PowerPoint includes a variety of automated cropping tools for shapes and pictures. Using the Crop to Shape tool, you can crop irregular shapes and images with just a few clicks, as long as the desired shape is available in the PowerPoint Shapes tool. With a bit more effort, however, you can use the outline cropping method. With this method, you use the Fill to Shape cropping tool to crop a unique irregular shape or image. Use the outline cropping method to crop complex shapes, or use the Crop to Shape feature to quickly crop an image to a pre-set shape.
You may have been subject to many Microsoft PowerPoint presentations of plain text on electronic slides, but your own works need not be so character-driven. Add some flair to a presentation by inserting some of the software’s collection of shapes. When you add shapes, such as arrows and flow chart symbols, you can take an additional step to format and style them. Shapes can take on a glowing appearance, or look as if they’re layered on your slides, all to help call attention to the material you’re conveying in the presentation.
OpenOffice's Impress software creates PowerPoint presentations just like its Microsoft Office counterpart with one glaring omission -- a lack of integrated narration recording. Despite this shortcoming, you can still add narration to your Impress presentations by recording narration in clips outside of OpenOffice. These clips can then be added to each slide as sound clips, effectively adding narration to the presentation.
Google's online presentation tool, known officially as Slides, is part of the productivity suite integrated into the Google Drive platform. It enables you to create, edit and display slide-based presentations on your computer. In addition to creating slideshows from scratch, you can also upload existing files stored in the Microsoft PowerPoint format.
In Internet chat rooms, text messages and social networking sites, typing in all capital letters is likened to shouting, but sometimes, you really do need to get your message across. Working in Microsoft PowerPoint makes it easy to go from non-capitalized letters to all caps, whether you want your bullet points to stand out on a slide, or you really need to emphasise a particular point. The benefit of making every letter capitalized through PowerPoint is that you won’t need to retype anything. Just take advantage of PowerPoint’s font menu and state your (upper) case.
Microsoft PowerPoint may not give you the complete freedom that a graphics editor or desktop publishing program provides for customizing text appearance, but the slideshow software does come with several workarounds for decorative type. Transform part of your presentation with an eye-catching circle text effect as a way to request questions, give speakers’ names or just break up linear type on a slide. PowerPoint’s text effects tool may be slightly hidden, but you’ll find it a worthy investment to find.
TeamViewer allows you to share your desktop, remotely access and control another computer and host or participate in online meetings and virtual collaboration sessions. TeamViewer GmbH, a German-based company, developed the TeamViewer platform in 2005, which has had over 100 million installations across the globe and is available in over 30 languages. As of 2013, the application is free to download for individual users but must be purchased for commercial use.
Turning off Keynote animations will make the program run better on slower computers. Turn off Keynote animations with help from an Apple expert in this free video clip.
Making a montage in Microsoft PowerPoint will require you to bring together elements like pictures, audio and transitions. Make a montage in Microsoft PowerPoint with help from an experienced computer professional in this free video clip.
Inserting animation in PowerPoint is a great way to add fun visual flair to your presentation. Insert animation in PowerPoint with help from an experienced computer professional in this free video clip.
A lot of programs mimic the functionality of Microsoft's PowerPoint at about a fraction of the overall cost. Find out about programs that are similar to PowerPoint for the PC with help from a computer science and media production professional in this free video clip.
There are a large number of reasons why you might want to take a colorful PowerPoint presentation file and turn it black and white. Make a colorful PPT presentation be black and white with help from a well-versed app designer and Web developer in this free video clip.
An internal margin is the space between the border of an element, such as a label, cell or text box, and the contents of the element. For a website element, you can change the internal margin using the "padding" property. For elements in graphs, presentations and documents, a menu option is usually available to adjust the internal margin. You can change the internal margin inside spreadsheet cells by altering the text size, changing the column width or changing the row height.
