Issue #69 October 12, 2004

1. Drawing Perfect Squares or Circles in PowerPoint In many cases, I want to draw a square or circle in PowerPoint and when I use the rectangle or oval drawing tool, I just can't get it perfectly square or a perfect circle. I just can't seem to get it just so. If you...

Issues #68 September 28, 2004

1. Turning Photos into a PowerPoint show A subscriber recently asked me if there was a way to easily create a PowerPoint show of the digital pictures from his daughter's wedding. PowerPoint is a great way to share photos from any special occasion. Even funeral homes...

Issue #67 September 14, 2004

1. PowerPoint backgrounds It seems today that there are many companies and web sites selling PowerPoint backgrounds or templates. Many have been created with wonderful graphics or designs, but I find many of them too busy or the colors do not offer enough contrast...

Issue #66 August 31, 2004

1. High-resolution screen shots I have written before about ways to take snapshots of your screen and include them in PowerPoint presentations or documents (see the Aug 27, 2002 issue in the archives - archive link at the bottom of this newsletter). If you are using...

Issue #65 August 17, 2004

1. Don't put text at the bottom of your slides When you are designing your PowerPoint slides, leave the bottom 10-15% of the slide blank or for footer graphics or logos. Many room setups have the bottom of the screen so low that anyone past the front row can't see the...