Using PowerPoint as a design tool — from Ned Potter

Posted on September 3, 2016. Filed under: Everything, Graphics, Microsoft PowerPoint | Tags: , |

Ned-Potter.com is a blog about edtech, scholarly comms, social media, presentation skills, and marketing.

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If you can do PowerPoint, you can do 3D design

Posted on February 19, 2016. Filed under: Hardware, Microsoft PowerPoint | Tags: , , , |

ZDNet says that if you’re intimidated by the idea of using a 3D design program to create an object for a 3D printer, don’t be. In this quick article and tutorial video, you’ll see how skills you have with PowerPoint (and other graphic programs) can translate easily to 3D design.

Source: If you can do PowerPoint, you can do 3D design

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How to Create A New Slide Master in PowerPoint 2010

Posted on December 3, 2014. Filed under: Microsoft PowerPoint | Tags: , , |

Dave’s Computer Tips tells How to Create A New Slide Master in PowerPoint 2010.

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5 Ways to Embed YouTube Flash Videos in Your PowerPoint Presentations

Posted on October 4, 2013. Filed under: Microsoft PowerPoint, YouTube | Tags: , , , , |

Wikihow gives you 5 Ways to Embed YouTube Flash Videos in Your PowerPoint Presentations.

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1000+ Free Powerpoint Templates (PPT)

Posted on April 11, 2011. Filed under: Graphics, Microsoft PowerPoint | Tags: , , |

1000+ Free Powerpoint Templates (PPT) and Free Backgrounds.

Just that.

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How to Convert PowerPoint Presentations to Video Files (with Sound)

Posted on February 26, 2011. Filed under: File conversion, Microsoft PowerPoint, Video, YouTube | Tags: , , , , |

How to Convert PowerPoint Presentations to Video Files (with Sound) gives a step-by-step on how to prepare.

Then you can upload to authorstream (free up to 50 presentations) and “When you are done uploading the PPT file to the web, Author Stream will convert the PowerPoint file into a MPEG4 video (mp4) that can be directly uploaded to YouTube or you can watch it on an iPod.”

 

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OpenXML/ODF Translator Add-ins for Office

Posted on February 26, 2011. Filed under: File conversion, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office 2007, Microsoft Office Suite, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word | Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

OpenXML/ODF Translator Add-ins for Office is a download for your Microsoft Office Suite (or parts thereof) that allow Office programs to read the Open Document formats produced by other programs, such as OpenOffice/OxygenOffice (which is on the Library Software disk).

If you’re using OpenOffice at home, but Microsoft Office elsewhere, this is one way to handle transferring files.

Of course, you can always simply save the OpenOffice files in Microsoft Office format.

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How to Embed YouTube Flash Videos in Your PowerPoint Presentations

Posted on September 13, 2010. Filed under: Microsoft Office 2007, Microsoft PowerPoint, Video, YouTube | Tags: , , , , , |

WikiHow has step-by-step instructions on How to Embed YouTube Flash Videos in Your PowerPoint Presentations.

PLEASE NOTE: this is the fully legal way to do this, and will let PowerPoint connect to the Internet to run the video directly from the YouTube website, which is what YouTube licenses users to do.

Downloading a YouTube video and converting it may violate the terms of use allowed by YouTube.

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Prezi – The Zooming Presentation Editor

Posted on June 28, 2010. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware, Microsoft PowerPoint, presentation | Tags: , , , |

Looking for an alternative to yet another PowerPoint presentation?

Try Prezi – The Zooming Presentation Editor.

Prezi has free and pay versions (check the sign-up page for Education users including students and faculty).

This lets you throw ideas on a screen as large as you want, and then drag them into the groups you want, and present them as you choose.

One drawback I note: no way to make your own notes, as in PowerPoint, but if you have your presentation down well enough, you may not need that.

Definitely worth experimenting with!

To convert to PDF and print: http://community.prezi.com/prezi/topics/prezi_print_now_available_how_will_you_use_it-1a48d

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10 steps to adding a drop-down menu to a PowerPoint presentation

Posted on June 21, 2010. Filed under: Microsoft PowerPoint, Tutorials | Tags: , , , |

TechRepublic has 10 steps to adding a drop-down menu to a PowerPoint presentation.

