Category Archives: PowerPoint

How to go back to agenda slide from any slide in PowerPoint

Agenda slide is usually the second or third slide. During the course of the PowerPoint presentation, we may have to refer to that slide frequently, especially when the next agenda item is taken up. Most of us copy paste that slide multiple times. This may work, but if the agenda slide changes, we may forget to update other slides. The same method can be used to refer to any key slide or slides during the presentation. The key thing expectation is that you may show this slide at any point during the presentation. After showing the slide, how do you come back to the slide where you were? Here is how you can go back to the agenda slide from any slide.

View the video in full screen mode. Download this Sample File which illustrates the method shown in the video.

How to create invisible hyperlinks to files

While presenting using PowerPoint, we often embed related documents. We want the ability to open these documents on demand. But at the same time, you don’t want the audience to SEE the hyperlink. You don’t want them to know you are prepared!  Another practical usage is when you want related presentations to be available in a single click without affecting the look and feel of your base presentation. Here are many ways in which you can achieve this.

Invisible Hyperlinks to files

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Memoirs of a Geisha – Movie Appreciation using PowerPoint Photo Album

Well, where did this come from? I watch a lot of movies on the laptop. VLC player has a snapshot option. I capture memorable shots while watching the movie.

Just watched Memoirs of a Geisha. Amazing movie. I was wondering what to do with these images. And then I thought of using them to create a super fast movie summary based upon still images. Have a look… Ideally Download the video (10 MB)and watch locally for best impact.

 

Steps: Capture pictures. Insert all pictures as a Photo Album in PowerPoint. Set default slide advance time to 0.1 second for all slides. For key slides set it to 0.8 second. Save. Export as Video. Enjoy. (Hope I am not violating any copyrights).

Creating SCORM compliant content in PowerPoint using Office Mix

Many organizations have implemented various Learning Management Systems. Any content to be uploaded here needs to be SCORM compliant. PowerPoint and Mix now allow you to create such content easily. Here is how you do it.

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Powerpoint: Gallery Transition to show multiple products

Powerpoint transitions should be used to emphasize some change from pervious slide to next slide. Usually the changes are opposite – before/after, less/more, negative/positive, problem/solution etc. But there are transitions which are useful when there is continuity rather than dramatic change. Here is an example: How to show your product range – one product at a time…

PowerPoint Gallery Transition

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