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Editing Images with PowerPoint

Integrated Learnings

Many people don’t consider PowerPoint as a capable graphics editor since its main function is to create presentation aids. Perhaps this is because older versions of PowerPoint (2003 or below) didn’t have as many graphic editing options as never versions (2007 or higher). As you can see in the image below, PowerPoint 2010 has an entire row of options just for editing images.

PowerPoint Converter with Animations and Sound

DigitalChalk eLearning

In DigitalChalk’s recent release, Washington 1.0, a PowerPoint converter was introduced that greatly simplifies uploading a PowerPoint to our online training software. This gives you three great options to choose from now – chalkboard, web archive, and a PowerPoint converter! Helpful hint: Make sure that the file type is either a PPTX or PPT for PowerPoint 2003 or later.

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Why You Need PowerPoint 2010 for Rapid E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

I get a lot of questions about upgrading to PowerPoint 2010. Most people who ask are still using PowerPoint 2003. Starting with PowerPoint 2007, there are many features that make the rapid elearning process much more efficient. detailed some of those features in this post on why PowerPoint 2007 helps you build better elearning. Well in PowerPoint 2010 you can!

PowerPoint Converter: FAQs and Tutorial

DigitalChalk eLearning

We’ve cut out all of the hassle of uploading a PowerPoint presentation and made it a one-step process for you. One key benefit of using the PowerPoint converter is that any timed slides or animations won’t be lost once the file has been uploaded. Here’s a brief video tutorial on how to use the PowerPoint Converter. The PowerPoint converter program converts a file to HTML5.


PowerPoint Shortcuts You Don’t Know


Cheat sheet showing all PowerPoint shortcuts as well as highlights of my favorite shortcuts that you may not have seen. Download the cheat sheet here  download the PowerPoint cheat sheet here. Today I’m going to go over some of my favorite shortcuts in PowerPoint 2010.  But today we are going to go over the PowerPoint ribbon, the quick access toolbar, and also some shortcuts. 

7 Things About eLearning Your CEO/Executive Director Wants to Know

Association eLearning

If you’re thinking about repurposing an old PowerPoint presentation with tons of text (there was a lot of information to cover), you might want to consider hiring an instructional designer. You’ve decided that it’s time to move your courses online. Membership numbers seem stagnant and renewals are decreasing. The first question out of the boss’s mouth is going to be “how much?”

Editing with Acrobat: Get the Comment Pane's Numbers to Match Acrobat's Page Numbers

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

Or do you need a reliable way to get feedback from several people on a document or PowerPoint deck?      About the Author:   Jennie Ruby is a veteran IconLogic trainer and author with titles such as "Editing with Word 2003 and Acrobat 7" and " Editing with MS Word 2007 " to her credit. by Jennie Ruby. Endless confusion resulted when she tried to discuss editorial changes with authors--Is that on page 2? or page 21? Page Navigation toolbar: Comments Pane: Where did these different numbers come from? Acrobat

When PowerPoint is wrong.

Learning Rocks

Last week I spied, tucked on a shelf following a recent office shuffle, a copy of The Cognitive style of PowerPoint: Pitching Out Corrupts Within , by Edward Tufte - a critique of Microsoft's infamous presentation app as an effective method of communication. With this point firmly made, Tufte moves on to the information density of PowerPoint. and when PowerPoint is right.".

When PowerPoint is wrong.

Learning Rocks

Last week I spied, tucked on a shelf following a recent office shuffle, a copy of The Cognitive style of PowerPoint: Pitching Out Corrupts Within , by Edward Tufte - a critique of Microsoft's infamous presentation app as an effective method of communication. With this point firmly made, Tufte moves on to the information density of PowerPoint. and when PowerPoint is right.".

The Secret to Creating Your Own PowerPoint Templates for E-Learning - The Rapid eLearning Blog

Rapid eLearning

The Secret to Creating Your Own PowerPoint Templates for E-Learning. Most PowerPoint templates are designed for standard bullet point presentations. This post will share with you my secrets for creating custom templates in PowerPoint. Make a few variations of the template. I don’t typically create a PowerPoint template. Instead I create the background images to use in my PowerPoint slides so it’s easy to just swap out the background. 30 responses to “The Secret to Creating Your Own PowerPoint Templates for E-Learning&#. 30 comments.

SMEs Are Not Instructional Designers

Association eLearning

PowerPoints, documents, graphs, charts…do you really have to review all this? Pam also served her time on the other end of the classroom, having taught K-12 and at the university level prior to joining Digitec in 2003. We all know that Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) provide the content that makes a course informative. So where’s the balance? Involve the SME from the Beginning.

Writing and Grammar: List Lovers Unite!

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

" I love almost all of the things Tufte hates in a list: hierarchy,  grouping, parallelism and repetition, signals as to whether the order matters or not, colors, shading, list builds in PowerPoint, and drop-shadows.   About the Author:   Jennie Ruby is a veteran IconLogic trainer and author with titles such as "Editing with Word 2003 and Acrobat 7" and " Editing with MS Word 2007 " to her credit. think bullets help people focus." " My immediate answer is "I do love me a list." The grocery list. To do lists.

