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Dec 01, 2016

How-to: Screen recording in PowerPoint

The screen recording tool in PowerPoint 2016 is a lovely addition to your PowerPoint media tools. It allows you to capture demonstrations and presentations for future [...]

Nov 16, 2016

How powerful are your presentations?

Microsoft PowerPoint can be your most powerful ally in a presentation (pun definitely intended). You can also make the fatal error of letting PowerPoint drag your [...]

Nov 02, 2016

Am I using PowerPoint effectively?

PowerPoint is the go to application for creating presentations on a Windows PC. It has evolved over time to incorporate the ability to include sound, video, animation [...]

Aug 02, 2016

4 guides to help you become a PowerPoint pro

There is nothing more painfully boring than sitting through a presentation that is delivered alongside dozens of identically-themed PowerPoint slides filled with just [...]

Feb 22, 2016

Transparent Images in PowerPoint 2013

Here are two useful options to work with transparency of images in PowerPoint 2013. 1. How to make an image’s background transparent This is useful when you want [...]

Jul 16, 2015

Recording Screen Action in PowerPoint 2013

PowerPoint 2013 now has a feature that enables you to take a full-motion screen capture. This could be very useful to demonstrate a process as part of the presentation [...]

Jun 29, 2015

Present a PowerPoint 2013 presentation online

Advancements in communication make distributed office environments and working remotely an ever more practicable option, but what about when you need to deliver a [...]

Jun 25, 2015

Reuse slides in PowerPoint

There are many features of all of the Office Applications that get missed and people only find about when attending one of the many New Horizons Office Applications [...]

Jun 09, 2015

Recording screen action in PowerPoint 2013

PowerPoint 2013 now has a feature that enables you to take a full-motion screen capture. This could be very useful to demonstrate a process as part of the presentation [...]

Feb 06, 2015

Introduction to transitions and animations in PowerPoint 2010/13

Today, I’m going to talk about two features of Microsoft PowerPoint that really make PowerPoint a distinctive part of the Office suite - transitions and animations. Both [...]

Jan 15, 2015

Are you using the right colour?

Computer screens and TVs are capable of displaying up to 16,777,216 colours. This is referred to as True Colour. All the applications in the Microsoft Office suite use [...]

Dec 19, 2014

Use the Eyedropper tool in PowerPoint 2013

In PowerPoint 2013, there is a handy feature called the Eyedropper that makes matching colour easy. Not only can you match colours within your presentation but also [...]

Dec 09, 2014

Change the Spell Check Language on all slides in PowerPoint using VBA (2007 onwards)

One limitation of PowerPoint is that you can only change the Spell Check Language for a one text box at a time; there is no way to set it for the entire presentation. [...]

Nov 20, 2014

Removing the background from a picture in Microsoft Office

If you have a picture that you want to insert into a Microsoft Office document that is perfect except for the photo-bomber or other unwanted content in the background, [...]

Nov 06, 2014

Evolving Office 365 plans

Making Office 365 even better for small and mid-sized businesses. On October 1, 2014, Microsoft released three new Office 365 plans tailored to meet the needs of [...]

Nov 04, 2014

Duplicate animations with ease using PowerPoint's Animation Painter

Adding animations to our PowerPoint presentations can add visual interest and help emphasise information being presented. It can also be quite time consuming getting [...]

Oct 28, 2014

Use Office 2013 at home with an Office 365 subscription

If you find the Microsoft Office 2013 applications essential at work, then why not at home? Kids, especially, require access to applications like PowerPoint and Word for [...]

Oct 24, 2014

Use the master slide to save time in PowerPoint 2013

So you need to make a new presentation quickly and only have a half an hour!! Eek! Have no fear the Master Slide is here! Open a new presentation in Microsoft [...]

Sep 18, 2014

Action buttons and hyperlinks in PowerPoint

Microsoft PowerPoint makes it easy for users to navigate within their presentations or link objects and shapes to files, programs or videos. The two easiest ways of [...]

Feb 13, 2014

Master PowerPoint design with Slide & Layout Masters

Whether your PowerPoint deck is two slides or two hundred slides, wouldn't it be great to be able to modify the layout and format of your slides as well as add new [...]

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