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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 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.
The Easy Way to Create New Folders in Windows
Are there any shortcut keys to create a new folder?
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.
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.
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).
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.
Copying 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.
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.
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.
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 Replace All the Fonts in Your Presentation
Replace fonts in PowerPoint in one step with a global change.
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
This series of free Windows Movie Maker tutorials for beginners, takes you through all the steps on how to use Windows Movie Maker.
Make Back to Back Comparisons of Your...
Compare two or more PowerPoint presentations by viewing them on screen at the same time.
How to Copy Slides to Another PowerPoint...
Copy slides from one PowerPoint presentation to another.
10 Ways to Give Better Presentations
Ten quick tips to make you a better presenter. Improve your presentation skills.
Give Better PowerPoint Presentations with These...
Keyboard shortcuts will help you make a PowerPoint presentation on the fly!
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.
What 'Speaker Notes' Are in PowerPoint
Speaker notes are notes added to the presentation slides for a reference for the presenter of the 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
How to Save YouTube Videos for PowerPoint...
Download YouTube videos to your computer and convert YouTube videos to Flash format to use in your PowerPoint presentations.
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.
Guide to PowerPoint Presentations for Memorials...
Create a memorial presentation using PowerPoint.
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?
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 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.
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.
What is a PowerPoint Presentation?
Definition to a PowerPoint presentation.
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.
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.
How to Create Perfect Wedding Presentations in...
Create a wedding presentation using PowerPoint.
Understanding the Ribbon in Microsoft PowerPoint
The Ribbon is part of the new user interface of 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.
Create Word Handouts From PowerPoint With...
Choose the option to fit the pictures to the size of the PowerPoint slide. Page 5.
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.
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.
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.
Portrait Orientation Slides in PowerPoint...
Change the slides to show them in portrait orientation in PowerPoint.
Using the Slide Master in PowerPoint
Use the PowerPoint slide master to make global changes on your slides.
Add Hyperlinks to PowerPoint Presentations
Hyperlink from your presentation to another file on your computer or network. Page 5.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Quick Fixes for PowerPoint Sound and Photo...
Fix sound problems in PowerPoint. Page 2.
Tips for Solving Common PowerPoint Problems
Answers to some of the most common PowerPoint problems and questions.
How to Print PowerPoint Handouts as PDFs...
How to print PowerPoint handouts in PDF format without showing a date on the printout.
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.
Ppt
What is PPT and where is this term used?
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.
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.
10 DOs and DON'Ts for Technical Presentations
Design your technical PowerPoint presentation keeping in mind these DOs and DON'Ts.
Create a Watermark on PowerPoint Slides
Watermarks are faded pictures. Use watermarks as backgrounds on PowerPoint slides.
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.
7 Easy Tricks to Avoid Oversized PowerPoint Files
What makes a PowerPoint file size too large and how can you reduce the file size?
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.
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.
Convert Word Outlines to PowerPoint Presentations
Convert an outline created in Word to a PowerPoint presentation.
How to Add a Degree Symbol to Power Point Slides
Two different methods to insert a degree symbol on a PowerPoint slide.
How Do I Change the Default Font in PowerPoint...
It is easy to change the default font in PowerPoint on the fly.
Wondering What A "Slide Transition Is? Here's...
Definition of a slide transition as used in presentation software.
Should I Embed or Link to a Video in a...
A reader has problems with a video in PowerPoint and so was wondering if it is better to link to a video or embed it into the presentation.
What is a Slide Show (or Slideshow)?
Definition of a slide show as used in presentation software.
What is Text Wrapping?
The definition of text wrapping, also known as wrapping text, a phrase most often associated with presentation software.
This PowerPoint Image Trick Turns Black and...
Add a visual effect by making a picture convert from black and white to color before your eyes in a PowerPoint presentation.
What is Slide Sorter View?
Definition of Slide Sorter View as used in presentation software.
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.
Can I Use a Higher Image Resolution for...
What is the largest resolution for pictures in a PowerPoint presentation?
Free PowerPoint Add-ins to Download
Free PowerPoint add-ins to download and install.
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.
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.
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.
Windows Movie Maker Pictures Disappeared - Only...
Why don't the pictures show in Windows Movie Maker project file?
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.
Import Video Clips into Windows Movie Maker
Free Windows Movie Maker tutorial on how to import video clips into Windows Movie Maker.
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.
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.
Add Clip Art and Pictures to PowerPoint Slides
Use resizing handles to resize the picture.
Looking for a Free PowerPoint Alternative? Look...
Free software alternatives to PowerPoint. This article contains a list of free alternatives to PowerPoint.
Create a Detailed Family Tree Chart in...
Create a detailed family tree chart using PowerPoint 2003 and earlier versions.
Review of Google Presentations
Google Presentations is the newest member of the Google Docs family of web 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.
Free Multimedia Lesson Plans for Classroom Use...
Meet curriculum expectations in elementary and secondary schools using PowerPoint and Windows Movie Maker lesson plans to make learning fun.
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.
Your Company's Default PowerPoint Business...
Several ways to create a default business PowerPoint presentation template, without recreating the wheel.
The Key to Creating an Effective Presentation
An effective presentation begins with planning. Before you start making slides, plan out your presentation.
PowerPoint - The Ugly
Part 3 - The ugly of PowerPoint presentations. Page 3.
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.
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.
An Easy Guide to Adding Slide Transitions in...
Automating your slide show by setting timings on the slides can allow you to leave the show running unattended. Page 7.
What is a Thumbnail?
Definition of thumbnail as used in presentation software.
How to Animate PowerPoint Graphics Using...
Add a motion path to a graphic on a PowerPoint slide. Choose the direction and angle of the motion for the animated graphic.
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.
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.
Business Presentations for Success
Tips and Tricks for successful and effective business presentations. Create, deliver and enhance business presentations with these tips.
Windows Movie Maker for Beginners - First Steps...
The Timeline view toggles back to the Storyboard view by clicking on the link. Page 2.
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?
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 is a Watermark?
What is a watermark and how is it used in computing software.
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.
Presentation Checklist
Tips for making better presentations. Presentation checklist.
What is a Design Theme?
Design themes are used to coordinate your PowerPoint presentation.
Optimize Photos to Use in Presentations
Edit photos by resizing to a custom size or a percentage of the original photo sizes. Page 6.
What is an Animation?
Definition of animations as used in presentation software.
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 Insert Movies/Video Clips in PowerPoint...
Choose a compatible movie file type (extension) for using in PowerPoint slide shows.
PowerPoint Presentations - The Good, The Bad...
The good, bad and ugly features of PowerPoint presentations.
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
How Do I Use a Hyperlink to Open Another...
How can you hyperlink to open another presenter's PowerPoint presentation seamlessly?
Add Slide Numbers to PowerPoint Slides
Slide numbers on PowerPoint slides can be used for reference and printout purposes.
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.
Crop Pictures in PowerPoint
Crop your pictures before inserting into PowerPoint to reduce the overall file size.
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.

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