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).

PowerPoint Converter with Animations and Sound

DigitalChalk eLearning

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!

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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. 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. Our newest element is a game changer.


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. Synopsis.

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.

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.

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. 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. 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. 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. The Rapid Elearning Blog.

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.

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.

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. Am I being, as Tufte says, "authoritarian" or too controlling if I want to use builds in PowerPoint to keep the audience with me?

How do you build eLearning?

B Online Learning

Do you import a bunch of PowerPoint slides, add a player skin with the obligatory Next and Previous buttons, attach some word documents as resources, and then hit publish? Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley, 2003. When it comes to building eLearning, how do you do it?

Front-End Analysis: Improving Performance

Dashe & Thomson

This is an updated version of the BEM described by Roger Chevalier (2003). May/June 2003). PowerPoint Presentation.

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. 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.

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.

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. 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. PowerPoint MVP Glen Millar shared quite a few animation tips. Lesa Snider, Chief Evangelist for iStockphotos , talked about graphic design in your PowerPoint slides.

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.

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.


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.

eLEARNING DEVELOPMENT: Audio, Text, or Both?

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

Some of the courses I’ve taken were clearly PowerPoint presentations and designed to be eLearning. by Kelly Barett, COTP. Over the years, I’ve taken a lot of eLearning courses; and at this point, I’ve seen it all.

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.

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. by Jennie Ruby Track Changes in Microsoft Word is an indispensible tool for editing, but it is not the best tool for the job in every editorial situation.

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 wanted to follow-up 19 Tips for Effective Online Conferences with some additional resources that relate to this topic.

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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.

Taking the plunge with Office 2007

Clive on Learning

I 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.

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.” In 2003 I realized that if I’m going to travel 1000′s of miles to a conference, I better make it a good one.

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.

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. Fowler, Martin (2003).

The new IT training, part 4: The other option

Clive on Learning

As for IT trainers, don't believe that you would be employed for ever and a day in running PowerPoint 2003 Level 12 classes and Pivot Tables for Advanced Users, because you wouldn't. A plea to IT user trainers in five thrilling instalments Welcome back again.

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. A subject matter expert gives you a PowerPoint that he’s used for classroom training and expects you to use that for your elearning course. PowerPoint 2007.

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.

New sources of inspiration

Clive on Learning

My first experience was, I believe, Online Educa 2003. 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. This is the second time I've been to this event and if this current experience creates as great an impression on me as the first then I will have indeed learned something profound.

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. August 18, 2009. Mental Stress Training Is Planned for U.S. Soldiers - New York Times. The Army wants to train 1,500 sergeants by next summer to teach the techniques.

eLearning Topics

Tony Karrer

But still, this gives a general indication and it's especially interesting when you compare it to 2007 : Corporate Blog (20) Personal Learning (23) eLearning Tools (323) Software Simulation (21) Qarbon (6) Second Life (135) PowerPoint (148) Google Scholar (9) Authorware (16) Ah the good old days of 2007. I've done a few posts in the past that take a look at the topics that are Hot Topics in Training.