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Resource/Misc

Event Theme Graphic

For me, I cannot really begin working on a presentation for an event until some of the details are figured out – such the theme. Everything needs to coordinate and the theme can influence the color scheme used, the style of graphic treatment and much more. Sometimes the Theme is the starting point of an entire project.

– Troy @ TLC

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Personal

Troy’s Burgers

Nothing to do with PowerPoint, but something I had to share. I was emailed this photo (thanks Dan). I’m not sure where this is, nor am I certain I would frequent it – but they did pick a great name!

– Troy @ TLC

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Software/Add-Ins

PPTXtreme MoreEdit Released

I have been happily using a beta version of this add-in for quite awhile. Now it is available to all (approx. $40 US). Here is their official press release:

pptXTREME releases moreEdit for Microsoft PowerPoint

pptXTREME has released moreEdit for Microsoft PowerPoint 2000, XP, 2003 and 2007. moreEdit consists of eight tools: SaveSelected, MakeHeader, MakeBody, Edit Word Art, MatchWidth, MatchHeight, Hide/Unhide and Notes.

With moreEdit’s MakeHeader and MakeBody, shapes that are created in PowerPoint without using the slide master can be formatted to the master. The process also removes “fake” bullets and extra lines and spaces left by the author to give the appearance of PowerPoint bullets.

The SaveSelected tool saves slides selected by the user into a file from within PowerPoint’s own sorter view.

Multiple elements on a slide can be aligned and formatted with the same width or height using the MatchWidth or MatchHeight tools. moreEdit’s Edit Word Art maintains the Word Art’s font size and formatting when you edit the Art’s text.

moreEdit’s HideSlide and UnhideSlides adds to PowerPoint’s default “hide” capabilities by making the hidden slides more visible in sorter view.

The Notes tool inserts text boxes for notes to the author that are formatted to be seen but can be hidden.

Get the full-function trial, click here.

– Troy @ TLC

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Software/Add-Ins

German PPT Blog

Ute Simon, a Microsoft PowerPoint MVP, sent me a link to their
PowerPoint-User-Team blog. The great thing is that an entire group of power users take turns with the posts.

Note: Ute and the entire PowerPoint-User-Team are in Germany, so the blog is also in German. Now if I could only understand it all…

Look at it here.

– Troy @ TLC

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PowerPoint

(Updated) PPT Overlays To Graphics

Sorry for the bad link posted a week ago. I just updated the download link to actually allow you to download the sample file. Here is the original post again (link also works in original post too).

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The final element was to create a placeholder for the financial information. I added another custom fill autoshape, this time a rectangle. After sized it was ‘sent to back’ and the appropriate text was added.

If you would like to download this slide, click here.

– Troy @ TLC

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Personal

Even Law Enforcement Requires PowerPoint!

Came across this Help Wanted listing for the Seattle Police Department
(no I am not job hunting).

I noted that among the education requirement and many skills was the need for “Advanced PowerPoint Skills.” Listing.

– Troy @ TLC

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Resource/Misc

Sobolsoft Add-Ins

I use and have tested a ton of PowerPoint add-ins. I was recently sent a link to a company I have never seen (thanks Josh) and discovered they have a wide range of Microsoft Office add-ins.

Many are very project specific (ie. not useful outside their exact use), but definitely a resource to bookmark. Click here to check it out.

– Troy @ TLC

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Portfolio PowerPoint

SpinArt Presentation

A recent project had me reminiscing about my childhood. This “presentation” was basically very large wall art to accompany the event theme. Remember doing Spin Art projects…

Using some graphics designed in Illustrator (vector based, exported as .EMF’s, and imported into PowerPoint) and some creative animation I recreated these red spin art elements.

Full presentation had several different spin art elements and was a 9 minute loop. Happily, the SpinArt was a huge success and spun all night long!

To see a quick movie of two of the spin art elements animation click here.

– Troy @ TLC

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Personal

Wedding Day!

Just a personal note, but one I am extremely excited about!
Today we will be attending my sister’s wedding!

Congratulations Julie and Tim!!

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Resource/Misc

Animator vs. Animation (take 2)

Here is another take on the ever-popular and very creative Animator vs. Animation! Check out all the action here.

– Troy @ TLC