MICROSOFT POWERPOINT: Adding Transparency to Photos

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a plan to create an awesome PowerPoint presentation about, among other emotions, anger. PowerPoint won’t allow you to adjust the transparency of a photo so you'll need to scrap that plan.   eLearning Microsoft PowerPointby AJ Walther, COTP. You have a plan.

Webinar: Get Dialed In To PowerPoint

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In a webinar earlier this week Nic Brown, our Director of Product & Design, walked us through the creation of a slick looking dial in PowerPoint. This kind of a dial can be used in all kinds of PowerPoint applications such as displaying speed, volume, and tension.

6 Underutilized PowerPoint Features

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Because PowerPoint has been around for such a long time (almost 28 years), Microsoft has been able to create features and integrate options that allow presenters and now some eLearning professionals to create content effectively. eLearning Featured Powerpoint Resouces Resources

ADOBE CAPTIVATE: Tips for Importing PowerPoint Slides

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Many organizations use PowerPoint templates to ensure that lessons are consistent and correctly branded. By importing PowerPoint into Captivate, you can retain that formatting and branding in your eLearning lessons as well. Select the PowerPoint file you earlier saved.

Preparing A PowerPoint Animation Strategy

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As a PowerPoint developer, I have asked myself these questions many times regarding animations in PowerPoint. Microsoft PowerPoint is, to their credit, always releasing new content that will draw people to their product and make life easier for developers and presenters.

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. e-learning eLearning Microsoft PowerPoint mLearning Technical Communications User Experience

4 Stylish PowerPoint Templates

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PowerPoint is a versatile program that most computer owners have access to. Many designers use PowerPoint to layout their courses in a simpler program, to play classroom-wide eLearning games, or even use it as a course all its own.

PowerPoint: Instant Font Usage

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by AJ George  I was recently editing a PowerPoint presentation that someone else had created. In PowerPoint, choose  File > Info.   PowerPointMaster slides were not used and the formatting was a bit inconsistent.

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. Insert a chart in PowerPoint. PowerPoint will automatically save the chart template where it needs to go.). Microsoft PowerPoint PowerPoint

Getting Started with Games in PowerPoint

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Most people don’t think that PowerPoint was built for or even allows you to build quizzes (let alone a gamified quiz) without using macros. The same is true when developing a game in PowerPoint (with or without Macros).

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. Microsoft PowerPoint TechComm Technical Communications training User Assistance User Experience UX

PowerPoint: Shakespeak for Presentations

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by AJ George  I typically write about PowerPoint as it pertains to eLearning. This time I'd like to share a cool add-on I've discovered for PowerPoint for live presentations. That's cool; it's all fully editable just like any other PowerPoint slide. 

PowerPoint: Chart Templates

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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. In PowerPoint, select your chart on the slide. 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.

PowerPoint 2010: Paste Linking

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Recently I was asked if it was possible to paste link an image into PowerPoint so that if the original image is ever updated, the image in PowerPoint would automatically reflect the change. In PowerPoint, click the Paste button from the Home tab and choose Paste > Paste Special.

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.

5 Essential PowerPoint Add-Ins

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Microsoft PowerPoint can do so many things very well on its own, but don’t underestimate the power of PowerPoint add-Ins and the productivity it can bring to your development, teaching, and designing. You are not using PowerPoint to its fullest potential without using Add-Ins.

PowerPoint: Create Tables with Rounded Edges

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by AJ Walther    You've created a PowerPoint slide with a table showing quarterly service subscriptions for your three regional divisions. " but when you get back into PowerPoint you realize that there is no option to round out the corners of a table.

PowerPoint 2010: Inserting YouTubeVideos

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With all that content, there's a good chance you might find some videos on YouTube that you'd like to put in your PowerPoint presentation. In PowerPoint, select the slide on which you would like to insert a video and from the ribbon choose Insert > Video > Video from Web Site.

