s Presenter View: Your secret presentation tool
What are the best options for controlling your presenation via remote?
A reader asked me how to create a looping ending. In another post, I explain how to create a looping introduction. Although the technique that I came up with is different from the one for a looping introduction, it’s quite easy.
Get your presentation on the Web? Why and how?
I’ve come up with 4 reasons to put your presentations on the Internet and 6 ways to do it.
Cool dynamic transitions help you connect 2 slides.
Easily create flexible PowerPoint diagrams that look professional.
Learn how to resize and crop pictures in PowerPoint.
A great way to emphasize and draw attention to an object on a slide is to circle it.
Do you know the 3-side rule for better photo slides?
Create cool, Zen-style backgrounds with PowerPoint’s background styles
I follow several LinkedIn groups related to PowerPoint and presenting (and started one of my own, Great Communicators! Effective Presenting & PowerPoint). Sometimes, you can find gems of useful information. The PowerPoint Stuff group (which was started by Geetesh Bajaj, owner of Indezine.com) has been running a great discussion on PowerPoint keyboard shortcuts, so I thought I’d put them all together here. Plus, I added a few of my own. I’ll continue to update this post as new shortcuts come in.
Get a designer look with abstract images to create PowerPoint backgrounds.
2 ways to export text from your PowerPoint presentations.
Create quick, professional diagrams with SmartArt in PowerPoint