Microsoft Powerpoint- Tips & Tools to add power to your point
Monday, August 11, 2008
- File > Send To > Microsoft Office Word - Ever wondered how those handouts with slides and space for notes made? Use this and its as simple as that.
- Tools > Compare & Merge presentations - Compare slide-by-slide multiple presentations. Excellent feature to compare (and merge) original with multiple reviewed presentations.
- Slide Show > Custom Shows > New... - Add selected slides from your presentation and this is your subset presentation. Click the "Show" button to play the custom set of slides. Useful when you have a deck of slides used for different situations. Saves you of maintaining multiple files of same presentation for different occasions and audiences. When a presentation is a study material, I use this to create a subset of slides which I might want to revise later.
- Slide Show > Rehearse Timings - Keep this ON when you rehearse your presentations to get an idea of how long it takes. Also, you can save the timings as slide transition timings for auto runs.
- Slide Show > Set Up Show > Loop continuously until 'Esc' - Useful in situations where the presentation is to infinitely run in a kiosk or road show stall.
- File > Properties - This is the identity of the file, especially the Author & Company. We don't care most of the times, but this is good-to-know where your identity is embedded.
- Tools > Options > General > Recently used file list - Keeping it high is useful at times when one is unsure where a document was saved.
- Format > Replace Fonts - Changes font across the presentation.
- FlashSpring Lite - Converts Microsoft PowerPoint documents to Macromedia Flash (*.swf) Link…
- Thermometer: Adds progress bar in the bottom of all slides indicating the progress and how much is remaining. This is extremely useful when going through study materials when I am waiting for it to complete :) Link…
- PDF Creator - Converts Microsoft Office documents to PDF. (Use the "Read Out Loud" feature in acrobat reader to then listen to the presentations.) Link…
- Autorun Presenter - Lets you run PowerPoint presentation right from the memory stick. No need to copy the presentation to the system nor does the system needs to have PowerPoint installed. Link…
- Microsoft Template Packs > http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/officeupdate/CD010773501033.aspx
- Free-PPT : http://www.free-ppt.com/
- CartoonStock.com - Library of cartoons. Useful to add a zing to your presentations.
Posted bySumedh at 2:16 AM
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