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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.

Dec 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...

Dec 2018

Have you ever thought about what makes some PowerPoint slides look a bit too much like PowerPoint? The Wipe animation effect is a chief culprit with its soft gradient edge. But there is an alternative, and it involves one of my favourite PowerPoint tricks, called ‘the mask’. So without further ado read on to learn three masking effects in PowerPoint to tidy up your slides, and bring them into the 21st century.

Dec 2018
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The design choices we make in our presentations all form a kind of shorthand through which our audiences recognise our brand and get a feel for the message we’re aiming to communicate. The same goes for the fonts we use. But how do we pick the right one?

Dec 2018
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Have you ever noticed that when you’re travelling on a train, watching the world go by, the trees and plants close by seem to rush past in a blur but the hills in the distance barely seem to change? Welcome to the world of parallax scrolling. Read on to find out how to make this cool effect just using PowerPoint.

Dec 2018

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 third of our trilogy of morph tutorials, learn how to make a cool cut-away effect.

Dec 2018

Articulate Storyline 360 is a great tool for producing interactive eLearning content. A particularly useful feature allows you to import your pre-designed slides, so that you can convert PowerPoint to Storyline and turn your presentations into beautiful eLearning, saving you time and effort. We’ve put together our top five tips for converting PowerPoint slides to Storyline.

Dec 2018

PowerPoint morph is a magic little 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 second of our trilogy of morph tutorials, learn how to make a lens reveal effect.

Dec 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.

Dec 2018
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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.

Dec 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!

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