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Archive for the ‘PowerPoint’ Category

August 5th, 2007

Is PowerPoint a required skill for business?

Just when you thought applying to college, university, grad school couldn’t get any worse:
Now talk about stereotypes. So are they now encouraging geeks to try business out? But I doubt if PowerPoint would be the geek’s primary weapon of choice. Perhaps a bit of Flash presentations should be in order. However, it is quite encouraging […]

By Tris Hussey -- 0 comments

August 1st, 2007

Even Free I don’t think MS Works is worth it

 Gee I guess MSFT is feeling the heat from all the free office options out there:
Microsoft has released the new version of Microsoft Works as a free, ad supported office package that will compete directly with Open Office and Google Docs & Spreadsheets.
The Works package offers word processing, spreadsheet and slide (powerpoint) functionality partially based […]

By Tris Hussey -- 2 comments

June 9th, 2007

Funny but true and important PowerPoint "don’ts"

Funny … but so true:

All kidding aside, this is all excellent advice.  Slides with too much information, too many bullet points, animations, or bizarre color schemes force people to focus on your presentation and not you.  Remember you are giving the presentation, not the screen.  This isn’t a movie, it’s a talk.  Sure if […]

By Tris Hussey -- 4 comments

May 26th, 2007

Expanding the top 5 Web 2.0 apps into the virtual office

Gili over on Connected Internet (one of my fav sites for new and opinion, btw) has picked the top 5 Web 2.0 apps for the enterprise. They are:

Zoho office
Google Apps

I haven’t tried Salesforce.com or Zoho yet (though I keep meaning to), they rest I have tried and I can recommend them without hesitation. I […]

By Tris Hussey -- 4 comments

May 7th, 2007

Simple tips to improving your presentations

Did you know public speaking is the number one fear of many people?  Even more than some things like falling and dying.  Really, I’m serious.  I have friends who’d rather be thrown into a vat of starved leeches than have to give a talk or presentation.  Via Lifehacker here are some tips for better presentations:
Hack […]

By Tris Hussey -- 0 comments

April 26th, 2007

Diana always seems to have the tips you need-read them!

 Diana Huggins who contributes to Lockgnome’s Windows Fanatics blog always seems to have those tips and how tos that people need.  Whether it’s watermarks in Word or new lines in Excel cells, Diana has posted them.
Sure, you might think they are simple, if you’ve already spent time trying to figure out how to do it […]

By Tris Hussey -- 0 comments

April 11th, 2007

Look it isn’t PowerPoint that sucks, it’s how you use it

Following on the PowerPoint love/hate fest, is this article I saw on Presentation Zen that hit the mark:
I am assuming that what Professor Sweller means is that the way PowerPoint is used should be ditched, not the tool itself. Suggesting we abandon PowerPoint because it’s often (usually?) misused and abused to produce awful presentation visuals […]

By Tris Hussey -- 0 comments

April 9th, 2007

The problem with presentations is PowerPoint, or is it?

You might have seen this on Lifehacker and other places:
However, tech blogger Leisa Reichelt of Disambiguity came up with a way to give a more human touch to your presentation: the sticky note.
Basically, she create her outline using stickies and photographed them. Personally, I think this is a wonderful idea to give not only a […]

By Tris Hussey -- 1 comment

February 16th, 2007

Download needed to save as PDF or XPS in Office 2007

One of the anticipated features and Microsoft office 2007 is the ability to natively export files as PDF or XPS.  I was looking for this feature today when I needed to send off an invoice but couldn’t find it.  Luckily a quick search in help gave me the answer right away, I needed to download […]

By Tris Hussey -- 1 comment

February 15th, 2007

Stuck creating a document? Try using a template

So you need to create a new document.  It doesn’t matter if you’re using Microsoft Word, Excel, or PowerPoint (or even OpenOffice), looking at a blank screen is almost as daunting as getting the document done.
Now, when you make this a complex task, like a form letter or invoice, you can waste a lot of […]

By Tris Hussey -- 0 comments

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