Jan 2018
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When carrying out BrightCarbon's Advanced PowerPoint training course, showing Keyboard shortcuts to help people carry out every-day tasks much faster than normal is always a really big hit. Download our PowerPoint Keyboard Shortcuts PDF here...

Jan 2018

Countdown timers can be really effective ways of filling time in breaks at conferences or training sessions, or to give people a time limit to do an exercise or have a discussion. Follow these easy steps to create your own that is completely editable and see how easy it is to create a slick, branded countdown timer just using PowerPoint.

Jan 2018

What happens if you're tasked with a project where you can't rely on your beloved Adobe suite and - shock of all horrors - you have to use PowerPoint? I grant you, PowerPoint may not be the obvious choice for a piece of design software. However, it is possible to create beautiful things with it. This is much easier of course if you know some tricks of the trade – as luck would have it I have complied a list to get you started.

Jan 2018

There’s a new feature in PowerPoint 2016 called ‘Screen Recording’ that allows you to record video (exported as an MP4) of hand-drawn sketches, which can serve as a great tool for many different applications, including presentations, eLearning and training. For anyone who is new to the Screen Recording tool, this blog will serve as an easy introduction on how to best use its functionality and get the best results...

Jan 2018
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Recording narration in PowerPoint is really useful if you want to create an all-singing, all-dancing video version of your presentation, but in the latest version of PowerPoint the interface is slightly counter-intuitive. Here’s how to use it, and do it like a pro...

Jan 2018

PowerPoint turned 29 a couple of weeks ago. Corporately, we missed it. We were too busy using it to make some pretty flash-looking slides to notice this pretty significant milestone in the life of our go-to piece of software. So, accept this article as a belated birthday present, paying tribute to the double-P-to-the-T...

Jan 2018

Are you looking for a cool new PowerPoint animation project? Do you want to prove to your colleagues just what you can achieve in PowerPoint? Well, we've got a great trick for you to try. Not only can you play a great practical joke on your boss as tiny ants crawl over his/her screen, but you can learn some great tips about making things move naturally so you can take your animations from entry-level to After Effects.

Jan 2018

At BrightCarbon, we animate a lot in PowerPoint. Sometimes, it’s things as simple as a “Fade In” or “Zoom Out”. The rest of the time, it’s more complicated stuff that makes us look a bit like magicians. As we like to share the magic, here are a couple of tips that might make it easier for you when working with complicated animation sequences...

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