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Presentation Software: Most Popular Articles

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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.
How to Save PowerPoint Slides as Pictures
PowerPoint slides can be easily converted to pictures in formats such as JPG, GIF, BMP, TIFF or PNG.
What is Microsoft PowerPoint?
Microsoft PowerPoint is a presentation software program that is part of Microsoft Office and is a great tool for business, classrooms, and personal use.
The Easy Way to Create New Folders in Windows
Are there any shortcut keys to create a new folder?
How to Replace All the Fonts in Your Presentation
Replace fonts in PowerPoint in one step with a global change.
How to Change a Show File to a PowerPoint...
PowerPoint shows have a file extension of .pps, (or .ppsx) and PowerPoint presentation files have a file extension of .ppt (or .pptx).
Copying a PowerPoint Design Template to Another...
In order to copy a design template from one presentation to another, you need to view both presentations at the same time.
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.
9 Presentation Tips for Students
Making effective classroom presentations takes practice, but with a few tips up your sleeve, you are ready to take on the challenge.
What is a PowerPoint Presentation?
Definition to a PowerPoint presentation.
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?
How to Copy Slides to Another PowerPoint...
Copy slides from one PowerPoint presentation to another.
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 Successfully Create Your 1st PowerPoint...
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.
What 'Speaker Notes' Are in PowerPoint
Speaker notes are notes added to the presentation slides for a reference for the presenter of the presentation.
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.
An Easy Guide to Using 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.
How to Create a Simple Macro that Resizes and...
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 Slide Sorter View?
Definition of Slide Sorter View as used in presentation software.
How to Add a Degree Symbol to Power Point Slides
Two different methods to insert a degree symbol on a PowerPoint slide.
Ready to Learn to Use PowerPoint?
Learn how to change backgrounds, fonts, add transitions and animations, use design templates and more on Powerpoint 2010.
How to Fix Audio Playback Issues in PowerPoint...
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?
Make Back to Back Comparisons of Your...
Compare two or more PowerPoint presentations by viewing them on screen at the same time.
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.
How to Easily Make Custom Design Templates and...
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.
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.
Give Better PowerPoint Presentations with These...
The Ctrl key is the most commonly used key for keyboard shortcuts.
10 Ways to Give Better Presentations
Ten quick tips to make you a better presenter. Improve your presentation skills.
Here's What 'RESOLUTION' Is and How it Works
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.
12 Critical Tips for Better PowerPoint Slide...
A dozen tips about PowerPoint slide shows. Make the most out of your PowerPoint shows with these twelve tips.
Wondering What A "Slide Transition Is? Here's...
Definition of a slide transition as used in presentation software.
Understanding the Ribbon in Microsoft PowerPoint
The Ribbon is part of the new user interface of PowerPoint.
Create Word Handouts From PowerPoint With...
Choose the option to fit the pictures to the size of the PowerPoint slide. Page 5.
How to Save YouTube Videos for PowerPoint...
YouTube download wizard starts. Presentation Software.
Portrait Orientation Slides in PowerPoint...
Change the slides to show them in portrait orientation in PowerPoint.
What is a PowerPoint Placeholder?
Definition of a placeholder in PowerPoint.
Why Your Presentation Fonts Keep Changing...
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.
Want to Make a Family Tree? Here's How with...
Make a simple family tree in PowerPoint. The Organization Chart in Microsoft PowerPoint is primarily used in business to show the company structure. Use it in a fun way to create a family tree template. This is also a great way to integrate technology into your classroom.
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.
Guide to PowerPoint Presentations for Memorials...
Create a memorial presentation using PowerPoint.
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.
How to Print PowerPoint Handouts as PDFs...
How to print PowerPoint handouts in PDF format without showing a date on the printout.
Want to Extract Audio Files from a PowerPoint...
Sounds are often embedded in PowerPoint slide shows. There is an easy solution to saving sounds that are embedded in PowerPoint slide shows.
How to Animate Text One Word at a Time in...
PowerPoint text animations have text entry on the slide either as one word at a time or as one letter at a time.
Add Hyperlinks to PowerPoint Presentations
Hyperlink to any website from a PowerPoint slide. When the viewer clicks on the hyperlink, the website will open in the default browser. Page 6.
Special Occasion and Seasonal PowerPoint...
Special occasion and seasonal PowerPoint templates to download for free to use in your presentations for business or personal use.
PowerPoint Education Templates
Free PowerPoint education templates to use in your classroom. Lots of teaching resources for teachers. PowerPoint educational templates will give you ideas to bring technology into the classroom.
Different Ways to View Slides in PowerPoint
Outline view shows all the text of all slides in a list on the left of the PowerPoint screen. No graphics are shown in Outline view.
Free PowerPoint Add-ins to Download
Free PowerPoint add-ins to download and install.
What is PPT and where is this term used?
Quick Fixes for PowerPoint Sound and Photo...
Fix sound problems in PowerPoint. Page 2.
How to Create Perfect Wedding Presentations in...
Create a wedding presentation using PowerPoint.
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.
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.
What is an Animation?
Definition of animations as used in presentation software.
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.
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.
Create a Watermark on PowerPoint Slides
Watermarks are faded pictures. Use watermarks as backgrounds on PowerPoint slides.
What is a Design Theme?
Design themes are used to coordinate your PowerPoint presentation.
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.
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.
How to End PowerPoint Slideshows with a Black...
End your PowerPoint slide show with a black slide. This indicates to the audience, in a professional way, that the show is over.
What is a Slide Show (or Slideshow)?
Definition of a slide show as used in presentation software.
Convert Word Outlines to PowerPoint Presentations
Convert an outline created in Word to a PowerPoint presentation.
