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Create a Branching Scenario in Microsoft PowerPoint

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They're also fairly easy to create! Follow these four steps to quickly bring your PowerPoint projects that extra bit of interaction. If you're going to create something akin to the Choose Your Own Adventure book series of yesteryear (hopefully, with a lot less untimely demises), you should get your charting skills ready. Working with PowerPoint.

eLearning: Articulate Storyline and Microsoft PowerPoint

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by Kevin Siegel      If Microsoft PowerPoint is your starting point for developing eLearning content, you can reuse that content in any of the top eLearning development tools including  Adobe Presenter ,  Adobe Captivate , and  TechSmith Camtasia Studio. You can select all of the PowerPoint slides or pick and choose.

How To Easily Create ELearning Videos from Microsoft PowerPoint

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And often we are asked about ways to use PowerPoint for elearning course content. Now, there are many ways you can integrate PowerPoint into any elearning program. Easy PowerPoint to Video Option. This product is an add-on for PowerPoint. Everyday we are asked questions relating to the supported media in LearnDash as people look to make robust online training content.

Recording PowerPoint Presentations like a Pro: Geetesh’s 13 Tips for Creating Great PowerPoint Slides

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Microsoft PowerPoint and TechSmith Camtasia have long been friends. Did you know that, until recently, PowerPoint lacked the option to save a presentation as a video? This inability made screen recorders like Camtasia necessary if you wanted to capture your PowerPoint presentations as video. Why Use Camtasia with PowerPoint? You may want to… 1.

Product Review: Microsoft Office Mix add-in for PowerPoint 2013

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Open up any authoring tool (okay, most of them) and one item that you will see is the ability to add PowerPoint.  Some products including Articulate Studio and Storyline use the Microsoft SDK PowerPoint ribbon as their main ribbon. Office 2013 with PowerPoint 2013 OR. PowerPoint 2013. Where do you find in PowerPoint? Microsoft Terms. The product? 

Is PowerPoint Destroying ELearning?

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Every year they are adding new features, which is great, but at the same time these new features are all built upon the same foundation – and in many cases this foundation is Microsoft PowerPoint. Funny enough, it seems like most elearning courses can be traced back to PowerPoint in some capacity. Heck, most of them allow you to import PowerPoint. Bullet points.

eLearning: Adobe Captivate and Microsoft PowerPoint

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before answering that, let's rework that classic question with this: what comes first, the eLearning or the PowerPoint presentation? When developing eLearning, the content is often created in Microsoft PowerPoint first. I'm not going to get into what it takes to create visually compelling PowerPoint presentations (we have a  mini course for that ). Instead, I'm going to show you how to take existing PowerPoint content and quickly re-purpose it for eLearning. Adobe Captivate and PowerPoint.

Microsoft PowerPoint: Hide a Master Slide Logo

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by AJ George  A PowerPoint user approached me recently with an issue. She was given a PowerPoint template with a company logo on it. My assumption is that someone created the background (with the logo included) in another program, or took a screen shot of the background in PowerPoint and inserted it as a background image. PowerPoint

How To Fill The Void of Missing Powerpoint Clipart

eLearning Brothers

Due to the “internet of things,” Microsoft Office decided to kill off their Clipart library in December 2014. The Clipart library has been available within the PowerPoint and MS Word programs since the mid-1990s. From what we can tell, the main reasons for this move by Microsoft is three-fold. eLearning Powerpoint Resouces Resources powerpoint

Top PowerPoint Tips

Rapid eLearning

PowerPoint is probably the single best multimedia application available because of its versatility. You can create presentations, rapid elearning courses, illustrations, videos, mobile learning and even books for publishing. PowerPoint also offers ease of entry. PowerPoint Tip 1: Step Away from the PowerPoint Template. So everything has a distinct PowerPoint look.

Microsoft Brings Back Free Clip Art…Sort Of

Rapid eLearning

So last week’s news that Microsoft is bringing back free clip art was a breath of fresh, kind of. About two years ago, Microsoft got rid of clip art. Because of this many of you have been using the free stock images sites , the free images in the community , and downloading the free vector images  which you can edit in PowerPoint. This Free Clip Art via Pickit.

How To Create Engaging ELearning

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Creating online courses today is easy. If you know how to work Microsoft PowerPoint, then you can slap together an elearning course pretty quickly. Creating effective and engaging elearning content is a little more difficult. If you already have courses created, perhaps use these rules to “grade” how well your course satisfies each one. elearning

7 Technical Tips for Creating Video Lectures

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Create engaging educational videos with no hassle or specific training? Check out 7 tips for creating video lectures on how to put together text, visuals and audio for the ultimate video lecturing experience. Creating video lectures these days is a piece of cake. Avoid standard PowerPoint imagery and go the extra mile to add tailored visuals. redundancy goodbye. 2.

