Program Options: Manage and Load Add-ins in PowerPoint

PowerPoint add-ins are awesome, small mini-programs that patch inside PowerPoint to extend abilities. While most add-ins automatically show up inside PowerPoint, some of them need to be loaded manually. And there may be times when you want to disable an add-in rather than completely uninstalling it. It’s possible to view, load and manage add-ins manually within PowerPoint.

For more details, choose your version of PowerPoint:

Microsoft Windows:

Manage and Load Add-ins in PowerPoint 2016

Manage and Load Add-ins in PowerPoint 2013

Manage and Load Add-ins in PowerPoint 2010

Manage and Load Add-ins in PowerPoint


Review: Translation Options in PowerPoint

We explored how you can translate text from one language to another. To make better use of these translation features, you should be aware of the various options available to get just the results you want.

For more details, choose your version of PowerPoint:

Microsoft Windows:

Translation Options in PowerPoint 2013

Translation Options in PowerPoint 2010

Translation Options in PowerPoint


Interface: Locate PowerPoint, Where is it?

Are you unable to locate PowerPoint on your computer? Sometimes, such a question can be embarrassing! However, look at support forums and you will find that is a valid issue. Many users may work in an environment where they get a computer with their office programs pre-installed. Or in other cases, there may be more than one version of PowerPoint on your computer; maybe an older version in addition to a new version? Yes, we know that this can happen, although it does sound a little strange. However, there are perfectly valid excuses for you to be unable to find PowerPoint in such cases. In the following tutorials, learn how to find a PowerPoint instance on your computer.

For more details, choose your version of PowerPoint:

Microsoft Windows:

Locate PowerPoint 2016

Locate PowerPoint 2013

Locate PowerPoint 2010

Locate PowerPoint 2007

Apple Mac OS:

Locate PowerPoint 2011

Locate PowerPoint


Shapes: Drawing Lines in PowerPoint – Various Versions

Beyond being just a program to create slides, PowerPoint is also a great illustration program with tools and options that rival top end graphic programs. There has always been the ability to create shapes from scratch such as circles, rectangles, triangles, hearts, smileys, etc. Additionally, you can find Line options within the Shapes gallery. The following introductory tutorials show you how to draw a simple line; please choose a version from the listing below:

Windows:

Drawing Lines in PowerPoint 2013 for Windows

Drawing Lines in PowerPoint 2010 for Windows

Drawing Line in PowerPoint 2007 for Windows

Mac:

Drawing Lines in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac

Drawing Lines in PowerPoint

See Also: Drawing Perfect Circles


Animation: Change in PowerPoint

It’s been observed that most of the time, users may remove an animation and apply another one rather than changing one animation into another. This may be because in PowerPoint there is no particular option within the interface that changes the animation. But there is still a very easy one-click operation to change an existing animation to another one, as you will learn in the following tutorials.

Windows:

Change an Animation in PowerPoint 2013

Change an Animation in PowerPoint 2010

Changing an Animation in PowerPoint 2002, 2003, and 2007

Mac:

Change Animations in PowerPoint 2011


Animation: Remove in PowerPoint

Removing an animation in PowerPoint is a simple select-and-click option, but even before you remove any animations, do ascertain why you want to remove them. If the animation is there for a particular reason, you may want to look at other options first, as explained below.

  • Do you want to remove the animated object altogether? In that case, you can select the object and delete it. Do be careful about deleting though since you may not be able to get your deleted object back!
  • Or do you want to apply another animation, or even change the existing movement?
  • Finally, do you want to remove the animation from the slide object, and leave that object on the slide without any movement? If that’s what you want, explore the process in the following tutorials, depending upon which version of PowerPoint you are using.

If we do not have a tutorial for your version of PowerPoint, explore the version closest to the one you use:

Microsoft Windows

Removing an Animation in PowerPoint 2013 for Windows

Removing an Animation in PowerPoint 2010 for Windows

Removing an Animation in PowerPoint 2002, 2003, and 2007 for Windows

Apple Mac OS X

Removing an Animation in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac

Tip: Do you want to remove all animations from your slides? Is there a magic button somewhere in PowerPoint that can get rid of all animations all together? Yes, you can do this easily in PowerPoint using some simple VBA code, says John Wilson — read more.

