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The easy way to rearrange slides in PowerPoint

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An easy way to rearrange one or more slides in PowerPoint 2019 for Windows or PowerPoint 2019 for macOS. Narrator Ian Lamont is the publisher of IN 30 MINUTES guides, including POWERPOINT BASICS IN 30 MINUTES and the POWERPOINT 2019 REFERENCE AND CHEAT SHEET.

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How to add drop-shadows and outlines to images in PowerPoint

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Three ways to insert images in PowerPoint 2019 for Windows or PowerPoint 2019 for macOS. Narrator Ian Lamont is the publisher of IN 30 MINUTES guides, including POWERPOINT BASICS IN 30 MINUTES and the POWERPOINT 2019 REFERENCE AND CHEAT SHEET.

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DISCLAIMER: This is not an official Microsoft video, nor do I represent Microsoft Corporation. Please review Microsoft’s terms of service before using this feature. i30 Media Corporation cannot be held liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, or special damages of any kind, or any damages whatsoever, arising out of or in connection with the use of this video.

PowerPoint vs. PowerPoint Online

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What is the difference between PowerPoint 2016 and PowerPoint Online? In about 10 minutes, learn how Microsoft’s two presentation applications stack up. Contents:

00:40 – PowerPoint 2016 Mac vs. Windows overview & the ribbon interface
01:40 – PowerPoint Online overview & ribbon UI
02:30 – How the ribbon interfaces compare (Home, Review, Transitions)
03:45 – Comparing Animations in PowerPoint 2016 and PowerPoint Online
05:00 – Designs and themes in PowerPoint Online vs. PowerPoint 2016
05:35 – Saving files in PowerPoint Online and OneDrive
07:00 – Issues with OneDrive and collaboration
07:45 – Conclusion on features … but what about costs? The video is narrated by the founder of In 30 Minutes guides, which includes PowerPoint Basics In 30 Minutes.

How to set up the PowerPoint Quick Access Toolbar

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In less than three minutes, learn how to set up the PowerPoint Quick Access toolbar in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows and macOS (part of the Microsoft Office 365 suite). The PowerPoint 2016 Quick Access Toolbar can be a huge time saver for PowerPoint users, including teachers, lecturers, entrepreneurs, startup founders, community leaders, government officials, managers, and others. This short PowerPoint video is narrated by the founder of In 30 Minutes guides, which includes PowerPoint Basics In 30 Minutes.

How to export a PDF in PowerPoint

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In less than two minutes, learn how to take a .ppt or .pptx file and export a PDF from a PowerPoint 2016 for Windows and macOS (part of the Microsoft Office 365 suite) using two different methods. This can be useful for restricting editing on a presentation or sharing a PowerPoint file with someone who does not have PowerPoint 2016 or the PowerPoint app for Android or iOS. The PowerPoint 2016 PDF export tutorial can be a huge time-saver for PowerPoint users, including teachers, lecturers, entrepreneurs, startup founders, community leaders, government officials, managers, and others. This short PowerPoint video is narrated by the founder of In 30 Minutes guides, which includes PowerPoint Basics In 30 Minutes.

How to insert PowerPoint video files

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If you want to further enhance your PowerPoint presentation, you have the option to insert video within slides. Smart use of these elements can help you engage your audience and add another dimension to your slide deck. Your video will begin playing immediately when you reach that slide during your presentation.

How to insert a video

Let’s say you want to add a hilarious clip of a cat doing taxes to your PowerPoint slide. To do so, you will use the Video tool on the Insert tab.

PowerPoint Insert video tabYou can insert an online video or a video you have stored on your PC. Select the appropriate option and a pop-up window will open. Navigate to the video file storage location (if on your PC) or choose OneDrive or YouTube (if getting a video from the Web). Alternatively, you can paste video embed code if you have copied it from another location.

Once you have located the video you want, click OK on the pop-up window. PowerPoint will add the video to your slide. You will resize, move, and delete the video the same way you would a stationary image. Visit that section in the previous chapter for a refresher if necessary.

PowerPoint Online limits video selections to online sources such as YouTube. The PowerPoint mobile apps for Android and iOS require access to videos stored on the device.

Editing and formatting a video

Using the tools on the Video Tools Format tab, you can make a multitude of adjustments ranging from correcting the brightness and contrast, to choosing a new Video Style, to altering the video’s shape and border.

The tools on the Video Tools Playback tab can be used to trim your video, add a fade in or fade out effect, adjust volume, and insert captions. While I’m not going to go into detail on video formatting or editing in this book, you can find great Microsoft tutorials using the Tell Me tool.

How to convert Google Slides to PowerPoint .pptx files

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In the following short video, learn how to convert a Google Slides presentation to a PowerPoint .pptx file, which can be opened in Microsoft PowerPoint 2016, PowerPoint 2013, or PowerPoint 2010. The video is just three minutes long. This is useful for sharing presentations with people who don’t have or can’t use Google Slides, or to leverage PowerPoint’s superior formatting and themes.

How to insert simple shapes in PowerPoint

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You’ll find shape tools in several locations within PowerPoint’s tabs. On the Home tab, you can insert a PowerPoint shape by selecting one from the Shape Gallery in both the desktop version of PowerPoint (Windows/macOS) as well as in PowerPoint Online. You can also access an expanded Shape Gallery using the Shapes tool on the Insert tab. In PowerPoint for Android and iOS, the Shapes tool can be accessed via the Insert tab.

Simply select the shape you want and then click the slide in the location you wish it to appear. From there you can:

  • Resize the shape by clicking and dragging its sizing handles.
  • Move the shape by clicking within it and dragging it to a new location.
  • Rotate the shape by clicking the rotation handle above the shape and then dragging it left or right.
  • Delete the shape by clicking within it and then pressing the Backspace key on your keyboard.

PowerPoint Shapes GallerySimple shape edits

PowerPoint also provides tools to edit any shape you’ve already inserted. You can quickly change the Shape Fill, Shape Outline, and add Shape Effects using the tools on the Home tab. For even more options, navigate to the Drawing Tools Format tab where you can:

  • Edit Shape. Use this tool to change the shape to an entirely different selection in the Shape Gallery or adjust individual points to create a freeform result.
  • Shape Styles. Quickly change your shape fill, border, and effects to a variety of preset combinations within your PowerPoint theme. Hover over each one to see a preview of the results.
  • Shape Fill. Choose a new fill color, add a gradient or texture, or fill the shape with a picture.
  • Shape Effects. Add shadow or glow, bevel the shape’s edges, and more.

This is an excerpt from PowerPoint Basics In 30 Minutes. The book is a available for purchase on Amazon, B&N, Apple, and other online stores.