Animated PowerPoint Templates: copy, customize, and create something new!

Here’s a quick review of animated PowerPoint appearing on Office Online Templates over the last few months… and one in-depth example showing that while templates are often intended to use as-is, many are also a starting point for original expression. Part One: Popular animated templates: Terberg Design and Animation Factory First, here are some popular…

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Terberg PowerPoint templates – picture, SmartArt graphics, and animation effects

The Microsoft team has worked with a PowerPoint expert to develop a series of presentation decks to give you the most out of PowerPoint 2007 animations and effects design. Each deck (a PowerPoint file that collects slides as a group) contains an incredible gallery of options and ideas (see images below).To see all these have to offer, I would recommend visiting every one of the…

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Get animated! PowerPoint & Animation Factory.

Here are new templated presentation ideas sure to inspire the best of the bunch, and awaken the daydreamers. This is PowerPoint 2007 with motion slides made available from Animation Factory. Each of the many animated themes offer a choice of slide layouts. I recreated a couple for the blog to introduce them in action.   Below are collaged examples of these varying…

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New! 2 new Advent calendars for your Christmas countdown

We’re excited to offer 2 Advent calendar templates this season, complete with a surprise for each day of the month leading up to December 25th! Run this PowerPoint 2007 Advent calendar as a slide show and click on each day of the month starting December 1st. There’s a surprise behind each number…  We’ve also provided instructions for how to…

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New! More academic calendar templates on Office Online

More of our most popular designs are here, ready for the school year, and in Office 2003 or Office 2007 versions. To see the latest academic-year calendars, sort this category by “Date”: 2008-2009 academic calendars Prefer to create your own? Feel free to update a design that you like or start from scratch, and then submit it as a community template. It’s easy to sign in and upload…

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Save paper, save energy – here’s help for your documents

Do you ever cringe at how much excess or mostly blank paper spins off your printer? Have you ever thought about saving energy at your computer desk or during a meeting? We’ve followed the Microsoft Office Word Team’s advice and the examples of the likes of  www.changethemargins.com and www.blackle.com. The result? Three new templates with instructions you can follow to save…

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Get up to speed with Office 2007

The Office Online Training Team has put together these wonderful Office 2007 training presentations that are straightforward, digestible, and perfect for visual learners. Take a look at some of the introductory trainings: Access 2007 Excel 2007 Outlook 2007 PowerPoint 2007 Word 2007 You can also get an Office 2007 overview, learn about Project 2007 project…

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New! Office 2007 training notebook – learn at your own pace

Are you using Microsoft Office 2007 at home or at work, or maybe Microsoft Office Enterprise 2007 at your place of employment? If so, you’ll notice there are a lot of changes from previous versions of your familiar and favorite programs. To help you navigate the new look and feel, find new and old features, and to…

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Step-by-step instructions: How to create a PowerPoint 2007 template

Open a blank presentation, and then on the View tab, in the Presentation Views group, click Slide Master. On the Slide Master tab, in the Edit Master group, click Insert Slide Master.Note: In the slide thumbnail pane, the slide master represents the larger slide image, and the associated layouts are positioned beneath it. Many presentations contain…

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What? PowerPoint without bullets?

How many times have you sat through a presentation in which the presenter showed a PowerPoint slide filled with tons of text and several levels of bullet points? Uh huh. Me, too. Zzzz. Shellie Tucker, a writer for the Training and Demos team, has written numerous online courses and some videos about PowerPoint. In her new article,…

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