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How to Customize Illustrations in PowerPoint

Rapid eLearning

In this post we’ll look at an easy way to customize illustration in PowerPoint, since it’s a tool most of us have and it’s easy to do. Finding the Right Illustrations in PowerPoint & E-Learning. How to Edit Vector Illustrations in PowerPoint. Usually you need an illustration app.EPS files can be ungrouped and modified in PowerPoint. EPS or.AI

Free PowerPoint Template: Conversation Interaction

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Here’s a free PowerPoint template I built for a recent workshop. used it to show how to create interactive conversations in PowerPoint using hyperlinks. How to Edit the Free PowerPoint Template. Here are a few production tips: These tutorials give you a very good overview of how to work with this free PowerPoint template. Download the free PowerPoint template here.

Top PowerPoint Tips

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PowerPoint is probably the single best multimedia application available because of its versatility. PowerPoint also offers ease of entry. The main challenge with PowerPoint is that many people don’t fully understand the features and usually do very basic work with PowerPoint. PowerPoint Tip 1: Step Away from the PowerPoint Template. My advice? Easy as that.

Free PowerPoint Template: Tabs Interaction

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At a recent workshop I showed the difference between creating interactive elearning in PowerPoint and Storyline. Following is the free PowerPoint template and the corresponding Storyline version. Free PowerPoint Template. Click here to download the free PowerPoint templates. Get your free PowerPoint templates and free graphics & stock images. Production Tips.

Free E-Learning & PowerPoint Template

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There’s a PowerPoint version and one for Articulate Storyline 2 that offers a lot more interactivity. You’ll also notice that there’s a big difference between a PowerPoint-based template and one created in Articulate Storyline. PowerPoint is generally a linear presentation product. In PowerPoint you’re mostly limited to click interactions. Working with Templates.

Here Are Two Cool PowerPoint Tips When Building Templates

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couple of weeks ago, Creative Markets, gave away this PowerPoint template. created a PowerPoint tutorial that goes through both tips in more detail. PowerPoint Tip: Use Pattern Fills for Image Placeholders. In PowerPoint, we can create all sorts of master slide layouts and add a whole host of placeholders. learning Graphics PowerPoint Templates Tutorials Uncategorized

How to Edit Free Vector Images in PowerPoint

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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.

How to Brand Your Course: An eBook!

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We have put together a little eBook full of valuable information just for you. Download our new eBook today ! . Online Training Software Tips and Tricks Branding eBooks PowerPoint Today, many companies and instructors are branding their online courses to match their company’s colors and themes. It

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Another Free PowerPoint Template & Learning Interaction

Rapid eLearning

Free template: PowerPoint learning interaction. PowerPoint with the assets: so you can modify them if you want. Day 1: PowerPoint’s for E-Learning. Download your free 46-page ebook: The Insider''s Guide to Becoming a Rapid E-Learning Pro The post Another Free PowerPoint Template & Learning Interaction appeared first on The Rapid eLearning Blog Weekly Updates.

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. Tidbits.

5 Free PowerPoint E-Learning Templates

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Business Time PowerPoint Template. Bluegreen PowerPoint Template. Subtle Sky PowerPoint Template. Community PowerPoint Templates. June 13 : Myrtle Beach, SC (ASCUE)—Presenting the keynote on getting started with elearning and a PowerPoint session. Download your free 46-page ebook: The Insider's Guide to Becoming a Rapid E-Learning Pro They’re pretty cool.

Maybe digital isn’t all it’s cracked up to be?

Dont Waste Your Time

Yes, I still like my Kindle and eBooks , but I have realised that sometimes there is just no substitute for the real ‘hold-it-in-your-hands’ thing. Are we giving them so much in digital form (eBooks, scanned chapters of books or journals, PDF of presentation slides, links to news online, skype calls with experts and specialist, Apps and responsive website to make online collaboration and connection easier, etc.) So much of what I do these days, and what I produce, is digital. Tweets, status updates, audio & video files, documents, reports, etc. Less

How to Create an Interactive PowerPoint Elearning Module

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In a recent post we looked at ways to build interactive elearning even if using PowerPoint to build the courses. So in today’s post I’ll show you how I created the PowerPoint interaction. This lets us look at some essential production tips when using PowerPoint to build interactive elearning. PowerPoint Tutorials. Review the PowerPoint interaction to see how it works.