PowerPoint: Chart Templates

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by AJ George  I was perusing the Microsoft Office Forums and came across an unanswered question from someone about chart formatting. This PowerPoint user wanted to be able to create multiple charts with the same formatting (ie bars on a graph with a gradient effect) without having to individually format each separate piece of every new chart. PowerPointNo worries!

PowerPoint: Create Tables with Rounded Edges, Method 2

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by AJ Walther    Last week I shared  a method for creating a table with rounded corners in PowerPoint. Here's an alternate method for creating tables with rounded corners using PowerPoint for Windows. In PowerPoint, select a table (the thick gray table border should be visible). Microsoft PowerPoint PowerPoint

Create Hand-Drawn Graphics in PowerPoint + Free Download

E-learning Uncovered

decided to purchase this graphics tablet after many years of watching countless graphic designers draw away and effortlessly create beautiful hand-drawn graphics. After using the tablet for a few weeks with the software it provided, I discovered that PowerPoint (and most other Microsoft Office products) supports the use of “Ink Tools” when you have a graphics tablet plugged in.

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Microsoft PowerPoint: Create and Use Chart Templates

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Utilizing PowerPoint's custom Chart Templates might just save you a lot of time.   Create a Chart Template. Insert a chart in PowerPoint. PowerPoint will automatically save the chart template where it needs to go.). Microsoft PowerPoint PowerPoint by AJ Walther      Do you work for an organization that uses many charts?

Microsoft PowerPoint: Character Challenge

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by AJ Walther      A few weeks ago I presented a  Character Challenge  and asked readers to send in their PowerPoint-created eLearning characters. This time I decided to go ahead and play my own game and create my own eLearning character self-portrait. learning eLearning Microsoft PowerPoint mLearning Technical Communications User Experience

How to Open PowerPoint Presentations Online

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Problem : How to open a PowerPoint presentation without PowerPoint? Solution : Whether you don’t have Microsoft PowerPoint at all or have an old version that doesn’t open presentations created with newer versions, that’s not a problem! In fact, there’s no need to download PowerPoint or any other software to view a PowerPoint presentation. Shared.

Preparing PowerPoint for ELearning

LearnDash

For many people, PowerPoint is the go-to software tool for any instructional event – and who could blame them? Nearly every organization has Microsoft Office so PowerPoint is pretty accessible. So let’s assume you have a pile of PowerPoint presentations that you would like to leverage to create an elearning course. PowerPoint to ELearning.

How to Convert Microsoft PowerPoint to HTML5 (web pages)

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In this article you will learn how to easily convert your PowerPoint slides into web enabled presentations using HTML5. Step 1 Create a PowerPoint slide deck […]. What you’ll need You will need a Windows or Macintosh computer and a copy of Adobe Captivate. You can download a free 30 day trial of Adobe Captivate here.) Whats new

How to Edit Free Vector Images in PowerPoint

Rapid eLearning

In this post we’ll explore how to edit free vector images in PowerPoint. However, if you get the image in.EPS format you may be able to edit the free vector images in PowerPoint. If the free vector image is in.EPS format you may be able to edit it in PowerPoint. How to Edit Free Vector Images in PowerPoint. Freebies Graphics PowerPoint TutorialsSOLD OUT.

Microsoft PowerPoint: Working with Guides

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by AJ Walther      For some PowerPoint projects you may find that you would like to line up elements in a certain way and that having guides on the slide would be useful. Create a New Guide. When you drag you will create a new guide.)   Place the new guide wherever you would like. The Ruler will help with this.      Reposition a Guide.

Tips for Importing from PowerPoint to Captivate

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Microsoft PowerPoint is a very powerful tool for creating presentations. This means that a lot of content is developed in PowerPoint. There are times when you may want to reuse content created in PowerPoint in e-learning. Adobe Captivate does a great job of integrating with PowerPoint and converting slides to an e-learning format. by Jonathan Shoaf.

PowerPoint 2007 & 2010: Save a Presentation with Embedded Fonts

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by AJ George    When creating PowerPoint presentations and moving them from one computer to another, one area of concern is fonts. the Mac versions of PowerPoint can't embed fonts, nor can they use fonts embedded in a PC-born presentation. In PowerPoint, you'll notice all fonts have either a TT (TrueType)  or an  O (OpenType)  next to them in the font list. All embedding licenses are not created equal. The easiest way is to download and install  Microsoft's TrueType Font Properties Extension.

Create Your Own Microsoft ClipArt in PowerPoint 2

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Learn how to save ClipArt drawings from PowerPoint into the vector EMF format. This is the second lesson on how to create clipart icons in PowerPoint.  What I’ve shown you in the last lesson was how you can kind of trace over an image to create your own, and I ran out of time at the end there, and I felt like it was worthwhile showing you guys a couple of things.

