Oct 2021
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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...

Oct 2021
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At BrightCarbon we’re all about visual slides, so it probably comes as no surprise that we often need high-quality stock images for our presentations. Stock image websites are a good go-to for high-quality photographs, but can sometimes be pretty pricey. If you’re looking for great images to bring your next presentation to life, but you’re on a budget, Creative Commons can be a source of some excellent content. Let's discuss...

Oct 2021

    For those of you with PowerPoint 2016 and an Office 365 subscription, you may have noticed that the latest update bestowed upon you a new transition—Morph. Though unassuming, this feature possesses great power. Let's take a look at what it can do.

    Oct 2021
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    A major problem that people have when creating presentations is a lack of fluidity and cohesiveness between slides. Not only do smooth transitions make the deck more aesthetically appealing, but they also remove interruptions in the flow of information, which can give an audience an opportunity to tune out. Let's discuss some transition techniques from a basic to a more advanced skill level.

    Oct 2021
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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.

    Oct 2021
    17th Feb 2015

    Review: SlideMagic

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    There seems to be universal acknowledgement that presentation software (like PowerPoint) can’t do it on its own (without a team of experts), and we need a better alternative. But is SlideMagic the answer?

    Oct 2021
    30th Jan 2015

    Review: SlideRide

      Let's have a look at SlideRide, which present itself as an alternative to Prezi, by allowing users to import PowerPoint presentations and create panning effects between each slide, a feature that PowerPoint lacks. While the prospect is certainly exciting does SlideRide live up to the promise?

      Oct 2021
      13th Jan 2015

      Review: Microsoft Sway

        To quote Microsoft: Sway is an app for expressing your ideas in an entirely new way, across your devices. The trouble is I don’t really know what to use it for…

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