Most of us have used a template in the past to create a presentation or start a document, and many of us are guilty of reusing the last great version of a document as a starting point instead of locating and using a template. This pragmatic approach helps to avoid wheel reinvention and utilises the efforts of the clever person who created the file in the first place – however, the problem with reusing a last good version versus using a template is that your new file takes on any issues that existed in the original doc, and you could very likely be using out of date branding, terminology and styles.
PROBLEM: wasting time trying to cover up graphics that are pulled through from the Design template and displayed on individual slides.
SOLUTION: learn how to hide background graphics in PowerPoint. Continue reading PowerPoint – Hiding background graphics
SOLUTION: create multiple presentations from the one PowerPoint file. Continue reading PowerPoint – One presentation for different audiences
PROBLEM: Wasting time creating multiple copies of the same chart so that the audience sees each data series introduced individually. For example, data for Week 1 is displayed on one slide then the data for week 2 is added on the next slide…and so on.
SOLUTION: quickly add animation to a Chart in PowerPoint. Use animation to display elements as required. Continue reading PowerPoint – Add animation to elements of a Chart
SOLUTION: make a PowerPoint presentation interactive. Excellent for trade show presos and presentations that your audience will view at their desk.
SOLUTION: use shortcut keys to drive a PowerPoint presentation. Continue reading PowerPoint – Shortcut keys for confidently controlling a presentation
SOLUTION: Learn how to work with the Selection Pane in PowerPoint. Continue reading PowerPoint – an easy way to select layered objects
If you present using PowerPoint you will love these tips.
Tip #1: Pausing mid-presentation
Often when I’m presenting there are times when I need to pause my presentation. For example, a break may be scheduled mid-presentation. Continue reading PowerPoint training – 3 presentation tips you will love!
I’ve had a few requests for help with animation in PowerPoint 2010 and 2013. It seems that the options on the new Animations tab are causing a bit of head scratching. I’ve created a wee tutorial to explain how to add an animation, change the display options and add multiple animations to a single object. Continue reading PowerPoint – How to add animations in PowerPoint (inc adding multiple animations)