Writing and Grammar: More on Lists, Bullets, and Tufte

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

"Add a new content slide to a PowerPoint presentation and up pops a bullet followed by  Click to add text. This complaint is certainly well-taken, but I find that I do not add speaker notes because I often use PowerPoint to create a handout for the audience. I am concerned that if what I am going to say is in print in front of the audience, they will be distracted by reading instead of listening, or they will be reading ahead instead of participating in the current discussion.  Sometimes bullets are not effective. Sometimes bullets are effective. In 1970, 2.5

Front-End Analysis: Improving Performance

Social Learning

This is an updated version of the BEM described by Roger Chevalier (2003). May/June 2003). PowerPoint Presentation. Front-end analysis is actually part of the Human Performance Technology (HPT) model, which is a systematic approach to improving productivity and competence. More specifically, it is a process for cost-effectively influencing human behavior and accomplishment.

How To Design Custom PowerPoint Templates for E-Learning (Plus 8 Free Templates)

Rapid eLearning

It’s also a great way to learn to use PowerPoint’s graphic features; because a lot of your rapid elearning success depends on how well you can get around PowerPoint. How I Built the Template in PowerPoint. Again, the goal in these exercises is to experiment with ideas and learn more about PowerPoint. PowerPoint 2007 makes it easy because it has a built-in shadow feature.

Rapid E-Learning Workshop: How to Create a Tabbed Notebook

Rapid eLearning

But the focus is really on learning some core rapid elearning tips when working with PowerPoint. Plus, you end up a with a nice PowerPoint template. Here’s what’s covered: Building graphics in PowerPoint. Learn to use PowerPoint hyperlinks. also included the files for PowerPoint 2003 and 2007. It’s funny what you find when cleaning out your computer files.

Mobile Learning Moves the Evolution of Authoring Tools

Association eLearning

Perhaps as a response to the demands of learning professionals who were becoming dependent upon programmers and these complex tools to produce their eLearning, there has been a movement towards “rapid eLearning” tools, using Microsoft® PowerPoint®. Here, we return to simplicity, with tools that offer learning professionals who know PowerPoint the ability to create their own eLearning, without the assistance of programmers or coders. PowerPoint driven applications like Articulate Presenter and iSpring certainly make eLearning easier to create. The Rise of Authoring Tools.

These PowerPoint Experts Can Make You a Star

Rapid eLearning

Last week I was at PowerPoint Live 2009 in Atlanta where I spent some time with people in the PowerPoint community. The thing that impressed me the most was the power of connecting with others. I met a few blog readers, many of the PowerPoint MVPs that I’ve followed over the years, and was reminded of a few tips and tricks that I can use in my rapid elearning courses. I’ll share some of the tips and tricks in some future posts. PowerPoint MVP Glen Millar shared quite a few animation tips. PowerPoint MVPs. You can find more at the PowerPoint MVP site.

Build Branched E-Learning Scenarios in Three Simple Steps

Rapid eLearning

NOTE: I’ve attached the PowerPoint file (2003 & 2007), as well as the placeholder assets, so you can practice on your own. This post is in response to some conversations I had during the last ASTD conference in Washington, DC. added some tutorials at the bottom of the page that shows you how to do so. In one, I show you how to actually pre-build the scenario as a template.


Clive on Learning

Apparently, Pecha-kucha (Japanese for chatter) was started in 2003 by Tokyo expatriate architects Mark Dytham and Astrid Klein as an alternative presentation format. In reading Garr Reynold's excellent Presentation Zen (more about that in a later post), I came across a great idea for conferences and meetings called Pecha-kucha. Each speaker has 20 slides, each of which must be shown for 20 seconds, with which to tell their story or make their point. The slides advance automatically and so after 6 minutes and 40 seconds you're done. Now all I've got to work out is how to pronounce it

Writing and Grammar: Responses from United List Lovers

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

However, that does not mean they reject Tufte's criticisms of bullet overkill (pardon the pun) in PowerPoint use. About the Author:   Jennie Ruby is a veteran IconLogic trainer and author with titles such as "Editing with Word 2003 and Acrobat 7" and " Editing with MS Word 2007 " to her credit. by Jennie Ruby    This week a number of our readers have joined me in finding some good  uses for lists and bullet points. For example,  Josie Chaney  writes: I agree with you whole-heartedly. Writing & Grammar

How Long Does It Take to Develop One Hour of E-Learning-Updated for 2009

Kapp Notes

Here are survey results from The eLearning Guild The e-learning Development Time Ratio Survey And here is my attempt at a measurement from 2003. Time to Develop One Hour of Training Perhaps the most interesting part of the article is the comparison of 2003 and 2009 numbers. Ever wonder how long it takes to design and develop one hour of e-Learning? How Long Does it Take?

Microsoft Word: To Track or Not to Track Changes

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

For example, what if you are editing the text when you notice that PowerPoint has been spelled incorrectly as Power Point. Even if a reviewer of the edited document wanted Power Point to be printed with a space, you would not allow it, because PowerPoint is the proper name of the software. About the Author:  Jennie Ruby is a veteran IconLogic trainer and author with titles such as "Editing with Word 2003 and Acrobat 7" and "Editing with MS Word 2007 " to her credit. Making the change without tracking it is a good idea.

