I received this presentation in my email today. Looks pretty interesting and hence would like to share with you guys. Basically, it's about the mind tricking what you will be seeing on the screen. At first, I thought that there were some animations added on it, but obviously I am wrong! (That is, if you run the presentation in a slide show. ;-) ) Check this out: http://pptheaven.mvps.org/Blog/TheHumanBrain.zip
Microsoft Office Word offers you a nice feature that allows you to send Word documents into PowerPoint presentations. With this Send To feature, you can easily create a presentation from word documents.
To send your word document to PowerPoint, from Microsoft Office Word, simply click File > Send To > Microsoft Office PowerPoint. BUT WAIT! You will probably get an unexpected result, and this may not be what you want. The solution is to properly configure your document through styles and formatting.
First of all, you will need to bring up the Styles and Formatting task pane from Microsoft Office Word. To do so, click Format > Styles and Formatting. Now here's how PowerPoint picks up the formatting from Word:
- Text that are formatted with Heading 1 will be converted to Title text in PowerPoint.
- Text that are formatted with Heading 2 will be converted to primary bullet.
- Text that are formatted with Heading 3 will be converted to sub-bullet (2nd level bullet), Heading 4 will be converted to 3rd level bullet, so on and so forth.
Repeat the steps above to start on with the next slide.
One thing to take note though. Text with unformatted style will not be sent to PowerPoint in this case. In addition, objects such as tables, diagrams, pictures, autoshapes and etc, cannot be sent to PowerPoint.
For Microsoft Office 2007
Word 2007 doesn't allow you to publish to PowerPoint 2007 by default.
Here's the solution:
After you are done in Word 2007, save it as a Word document.
Now open PowerPoint 2007.
Click on the Office Button at the top left hand corner.
Under Files of type, select All Outlines.
Now select the Word document and click Open.
In Word 2007, right click on the ribbon.
Select Customize Quick Access Toolbar.
Under "Choose commands from:", select Commands not in the ribbon.
Look for "Send to Microsoft Office PowerPoint".
The command will then be added onto the Quick Access Toolbar (QAT).
In PowerPoint 2002/XP and 2003, you can add the Emphasis (Spin) and Emphasis (Grow/Shrink) effects onto objects. These are good effects that you can use to animate your presentations. Unfortunately, the object may become jagged, blurry or loses quality after the animation. If you are enlarging an image and it gets blurry, there is a workaround on PowerPoint Heaven: Tutorial on Retain image quality when Emphasis: Grow.
Since the tutorial solves only the enlarging issue, you will probably need to do another workaround with the spin effect. In addition, it may gets too complicated if you are doing it on many objects. So what is the "One and for all" solution?
There is. Provided if your graphic or video card supports Direct3D. If you are unaware of it, try testing it out and see if there are any improvements on the animated object (with spin or grow effects added).
In PowerPoint, click Slide Show > Set Up Show. Under the Performance section, put a checkmark to "Use hardware graphics acceleration". At the same time, you may also want to click on the Tips button to learn more about improving the animation performance. Finally, click OK. Run the slide show now and see if there are any improvements on the spin or grow effects. Take note though, that if your graphic or video card does not support the "hardware graphics acceleration" feature in PowerPoint, you may experience performance issues. If this occurs, you will have to turn it off.
In the previous article on Triangle Arts: Part I, we talked about creating interesting patterns with triangles. Today, you will see how this can be achieved.
First of all, you will need to create 8 triangles as seen on the picture below.
You can start up with one triangle first.
Next, set the fill to gray color, then go into Fill Effects. Click on the Gradient tab, and set "To: " to 100%.
The end result should looks like this:
Figure 1: Triangle Arts, how it should looks like at the start.
Next, hold down Ctrl and select A on your keyboard. Ctrl-A will allow you to select all the triangles at the same time. Once you have done that, you should be able to see green handles (The green color dots). These handles are there for you to rotate your triangles.
Hover over any of the green handles on the slide, then click and do the rotating. If you are doing it correctly, all the triangles should rotate together. With minimum time, you can produce simple patterns with triangles.
In the next tutorial, we will move on to a more advanced Triangle Arts.
Below is an attachment on how you can play around with Triangles to create some interesting patterns. Are you able to figure out the solution? Slide 4 has the answer! And if you do, challenge yourself to create something similar to Slide 5 and 6. Tutorial will be coming up on "Triangle Arts: Part II".
Download the attachment here: http://pptheaven.mvps.org/blog/TriangleArts.zip
A friend of mine, Jia Hao, is now working on another PowerPoint Movie similar to Shadow Fighter with me in the beta testing for feedback and suggestions. Codenamed "Kungfu", this PowerPoint Movie is a fade motion production, which slightly differs from the full motion found in Shadow Fighter. "Kungfu" is scheduled to be released on PowerPoint Heaven this month.
A quote from Jia Hao, the "Kungfu" animator:
"There is nothing impossible using PowerPoint"
Screenshots preview taken from Project "Kungfu"
Seems like Microsoft will be introducing a Ultimate edition for Office 2007. This edition contains almost all the components, and is available to only to large businesses. Check this news at CNET: http://news.com.com/2100-1012_3-6077164.html