PPT is the file format for Microsoft PowerPoint presentations, and a simulation PPT displays images from computer simulations. PowerPoint is a practical way of sharing simulation data generated from another source. PowerPoint can display a presentation based on simulations, but it can't generate the simulation on its own. Use PowerPoint's presentation features to share your computer models with general users.
Apple Macintosh and iPad users can use the Apple Keynote presentation to open and view Microsoft PowerPoint presentations saved in PPT or PPS format. Differences in the way these applications save and process audio content, though, can leave Keynote users frustrated with an apparent inability to hear sounds that the PowerPoint presentation contains.
Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 provides options that complement the text and content of your presentation. Creating a background for your PowerPoint slide provides visual interest for your viewers. The “Design” tab on the command ribbon helps you refine a background for one slide or the whole presentation. As examples, a background can comprise a time-saving, built-in theme or a custom theme with an image file of your company logo.
Adobe Captivate gives you the ability to capture on-screen actions using various modes, such as demonstration and full motion. Use demonstration mode to illustrate a basic feature; this mode can also include text cues. For instance, text such as “Select” appears next to a clicked button. To capture a full video of user interactions such as drag-and-drop, use the full motion option. It is possible to combine the two methods during your capture using keyboard shortcuts.
Plotting puts a final touch on an AutoCAD drawing in preparation for on-screen display or hard copy printing. Scale, layout and the dimension, weight and color of its plot style are important considerations and largely determine the quality of the resulting plot. Scaling and page layout come first and set the stage for a finished drawing. Plot style selections then determine the final look-and-feel of your AutoCAD drawing. The Plot Style Manager provides a variety of built-in styling options that you can use or override and create a custom plot style of your own.
Microsoft SharePoint is a Web application that enables users to work more efficiently with others, helping to manage documents, publish reports and improve communication. SharePoint gathers and tracks live data, displaying it for all involved parties in a Data View. You may even customize Data Views with color to enhance presentation.
If you want to create a poster for a presentation or for advertisement, you may need to make multiple copies of it. Before image editing and presentation software became popular, you would have had to design the poster by hand on posterboard. Today you can create a poster in a program such as Word or Paint and save the design to external media to print later. Many Windows 7 computers have a pre-loaded starter version of Microsoft Word and all Windows computers have Paint.
With the help of iLife and its iPhoto application, Mac users are able to create books, cards and other media without needing a degree in graphic design. Using the "themes" that are provided in the application, users can customize their books to suit their individual needs. If you've used iPhoto to create a book and now want to use the same theme for another project, it can be frustrating to find that the theme is no longer available. Depending on your skill level, you have a few options to try to remedy the problem.
Creating a digital portfolio is the ideal solution for organizing and sharing files with different content. Adobe Acrobat Pro lets you assemble a digital PDF portfolio using multiple files types. You can include text files, spreadsheets, PowerPoint presentations, CAD drawings, images and videos. After you create your portfolio, distribute it immediately by email, or by copying it to a CD or DVD. You can select a layout for your PDF portfolio and customize the colors.
Adobe Acrobat Pro, starting from version 9, includes the ability to add links to your PDFs, creating one-click access to related content within your PDF file to other PDF documents and even to external Web pages, like YouTube videos. You can easily customize your links to make them more visible by adding optional rectangles around your selection with specific color and thickness attributes. Once clicked, users' Web browsers automatically open and direct them to the YouTube page you've specified.
Learning about the ODP format is beneficial if you work on multimedia presentations -- even if you never use it. If you’re a software decision-maker for your business, you’ll also want to learn more about how ODP can potentially benefit your organization. As an added bonus, anyone who works with multimedia presentations may already know how to use this software -- even if they’ve never used it before.
Keynote offers a variety of transition animations, among other features, that lend presentations a more polished, professional appearance. One example is the page flip animation, which makes the slide to which it’s applied appear to turn like the page of a book when revealing the next slide. You can access effects from the Inspector window.
Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) is an innovative presentation system, designed by Microsoft, that allows users to easily build Windows client applications. These applications may work alone or they may be browser-hosted. In either case, it sometimes becomes necessary to modify the window style, a task that some users will find challenging, but that is actually quite simple when broken down.
When working with multiple X and Y variables in the JMP modeling software, you use the "Analyze" menu's "Fit Model" function to set up the data. When you use this function, you choose the X and Y values you want to model and view and the software displays the data without any user intervention. The fit model tool is beneficial when you have multiple types of data you want to compare.
The JMP modeling software lets you create statistical graphs and relationships between numbers for analysis. The JMP software has a feature that automatically counts in a column, so each line of data is shown in a numerical order. You must tell the software to add the numerical values automatically each time a new line of data is added to the model.
Delivering a presentation with informative slides makes it easier for a speaker to engage with an audience. The slides can contain multimedia to enhance the speaker's information, bullet points to highlight the presenter's most important points and a background theme to help set the tone for a presentation. Software that generates slide shows to accompany presentations, such as PowerPoint, have thematic templates for different topics, such as globalization.
HyperCam is screen recording software. Sometimes referred to as screencasting or video screen capture software, screen recorders are used mainly as a tool to demonstrate how to use an application or service. Many products similar to HyperCam are available on the Internet. HyperCam is the most basic of these tools. The majority of screencasting software runs on Windows only, and most are operating system specific.
With Apple's Keynote presentation software, you have something like a slideshow on steroids. Not only can you create slides, but you can add music, video and animations to your presentations. If you're looking to create "scrolling credits" in your next presentation, you can use one of Keynote's "move" features to accomplish this task.
PowerPoint slide shows are frequently used in academic and professional environments to provide a visual aid to accompany lectures and other presentations. Similar to writing a research paper, PowerPoint presentations typically include an introduction, body and a conclusion. As such, a conclusion to your slide show should provide an overview of the main points that your audience will remember after you're finished.
VSX, which stands for Visio Stencil XML, is a file format used to store certain drawings and shapes for templates created by Microsoft Visio. You can use Microsoft Visio to open any VSX files on your hard drive. If you do not have Microsoft Visio installed, you can use a free application called Microsoft Visio Viewer to open VSX files.
Install fonts using the utilities program BusyBox by "rooting," or "unlocking," your phone with BusyBox installed. Rooting your Android phone, for example, will not erase your phone's content. Instead, it merely "unlocks" it so that you have full "root" permission to upload other font programs, even those that are not supported by default Droid Android. Once rooted, you may then install freeware or commercially sold font-changing applications using Busy Box.
There may only be a few options for software when putting together an electronic slideshow presentation, but once you start typing, the possibilities for formatting may appear endless. One way to guide a presentation is to follow the rules of the American Psychological Association’s formatting. The APA, the most common format for social sciences presentations, prescribes strict ways that slides should appear – especially those referencing other works – and gives you a roadmap of how to construct your own slideshow.
A DL Flexisign is an animated software file that can be easily converted with the right software application. Flexisign software is a high-quality vector-creating and editing application used for tracing, cutting, scanning and printing brochures, signs, banners and business cards. Flexisign is a freeware design tool that can be used by hobbyists and professionals to create simple, brilliant graphic displays.
Presentations do not need to be long strings of slides with blocks of text on them. You can use some of the animation features in Microsoft PowerPoint to add a little flare to your presentation. Some of the animations are straightforward -- sliding slides off the page or moving paragraphs on or off the slide. However, with a little work combining some basic features, you can create a countdown timer for your presentation.
Crystal Reports XI allows you to use five types of maps to include with your reports: ranged, dot density, graduated, pie chart and bar chart. You may find after choosing a map type that it doesn't effectively present the data you are presenting. By choosing a different map type, you can better display the data in your report. All map changes are done through the program's menu system.
Pixelation is the effect of individual pixels being enlarged causing the pictures to look blurry. Early computer graphics give an ideal example of pixelated images. The edge of any line, except a straight line, was jagged and rough. Pixelated pictures are a common issue on the Internet. Rough-looking pictures make surfing the Web a less enjoyable experience.