Microsoft PowerPoint: Find and Replace Fonts

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by AJ Walther    There are many reasons you may want to globally change every instance of a font in a PowerPoint presentation. Luckily, PowerPoint comes with a quick and easy tool to handle the heavy lifting for you. Here's how to use the Replace Fonts tool: From PowerPoint's ribbon, choose  Home > Editing  and click the down arrow next to  Replace  to view more options.   Microsoft PowerPoint PowerPoint

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. Microsoft PowerPoint PowerPoint

PowerPoint 2010: Reuse Slides

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PowerPoint will insert the slide after whatever slide you have selected.)   From the Home tab, choose Slides > New Slide > Reuse Slides. " PowerPointby AJ George.

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Microsoft PowerPoint: Measurement Unit Conversion in a Flash

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By default, PowerPoint measures in inches. But, if you're using PowerPoint as a design tool you might wish to work in pixels or centimeters. It isn't rocket science to Google your way to proper unit conversion, but there's an easier and faster way right there in PowerPoint.

PowerPoint: Free Proportional Comparison Diagram Calculation Tool

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by AJ Walther    While browsing  Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog  recently, I found how easy it is to create a Proportional Comparison Diagram (allowing viewers to compare numbers using shapes that are sized proportionally).

A Brilliant PowerPoint Tip for Enhanced Custom Graphics

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Those of you who are familiar with PowerPoint know that it can support and allow for the creation of some amazing graphical content. Another thing that can be drastically different from PowerPoint to Illustrator is the creation process.

Free PowerPoint Templates for eLearning

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Today we are giving away four PowerPoint Templates and a few other goodies for your eLearning. These PowerPoint Templates can be used in all your standard eLearning authoring tools (iSpring, Snap, Articulate Presenter, and Adobe Presenter). Free PowerPoint Templates.

Taylor Ehlert Talks PowerPoint Zoom for #AskMeMonday

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With every new update and feature that comes to PowerPoint, there is always a slew of questions following close behind. And that has been no different with the new PowerPoint Zoom feature. eLearning Featured Powerpoint Resouces Resources

Storyboarding in PowerPoint with Visual Studio

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PowerPoint is known and primarily used for presentations both big and small (like middle school small) because of how easy it is to learn the basics and create awesome content fast. The simplicity, and sometimes surprising depth, of PowerPoint makes it an amazing platform.

Overview: PowerPoint Graphics Library

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As you may be aware, we at eLearning Brothers have a boatload of PowerPoint graphics docked in our template library. Being a fairly intuitive program, PowerPoint is often a first step for eLearning professionals designing a course.

PowerPoint: Measurement Conversion

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  I was recently asked if it was possible to change the measurement system in PowerPoint from inches to pixels. at least not from within PowerPoint. Simply put, you are stuck with PowerPoint's default measurement system, which is inches.      I started to think about why someone would want to change PowerPoint's measurement system. As I said, PowerPoint's default system is inches, which makes sense. " PowerPoint

PowerPoint: Another Character Challenge Submission

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by AJ Walther      A few weeks ago I presented the  Character Challenge  and asked readers to send in their PowerPoint-created eLearning characters.

These Ain’t Your Daddy’s PowerPoint Graphics

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With the addition of completely customizable PowerPoint graphics to eLearning Brothers’ arsenal of awesome template libraries , you now have the tools to take your presentations to the next level. Rather than having a flat infographic, use any PowerPoint animation to spice it up.

PowerPoint 2010: Animation Painter

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Have you ever used PowerPoint's Animation Painter? About the author: AJ George is IconLogic's lead Technical Communicator and author of both " PowerPoint 2007: The Essentials " and " PowerPoint 2008 for the Macintosh: The Essentials." " PowerPointby AJ George. If not, you aren't alone. it's one of those useful tools that often goes overlooked. Say you want to add three animation effects to one object on your slide.

PowerPoint 2007: Converting Presentations to Movies

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I am frequently asked if it is possible to convert PowerPoint presentations into movies that can be shared on websites such as YouTube, Vimeo and Facebook. Sadly, the answer is no, at least not from within PowerPoint.   Close PowerPoint. " PowerPoint

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