(Video) How to Export a PowerPoint Presentation to Video

If you add animation to one or more slides, or timed transitions between them, you can save the presentation as a high resolution video that is sized for the big screen. This video shows you how to export a slide that’s already created, not how to create the slide and add animations (I’ll create a different video for that).

Note: I recorded this video in PowerPoint 2013, and although the output provides the option for 1080p resolution, native PowerPoint would only output to 720p. UPDATE: I’ve found an Add-In from a PowerPoint expert that outputs to 1080p. http://skp.mvps.org/videotools.htm

 

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Video: Shortcut to Increase-Decrease Font Size in Word, PowerPoint, Outlook

I’m pretty sure I use this shortcut every day. When I want to increase or decrease text to a certain size that I’m not sure of, I don’t go back and forth to the ribbon or use any command that requires me to choose a size.

Here’s my favorite shortcut that I use in Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook. It’s not the one you may have been using.

 

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Videos: Find the Perfect Color Match for Text and Graphics (PowerPoint’s Eyedropper and Microsoft Paint)

If you’ve ever tried to match the colors in a picture to coincide with your presentation, etc., PowerPoint 2013 has the Eyedropper tool that makes this easy. If you have an older version of PowerPoint, you can accomplish the same thing using Microsoft Paint (free software that comes with Windows).

The colors displayed on your computer are designated as RGB. That’s short for the first letters in the colors red, green, and blue that are combined in various percentages to produce other colors.

EYEDROPPER. PowerPoint 2013+ has the Eyedropper command. It’s easy to find an exact match in an image that’s on your slide. In the video, I’m creating a custom color pulled from a graphic that I’ll apply to some text.

MICROSOFT PAINT. I’m redesigning a PowerPoint presentation and wanted to match the slide colors to the ones on my book cover. Microsoft Paint comes with Windows, and its Color Picker tool makes it easy to color match. I’ve included how to find Paint on your computer.

I’ve posted two real quick how-to videos on both methods below.

For PowerPoint 2013 and Above

Using Microsoft Paint

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Video: How to Add a Picture Inside Text Using PowerPoint and WordArt

I use PowerPoint for most of my graphics, including the ones I use for videos, event flyers, postcards, my Linkedin profile header, and more. If you can see it, you can create it in PowerPoint. (A link to samples is below the video.)

In this example, it’s easy to add design elements to words using PowerPoint and WordArt.

 

Here’s a real quick video to show you how I did this. I’m using PowerPoint 2013, and this has worked the same in other versions.

P.S. In another video, I show you how to save your WordArt graphic as a picture while on the slide, crop it, then save outside of PowerPoint so you can use it anywhere. Click here to watch that video after you’ve learned from this one.

For more ideas on using PowerPoint for design projects, check out this slideshow video.

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Video: Save Artwork As a Picture and Crop It in PowerPoint

In a separate video, you’ll learn how to insert a picture inside text using WordArt. In the video below, you’ll learn how to save WordArt as a picture while you’re on the slide, and then how to crop then save the image outside of the slide (so you’ll be able to use the picture anywhere).

Whether you create a graphic as WordArt or not, this is a technique you’ll use often when you use PowerPoint beyond slides (I use it for all kinds of graphics from flyers to video thumbnails).

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(Video) Use PowerPoint to Remove Background from Pictures and Merge with Other

When I can’t find that perfect image, I’ll knock out the background of one and merge it with the other.

I was looking for a picture of a woman in bed with her laptop and couldn’t find what I wanted. I found a woman sitting outside with her laptop, and I found an empty bed. Here’s how I knocked out the background of one and combined the two pictures.

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Use PowerPoint to Redesign a Room (with videos)

I’m refreshing my front living space. I want to buy an area rug and recover the dining room chairs to match the newly-covered sofa (Surefit.com …I’m a customer). But it’s so hard to know what’s going to work, and I want to avoid doing a lot of ordering, buying, and returning.

Soooo, I’m using PowerPoint.

I have little images of my furniture and am grabbing pictures of rugs, pillows, etc., off the Web (Overstock.com …I’m a customer) using PowerPoint’s screen capture command (see how-to video below). Using actual photos gives me a much better visual when putting the room together.

This is quite interesting and fun.

When I grab the images off the Web, I’m knocking out the backgrounds in PowerPoint, including removing white space. Here’s a how-to video I recorded a while ago to show you how to remove backgrounds.

If I’ve inspired you to make your changes to your surroundings, let me know in the comments.

PEACE.

 

Find the Perfect Color Match with Microsoft Paint and Use It In PowerPoint (with video)

I’m redesigning a PowerPoint 2010 presentation, and wanted to match the colors to the ones on my book cover. I used free software to do it. Microsoft Paint’s Color Picker tool makes it easy to color match.

The colors displayed on your computer are designated as RGB. That’s short for the first letters in the colors red, green, and blue that are combined in various percentages to produce other colors. Here’s how I used Paint’s Color Picker and then used it in PowerPoint by creating a custom color.

In PowerPoint 2010, the custom color you create works inside the file you create it in so you’ll have to do a repeat for others. I found a PowerPoint add-in that will allow you to save color swatches, but I couldn’t get it to install. Hope you’ll have better luck with it.

How to Find the Hex (HTML) Equivalent for WordPress (PC user)

As illustrated in the above video, I used the Color Picker tool in Microsoft Paint to get the Hue, Sat, Lum, Red, Green, Blue. Then I went to http://www.ColorPicker.com and used those numbers I got from Microsoft Paint to get the #Hex code. Users who’ve invested in Adobe Illustrator probably know to use its Eye Dropper tool to find the numbers. It gives you the RGB, CMYK, HEX, and other codes.

Another method is using the Windows Calculator:

  1. Open the Windows Calculator (in Windows 8, on the Start Tile screen, type Paint, and press Enter when it’s selected).
  2. Press Alt+3 to get to Programming mode on the calculator.
  3. With Dec selected, type in the Red, Green, and Blue numbers.
  4. Tick Hex to get the code.

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Design Anything in PowerPoint. It’s Not Just for Slides Anymore (with video).

I’m a PowerPoint fanatic, and I’ve put together some ideas for you to explore that go way beyond just slides. You’re a click away from creating anything you need…print or digital. Use this software you already have to create anything from a postcard to a YouTube channel banner. Click inside for some ideas. Some how-to videos are included at the end.

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