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.
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.
How to Add an Excel Chart to a PowerPoint...
Charts can add a little extra punch to your PowerPoint presentation. Any chart created in Excel can be copied and pasted into PowerPoint.
An Easy Guide to Using Slide Layouts in...
Click the New Slide button to add a new slide in the PowerPoint presentation. Choose a slide layout from the list for this new slide.
How to Edit Video Clips in Windows Movie Maker
Use the zoom feature to enlarge the video clip for editing in Windows Movie Maker. Page 2.
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.
10 DOs and DON'Ts for Technical Presentations
Design your technical PowerPoint presentation keeping in mind these DOs and DON'Ts.
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.
How to Add Audio to a Project in Windows Movie...
This free Windows Movie Maker tutorial shows you how to add a simple sound effect or a whole musical piece your movie.
How the Outline View Function Works in PowerPoint
Outline View shows all the text of all slides in PowerPoint or OpenOffice Impress presentations. No graphics are shown in Outline view.
Looking for a Free PowerPoint Alternative? Look...
Free software alternatives to PowerPoint. This article contains a list of free alternatives to PowerPoint.
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.
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.
Using the Slide Master in PowerPoint
Use the PowerPoint slide master to make global changes on your slides.
How Do I Change the Default Font in PowerPoint...
It is easy to change the default font in PowerPoint on the fly.
The Key to Creating an Effective Presentation
An effective presentation begins with planning. Before you start making slides, plan out your presentation.
An Easy Guide to Adding Slide Transitions in...
There are several different ways to watch the slide show in PowerPoint.
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.
Can I Use a Higher Image Resolution for...
What is the largest resolution for pictures in a PowerPoint presentation?
What is SmartArt? Definition of SmartArt.
Windows Movie Maker Pictures Disappeared - Only...
Why don't the pictures show in Windows Movie Maker project file?
Tips for Solving Common PowerPoint Problems
Answers to some of the most common PowerPoint problems and questions.
What is Text Wrapping?
The definition of text wrapping, also known as wrapping text, a phrase most often associated with presentation software.
Slide Layout
The slide layout in PowerPoint and OpenOffice Impress, is the arrangement of all the items that make up your slide, such as title, graphics or text boxes.
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.
What is Presentation Software?
A brief overview of what is presentation software.
PowerPoint - The Ugly
Part 3 - The ugly of PowerPoint presentations. Page 3.
Make Vibrant PowerPoint Slides with These Font...
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.
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.
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.
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.
What is a Thumbnail?
Definition of thumbnail as used in presentation software.
How to Get Started with 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.
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.
7 Easy Tricks to Avoid Oversized PowerPoint Files
What makes a PowerPoint file size too large and how can you reduce the file size?
Your Company's Default PowerPoint Business...
Several ways to create a default business PowerPoint presentation template, without recreating the wheel.
How to Insert Movies/Video Clips in PowerPoint...
Choose a compatible movie file type (extension) for using in PowerPoint slide shows.
Normal View
Normal View in Microsoft PowerPoint and OpenOffice Impress is the main working window in the presentation. The slide is shown full size on the screen.
What is a Watermark?
What is a watermark and how is it used in computing software.
Reuse Slides from Other PowerPoint Presentations
Reuse slides from existing PowerPoint presentations. Reusing slides is a real time saver to presenters. Why reinvent the wheel?
Resume Your PowerPoint Show After a Pause
Stop a PowerPoint show, tackle other tasks and then resume the slide show at the same spot.
What Are Keyboard Shortcuts (or Shortcut Keys)?
Definition of keyboard shortcuts (also called shortcut keys)
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.
Email Courses for PowerPoint Users
Whether you are a beginner or want to learn more about PowerPoint, these free online email courses are for you. Daily or weekly eCourses.
How to Add Audio to a Slideshow in 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
Crop Pictures in PowerPoint
Crop your pictures before inserting into PowerPoint to reduce the overall file size.
Add Clip Art and Pictures to PowerPoint Slides
Use resizing handles to resize the picture.
Show File Extensions on All Files on Your...
Turn on feature to show file extensions on PowerPoint files and all files in your computer.
PowerPoint Story Writing Templates
PowerPoint story writing templates are wonderful tools to integrate literacy and technology into the classroom.
What are PowerPoint Animations?
An overview of PowerPoint animations, which can add variety and visual interest to your Microsoft PowerPoint presentations.
What is OpenOffice Impress?
Open Office Impress is a presentation software program that is part of a suite of programs offered free from OpenOffice.org. OpenOffice Impress is a great tool for presentations in business, classrooms, and personal use.
In Windows Movie Maker or other movie making software, the Storyboard is an editing area located at the bottom of the window. It is a panel of pictures or other movie clips, laid out in the sequence that they will be shown in the movie.
Adding a PowerPoint Callout to a Slide
Click and drag the mouse to add PowerPoint callouts to your slide. Page 2.
Business Presentations for Success
Tips and Tricks for successful and effective business presentations. Create, deliver and enhance business presentations with these tips.
How to Link to Other Slides or Websites in...
Use the Custom type of Action Button to create a hotspot (or invisible hyperlink) to another slide in the PowerPoint presentation.
Presentation Checklist
Tips for making better presentations. Presentation checklist.
Windows Movie Maker for Beginners - First Steps...
The Timeline view toggles back to the Storyboard view by clicking on the link. Page 2.
A macro is a series of commands to automate a repetitive task, are recorded and assigned to a keystroke combination.
A Quick Guide to Using Slide Masters in...
The slide master is one of several master slides that are used in PowerPoint to make global changes to all your slides at one time.

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