Want to Become a Rapid E-Learning Pro? Then Check Out All of These PowerPoint Tips

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I’ve been doing this PowerPoint stuff for so long that I often think the tips I share are common knowledge and everyone knows them. Over the years I’ve shared all sorts of PowerPoint tips and tricks. But with the blog approaching 100,000 subscribers that means there’s a lot of people who probably didn’t see many of the previous PowerPoint posts. Never-ending PowerPoint Tips.

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5 Free PowerPoint E-Learning Templates

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Who doesn’t want free PowerPoint templates? In a previous post, I shared a simple way to get free PowerPoint templates from Microsoft’s Office Online with links to five usable templates. PowerPoint Template 1: Various Bar Charts. Download the free PowerPoint template here. PowerPoint Template 2: Business Deals. Download the free PowerPoint template here.

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How to Create a Rapid E-Learning Tab in PowerPoint

Rapid eLearning

A few years back, I was at a workshop where the PowerPoint team was showing some of the new features in the soon-to-be-released PowerPoint 2010. The PowerPoint developer demonstrated how to customize the ribbon toolbar in PowerPoint. Creating custom shapes is buried in PowerPoint and not easy to find. How to Customize the Ribbon in PowerPoint 2010. Guides.

Why You Need PowerPoint 2010 for Rapid E-Learning

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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!

Check Out This Free PowerPoint Template & Tutorial

Rapid eLearning

As always, I use the default template colors, so you’re free to easily modify the colors using PowerPoint’s color themes. like this look because it helps get away from the PowerPoint look and it adds a sense of informality to the course which may help make the content seem less rigid. Here’s a link to the free PowerPoint template. PowerPoint Template. Upcoming Events.

3 PowerPoint Shortcuts I Always Have at My Finger Tips

Rapid eLearning

At my PowerPoint workshops I like to show some of my favorite rapid elearning tips. And frequently the questions are less about the demo I show and more about my PowerPoint shortcuts. In today’s post, I’ll show you three PowerPoint features I use a lot and how to get quick access to them. In a recent post, I shared how easy it is to create custom tabs in PowerPoint 2010.

Over 40 Rapid E-Learning Posts with Free PowerPoint Templates & E-Learning Assets

Rapid eLearning

PowerPoint is hot. In an earlier post I listed all of the ones that dealt with PowerPoint. Because it was so popular I decided to make another post that highlights all the ones that include free PowerPoint templates or other free assets. The Secret to Creating Your Own PowerPoint Templates for E-Learning. Here’s How I Built That PowerPoint E-Learning Template.

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Does Your Client Need to Know You’re Using PowerPoint?

Rapid eLearning

Many organizations have rules on using PowerPoint. How you use PowerPoint and its features is different; and so is the output. However, it never fails that once someone knows you’re using PowerPoint to build the rapid elearning course, they apply the same rules to your elearning course that they’d apply to presentations. PowerPoint is a Diverse Tool. See the demo above.

A Simple PowerPoint Technique to Make Your E-Learning Courses Look Good

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When you use a box, it looks the same on all the screens and it is used the same way. I was helping someone the other day clean up a PowerPoint-based elearning course. This file demonstrated common issues with many PowerPoint slides: Inconsistent use of design elements. Download your free 46-page ebook: The Insider's Guide to Becoming a Rapid E-Learning Pro Tidbits.

Free E-Learning Scenario Images

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These backgrounds go really well with the illustrated characters that come with the Articulate applications or those you may find at some of the free vector image sites. I got the original backgrounds by ungrouping some old PowerPoint clip art (unfortunately no longer available). Download PowerPoint file. Get your free PowerPoint templates and free graphics & stock images.

Find Color Schemes for Your E-Learning Courses

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You’re not limited to Storyline, you can also do the same thing in PowerPoint. Once you have a color palette, use it to create custom color themes in PowerPoint and Storyline. Download the fully revised, free 63-page ebook: The Insider's Guide to Becoming a Rapid E-Learning Pro Upcoming E-Learning Events. So having a system that keeps me in line really helps.

3 Tutorials to Help You Get More Out of PowerPoint’s Image Editing

Rapid eLearning

I know it’s hard to believe, but apparently there are many people who don’t like PowerPoint. Obviously there are a lot of bad presentations created with PowerPoint, but it seems to me the blame rests on the shoulders of the presenter and not the tool. Besides, PowerPoint’s a versatile tool that’s used for more than bad presentations. Become a PowerPoint 2010 Rock Star.

