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Select More Than One File at a Time
Select more than one file at a time to speed up the process of inserting files into PowerPoint. For example, this is a great way to add a number of picture files to a PowerPoint photo album quickly.
Why Should You Convert a PowerPoint Presentatio...
Converting PowerPoint presentations to Word is an easy process. A few clicks and your PowerPoint presentation is converted to a Word document, ready for printing handouts.
What is Microsoft PowerPoint? - How Do I Use...
Microsoft PowerPoint is a presentation software program that is part of the Microsoft Office package. PowerPoint is a great tool for presentations in business, classrooms, and personal use.
7 Ways to Enhance Your PowerPoint Presentation...
Download YouTube videos to use in PowerPoint. Link to live YouTube videos in PowerPoint or embed YouTube videos into PowerPoint presentations.
PowerPoint for Beginners - How to Use PowerPoint
Free PowerPoint Tutorials on how to use PowerPoint - Series of Free PowerPoint Tutorials for the absolute beginner. Learn how to change backgrounds, fonts, add transitions and animations, use design templates and more.
Create Pictures from PowerPoint Slides
PowerPoint slides can be easily converted to pictures in formats such as JPG, GIF, BMP, TIFF or PNG.
The Easy Way to Create New Folders in Windows
Are there any shortcut keys to create a new folder?
10 Font Tips for Powerpoint That Every...
These font tips will help you make a better PowerPoint presentation. Fonts are key factors in your PowerPoint presentations.
How to Create an Unforgettable Business...
Creating effective and successful business presentations takes a little practice, but these 10 tips should help you get well on the way to being a successful presenter in the business world.
Change a PowerPoint Show File to a Working...
PowerPoint shows have a file extension of .pps, (or .ppsx) and PowerPoint presentation files have a file extension of .ppt (or .pptx). Changing the file extension will allow you to edit the PowerPoint show.
Are You Making One of These Common Presentation...
This article will help you identify the ten most common presentation mistakes. Are you guilty of one or more of these?
An Easy Guide to Using Windows Movie Maker
Learn how to use Windows Movie Maker. This series of free Windows Movie Maker tutorials for beginners, takes you through all the steps on how to use Windows Movie Maker.
Beginner's Guides to Using Presentation Software
Learn how to use presentation software including PowerPoint, Windows Movie Maker and Open Office Impress. These Beginner's Guides will teach you the basics of how to use presentation software.
How Can I Replace All the Fonts in My...
Replace fonts in PowerPoint in one step with a global change.
Copy a PowerPoint Design Template to Another...
Sometimes it is quicker to copy a design template that is applied to another presentation than to find it in the list of PowerPoint design templates. This way you can copy the complete color scheme that may have been altered from the original design template in PowerPoint
Copy Slides to Another PowerPoint Presentation
Copy slides from one PowerPoint presentation to another.
Make Back to Back Comparisons of Your...
Compare two or more PowerPoint presentations by viewing them on screen at the same time.
What are PowerPoint Speaker Notes?
Speaker notes are notes added to the presentation slides for a reference for the presenter of the presentation.
9 Presentation Tips for Students
Making effective classroom presentations takes practice, but with a few tips up your sleeve, you are
PowerPoint Text Animations - Animate Text One...
PowerPoint text animations have text entry on the slide either as one word at a time or as one letter at a time.
PowerPoint Story Templates Can Help Develop...
PowerPoint story writing templates are fun ways to help students develop writing and story telling skills while learning how to use PowerPoint at the same time. Integrate literacy and technology into the classroom.
Why Do Fonts Change on My PowerPoint Presentati...
Sometimes the fonts in a PowerPoint presentation change when viewed on a different computer. The good news is there is a quick fix for this.
Create Custom Design Templates and Master...
Creating a custom design template in PowerPoint is quite easy. Use one of PowerPoint’s built-in custom slide design templates as a starting point for your own template and change only the parts you want. Page 7.
Use Keyboard Shortcuts to Speed Up PowerPoint...
Keyboard shortcuts will help you make a PowerPoint presentation on the fly!
Why Doesn't the Music or Sound Play When I...
The music or sound does not play when I email my PowerPoint presentation. Why does the music or sound not play in a PowerPoint presentation?
What is a Design Template?
Design templates in Microsoft PowerPoint create a presentation that has a cohesive look. All slides are part of a coordinated package.
Dim Text to Keep Audience Focus in PowerPoint...
