Office 2016 Archive

  • In December of 2016, Microsoft announced a new feature coming soon to Office 365 subscribers: Automatic Alt-text, part of a host of new features aimed at improving accessibility across the Microsoft Office applications.

    Automatic Alt-Text

    In December of 2016, Microsoft announced a new feature coming soon to Office 365 subscribers: Automatic Alt-text, part of a host of new features aimed at improving accessibility across the Microsoft Office applications.

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  • Late last night I learned that my course for Lynda.com and LinkedIn Learning finally went live! The course is called PowerPoint 2016: Animation in Depth, and I have been dying to create this course for many, many years!

    PowerPoint 2016: Animation in Depth

    Late last night I learned that my course for Lynda.com and LinkedIn Learning finally went live! The course is called PowerPoint 2016: Animation in Depth, and I have been dying to create this course for many, many years!

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  • If you are a developer who teaches or who has a presentation coming up, then this app is one you need.

    Must-Have App for Developers

    If you are a developer who teaches or who has a presentation coming up, then this app is one you need.

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  • Yep, I wrote a book, a mini-book actually, all about Office 2016. This book, and one of the reasons I am most proud of it, clears up any confusion about […]

    New Book: Conversational Office 2016

    Yep, I wrote a book, a mini-book actually, all about Office 2016. This book, and one of the reasons I am most proud of it, clears up any confusion about […]

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  • In this clip, PowerPoint MVP Heather Ackmann demonstrates how to use Designer, a newer PowerPoint 2016 feature for Office 365 subscribers, and talks about some of the newest updates and additions to Designer as of March 2016.

    Instant Slide Makeovers with PowerPoint Designer

    In this clip, PowerPoint MVP Heather Ackmann demonstrates how to use Designer, a newer PowerPoint 2016 feature for Office 365 subscribers, and talks about some of the newest updates and additions to Designer as of March 2016.

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  • Come on. It is copying and pasting. How hard can this be, really? Well, honestly, quite hard and time consuming even for pros and power-users of Office. Is this a design flaw, a user error, or is copying and pasting really just a more difficult thing than we realize? Who knows? I do I do! It's all of the above!

    Microsoft Office Formatting Frustrations: Copy and Paste, Part 1

    Come on. It is copying and pasting. How hard can this be, really? Well, honestly, quite hard and time consuming even for pros and power-users of Office. Is this a design flaw, a user error, or is copying and pasting really just a more difficult thing than we realize? Who knows? I do I do! It's all of the above!

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  • If you can't tell, I love making videos. So when I learned that Microsoft was developing a new tool that allowed anyone with PowerPoint to easily create and share their own interactive online videos, I was more than excited--I was goose-bumped ecstatic!

    Create Interactive Online Videos with Office Mix

    If you can't tell, I love making videos. So when I learned that Microsoft was developing a new tool that allowed anyone with PowerPoint to easily create and share their own interactive online videos, I was more than excited--I was goose-bumped ecstatic!

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  • I have many talents, but working with Illustrator (at the time of this post anyway) is not one of them. I am, however, awesome with PowerPoint, and drawing/editing shapes with PowerPoint. But sometimes, there is a shape or vector graphic from a popular stock photo site that I'd like to edit and use in PowerPoint. And editing the graphic in PowerPoint, (for me anyway), would be faster than editing the graphic in Illustrator--especially considering the file is going to end up in PowerPoint eventually anyway.

Well, lucky for us, there is an easy way to convert most illustrator graphics into editable PowerPoint shapes, or rather what is known as a "Microsoft Office Drawing Object."

    Convert an Illustrator Vector Graphic to a PowerPoint Shape

    I have many talents, but working with Illustrator (at the time of this post anyway) is not one of them. I am, however, awesome with PowerPoint, and drawing/editing shapes with PowerPoint. But sometimes, there is a shape or vector graphic from a popular stock photo site that I'd like to edit and use in PowerPoint. And editing the graphic in PowerPoint, (for me anyway), would be faster than editing the graphic in Illustrator--especially considering the file is going to end up in PowerPoint eventually anyway. Well, lucky for us, there is an easy way to convert most illustrator graphics into editable PowerPoint shapes, or rather what is known as a "Microsoft Office Drawing Object."

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