"Tabular format" is simply information presented in the form of a table with rows and columns. Most office productivity software programs, such as word processors and spreadsheets, include tools for entering text and data in tabular format. You can then enhance the appearance of the table by adjusting fonts, borders, backgrounds and other visual features.
Team Sports Scheduling System is a computer application that lets you keep track of sport organization league schedules including games, results and any follow-up information. The application saves your data within a Team Sports Scheduling System Project file, also known as a TSS file. The productivity suite Complete Works’s spreadsheet files also contain the extension ".tss."
Invision Power Board is a multifunctional commercial application that permits theme customization. IP Board enables you to add various modifications to the basic installation and it is written in PHP requiring the use of My SQL database. IPB is customized using the “Look and Feel” tab in the control panel. Many websites offer commercial and free templates also referred to as skins, for the IP Board forum. After installing an IP template, you can prevent users from changing the skin selection by removing the template changer from the IP Board.
ODP files are OpenDocument presentations. These presentations are created using OpenOffice software version two or later, and contain individual slides. Slides in an OpenDocument presentation may contain text, multi-media and links. The slides in the presentation are either advanced manually, or set to advance after a certain number of seconds.
The SMIL file format, which is pronounced "smile," is a multimedia file format created by the World Wide Web Consortium, or W3C. Like HTML files, SMIL files are written in plain text and contain markup information that controls the presentation of media objects such as streaming audio and video.
A proper debate involves one point, with two people or teams each taking either the positive or the negative side of that point. A debate presentation is typically an oral event, but some types of debates lend themselves well to visual presentations. Creating a visual debate presentation helps your audience remember your key points so they can make the most informed decision on the presented issue. Presentation software, such as Microsoft PowerPoint, is one way to organize your debate information.
The WP3 file format is a type of project file generated by Microsoft PhotoStory when you create a presentation. Because PhotoStory is a Windows program, Mac users will not be able to view WP3 files without having Windows installed on their computers or converting the file to a video format compatible with the Mac. If you are a Mac user with Windows XP installed, you'll be able to convert this file yourself; otherwise, you will need to ask the creator of the file to convert it to a compatible video format.
Microsoft DemoMate is an authoring program used by businesses to create various types of presentations and demonstrations for employees and clients. The software is versatile and efficient, allowing content creators to customize their own experience and that of the end user. Limitless potential applications exist for the presentations and tutorials created with DemoMate.
LCD projectors are often used to show PowerPoint presentations to an audience. Because these projectors display whatever is showing on your computer screen, changing the file to presentation mode, also called “slide show view” must be done using the PowerPoint controls. When the slide show is switched to slide show view on the screen, the image that is displayed through the LCD projector will change as well.
SlideshowZilla is a Windows application that includes more than 20 templates for creating your digital slideshows using images and graphics. You can also customize each of the application’s templates to your liking including colors and the size of the slideshow. SlideshowZilla runs on an Intel Pentium III or later system with an 800 megahertz or better processor running Windows 7, Vista or XP.
Microsoft Silverlight is a freeware application that can run business and media applications that utilize high-quality digital imaging. Software developers can use the Microsoft Silverlight system to build Flash-style applications for streaming media and audio. Compatibility problems can often cause the automatic Microsoft Silverlight download to malfunction, preventing an Internet browser from viewing the application that uses Silverlight.
Windows Live Meeting is a service that lets presenters hold virtual meeting sessions with large groups of attendees over the Internet. As a presenter, you can use the Live Meeting Console to adjust different settings for a future virtual meeting session. For example, you can add a live video stream to your meeting session using a local webcam that is connected to your PC.
Microsoft's Photo Story application offers a small learning curve for users looking to compose polished presentations from their photos. Users can add captions and basic transitions to tell the stories of their photos. However, the program doesn't include in-template slides for your presentations. In addition, if you want to add a title or credit screen, you need to use another application. With the help of Microsoft's Paint utility, you can create a black background to use for your Photo Story's opening and closing slides.
