We need complex presentations quite often, e.g. Periodic reviews, new projects, planning, and so on. Such complex presentations usually need inputs from multiple persons. Each one sends a small piece of presentation to some central coordinator – not just once, but repeatedly. The central person struggles with copy pasting stuff, fights with formatting and layout conflicts and has a miserable life in general!
The solution is simple. Store the base presentation on OneDrive, SharePoint or Teams. Share it with all the contributors and let them edit it. Try it out now!
Editing complex presentations together: Benefits
- Multiple persons can work on the presentation simultaneously, without confusing each other.
- Enormous time saving
- There are no copies (CCs) to deal with. The presentation is always a single file.
- Past versions are stored automatically so that you can refer to an earlier edit.
- You can see if others are editing simultaneously. You can go and look at the slide they are working on.
- If required, you can clarify doubts or suggest changes to each other using chat (Skype FB )
- If there is a conflict, the owner can resolve it. Conflict occurs when two users change the same item in two different ways.
It is simple, useful and revolutionary. Practice this with your colleagues couple of times and then you will have the confidence and the motivation to use it in real life.
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Here is a smart new feature which allows you to Link recent files instantly. It is difficult to notice but a very nice addition. Just notice the dropdown below the Insert – Link button. Also available with Right Click – Link button. Shows recent files to choose from. Works with Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. It is similar to the Insert Attachment dropdown in Outlook. One difference.
This list does not show the cloud icon for files which are on OneDrive or SharePoint. Look at the path before adding the link. Whether the file is on local drive or OneDrive, it is not going to automatically give access to others, in case you send the documents to them. The Outlook – Add Attachment list shows the cloud icon and automatically gives EDIT permission to the recipients.