It’s about time I returned to my passion, (or as some are referring to it, my obsession) for highlighting how brilliant Microsoft PowerPoint is. If you have missed my previous posts you can find them here.
When presenting it would be really useful to zoom in and navigate around to highlight a section of text, diagram or photo on a slide. A great little application from Microsoft called ZoomIT, provides this functionality. Not only for PowerPoint, but for any application running in Windows. ZoomIT runs in the background and using a combination of key strokes you are able to control its various functions.
|CTRL+1||To active/deactivate Zoom Function|
|Arrow keys or Mouse Wheel||To zoom in and out|
|Use the mouse to move around|
|CTRL+2||operates a series of simple drawing tools. Click options in ZoomIT to find all the functions|
|To type in drawing mode||Press t|
|To change text/pen colour||press r for red, b for blue etc|
|To change drawing shape in drawing mode||Press Shift = straight line
Press CTRL = rectangle
Press Tab = ellipse
Press Shift+CTRL = arrow
|To save zoomed notes||CTRL+C = Copy notes
CTRL+S = Save notes
Another great and useful feature is ZoomIT includes a timer. Run ZoomIT and enter the time you want. Then to activate press CTRL+3. This is can be used not just in PowerPoint but in any activity.
All this from a free 256 kilobytes, great stuff. – Download here
For a great overview of ZoomIT, Check out this video on our YouTube channel from Kristian Still - http://www.kristianstill.co.uk/wordpress/