Dim the text of previous bullet points as you focus on the current topic in PowerPoint presentations.
10 Tips on Becoming a Better Presenter
Ten quick tips to make you a better presenter. Improve your presentation skills.
Video Disappears from Windows Movie Maker Project
What happened to my videos in my Windows Movie Maker project? Now all I see are yellow triangles in place of the videos in the timeline.
How to Lose an Audience in 10 Easy Ways
Here are 10 bad presentation techniques and their remedies. These corrected presentation techniques can be applied when using any presentation software, including PowerPoint and Windows Movie Maker, OpenOffice Impress and more.
Create a Simple Macro to Resize and Center...
Create a simple macro in PowerPoint to automate a tedious task. In this free tutorial, you will create a macro to resize and center photos on PowerPoint slides.
What is the Ribbon in PowerPoint?
The Ribbon is part of the new user interface of PowerPoint.
Change the Case of Text in PowerPoint...
Change the case of completed text in your PowerPoint presentation. Options range from sentence case, uppercase, lowercase, capitalize each word or to toggle the case.
Create a Default Presentation Template in...
Create a default presentation template in PowerPoint to suit your own specific needs. This will be the starting, blank template for each new PowerPoint presentation you create.
Memorial PowerPoint Presentations
Create a memorial presentation using PowerPoint.
Download YouTube Videos to Use in PowerPoint...
Download YouTube videos to your computer and convert YouTube videos to Flash format to use in your PowerPoint presentations.
Portrait Orientation Slides in PowerPoint...
Change the slides to show them in portrait orientation in PowerPoint.
Your First PowerPoint Presentation
Learning PowerPoint is a fun and easy task. Your first PowerPoint presentation does not have to be an intimidating process. PowerPoint is a very user friendly program and you can create your first PowerPoint presentation in no time.
Save Sounds That are Embedded in PowerPoint...
Sounds are often embedded in PowerPoint slide shows. There is an easy solution to saving sounds that are embedded in PowerPoint slide shows.
Tips for Solving Common PowerPoint Problems
Answers to some of the most common PowerPoint problems and questions.
10 DOs and DON'Ts for Technical Presentations
Design your technical PowerPoint presentation keeping in mind these DOs and DON'Ts.
Use This PowerPoint Template for a Multiple...
Text instructions for using my PowerPoint template for a multiple choice quiz. The template can be modified to suit your needs for any multiple choice quiz or a true and false quiz.
Slide (or Slides)
A slide is a single page of a presentation created with software such as PowerPoint or OpenOffice Impress. A presentation is composed of several slides.
Quick Fixes for PowerPoint Sound and Photo...
Fix sound problems in PowerPoint. Page 2.
The 10 Most Common PowerPoint Terms
Learn about the 10 most common terms used in PowerPoint. Common PowerPoint terms are often confusing to a beginner. Here is a quick list of the 10 most common terms used in PowerPoint and their definitions.
Different Methods to Copy Slides in PowerPoint
There are many ways to copy slides in PowerPoint. Reuse slides to save time in a new presentation.
Free PowerPoint Alternatives
Free software alternatives to PowerPoint. This article contains a list of free alternatives to PowerPoint.
Create Word Handouts From PowerPoint With...
Choose the option to fit the pictures to the size of the PowerPoint slide. Page 5.
What is a PowerPoint Presentation?
Definition to a PowerPoint presentation.
7 Tips About Reducing PowerPoint File Size
What makes a PowerPoint file size too large and how can you reduce the file size?
How Do I Change the Default Font in PowerPoint...
It is easy to change the default font in PowerPoint on the fly.
What is a Slide Transition?
Definition of a slide transition as used in presentation software.
Make Font Colors and Styles Stand Out on...
The best font color suggestions - change fonts to dark fonts on light backgrounds and light fonts on dark backgrounds work best in PowerPoint presentations. Avoid script type font styles on PowerPoint slides.
Print PowerPoint Handouts in PDF Format Without...
How to print PowerPoint handouts in PDF format without showing a date on the printout.
Add Hyperlinks to PowerPoint Presentations
Hyperlink from your presentation to another file on your computer or network. Page 5.
What is Resolution?
Resolution is the image created as a result of the number of pixels or dots used. This can be on a computer monitor or a setting on a digital camera.
What is a Slide Show (or Slideshow)?
Definition of a slide show as used in presentation software.