Keynote, Apple’s answer to Microsoft PowerPoint, is a presentation program that enables you to create elaborate slideshows with ease. By using one of the many built-in templates, or even building your own, you can create a great-looking presentation in very little time. Adding to the interactivity of Keynote is the ability to create buttons, little objects that, when clicked on, take the viewer to another slide, a webpage, an email message, or even another slideshow entirely.
Adobe Captivate allows you to create engaging tutorials and quizzes on any subject you can imagine. Many Captivate users output their presentations as Flash movies because of the wide compatibility the format offers in virtually any platform. With Captivate 5, you can also embed YouTube videos in your projects to make them more interesting and instructive. The Adobe FLV format used for most YouTube videos makes them ideal for use with Captivate. However, to embed YouTube videos in Captivate, you must first create code for a video widget in Adobe Flash.
Adobe Flash can be used to create any number of useful programs. Some are used for entertainment, and others can be used for education. It is even possible to create a multiple choice quiz inside the program, one that can have an unlimited amount of questions, and a review section at the end to make sure everyone that uses it sees the correct answers. For someone with a little extra time and a bit of skill in Flash, this can be very useful for people that need to learn a subject quickly.
Embed fonts into your PowerPoint 2008 files to allow viewers who do not have the fonts to view the files. Use the options in the "Save As" window, you may pick and choose from a list of slideshow items to preserve. You should also embed novelty fonts, as other a user may not have specialty fonts installed on his system.
A file with the PPTX file extension is a Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 or 2010 presentation file. A file with the PPT file extension is a PowerPoint presentation file created with an earlier version of PowerPoint. There are several free online tools that will convert a PPTX file to a PPT file.
Computer network engineers rely on network schematic diagrams in the same way that building architects use blueprints and schematics. A network schematic allows a network engineer to plan and build a network on paper prior to implementing it. The most common tool for network schematics is Visio, now a product of Microsoft. There is a free, open source alternative to create network schematics named Dia. Dia is available for OS X, Windows and various forms of Unix.
One of the quickest ways to add graphics or emphasis to an object on a Keynote slide is to utilize the "Shapes" tool in the application tool bar. Keynote provides 15 ready-made patterns such as arrows, triangles, stars and a quote bubble in addition to a freehand pen tool that should provide you with all the shape options you need. If you would like to make a customized shape out of existing patterns available in the software you can merge or join two or more shapes together.
PowerPoint 2007 allows you to create presentations that play automatically, use special effects and display text, images and video. Although the program offers many features for creating presentations, it doesn't offer a method for creating MOV video files to share via email or upload to the Web. If you want to convert your PPTX presentation files to MOV files, you can do so with a PowerPoint-to-video converter program.
".PPTX" is the file extension for documents created in recent versions of PowerPoint. Your Macintosh may already have the software you need to read or modify this file, depending upon what came pre-installed. Otherwise, you can either purchase software that is compatible with ".PPTX" documents or try free alternatives.
Renewed Vision's ProPresenter is presentation software for churches that is available for Microsoft Windows and Apple computers. You can download additional Bibles for use in ProPresenter from Renewed Vision's website. Some of the Bibles are free, while others cost about $15 at the time of publication. After downloading a Bible, you can install it in one copy of ProPresenter. Due to the licensing requirements of Bible copyright holders, each computer using ProPresenter at a church must have a unique Bible license. ProPresenter uses Bible unlock codes to enforce this restriction.
HyperCam 2 is a free software application made by Hyperionics for the Windows operating systems. HyperCam 2 is desktop recording software, allowing you to record any activity on your computer screen with the click of a button. The true tasks in creating stick figure movies revolves around writing your story, then using presentation software to draw the movie scene-by-scene. After this process is complete, HyperCam 2 can record your stick figure movie.
