Jul 19

MICROSOFT OFFICE TUTOR: What should you place on your last slide?

It’s a good question, and everyone has probably been guilty of lame last slides. For example, it’s easy to simply put “Thanks!” on the last slide. But this kind of slide doesn’t add anything to your presentation.
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May 31

MICROSOFT OFFICE TUTOR: Turn your slide into an interactive whiteboard

whiteboardBefore the advent of PowerPoint slideshows, you could add handwritten notes to your printed transparency slides during your presentation to illustrate your point or emphasize your text. PowerPoint integrated that technology as well, but few presenters take advantage of it.
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Apr 26

MICROSOFT OFFICE TUTOR: Use effective digital images in your PowerPoint presentations on any budget

Inserting digital photos is an effective technique to add personality to your PowerPoint presentations, but you might not have the budget for a high-end digital camera. And sometimes purchasing stock photography can also have a high price tag.
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Apr 05

MICROSOFT OFFICE TUTOR: Find your presentation’s file path without leaving PowerPoint

With the huge number of electronic files we all work with day to day, it’s easy to forget where you filed something. Even when you open a file from your recently used files list, as shown in Figure A, it’s tough to see where your PowerPoint presentation is coming from.
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Mar 15

MICROSOFT OFFICE TUTOR: Play with PowerPoint transparency to make your arrows hit the mark

If you’re like most people, you find arrows and other navigational objects an eyesore. Good news: Like all AutoShapes, you can make arrows in PowerPoint semi-transparent; it’s an effect that can set the arrows, or the objects they point to, apart from the rest of the slide content.
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