There’s an astounding number of PowerPoint alternatives out there all claiming to be the solution to your most pressing presentation problems. But it can be tricky to see through the pretty branding and weigh up the functionality that lies beneath. Luckily for you, BrightCarbon is here to separate the wheat from the chaff, and the decent presentation programs from the rubbish PowerPoint knock-offs.

Dec 2020
30th Nov 2020

Review: Power-user

    Power-user is a PowerPoint add on that provides lots of little features every regular PowerPoint user has had day dreams about. I’m going to take you through a few of the features that I’ve found most helpful, and some that will be more helpful to those who haven’t been able to devote as much time to getting well versed in PowerPoint. Let's begin!

    Dec 2020

      One of the most common mistakes, we see when it comes to accessibility in presentations is poor color contrast. When there isn’t enough contrast between the colors on your slides, your presentation becomes less accessible to a whole range of people. Luckily, while this is a common error, with BrightSlide's new color contrast checker, it's also a very simple thing to fix.

      Dec 2020
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      If you've ever run or written a macro for PowerPoint, Excel or Word on a Windows PC you'll probably be familiar with the Developer tab. Move over to the Mac and you'll be able to turn on the Mac Developer tab for both Excel and Word but it simply doesn't exist for PowerPoint. Until now!

      Dec 2020
      • Comments: 8

      One of the things we recommend PowerPoint users do is create a quick acccess toolbar. It's a easy way to get to some of the hidden functionality in PowerPoint. But when do you find the time to create one? What tools should you add to it? Here at BrightCarbon we've created a PowerPoint toolbar to help.

      Dec 2020
      12th Aug 2020

      Review: Adobe Spark

        Adobe Spark is an online and mobile design app developed to help people with no design expertise create social graphics, web pages, and short videos with impact. We decided to check it out.

        Dec 2020

          Those of us who are seasoned presentation creators can easily be tempted to dismiss Prezi as a one trick pony, great for the novelty value but not for much else. Well, here at BrightCarbon we like a challenge, so we set about exploring what Prezi can really do.

          Dec 2020
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          If you use PowerPoint a lot, chances are you’ll have seen your fair share of glitches and malfunctions. And nothing is so frustrating as losing work or precious time to PowerPoint crashes! So, after doing some of my own extensive research, here are the most common reasons why PowerPoint crashes and what you can do about it.

          Dec 2020

            There’s an astounding number of PowerPoint alternatives out there all claiming to be the solution to your most pressing presentation problems. But it can be tricky to see through the pretty branding and weigh up the functionality that lies beneath. Luckily for you, BrightCarbon is here to separate the wheat from the chaff, and the decent presentation programs from the rubbish PowerPoint knock-offs.

            Dec 2020
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            With conferences and big events getting cancelled, and travel restrictions making it harder for sales reps to get to their meetings, many organisations are turning to online options to get their content out there. But how can you make sure your presentations are just as effective when you and your audience are not in the same room?

            Dec 2020

              You probably already recognise Microsoft Office as a powerful suite of applications designed to make your working day productive and, dare I say it, even fun! But did you know you can get even more out of Microsoft Office applications through automation solutions?

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