Using PowerPoint Motion Path Animation

Learn how to use PowerPoint Motion Path Animation — Add Motion Path Animation to objects and also how to Edit and Delete Motion Path Animation.

You can easily apply motion path animation to slide objects to enhance your slides and draw attention to specific points.  Below are the step by step instructions for working with PowerPoint Motion Path Animation to Add animation to an object, Edit motion paths and remove animation. Continue reading “Using PowerPoint Motion Path Animation”

PowerPoint Replace Font Tool

Learn how to utilize the PowerPoint Replace Font Tool to quickly replace fonts within your presentation.

When you are creating, or editing PowerPoint presentations, consistency is very important.  This is why the PowerPoint Replace Font Tool is so helpful.  Note:  If your presentation uses a master slide, the changes should be make there.

Unlike change the font for a single word, line or paragraph where you the select the text and choose the font from the toolbar or Font group, you can use this tool to change the font for the entire presentation in just a few simple clicks.  Additionally, if you have used several different fonts in the presentation, you can make them all the same font or change them to just a couple different fonts.  Below are the step by step instructions for using the PowerPoint Replace Font tool. Continue reading “PowerPoint Replace Font Tool”

Create a Self-Running PowerPoint Presentation

Learn how to create a self-running PowerPoint presentation from start to finish, including — set up, recording, previewing (audio also), setting slide timings and turning various options off.

Setting up a Self-Running PowerPoint Presentation

There are times when you need to distribute a presentation for recipients to run on their own or to view from a kiosk.  For these options, you need to create a self-running PowerPoint presentation.  The steps below allow you to take any PowerPoint you have a create a self-running PowerPoint presentation. Continue reading “Create a Self-Running PowerPoint Presentation”

Working with PDF Content in a PowerPoint Presentation

Learn all about working with PDF Content in a PowerPoint Presentation. The skills learned here can also be used for incorporating screen clippings and objects from other programs.

Many times, you may need to add content from PDF files into your PowerPoint Presentation.  There are two ways you can add the content, depending on how you need to utilize it.  The first way is to show the content of the PDF on the slide via a picture of the content.  The second way is to insert the PDF file into the slide as an object so you can access it during the presentation.  Below are the step by step instructions for utilizing both options.  With these instructions, you can begin working with PDF content in a PowerPoint presentation with ease.  The skills learned here can also be used for incorporating screen clippings and objects from other programs. Continue reading “Working with PDF Content in a PowerPoint Presentation”

Utilizing PowerPoint 2016 Designer

Learn how to utilize PowerPoint 2016 Designer to create professional looking slides.

PowerPoint Designer allows you to take your content and generate a variety of ideas that you can choose from to enhance your slides.  When you add a photo or other unique visual content, the Designer pane is available to generate a variety of visual suggestions you can choose to apply to you slides.  NOTE:  This feature is only available if you have an Office 365 subscription.  Below are the step by step instructions to utilize PowerPoint 2016 Designer. Continue reading “Utilizing PowerPoint 2016 Designer”

PowerPoint 2016 Animation

Learn how to apply animation to text, graphics and SmartArt.

Animations are visual effects that are applied to individual items on the slide such as graphics, titles or bullet points.  Keep in mind when using animation that it should enhance the presentation and not distract your audience.   Below are the step-by-step instructions for utilizing PowerPoint 2016 Animation.  The instructions include applying animation to text, objects and SmartArt graphics as well as setting triggers and changing their order.  Continue reading “PowerPoint 2016 Animation”

OneNote 2016 Taking Linked Notes

Learn how to take linked notes with OneNote 2016, utilizing Internet Explorer, Word 2016, PowerPoint 2016 and OneNote 2016.

Using Linked Notes allows you to dock OneNote to a side of your screen so you can work within other applications on the other side.  This gives you the capability to automatically link your notes to what you’re looking at and makes it much easier to take notes from the applications you’re reviewing.  Linked Notes works with Internet Explorer, Word 2016, PowerPoint 2016 and other OneNote 2016 pages.  Below are the step-by-step instructions for taking linked notes with Internet Explorer, Word 2016, PowerPoint 2016 and OneNote 2016. Continue reading “OneNote 2016 Taking Linked Notes”

Packaging PowerPoint 2016 Presentations for CD

Learn how to package PowerPoint 2016 presentations for CD and folder destinations for easy distribution and accessibility by your target audience.

PowerPoint 2016 has a powerful feature that allows you to “package” your presentation onto a CD or folder destination (great for saving to USB).  This feature then allows the recipients to run the presentation without having PowerPoint installed on their system.  The packaging will include any embedded and files and fonts you wish to included.  This is great for sending out promotions, instructions, reports, etc.  Below are the step-by-step instructions for packaging PowerPoint 2016 Presentations for CD. Continue reading “Packaging PowerPoint 2016 Presentations for CD”

Working with PowerPoint Comments

Learn how to work with PowerPoint comments — add, reply and delete.

Comments can be used in PowerPoint to “talk” with others collaborating on a presentation with you.  They can also be used to leave yourself notes or reminders as you are working on your presentation. Comments can only be seen when working in the Normal view so they cannot be seen within Presenter Mode if you forget to remove a comment.  Below are the step-by-step instructions for using PowerPoint Comments. Continue reading “Working with PowerPoint Comments”

PowerPoint 2016 – Adding Background Audio

Learn about adding background audio to your PowerPoint Presentation.

PowerPoint gives you the ability to play music or other sound effects in the background of your presentation.  This is a great feature if you are looping your presentation for continuous play or creating videos of it for distribution.  Below are the step-by-step instructions for adding Background Audio. Continue reading “PowerPoint 2016 – Adding Background Audio”