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PowerPoint: Presentation looping in PowerPoint 2013

Have you ever needed an endlessly looping PowerPoint presentation, but were unable to make it loop? In PowerPoint 2013, it’s extremely easy: Just open the Slide Setup tab, click the Setup Slide Show command in the Set Up group Then select Loop Continuously Until Esc. Keep in mind that the slide transitions will need to be set to automatically move to the next slide via the time, which is located on the Transitions tab in the Timing group. Check the box next to the After command (far right side of ribbon), and set the timer. Now your PowerPoint is ready to be watched without having to be restarted over and over. For more power point techniques see our PowerPoint Tips. For more ways to make PowerPoint work for you, take a PowerPoint training course from AdvantEdge Training & Consulting!

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PowerPoint: The art of expansion

If you want a presentation that does not put people to sleep and forces them to listen, then learn the art of expansion. PowerPoint slides are meant to be placeholders, not read-a-longs. When people are not sure what is going to be said, but have an idea of the subject matter, they are more likely to pay attention. For more power point techniques see our PowerPoint Tips. For more ways to make PowerPoint work for you, take a PowerPoint training course from AdvantEdge Training & Consulting!

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PowerPoint: Quickly change to a new design

Did you find you chose the wrong design for your PowerPoint presentation? No need to close it and open a new one. Quickly change to a new design from the Themes group in the Design tab. Themes are live galleries, allowing you to see what it looks like before you make a choice. Simply hover over the theme you like best, to see how your presentation will look. Click the theme you want to use, and PowerPoint will alter the presentation for you. For more power point techniques see our PowerPoint Tips. For more ways to make PowerPoint work for you, take a PowerPoint training course from AdvantEdge Training & Consulting!

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Create a video of your PowerPoint presentation

New to PowerPoint 2016, you can create a video of your PowerPoint presentation and use it on the web. To do this, go to the “Export” section, under the “File” tab. You will need to select a few settings: Video Quality – Video Timing and Narrations – Time to Spend on Each Slide – Once done, click “Create Video,” then name the presentation, and choose the file type. Now, your video is ready. Click the theme you want to use, and PowerPoint will alter the presentation for you. For more power point techniques see our PowerPoint Tips. For more ways to make PowerPoint work for you, take a PowerPoint training course from AdvantEdge Training & Consulting!

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PowerPoint: PowerPoint Starter Presentations

There are two PowerPoint presentations available, in the “New area of the File tab, to help you get started with PowerPoint, if you are unfamiliar with the software. These two PowerPoints include “Welcome to PowerPoint” and “Make Interactive Videos with PowerPoint and Office Mix.” These PowerPoint presentations give you some basics to help you get started creating your own presentations. Click the theme you want to use, and PowerPoint will alter the presentation for you. For more power point techniques see our PowerPoint Tips. For more ways to make PowerPoint work for you, take a PowerPoint training course from AdvantEdge Training & Consulting!

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“Set Up Show”

In most presentation situations, there will be both a presenter’s screen and the main projected display for your presentation. PowerPoint has a great tool called Presenter View, which can be found in the Slide Show tab. Click the icon on the toolbar called Set Up Slide Show. Included in this feature are options for defining how the show will be set up, which slides you want in the presentation, if you want a continuous loop of the slides, the Presenter Tool, and much more. For more power point techniques see our PowerPoint Tips. For more ways to make PowerPoint work for you, take a PowerPoint training course from AdvantEdge Training & Consulting!

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PowerPoint: Add-ins

Add-ins are apps that a person can place in a PowerPoint presentation, which can be used for live information, in some cases. These Add-ins need to be downloaded and approved before use, and can be found in the Insert tab, under the Add-Ins group. Click See All… to find the online add-ins. For now, the Stock Tile will be used. Once the choice is clicked, it will populate in the slide. It can be manipulated like a picture (ie: resized, moved, etc.), and is a live feed, in this case. Once the stock is typed, click the arrow and the information will populate. To update the Add-in, click inside the app, then click the dropdown arrow (in this case, located in the upper right hand corner) and select Reload. The information will update. For more power point techniques see our PowerPoint Tips. For more ways to make PowerPoint work for you, take a PowerPoint training course from AdvantEdge Training & Consulting!

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Replacing animations in PowerPoint

When used judiciously, PowerPoint animations help make a presentation more engaging, but if the PowerPoint slide deck will be embedded, turned into a PDF, or otherwise published in a way that disables the animations, they can get in the way. An alternative technique is to copy and paste a slide and make small changes without moving the elements around. We used PowerPoint animations in our recent webinar Unlocking the Value of Office 365. The Exchange online slide in that presentation used animations to shrink a large picture and make several elements appear. This slide introduced the service, then gave more detail about it. When delivered live, it looked very professional, but as an embedded file, it looks terrible. To prevent the overlay, I copied and pasted the slide. Then, I removed the revealed elements in the first slide and removed the big picture in the second slide. I also removed the animations. The layout and formatting of the elements the two slides held in common stayed the same because I copied and pasted instead of building the second slide from scratch. The result was very similar to the original intention, but the file makes much more sense when delivered as a static document. For more power point techniques see our PowerPoint Courses.

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PowerPoint Presentation Tips

When creating a PowerPoint presentations, remember the basics. Tell them what you’re going to tell them; tell them; and then, tell them what you told them. Here are a few other tips for making your presentation pop: 1. Include some recent events/statics to keep it fresh 2. Short videos (e.g. 30-60 seconds) within your presentation will help keep the attention of your audience more engaged. 3. People remember information when it is placed within a story format, so incorporate some great stories. 4. When displaying information, do not use paragraph formats. Rather, Use Smart Art for more engaging bulleted information (no more than four or 5. five bullet points per slide). For more power point techniques see our PowerPoint Tips. For more ways to make PowerPoint work for you, take a PowerPoint training course from AdvantEdge Training & Consulting!

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