Jul 2017

Does your PowerPoint run really slowly? Mine did. Particularly the animation pane, and slides with lots of graphics (especially vector graphics). Office 2013 was fine, then Office 365 (with PowerPoint 2016) was ridiculously slow. There might be a simple fix to help...

Jul 2017
23rd Feb 2017

Vectors in PowerPoint

Although it has been possible for a long time, using vector files in PowerPoint has recently become significantly easier. Whether you want to copy something from Illustrator or add a swanky SVG element to your slide, it’s all possible and we’re here to share our secret tips with you...

Jul 2017

Recently I was made aware of an add-in for PowerPoint called YAY Images that allows you to search for images by different parameters within PowerPoint, and preview stock images on your slides before purchasing them. If you’re curious as to how YAY Images performs and how this compares to other stock imagery services, just keep reading...

Jul 2017
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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!

Jul 2017
12th Aug 2016

Review: Storyboard That

Storyboarding is useful when creating visual content. We review Storyboard That, a website that enables users to create their own cartoon storyboards.

Jul 2017

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...

Jul 2017

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...

Jul 2017

I often find myself thinking about PowerPoint, and there's nothing I like more than finding out about a feature that helps me improve my PowerPoint productivity, or helps me to make something really cool. I've had a quick nosey around the Office Store and I've found three pretty nifty PowerPoint plug-ins that claim to do just that: Shutterstock Images, Mentimeter, and Symbols and Characters. I’ve given them a test drive so you don’t have to! Let the testing begin!

Jul 2017

Many of us want to be up to date on what’s going on in the world, or at least appear to be up to date in what’s going on in the world when we go into work every morning. Every year one of my resolutions is “stay up to date on current events” or “read the newspaper more”. But much like a soap opera or a novel, if you don’t pick up from the beginning there are a lot of things that just don’t seem to make sense to you. Of course, these articles aren’t catered for the new comers...

Jul 2017

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...