More Than 100 PowerPoint Tutorials & a Free Template

Rapid eLearning

With as many PowerPoint questions that I get, it’s a good thing that over the past year or so the elearning community has created about 300 PowerPoint tutorials. also included a free PowerPoint elearning template to celebrate the holidays and a great 2010! Click to download the free PowerPoint template. 100+ PowerPoint Tutorials. PowerPoint for Rapid E-Learning.

Here’s a Noteworthy PowerPoint Template (and It’s Free!)

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Below are a couple of images from the PowerPoint template I quickly mocked up. Everything’s created in PowerPoint (another example of how great it is as an illustration tool). Download your free 46-page ebook: The Insider's Guide to Becoming a Rapid E-Learning Pro But that’s not the case for many of us. So we’re usually stuck with courses that all start to look the same.

5 PowerPoint E-Learning Tips & A Free Template

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One of the topics we cover in the elearning workshops is how to quickly create templates to help move the elearning courses out of that PowerPoint look. In this case, I mostly use PowerPoint. With each template I try to reinforce some design ideas and techniques that you can use in PowerPoint to create your own templates or illustrations. PowerPoint Production Tips.

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Here are Three Free Apps that May Come in Handy

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Share Your PowerPoint Slides to Twitter & Facebook. However, Microsoft has a new app that lets you share your PowerPoint slides and files via Twitter and Facebook. Get the Social Share app here , and it installs as a tab in PowerPoint. Select a PowerPoint slide and from the Social Share tab, do a screen capture of the slide. Help with Google Docs. Learning Solutions.

Here’s a Free PowerPoint Template & Font

Rapid eLearning

As you know, I like to use sites like this as inspiration to show how easy it is to create PowerPoint elearning templates. Free PowerPoint Template. To create it in PowerPoint I combined two shapes. always use the generic “office” color scheme in PowerPoint. Here’s the link to download the free PowerPoint template. January 11: Training Magazine (free webinar)— Learn to Use PowerPoint for More Than Boring Presentations. I’ll share some ways to get more out of PowerPoint. The other day I ran across the website of How It Works Media. 2012….coming

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How to Create an Interactive Image Template

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As a bonus, I used the same image to create a free PowerPoint template. New Zoom Office PowerPoint template. Download the fully revised, free 63-page ebook: The Insider's Guide to Becoming a Rapid E-Learning Pro. Get your free PowerPoint templates and free graphics & stock images. The key is finding a single image that has a few potential content buckets.

Here’s a Visual Design Tip to Make Your Slides Look Great

Rapid eLearning

You can make the image semi-transparent or use the recolor image feature in PowerPoint and Storyline. You can remove backgrounds from the image in a graphics editor or PowerPoint. Download the fully revised, free 63-page ebook: The Insider's Guide to Becoming a Rapid E-Learning Pro Upcoming E-Learning Events. This is especially true if your slide is a little light on content.

Here’s a Free Avatar Template & Tutorial

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And remember, if you don’t have an illustration app, as long as you can get.EPS vector files, you can edit them in PowerPoint. PowerPoint Tutorials. I’ve included a couple of tutorials to show how to create the circle avatar effect and how to work with connectors. This will work in Storyline or PowerPoint. How to work with connected shapes in PowerPoint.

Clean Up Your Client’s PowerPoint Slides with This Time-Saving Tip

Rapid eLearning

Here’s a common issue: your client gives you a PowerPoint file that doesn’t look all that great. In PowerPoint you can build as many master slides and layouts as you need. PowerPoint has a feature that lets you find and replace fonts. The Replace Fonts feature is one of those that are kind of buried in PowerPoint. It’s a complete mess. And your job is to clean it up.

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Consitency in Production: Naming Variables for E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

You can also name your objects in PowerPoint using the selection pane. Download the fully revised, free 63-page ebook: The Insider's Guide to Becoming a Rapid E-Learning Pro. Get your free PowerPoint templates and free graphics & stock images. Articulate Storyline e-learning PowerPoint UncategorizedAnd this is especially true of variables for e-learning.

Here’s a Simple Way to Save Time When Working with Graphics in PowerPoint

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PowerPoint’s Clip Organizer is one of those features in PowerPoint that’s been there for years and gets very little use. However, it’s also one of the most powerful time-saving features in PowerPoint, especially if you work with a lot of custom graphics. Prior to PowerPoint 2010, the clip organizer was located via link at the bottom of the insert clip art panel.