We’ve created a few videos to help you quickly get started with PowerPoint Storyboarding. Each video lasts between 1 and 2 minutes.
Note: We’ve made a few updates to the Storyboarding tool since these videos were made (specifically we’ve removed the Animation section on the Storyboarding tab. To do animation, go to the Animation tab). That said the flow still remains the same. Enjoy!
- If you don’t have Office PowerPoint 2007 or later,
You can use the storyboarding tool to quickly create layouts from commonly used shapes to reuse on your slides. This also comes in handy when there’s a selectable shape (such as a web browser background shape) in the foreground that you reuse often and don’t want it to be selectable when you add other shapes.
You can also use layouts for presenting. Read more about PowerPoint layouts.
The Slide Master makes it easy to edit multiple layouts. We’ve added a button on the Storyboarding ribbon called “Edit Layout” which opens the Slide Master (as seen in the video). Here’s a link to learn more about PowerPoint Slide Master.
Other Useful Features and Quick Tips
For those of you who are new to using PowerPoint, this next video provides a few more quick tips.
PowerPoint articles from Office.com:
- Animation basics for your presentation
- Group or ungroup shapes, pictures, or other objects in PowerPoint
- Insert a screenshot or screen clipping
Feel free to post suggestions to our Visual Studio (TFS category) User Voice site.
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