Remove Animation in PowerPoint


Kurt Dupont, PresentationPoint

Kurt Dupont

Kurt Dupont, based out of Belgium heads PresentationPoint, a company that creates several amazing PowerPoint add-ins. After his Computer Science studies, Kurt started with Andersen Consulting (Accenture nowadays) in Brussels. After three years he moved to the Brussels Airport Terminal Company that runs the Brussels airport – this last placement inspired the start-up of Take-off (now known as PresentationPoint) in 1998.

Here’s a list of links on Indezine.com where he has been featured:

November 3, 2016 – PresentationPoint VideoPoint: Conversation with Kurt Dupont

July 13, 2016 – How to Use a Timer in PowerPoint: by Kurt Dupont

July 10, 2015 – Dynamic MUSIC: Conversation with Kurt Dupont

June 30, 2016 – Dynamic LIKES: Conversation with Kurt Dupont

June 06, 2016 – Using Dynamic PICTURES in PowerPoint: by Kurt Dupont

November 18, 2015 – Dynamic WEATHER: Conversation with Kurt Dupont

August 28, 2014 – PresentationLand.com: Conversation with Kurt Dupont

October 16, 2013 – DataPoint 2: Conversation with Kurt Dupont

January 04, 2012 – NewsPoint: Conversation with Kurt Dupont

February 5, 2007 – An Interview with Kurt Dupont

June 14, 2006 – DataPoint: Conversation with Kurt Dupont

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Follow Kurt Dupont on Twitter

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Share: Save PowerPoint to PDF

Often, you might want to convert your PowerPoint slides, handouts, or notes to a PDF that can be distributed. The biggest advantage of creating a PDF is that it can be viewed on any platform: Windows, Mac, or Linux — and it can also be password protected. Additionally, fonts can be embedded too. There are some disadvantages too because animations and transitions are not normally supported.

Most versions of PowerPoint now include built-in conversion to Adobe’s Portable Document Format. Explore more in the following tutorials:

Using the Office 2007 Save as PDF Add-in

Getting Office 2007’s Save as PDF Add-in

Here are more tutorials:

PowerPoint to Secure PDF

Create PDFs containing Animation and Multimedia using Adobe Presenter

PowerPoint to PDF


Text: Converting PowerPoint Text to Shapes

Do you have a fancy font used in your slides that won’t show up on other computers? You can convert any such PowerPoint text to shapes!

There are two methods of converting textual content into forms in PowerPoint. One is the Intersect method, in which the entire text is converted into a single shape — think of each paragraph or multiple paragraphs as a separate shape. And the other method is Fragment which results into converting the textual content to multiple individual shapes — think of each alphabet as a separate shape. Explore more in the following tutorials.

Microsoft Windows

Convert Text to Shapes by Intersecting in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

Convert Text to Shapes by Fragmenting in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

Convert Text to Shapes by Intersecting in PowerPoint 2013 for Windows

Convert Text to Shapes by Fragmenting in PowerPoint 2013 for Windows

Converting PowerPoint Text to Shapes


Fonts: Embed Fonts in PowerPoint Presentations

Did you know that PowerPoint allows you to embed fonts in your presentations? OK, this actually may not work most of the time because of some limitations–and you must be aware of these limitations. On the other hand, when this option does work, it can be very beneficial.

Here are some tutorials and other content on Indezine related to embedding fonts:

Microsoft Windows:

Embed Fonts in PowerPoint 2016

Embed Fonts in PowerPoint 2013

Embed Fonts in PowerPoint 2010

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March 16, 2016 — Presentation Font Embedder: Conversation with Ari Leviatan

September 6, 2004 — This presentation cannot be edited because it contains a read-only embedded font

Embed Fonts in PowerPoint





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