“Adding a drop-down menu to a primary or introductory slide is a good way to give viewers a bit of control over a self-running presentation. You can spend a lot of time programming objects, or you can use animation. The latter is easier to implement and doesn’t require the skill level that programming does.”

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CircleDoc collaboration freeware for PowerPoint

Posted on June 21, 2010. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware, Microsoft PowerPoint | Tags: , , , , , |

Kim Komando has advice for Easy and free PowerPoint collaboration.

She recommends adding the CircleDoc freeware plugin for PowerPoint 2007.

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authorSTREAM Online PowerPoint Presentations and Slideshow Sharing

Posted on April 19, 2010. Filed under: Microsoft PowerPoint, Online Software, Online storage | Tags: , , , , , |

authorSTREAM Online PowerPoint Presentations and Slideshow Sharing lets you upload your PowerPoint presentations and have them readily available online for others.

Free (ad-supported).

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10+ keyboard shortcuts in PowerPoint

Posted on December 7, 2009. Filed under: Macros & Shortcuts, Microsoft PowerPoint | Tags: , , |

TechRepublic has 10+ keyboard shortcuts to help you deliver a smooth PowerPoint presentation.

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PowerPoint – Notes options and views

Posted on December 7, 2009. Filed under: Microsoft PowerPoint, presentation | Tags: , |

PowerPoint – Notes options and views from Office Watch.

Explains the options and uses of Notes in PowerPoint.

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10+ things to check when your presentation runs into technical problems

Posted on September 14, 2009. Filed under: Hardware, Help, Microsoft PowerPoint, presentation | Tags: , , |

Oops. Everyone is waiting but you can’t get the show on the big screen….

TechRepublic has 10+ things to check when your presentation runs into technical problems.

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PowerPoint Heaven – The Power to Animate

Posted on July 16, 2009. Filed under: Microsoft PowerPoint | Tags: , , , , |

PowerPoint Heaven – The Power to Animate is a portal for those who like to use animation in PowerPoint presentations.

“PowerPoint Heaven is a PowerPoint entertainment portal for PowerPoint animations, games, artworks, showcases, animation templates and tutorials. The focus of this site is to maximize the use of Microsoft PowerPoint and go beyond its capability. Our goal is to show users that PowerPoint is not simply a presentation tool, but is also capable on leveraging into other areas such as creating games, artworks and animations.”

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PowerPoint Tips from A Bit Better

Posted on July 16, 2009. Filed under: Microsoft PowerPoint | Tags: , , , , |

PowerPoint Tips from A Bit Better Corporation is free advice on how to use PowerPoint better.

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TemplatesWise has Free PowerPoint Templates

Posted on June 1, 2009. Filed under: Graphics, Microsoft PowerPoint, presentation | Tags: , , , , , |

TemplatesWise.com has Free PowerPoint Templates and Backgrounds.

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280Slides : Powerpoint Viewer and Builder

Posted on April 27, 2009. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware, Microsoft PowerPoint, Online storage, presentation | Tags: , , , , , , |

MakeUseOf has a post on 280Slides, the Powerpoint Viewer and Builder.

280Slides is a dead-simple online Powerpoint viewer and builder tool. Using 280Slides you can create Powerpoint presentations online, download presentations to your PC, upload and view existing presentations online, and share them with friends. The cool thing about it, the presentations that you create with 280Slides can be easily downloaded and edited using Microsoft Powerpoint. No download required, the only thing you need is a web browser and an internet connection. The app has pretty much all the features necessary to create simple presentations online.”

So create a presentation (on your computer and upload, or directly at 280Slides) and have it available anyplace you have an Internet connection, no matter whose computer you’re using or what software they do or don’t have (as long as they have a standard web browser).

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PresentationsETC: Free Presentation Templates

Posted on April 27, 2009. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware, Graphics, Microsoft PowerPoint, presentation | Tags: , , , , , , , |

MakeUseOf has a post about PresentationsETC where you can Download Free Presentation Templates.

PresentationsETC is a free presentations resource where you can select and download free presentation templates, backgrounds, and themes from over 20,000 slides. Most of the background images available in different sizes, variety of designs with transparent cutouts.

You can either download slides one by one or download them as ready made PowerPoint Templates and Keynote themes.”

This is intended for faculty and students.  Free!

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