Category Archives: PowerPoint 365 English

Insert Closed Captions on Videos in PowerPoint 365

Insert Closed Captions in PowerPoint

Now, in PowerPoint we can add Closed Captions to our Presentations. Why should we bother to Add Closed Captions?

  • First, to gain a larger audience
  • Secondly, we reach out to people with hearing disabilities
  • and Thirdly, we reach out to people who speak other languages other than the one in our Video.

In order to find out how to Insert Captions on a Video in a PowerPoint Presentation just continue reading.

We must select the Insert tab and from the right area of the ribbon named Multimedia, we locate the command Video as shown in the image below.

Insert Multimedia

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Background Removal of Pictures in Microsoft Office

In Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook we can use the automatic background removal or we can even draw lines to indicate which areas of the Picture Background we want to keep or which areas we want to keep. By using the Background Removal, we accent or highlight the subject of the picture or to remove the distracting detail. Background Removal is not available for Vector Graphic Files. In order to learn how the Background Removal command works just continue reading.

Remove Background in Office English

In the image below, I have Microsoft Word running, and I have inserted an image in the Document. Once the image is selected, the Format tab appears where from the left of the ribbon and at the area named Adjust we select the command Remove Background.

Remove Background - Word

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Quick Starter Feature in PowerPoint 365

A new feature has arrived in PowerPoint 365. The name is Quick Starter (sort of like Quick Silver). What does it do though?

It builds an Outline in PowerPoint, to help us get started researching a subject of our choice. All we must do, is to enter a Topic, and voila, after a couple of steps an Outline is created according to the information that we have entered and according to our choices.

QuickStarter in PowerPoint English

All you need to do, to use the Quick Starter feature in PowerPoint is to follow the steps below. Believe me, you must continue reading because it is an amazing and useful feature.  Once we have PowerPoint running, from Backstage View, and where all the Templates are located we select the Quick Starter one as shown in the image below.

PowerPoint QuickStarter

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Add Alt Text in PowerPoint 365

Alternative Text For Images. What is it though?

Alternative text is text associated with an image that serves the same purpose and conveys the same essential information as the image. In situations where the image is not available to the reader, perhaps because they have turned off images in their web browser or are using a screen reader due to a visual impairment, the alternative text ensures that no information or functionality is lost. Absent or unhelpful alternative text can be a source of frustration for visually impaired users of the Web.

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Add Alt Text in PowerPoint English

Thankfully in PowerPoint 365, it automatically generates Alt Text for photographs by using intelligent services in the cloud. PowerPoint 365 doesn’t generate Alt Text for Drawn Images, such as Clip Art, Diagrams or Icons.

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Use The Zoom Feature in PowerPoint

Do you want to make your Presentation more exciting, fascinating and dynamic? This is where Zoom in PowerPoint 365 appears. When we create a Zoom in PowerPoint, we can jump to and from to specific Slides, Sections in our Presentation in an order which is up to us to decide while we are presenting.

Zoom Feature in PowerPoint

A Summary Zoom is like a place where we gather and see all the pieces of our Presentation all in one. Another fact is, that when we are presenting we can use Zoom to go from one place to another in our Presentation in any order we want. We can revisit pieces of our Slide Show without interrupting the flow of our Presentation. Below will be described hot to create a Summary Zoom, a Section Zoom and a Slide Zoom in our Presentation.

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Segment Eraser in Office 365

Segment Eraser in Office 365

If we have used the Pen or Highlighter to draw on our PowerPoint Slide, we have also used the Eraser feature that is available. Now, a new eraser has appeared in PowerPoint 365. The name is Segment Eraser at what it does, is that it allows us for precise control when we are tidying up and Ink Drawing. It erases Ink back to where it intersects with another line.

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Morph Transition in PowerPoint 2016

Morph Transition

A new transition has arrived in PowerPoint 2016 named Morph. With this transition, we can make animations, transitions and objects to be moved across the Slides in our Presentation. When we apply the Morph Transition on Slides we create the appearance of movement. To find out how the Morph Transition works in PowerPoint 2016 just continue reading.

For the Morph Transition to work properly, we will need first to have two Slides with at least one object in comment. In my example below, I have the Slide that I want, and then I did a right click on the selected Slide and from the drop-down menu that appeared I selected the command Duplicate Slide. This way I have two identical Slides in my Presentation. On the Duplicated Slide, I move the object (for my example Santa Clause) in to a different location on the Slide and even change the size of it. I also changed the Size of the Title and moved it to the Left corner of the Slide. If we add or delete anything on the Duplicated Slide, it will either fade in or fade out once we use the Morph Transition.

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Design Ideas in PowerPoint 2016

Design Ideas

Have you ever wanted to create professional Slides in a few seconds? Do you want your Slides to have high quality? All we must do, is to Insert an Image in a Presentation and straight away Designer will provide us with several Design Ideas. We just select the one that we need and we are finished. By using Designer, we have more time for us to concentrate on our Presentation. Below you can see how Design Ideas work in PowerPoint 2016.

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Don’t Copy & Paste; Duplicate Slides in PowerPoint 2016

There are times that we want to add a Slide that contains the content of an existing Slide in a Presentation. What do we do? Certainly not Copy & Paste. The easiest and more simple way is to Duplicate the Slide or Slides that we want. In order to learn how to Duplicate Slide or Slides in PowerPoint 2016 is to follow the steps below.

First we must select the Slide or Slides from the left of the Navigation Pane that we want to be Duplicated. In the next image I have selected the first and third Slide.

Ctrl + Click Select Slides

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How To Set Up A Kiosk Presentation

In PowerPoint we can easily create a Self-Running Presentation in order to communicate our information without the need of a presenter. We can set up the Presentation in order to run unattended in a kiosk, a booth or a convention. We can also make the appropriated adjustments, so that our audience cannot make changes to our Self-Running Presentation. Once we create a Self-Running Presentation, it automatically restarts after it is finished.

In order to create a Self-Running Presentation also known as Kiosk Presentation, all you need to do is to follow the steps below.

First we must create our Presentation, or open it in order to set it up as a Kiosk Presentation and then we must select the Slide Show tab and then from the area of the ribbon named Set Up we select the command Set Up Slide Show as shown in the image below.

Slide Show Tab - Set Up Slide Show

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