12 Tips for Delivering a Knockout Business...
Creating the business presentation is only the first step. Here are 12 tips for delivering a knockout business presentation. Make sure you get your subject matter across to the audience with these 12 tips for business presentation delivery.
What is a Slide Master in PowerPoint?
The slide master in PowerPoint is a template that contains preset layouts, colors and fonts for PowerPoint presentations.
What is Slide Sorter View?
Definition of Slide Sorter View as used in presentation software.
Convert Word Outlines to PowerPoint Presentations
Convert an outline created in Word to a PowerPoint presentation.
Add an Excel Chart to Your PowerPoint...
Charts can add a little extra punch to your PowerPoint presentation. Any chart created in Excel can be copied and pasted into PowerPoint.
How Do I Add a Degree Symbol on a PowerPoint...
Two different methods to insert a degree symbol on a PowerPoint slide.
PowerPoint Template - Multiple Choice Quizzes
PowerPoint template for a multiple choice quiz. This pictorial step by step tutorial shows you how the PowerPoint template can be modified to suit your needs for any multiple choice quiz.
Different Ways to View Slides in PowerPoint
Notes view shows a small version of the slide with an area for speaker notes below the slide. Page 5.
Adding Music and Sounds in Windows Movie Maker
This free Windows Movie Maker tutorial shows you how to add a simple sound effect or a whole musical piece your movie.
Master Slide
The Master Slide is the design template used within your presentation. There are four different master slides -- title, notes, handout and slide master.
Using the Slide Master in PowerPoint
Use the PowerPoint slide master to make global changes on your slides.
Wedding PowerPoint Presentations
Create a wedding presentation using PowerPoint.
Presentation Tips for a Winning Presentation
Presentation tips for creating and delivering a winning presentation, These tips will show you how to make a successful and effective presentation. Avoid the traps on making a bad presentation.
Create a Watermark on PowerPoint Slides
Watermarks are faded pictures. Use watermarks as backgrounds on PowerPoint slides.
Slide Layouts in PowerPoint
There are many different types of slide layouts to use in a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation. Your choice of slide layout will depend on the type of content you wish to display on each slide in your PowerPoint presentation.
PowerPoint - The Ugly
Part 3 - The ugly of PowerPoint presentations. Page 3.
The Key to Creating an Effective Presentation
An effective presentation begins with planning. Before you start making slides, plan out your presentation.
12 Tips About PowerPoint Slide Shows
A dozen tips about PowerPoint slide shows. Make the most out of your PowerPoint shows with these twelve tips.
SmartArt
What is SmartArt? Definition of SmartArt.
All About Slide Transitions in Presentation...
Slide transitions are the visual movements as one slide changes to another. Learn to use slide transitions well to be most effective in your presentations.
What is a PowerPoint Placeholder?
Definition of a placeholder in PowerPoint.
End PowerPoint Slide Shows with a Black Slide
End your PowerPoint slide show with a black slide. This indicates to the audience, in a professional way, that the show is over.
Add a New Text Box to Any Slide in OpenOffice...
Add a new text box to any Open Office Impress slide, where you want it to go. Page 5.
Windows Movie Maker Pictures Disappeared - Only...
Why don't the pictures show in Windows Movie Maker project file?
Edit Video Clips in Windows Movie Maker
Use the zoom feature to enlarge the video clip for editing in Windows Movie Maker. Page 2.
What is a Design Theme?
Design themes are used to coordinate your PowerPoint presentation.
Free PowerPoint Add-ins to Download
Free PowerPoint add-ins to download and install.
Use Motion Paths to Animate PowerPoint Graphics
Add a motion path to a graphic on a PowerPoint slide. Choose the direction and angle of the motion for the animated graphic.
Presentation Checklist
Tips for making better presentations. Presentation checklist.
Elementary and Secondary School Lesson Plans
Meet curriculum expectations in elementary and secondary schools using PowerPoint and Windows Movie Maker lesson plans to make learning fun. Multimedia lesson plans introduce technology in the classroom.
Audience Analysis is an Important Tool for...
Audience analysis is an important key to a successful presentation. Get to know your presentation audience before you begin your presentation.
Select More Than One Slide in PowerPoint
PowerPoint Tip - How to select more than one slide so that you can apply an option such as formatting or animations to more than one slide at a time in Microsoft PowerPoint.
Bullet
Bullets are small dots, squares, dashes or graphics that begin a short descriptive phrase.
Create a Detailed Family Tree Chart in...
