PowerPoint 2016

PowerPoint 2016

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Death by PowerPoint is a much bandied-around saying that is hugely unfair to a very slick piece of software. It’s not the fault of PowerPoint that you had to sit through a boring presentation – it was surely the fault of the presenter themselves. In fact, PowerPoint does a lot to make most presentations more interesting, easier to understand and easier to grasp the salient points of the discussion. But PowerPoint isn’t all about creating learning materials and marking pitches – it has a range of other more creative uses, especially with the 2016 version taking it up a notch or two. Need to entertain your grandchildren? Then use PowerPoint to create a comic book using their favourite cartoon characters. Want to start plotting your family tree? PowerPoint’s SmartArt graphics can help you visualise your genealogy, making it simple to explain to other family members, no matter how complex the relationships are within your lineage.

PowerPoint 2016 - a capable application improved to extend versatility

PowerPoint 2016 has introduced additional features and streamlined certain actions to make it even more effective and impressive than its predecessor. You can now be even more creative with your use of Themes by using the variations to refine your design. Feedback, comments and questions can now be included using the Comments pane, making it even more useful for conferencing. Some functions have been automated to improve the speed with which you can come up with a really impressive look. For example, if you start entering bullet points, PowerPoint 2016 will suggest converting it into an attention-grabbing SmartArt graphic. If you found the 2013 version difficult to comprehend, the latest edition includes a much-improved help menu that gives you step-by-step advice on how to achieve your desired results. If you’ve always considered PowerPoint as just a tool for presentations, then now is the time to think outside the box and look at using it to its full capacity. As a collaborative way of sharing ideas amongst colleagues, PowerPoint is hard to beat. Similarly, if you need to help your children with their homework, why not use this adaptable application to create Flash cards to help them remember those finickity details that just don’t want to be remembered?

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I play sounds across multiple Powerpoint slides?

Sounds are an important asset in every PowerPoint presentation. If you want to play sounds across multiple slides, you’ll have to navigate towards the insert tab. Once there, select the audio and import audio from a file. Find the audio file you’d like to import and select insert. This will insert the audio in a slide. If you want it to play across all slides, right-click on the audio file and select “play across all tabs.”

My sounds and movies play on my PC, why not on others?

Why do links break when I move the presentation?   If you insert a video or audio clip into your PowerPoint presentation, the actual video or sound is not a part of the presentation. If you try to move the presentation to another device, the sound or video will stay on your original device. That’s why you should copy the files used in the presentation and move it to the same device. That way, the links will keep working.

How to Turn a PowerPoint Into a Video

After you create your PowerPoint presentation, you can easily convert it and save it as a video by following these steps:

•   Select File > Export > Create a video
•   Choose the preferred quality of the video from the available settings that include the options, such as standard (480p), HD (720p), Full HD (1080p), and Ultra HD (4K). Standard is the lowest video quality (852 x 480) and smallest file size, while Ultra includes ultra-high video quality (3840 x 2160) and the largest file size.
•   Use Recorded Timings and Narrations (optional)
•   Navigate to the Seconds spent on each slide box section and select the default time for each slide.
•   Select Create Video
•   Name your new video file and choose the location where you want to save your new file.
•   Go to the Save As Type box and choose the preferred format for your new video file. Choose from Windows Media Video or MPEG-4 Video. Pro tip: If you want the best compatibility with video players, the best option is the MPEG-4 Video format.
•   Save your new file.

How to Make a PowerPoint Image the Background of a Slide

To add a background image to a slide in PowerPoint, right-click on the slide, and select Design > Format Background. In the “Fill” menu on the “Format Background” pane, select the “Picture or texture fill” option. Click on “File” and then on “Insert Picture” to choose the image you want to use.

To make the slide text visible, use the “Transparency” option to adjust the brightness. Click on the “Offset” settings to adjust the position of the image. If you want to have a tile background, select the “Tile picture as texture” option. Click on “Apply to All” if you want all the slides to have the same background image.

How to Make a PowerPoint Master Layout

To create a Master Layout in PowerPoint, go to View > Slide Master. In the left-hand pane of the “Slide Master View”, select your master slide and click on the “Master Layout” option.

On the “Slide Master” tab, you can choose a theme and adjust colors, fonts, effects, and background styles. Click on “Slide Orientation” if you want to switch between a Landscape and Portrait view.

To save your PowerPoint Master Layout as a template, go to File > Save as, create a name for the file, select PowerPoint Template from the “Save as type” list, and click “Save”.