A PPT file is a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation file. Presentations created with PowerPoint are often delivered in front of an audience. The added benefit of being able to make items such as bullet points appear on a slide when you press the “Enter” key engages the audience and animates the presentation. Microsoft PowerPoint includes a feature that fades items on a slide into view one by one when the “Enter” key is pressed.
Apple's Keynote is presentation software with many similarities to PowerPoint, but with the wider array of graphics and video capabilities that Mac is known for. Navigational tools, such as hyperlinks, allow the presenter to click through to selected slides and back again as needed. This technique provides a smooth presentation, especially when the Keynote file has hundreds of slides in the deck.
If you're a Mac user who wants to skip an in-person meeting, try using iChat instead. IChat is Apple's real-time audio and video conferencing application bundled in Mac OS X. With iChat Theater, you can also share Keynote slide presentations with one another. The Keynote slideshow creator shares and controls the pace of the presentation in an iChat window, while the other Mac user views the slideshow, just like in person, but on a smaller scale.
Air Sketch is an Apple iPad app used for presentations. If the iPad and a separate computer are running on the same network, drawings and annotations can be done in Air Sketch and made to display on the computer. This is especially handy if a PDF or image file is hosted on the computer and you wish to bring that file into the presentation.
Using Microsoft’s PowerPoint, create dynamic presentations using a variety of text, image and object editing tools. While you may choose from a variety of pre-formatted slide layouts, you can also design slides from scratch on a blank slide. In order to provide those who view your presentation with a visual aid, add a graph to your presentation to illustrate data. These graphs are created using the same tools that are in other Office productivity programs, such as Excel.
Microsoft’s PowerPoint has a wide variety of text, image and object editing tools that allow you to create dynamic presentations and slide shows. PowerPoint may be used to create personal slide shows or business-related presentations. When you create presentations that are distributed to others, you may want to make the file “read-only.” By protecting the file in this manner, you prevent others from editing it, thereby protecting the integrity of the original presentation.
FlashPoint is a presentation-creation application produced by Sausage Tools; it allows you to create digital presentations for use on a website. FlashPoint is similar in functionality to programs such as Keynote and offers a user interface that is reminiscent of that of Microsoft PowerPoint. Presentations are created by combining slides in sequential order to form a slide deck. Slides in the deck use a combination of graphics and text to deliver messages to your audience. FlashPoint generates an SWF file for each presentation, allowing it to play in any Web browser as a Flash movie.
An abbreviation within an abbreviation, MHTML stands for "MIME Hypertext Markup Language," where MIME stands for "Multipurpose Internet Mail Extension." It is a format for storing all elements of an HTML page in one file. The format was originally designed by the Internet Engineering Task Force's Network Working Group.
Keynote is the presentation application that comes with Apple's iWork application suite. It allows you to create slideshow presentations, view these presentations and edit the slides of presentations you have already made. The application works much like Microsoft's PowerPoint application, displaying each presentation's slides in thumbnail form and allowing you to edit the individual slides once the slide is selected.
The main reason computer users are unable to open a file is because the do not have the application that uses that file type installed on their computer. Windows associates file types with applications so when the user double clicks on a file in a directory it can call the appropriate application to open the file. This is called the Default Program database and windows uses the file extension to identify the file type in this system.
A multidocument shape is a flowchart shape in Microsoft PowerPoint that resembles several documents laying on top of each other. This shape can be used in your flowcharts to indicate that the item is a document or study, or it can be used to decorate your PowerPoint slide as a graphic. It is one of many shape choices available that you can use when creating flowcharts in PowerPoint.
Most people will either use or see the results of presentation graphics software at some point in time. Businesses often rely on software for vital presentations and reports, while students tend to use the software for class reports. Most users think of Microsoft PowerPoint when talking about presentation graphics software, but there are multiple others to choose from as well, depending on your needs.