Create a detailed family tree chart using PowerPoint 2003 and earlier versions.
What is an Animation?
Definition of animations as used in presentation software.
Teach Simple Math Lessons Using PowerPoint
Use PowerPoint as a tool to teach math. Students will learn about basic addition, simple subtraction, basic shapes and the multiplication times tables. This is a great way to integrate technology into the classroom and keep students focused in a fun way.
Add Clip Art and Pictures to PowerPoint Slides
Use resizing handles to resize the picture. Page 8.
Ppt
What is PPT and where is this term used?
How Do I Select Hidden Objects on PowerPoint...
How do you select a hidden object on a PowerPoint slide that is currently covered by another object, without moving the top object?
What is Text Wrapping?
The definition of text wrapping, also known as wrapping text, a phrase most often associated with presentation software.
Import Video Clips into Windows Movie Maker
Free Windows Movie Maker tutorial on how to import video clips into Windows Movie Maker.
What is a Thumbnail?
Definition of thumbnail as used in presentation software.
Adding Sounds, Music or Narration to PowerPoint...
Add timings to sound or music in PowerPoint so that the sounds will play for a single slide or across many slides. Access the Timings dialog box to set specific timings on sounds or narrations in PowerPoint. Page 8.
Dale Carnegie Quotes To Help You Become a...
Dale Carnegie quotes about how to be a better speaker when giving a presentation.
Can I Use a Higher Image Resolution for...
What is the largest resolution for pictures in a PowerPoint presentation?
Business Presentations for Success
Tips and Tricks for successful and effective business presentations. Create, deliver and enhance business presentations with these tips.
How Do I Rehearse and Record Timings in...
Rehearse timings for your PowerPoint presentation by progressing through the slides as if you were seeing them for the first time. As you click the mouse to advance the slides, you can record the timings on the slides.
How to Place a Picture Inside a PowerPoint Shape
Make a choice to embed the picture inside the PowerPoint shape or link to the picture on your computer. Page 4.
A Black and White to Color Photo Trick in...
Since we are starting with a color photo, we must convert it to a black and white format to use in the presentation. Page 3.
Crop Pictures in PowerPoint
Crop your pictures before inserting into PowerPoint to reduce the overall file size.
Beyond the Basics in PowerPoint - More Advanced...
Use advanced techniques to create effective and interesting PowerPoint presentations. This series of advanced PowerPoint tutorials show you some ways to jazz up your presentations.
Free YouTube Video Add-ins for PowerPoint
Download free YouTube video add-ins to use with PowerPoint.
Adding a PowerPoint Callout to a Slide
Click and drag the mouse to add PowerPoint callouts to your slide. Page 2.
Resume Your PowerPoint Show After a Pause
Stop a PowerPoint show, tackle other tasks and then resume the slide show at the same spot.
Can I Use PowerPoint on My iPhone or iPod?
How you can use your iPhone or iPod to show your PowerPoint presentation?
Hiding PowerPoint Background Images for Printing
Background graphics can often hinder the readability of PowerPoint slides. By hiding the background graphics in the slide master, you can print the handouts with no graphics showing. Page 2.
Movies or Video Clips in PowerPoint
Choose a compatible movie file type (extension) for using in PowerPoint slide shows. Page 2.
PowerPoint Presentations - The Good, The Bad...
The good, bad and ugly features of PowerPoint presentations.
What is a Watermark?
What is a watermark and how is it used in computing software.
Review of Google Presentations
Google Presentations is the newest member of the Google Docs family of web software.
Windows Movie Maker for Beginners - First Steps...
Windows Movie Maker for Beginners. This free Windows Movie Maker tutorial shows an overview of the opening screen and how to import still pictures.
What is a File Extension?
The definition of a file extension on a computer file name.
Summary Slide
The summary slide feature in Microsoft PowerPoint creates one new slide with a list of all the titles of the slides in the presentation.
PowerPoint Templates and Add-ins By Collection
Free PowerPoint and Open Office Impress templates and add-ins sorted by category for you to use in your presentations.
Add Slide Numbers to PowerPoint Slides
Slide numbers on PowerPoint slides can be used for reference and printout purposes.
Background Colors and Graphics in PowerPoint...
PowerPoint backgrounds can be made from pictures. Page 6.
PowerPoint Webpages
PowerPoint presentations can be easily made into webpages. Add your PowerPoint presentations to your company's Web site, or email it to friends or clients. PowerPoint has two saving options for webpages.

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