Aug 2022
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You can do some really cool things in Microsoft Office with just a few lines of Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) - from creating your own custom formula in Excel to correcting branded content in PowerPoint to merging address data for a mail campaign in Word. And sometimes you need to share that VBA solution with colleagues and clients, via the Internet. A change that Microsoft rolled out at the end of March 2022 tweaks the process required by Windows users to gain access to this active content.

Aug 2022
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As presentation nerds, we at BrightCarbon have had plenty of opportunity to get to know ins and outs of Google’s browser-based presentation tool. This guide will cover everything you need to know about Google Slides - from the very basics to the most advanced features - and will provide you with the know-how to make brilliant slides, quickly and easily.

Aug 2022
29th Apr 2021

Review: NXPowerLite

    NXPowerLite is the latest incarnation of a nifty Office compression solution which helps to reduce file sizes in a multitude of ways. Whether you pin it to your taskbar or choose to compress directly within Microsoft products such as PowerPoint, Word, Excel or Outlook, NXPowerLite makes compression so easy!

    Aug 2022
    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!

      Aug 2022

        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.

        Aug 2022
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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!

        Aug 2022
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        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.

        Aug 2022
        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.

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