The past several years have seen an explosion in the number of video conferencing applications. One of the most prominent has been a service called Oovoo. The program allows users unlimited video chat with up to three other users simultaneously. Oovoo users can also call mobile phones and landlines on a per-minute fee. You can customize your Oovoo by importing your personal contacts, creating contact groups, adjusting privacy settings and choosing how you want Oovoo to contact you.
HDV (High-definition Video) software allows you to record standard-definition quality video and convert it to HDV. Computer hardware such as Mojo allows users to view converted analog video in HDV format. However, you must make a few changes while in the project window of the HDV software. This process is straightforward and only takes a few minutes to complete
LibreOffice's Impress enables you to incorporate a variety of media into elaborate presentations. You can present information to your audience in slideshow format, using combinations of audio, video, text and images. While your Impress presentation can be a complement to your live lectures, you can automate them and provide information to your audience without having to forward each slide manually. With some brief adjustments to presentation's settings, you can set your presentations to play in a continuous loop.
Microsoft PowerPoint templates allow you to use the same background, color scheme and general design elements across several PowerPoint presentations. Although PowerPoint comes with a number of templates and gives you access to a number of online templates, you can always choose to create your own. Making your own PowerPoint template is just a matter of creating a background, changing the master slides and saving it as the correct file type.
Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 can create a chart to represent your data to your viewers. PowerPoint’s command Ribbon contains illustrations, such as Excel charts, to add visual interest to your slides. A chart gallery features area, bar, column, line, pie and other chart types. Type the data in an Excel worksheet to update the chart. Customize the chart’s design, format and layout to enhance your PowerPoint presentation.
Multimedia can turn an average oral presentation into a spectacular one. The advantages incorporate the digital integration of text, graphics, videos, audio or animation to a presentation, if you remember that multimedia is just a tool. It will not take place of you as the presenter and it will not make up for poor content. When you use it properly as a supplement, it grabs attention, illustrates your information and gives you consistent but dynamic support.
Wink is an educational application used to create software tutorials by capturing screenshots -- images of your computer screen -- as you perform a certain task or function. Wink contains features to help you add explanation boxes, buttons and title screens to the tutorial, which will help your viewers understand what to do. You can create a blur effect in Wink by overlapping two or more offset objects and lowering the opacity setting. This blur effect can be used on any images that you import into your tutorial.
Windows Movie Maker is a digital movie building application packaged with the Windows operating system and available via a free download at the Microsoft website. The interface includes various tools that enable you to add sound, effects and transitions to your movie. Use a predefined title format or create a custom title by editing such attributes as the font, color and animation.
With ProShow Producer 4.5, create professional and impressive presentations. ProShow Producer has many features you would not see in other presentation software. Use ProShow Producer to add images, video, text and sound to slides to create a presentation. With so many added features, start with just the basics when using the program for the first time.
Microsoft Office Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Access all include a feature called Most Recently Used, or MRU, List. This list displays the most recently used program files, and can help you get quick access to these files. If you don't want others to view your most recently used documents, clear the MRU list from Microsoft Office.
Prezi is presentation software that uses a single whiteboard that you can move around instead of using the slides found in other presentation software, such as Microsoft PowerPoint. You can place text, pictures, videos and other elements on a Prezi presentation, and change the size of each element. Prezi is available for free as Web-based application or, for a fee, you can use a desktop version of the software and create presentations offline.
In order to connect to MSN's gaming and messaging network with your Xbox or PC, you may need to open a special kind of network port: the NAT port. This can be accomplished by modifying your router's settings and telling it that it is okay for data to be sent and received through a specific network port that is dedicated to MSN.
If you want to make a multimedia presentation, it's safe to assume you know what your topic is, what media you want to include, and you have perhaps a vague idea of what it should look like. This is, after all, how you know you need a multimedia presentation. The easiest program to use is Microsoft PowerPoint, which has excellent support for images, videos, music and animated text.
