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I have always longed for a way to import an image into PowerPoint and simply make it transparent, but until now, have had to open up Photoshop in order to achieve what I thought would be a simple effect.

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We’re often asked whether it’s possible to ‘cut out’ images in PowerPoint. Well, the good news is that it is, and the even better news is that we've written a How-To guide to show you how it’s done.

Aug 2018
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PowerPoint morph is a magic little PowerPoint transition that’s been around for a while now. As the world gradually discovers just how useful it really is, it’s turning out to be the gift that keeps giving. In the first of our trilogy of morph tutorials, learn how to make a magnifying glass.

Aug 2018

PowerPoint maps are great tools to tell visual stories – showing locations around the world and how they might all connect, global route maps for travel or logistics and different options, or really anything in the universe that you can show on some kind of map. What’s really neat, is that Office 365 has maps for PowerPoint built-in. Read on to find out everything you need to know about to make the most of this functionality in your presentations.

Aug 2018
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Error bars are an important part of data visualisation, as they show the variance in the data. It’s very easy to add error bars to graphs and charts in PowerPoint, and in this article, we'll show you how!

Aug 2018

PowerPoint color themes are key to make your presentation look consistent and professional. Using the color theme correctly also makes it easy to change colors and branding later. Read on to find out how you can create your own color theme in PowerPoint, and apply it across Office.

Aug 2018

Office 365 keeps updating and every few weeks we notice a few new features. Sometimes it’s small things, but sometimes they’re pretty significant updates, and, as always with Microsoft, hidden away. This update features icons, with a selection of PowerPoint icons for presentations now built into PowerPoint itself. You could…

Aug 2018
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Have you ever started working on a presentation to find that pieces of content have been pasted in as images instead of editable text? But fear not! Help is at hand. Here is all you need to know about how to convert images to text in PowerPoint.

Aug 2018

Some presentations require the exact same chart, graphic, or image on multiple slides. A new feature of PowerPoint 2016 is zoom links. With this feature, you can work around the issues of having multiple versions of a graphic throughout a presentation: PowerPoint will do the updating legwork for you! Read on to find how to make the most of this new feature.

Aug 2018
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It's Christmas! After a late night with too much eggnog and brandy snaps we set ourselves a challenge to see who could come up with the wildest PowerPoint Christmas card! So it's the day after the night before, and through blurry eyes we can reveal our efforts...

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