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Adobe Captivate: A Clean Break from PowerPoint

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by Kevin Siegel    Many Captivate projects begin in Microsoft PowerPoint. If you've never tried to import a PowerPoint presentation, you'll find it an easy process. All you have to do is choose  From Microsoft PowerPoint  (located at the right of the Welcome screen). After opening the PowerPoint presentation, you will be presented with a dialog that will allow you to control, among other things, the size of the presentation when it is converted to a Captivate project. Changing your mind about linking is simple.

Microsoft is Dumping Clip Art. What Are You Going to Do?

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Not sure if you saw the news, but Microsoft is going to dump clip art. However, most clip art images offered through the Microsoft site are actually vector illustrations. In PowerPoint, the most common vector images formats are.EMF and.WMF. Learn basic image editing so that you can begin to create and edit your own graphics. However that may not be the case.

PowerPoint: Find and Delete Embedded Fonts

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by AJ George  Last week  I covered how to embed fonts in a PowerPoint presentation. Check out this link for what to do if your presentation contains Asian texts and formats that PowerPoint can't display. If you know there is a font throwing a kink in the works but can't find where it is used within the presentation, try the following: With your presentation opened in PowerPoint 2010, choose  File > Save & Send > Create Handouts. Click the  Create Handouts  button.     PowerPoint

Adobe Captivate 6: High Fidelity PowerPoint Imports

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by Kevin Siegel    Have you, or a Subject Matter Expert, created a presentation using Microsoft PowerPoint? Are you moving away from presentations and toward eLearning lessons created with Captivate? And are you bummed because all of that great PowerPoint content is basically going to have to be redone in Captivate? Don't  Don't throw those PowerPoint presentations away. You can import PowerPoint presentations into an existing Captivate project, or create a new Captivate project that uses the PowerPoint slides.

More Than 30 PowerPoint Tips from the PowerPoint Pros!

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A lot of rapid elearning hinges on PowerPoint. That means your success building courses is influenced by how well you know PowerPoint. To help you learn more about PowerPoint I pulled together a solid list of PowerPoint resources. Here are a few posts that cover some of the essentials tips and tricks required for successful PowerPoint-based rapid elearning.

How to Find Free PowerPoint E-Learning Templates

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worked for a multi-billion dollar company that had one official PowerPoint template that had to be used for all things PowerPoint regardless of what was being built. Microsoft’s Online Office site is a great resource for free PowerPoint templates. prefer designs that use the default color schemes in PowerPoint so that I can quickly add my own color schemes.

3 Tips for Creating Successful ELearning

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The days of recording a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation and calling it elearning are thankfully few and far between. Create Clear Objectives - In the simplest of terms, this is essentially what you want your learners to take away from the course itself. Creating an effective online course is not a one-shot deal. elearning

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Camtasia Studio vs Adobe Presenter: Working with PowerPoint Presentations

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by Kevin Siegel       If you have already created a presentation in Microsoft PowerPoint, it's very easy to re-purpose the presentation as eLearning content using either TechSmith Camtasia Studio or Adobe Presenter. TechSmith Camtasia Studio 8 and PowerPoint.   To migrate PowerPoint presentations to Camtasia Studio projects, and then eLearning, you'll need to first install Camtasia Studio and, when prompted, install the Camtasia recording features for PowerPoint.   Adobe Presenter 9 and PowerPoint.

Adobe Captivate: If You Must Resize PowerPoint Presentations. Maintain!

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by Kevin Siegel It's relatively simple to import a PowerPoint presentation into a Captivate project. You can import a presentation into a new project, or add PowerPoint slides to an existing project. After opening the PowerPoint presentation, Captivate will scan the presentation and the available slides will be presented in the Convert PowerPoint Presentation dialog box.

Why PowerPoint is Effective for Training New Employees

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What first comes to mind is good old PowerPoint. Here’s a fun fact: earlier this year, PowerPoint celebrated its 25 th anniversary. It comes right off the shelf as a complete authoring solution for most purposes, and many features are identical to other Microsoft Office products, so the learning curve is relatively low. The pros and cons of PowerPoint. Internal coaching.

Enhancing Captivate Development with PowerPoint

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Since delving into learning content development a few years ago, I've been continually impressed with Microsoft PowerPoint's capabilities. still leverage PowerPoint whenever I can. For example, I use PowerPoint to create transparent PNGs ( see my post from another blog ) that I can use in my Captivate projects. Just about any thing you do in Powerpoint, you can either export in PNG format or take a screen shot of it. I've even seen developers take screen videos of PowerPoint animations. A lot of learning content already exists in PowerPoint.

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