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How marvellous that the recent versions of Office automatically embed videos into PowerPoint instead of linking them. And how frustrating when you bundle up your multimedia presentation and someone else reports that the videos don’t play on their PC. This is an issue we’ve come across many times over the years, and it can be very tricky and time-consuming to troubleshoot, so we’ve developed a little tool to help.

Feb 2020
23rd Feb 2017

Vectors in PowerPoint

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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...

Feb 2020

    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...

    Feb 2020
    27th Sep 2016

    Review: Power-user

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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!

    Feb 2020

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

      Feb 2020

        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...

        Feb 2020
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        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...

        Feb 2020

          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!

          Feb 2020
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          Whatever you're doing, you need to make sure you've got the right tools for the job. Trouble is, a lot of these tools come with a hefty price tag. It's much the same for the design world - expensive software and hardware make it difficult to get the right tools, especially if you're on a budget. But help is at hand. There are some great free design resources out there - the 'I can't believe it's free' kind. Our designers have picked out their favourites for you to take a look at.

          Feb 2020
          31st Mar 2016

          Review: Visme

            Visual content – infographics, images and animations – can be a much more engaging way of presenting information than text. We at BrightCarbon believe in and share this kind of philosophy with Visme...

            Feb 2020
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            Does PowerPoint 2013 or 2016 feel much slower than your old version of PowerPoint? It can be resolved by getting rid of the little animations and transitions that Microsoft has built in to make things look better (but perform worse). Let's take a look...

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