Effective Web Conferences – 41 Resources

Tony Karrer

When developing PowerPoint slides to use in web conference training follow these guidelines: Simplify content. References on Lurking | Full Circle Associates - Full Circle , March 28, 2010 First, is an old discussion summary from the Online Facilitation list from 2003, compiled by Chris Lang which still has value to me. I’ve written about it here on the blog quite often over the years!) It is more generalized reciprocity. I wanted to follow-up 19 Tips for Effective Online Conferences with some additional resources that relate to this topic. Below are some helpful tips. &#.

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5 Easy Tips to Whip Your Slides Into Shape

Rapid eLearning

However, a lot of what you do depends less on the rapid elearning tool and more on your PowerPoint skills. In fact, I get so many emails asking about how to do this or that in PowerPoint, I decided to do a quick series on some essential PowerPoint tips and tricks. So far we’ve looked at: How to Be More Productive When Using PowerPoint to Create E-Learning Courses.

Taking the plunge with Office 2007

Clive on Learning

thought I'd be able to install it alongside my Office 2003 and use the two interchangeably, but this didn't prove practical. In the end, experiencing frequent crashes, I got rid of Office 2003 completely. Anyway, it now works without crashing and I've had a chance to try Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint on real tasks. Contrary to popular sentiment, over the years I've been very loyal to Microsoft when it comes to office tools. Although an upgrade of this sort is never as trivial as it's intended to be, I have never experienced any really major problems.

Ten Lessons Over Ten Years

Janet Clarey

I was in San Francisco in 2003 at a conference that was held at the same time as The eLearning Guild’s “Annual Conference.” The theme of the conference I was trapped in was blended learning. I sat in a room and watched PowerPoint presentation after PowerPoint presentation about how to combine self-paced e-learning and face-to-face training (as IF that’s blended).

Writing & Grammar: Editing in the Cloud

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

PowerPoint decks, Excel spreadsheets, In-Design layouts, Visio diagrams, and many other kinds of graphically rich files can be edited in the cloud by reviewers with the free Acrobat Reader. About the Author:  Jennie Ruby is a veteran IconLogic trainer and author with titles such as "Editing with Word 2003 and Acrobat 7" and "Editing with MS Word 2007 " to her credit. by Jennie Ruby. You have a Word document and you need multiple people to review it and get back to you with changes. How do you decide which program to use for the review process?

Agile Design: An Ethos for Creating Learning Platforms

Big Dog, Little Dog

Because we still value the items on the right means that we do not have to abandon the technologies that make up our profession, such as ADDIE, 4C/ID, ARCS, Captivate, and PowerPoint. These value and principles make Agile more adaptive rather than predictive; and people-oriented rather than process-oriented (Fowler, 2003). Fowler, Martin (2003). Human centric. Agile_Matrix.xls.

How to Get the Most Out of Your Slide Notes

Rapid eLearning

PowerPoint’s notes section can be used as a way to capture knowledge, hold a transcript, or even as a glossary. subject matter expert gives you a PowerPoint that he’s used for classroom training and expects you to use that for your elearning course. Here’s some information on how to format your slide notes in PowerPoint: PowerPoint 2003.

The new IT training, part 4: The other option

Clive on Learning

Whereas in phase 2 you taught the 20% of features needed to accomplish 80% of daily tasks efficiently, you could move on to address the hundreds of other features that remain largely undiscovered and to broaden the user's experience beyond common applications, such as Outlook, Word and PowerPoint, to extend to Excel, Access and others. First of all we have to ask how users would benefit.

Inside Tips from America’s Top Santa Trainer


In 2003, a Santa friend of mine asked me to write few chapters on the work of Santa for a book he was writing. It shows video of my training and the PowerPoint presentation at the same time.  Tim Connaghan has been dressing up as Santa since the Nixon years — and now spends most of his time coaching hopeful amateurs on how to go pro. What were the first training sessions like?

New sources of inspiration

Clive on Learning

My first experience was, I believe, Online Educa 2003. I was invited to speak on some aspect of online learning and was pleased to accept on the basis that, although I had no idea what Online Educa was all about, I had never been to Berlin. So what did I learn from Online Educa 2003 that was so profound? So why have I shelled out so many Euros of my own hard-earned cash to sit and watch PowerPoint presentations? I'm writing from Online Educa 2006 in Berlin. The day before the conference I was running another event. Some panic ensued. We decided on the coach. My point?

Stress Training, Training Development Time, Social Media, Imitation, & Consciousness

Big Dog, Little Dog

Perhaps the most interesting part of " Time to Develop One Hour of Training " is the comparison of 2003 and 2009 numbers. For example: in 2003, the low estimate for developing One Hour of Instructor-led, Web-based training delivery (using software such as Centra, Adobe Connect, or WebEx-two-way live audio with PowerPoint)was 30 hours and the high estimate was 80 hours.