Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Free Powerpoint Twitter Tools

A beta version of PowerPoint Twitter Tools is now available for testing from SAP BusinessObjects. The twitter tools allow PowerPoint presenters to see and react to tweets in real-time, embedded directly within their presentations, either as a ticker or refreshable comment page. There are currently three tools:
  • PowerPoint Twitter ticker bar
  • PowerPoint Twitter feedback slide
  • PowerPoint Twitter voting
You can download a PowerPoint presentation containing the tools and instructions at http://www.sapweb20.com/blog/powerpoint-twitter-tools. Please note that these are prototypes that you use at your own risk.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

PowerPoint 2007: Fine-Tuning Objects in Presentations

When working with text in Microsoft Office PowerPoint, you can use the F2 key to switch between selecting text in a placeholder and selecting the placeholder itself. So the next time you've edited some text and want to reposition it on the slide, instead of clicking the tiny edges of the box, just press F2. The entire text box will instantly be selected for you, ready for alignment.