Latex is a free document preparation system for typesetting high quality technical documents, and is used by researchers across a range of academic fields. Latex has many advanced features including mathematical equations and symbols, bibliographies and cross-references. The Beamer class is allows Latex to generate presentations using the same features available in regular Latex documents. When giving a presentation, you can display your organization's logo using Latex Beamer.
Presentations created in Microsoft's PowerPoint have a file extension of PPT. They may contain a variety of vibrant colors. Using PowerPoint you may add images, as well as adjust the color of slide backgrounds and other objects. The palette of colors available allows you to adjust the brightness of colors manually to design custom colors for your slide show. However, if the colors are unnecessary, you can change them to black and white.
Prezi is a third-party software application that allows you to create and share presentations similar to those created in PowerPoint. Each presentation you create is referred to as a Prezi. The Prezi is accessible from your Internet browser or your computer's desktop. Presentations are viewable in two modes: "Show Mode" for when you are showing your project to others and "Edit Mode" to compile your project.
ProShow Producer allows you to create slideshows from pictures, videos and music. It contains an easy-to-use wizard that allows you to efficiently create slideshows. With ProShow Producer software, you can add special effects, custom styles and themes to your slideshows, with the use of additional editing and timing options. ProShow Producer includes more than 700 styles that are ready to apply.
PowerPoint, the presentation software in Microsoft Office, automatically formats text into bullet points. These bullets can be animated so that the slide transitions from no text to all of the bullets at once, or you can have the bullet points appear individually as you click the mouse button during the presentation. However you choose to transition your bullets in PowerPoint, it's best to not read from the slide while you give a presentation. Rather, direct your attention to the audience and speak from notes in front of you.
Adding a video clip to a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation is one way to insert moving parts to a stagnant presentation, but that can significantly increase the file size of the slideshow. To add motion to a PowerPoint without weighing it down, take advantage of one of the included animations. Animations in PowerPoint are short pieces of internal code you can apply to a text box or picture to make that item sizzle, fizzle and jump around on the screen. Create an entire PowerPoint made out of animations, or drop them in sparingly.
Created with Adobe Flash animation software, the Flash tunnel effect is popular among 3-D enthusiasts. Simply animating circles in a way that gives the viewer the illusion he is moving through a tunnel is how the 3-D effect is produced. It can be achieved by rotating 2-D elements clockwise, resulting in the appearance to the viewer that he is tunneling through a scene. No knowledge of ActionScript or the ability to write code inside Flash are necessary to create the effect.
If you are looking to create a realistic smoke effect to use in a smoking gun, cigarette, fire or in a fog, using Flash will give you the desired effect. A realistic smoke effect can also be applied on top of images, games and anything that needs that realistic and fancy look for flash animation enthusiasts. The various variables used in a smoke effect animation can also be customized, allowing the effect to be changed and applied in other Flash animations.
Adobe Captivate allows you to create engaging, interactive tutorials and quizzes that enhance the learning experience of an audience or students. Many Captivate users use the application to create interactive Flash videos of slideshows that contain images and text-based instruction and quiz material. One very powerful, and often overlooked, feature of Adobe Captivate is the ability to embed YouTube videos. Because virtually all YouTube videos use the FLV format (another Adobe standard), the clips are ideally suited to play within Captivate or any other compatible media player application.
ACD (or ACDSee, as it's more commonly known) is a powerful photography tool for your home computer. According to the publisher, ACD Systems, "ACDSee Photo Manager 12 is the easy-to-use and lightning-fast photo software with everything you need to organize your photos, perfect your shots, and share your memories with friends and family." Installing the program is simple and doesn't require any special knowledge. Fully using the software, on the other hand, may be another story.
When you use Microsoft Office, you can repeat your last action by clicking the "repeat" icon in the Quick Access Toolbar. However, not every Office program shows this button by default. When you want to repeat your previous action when using Microsoft Excel, you will first have to enable this function. To do this, you will access a simple dialog box and change a few settings. Once completed, you will be able to repeat actions as easily as you can with other Office programs.