Tuesday, October 8, 2013

How to Get Your PowerPoint to Load on Another Computer: Fonts, Picture Modifications and All!

This week's tutorial is one that a lot of people ask me about!  It can be so frustrating to make a PowerPoint on your computer at home, then head to your work computer and have all of your hard work with fancy fonts and giving pictures transparent backgrounds go to waste! 

I do want to forewarn you that this tutorial does NOT copy over videos or sound effects, so those will need to be reinserted.  It also does not copy over transitions, as it flattens all of the images.  Outside of those items though, the PowerPoint will look just as it does on the computer you created it on.

Now... onto the tutorial!




You can download this tutorial as a PDF by clicking this picture!
Note: This tutorial is hosted on Google Docs.  To save it from there, just open the file and click File > Download to save onto your computer!

As for next week's poll, I'll add something that is super helpful - how to figure out which fonts are missing from an editable file that you downloaded!


Tuesday, October 1, 2013

How to Layer Papers and Frames in PowerPoint

Honestly, this is something that some of us take for granted!  If you're just starting out making your own items, this tutorial is sure to help make them a little cuter!




Here's the tutorial (with a little troubleshooting tip at the end!)





You can download this tutorial as a PDF by clicking this picture!
Note: This tutorial is hosted on Google Drive.  To save it from there, just open the file and click File > Download to save onto your computer!

As for next week, I'll add another PowerPoint tutorial: how to make your PowerPoint load on another computer (same font, colors, etc.)  This will be super helpful for the teachers who have to travel from class to class!