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Archive for the ‘PowerPoint’ Category

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

October 12th, 2006

Tips to spiff up your PowerPoint slides

LifeHacker pointed to a nice little tips page from Microsoft with 12 ways to make better PowerPoint presentations.  While the tips are good (adding colour, using charts, being consistent with layouts …), there are some important pieces of advice missing.
First thing is … people tend to put way, way, way too much onto a single […]

By Tris Hussey -- 0 comments

October 4th, 2006

SlideShare let’s you put presentations online

Caught on Techcrunch this morning a new service called SlideShare (blog is here) that looks like an interesting solution for hosting PowerPoint slides online, kinda like YouTube.  The service is in limited access beta so I can’t give you a review at this time, but I did request a login so I hope to have […]

By Tris Hussey -- 0 comments

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