Category Archives: PowerPoint 365 English

What Are The Transparency Options in PowerPoint 365?

Transparence Definition: noun (See Through)

  • The characteristic of being easy to see through. ​
  • Specialized art a photograph or picture printed on plastic that you can see on a screen by shining a light through it

Transparency in PowerPoint means that we can reveal what is hiding behind an image that we have inserted in our PowerPoint Slide. If you want to find out more about the Transparency Options in PowerPoint 365 just keep on reading the post below.

Transparency Options in PowerPoint 365

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How To Change A Picture in a PowerPoint 365 Slide

Many times, we have inserted a Picture in a Slide on our PowerPoint Presentation and the last minute we change our mind about that Picture. What do we do? Well PowerPoint 365 has a quite easy and helpful feature available where we can Change the Picture in just a couple of seconds. All you need to do, so you can find out how it works is to continue reading this post.

How To Change An Image in PowerPoint 365

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How To Edit A Worksheet Object in a PowerPoint 365 Slide

As we already know, we can use an Excel Chart or Excel Table Data that we created in a PowerPoint Slide. We just simply copy it from Excel and then use the Paste Options to paste into the PowerPoint Slide. This way, the Data is linked between the Excel Worksheet and the PowerPoint Slide. When we want to change or edit the Data or the Chart from the PowerPoint Slide we have several options available in order for us to use. All you need to do is to continue reading the post below.

How To Edit A Worksheet Object in PowerPoint 365

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How To Publish Video Presentations to Microsoft Stream

Now available in Microsoft PowerPoint is the feature where we can create a Video File and then upload it to a Video Sharing Site, which Microsoft has available for us and it is named Microsoft Stream. Microsoft Stream is an enterprise Video Service where people in an organization, can upload, can view and share videos with safety. This feature is available for organization subscribers within PowerPoint 2016 for Office 365. All you need to do to find out more about Microsoft Stream is to continue reading this post.

Publish Video Presentation To Microsoft Stream

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Export A Presentation Into Video in Ultra HD (4K) in PowerPoint

We all know that we can Create a Video from our PowerPoint Presentation. We know that a video grabs the attention quicker, rather than turning Slides. It breaks up the monotony of continuous Slides, it provides compelling content and it helps the audience relate to our material. In a previous post of mine, I described Create an MP4 Video From Our PowerPoint 13 Presentation. The difference now is that we have a new quality that we can use in order to Export our Video. This new quality is Ultra HD (4K). The resolution used for PowerPoint Presentations and 4K Monitors is called UHDTV 4K and 3840 x 2160 pixels. Just continue reading in order to find out How To Export Our PowerPoint Presentation into a Video Ultra HD.

Create an Ultra HD (4K) Video in PowerPoint 365

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Design Ideas for Timelines in PowerPoint 365

In PowerPoint, when we write a Timeline, a Bulleted List of Processes or Steps on Slide, PowerPoint Designer appears straight away suggesting us a variety of Timeline Designs in order for us to use. The Designer realizes that it is dealing with a Time Process and responds by opening and showing us several graphical depictions for us to choose from. In order to find out more about how Design Ideas for Timelines works in PowerPoint 365 just continue reading.

Timeline Designer in PowerPoint 365

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Recording Tab in PowerPoint 365

In PowerPoint 365, we can add now a Recording tab to the ribbon which is available. We can then create a Presentation made up of recorded slides, screen recordings and inserted Videos and finally share the Recorded Content to be viewed. We can even make our Presentations more interactive by embedding quizzes to assist. We can even change the ink color right from the pane in the recording pane. In order to learn more of the Recording tab in PowerPoint 365, with all the available commands just keep on reading.

Record A Presentation in PowerPoint 365

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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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