Friday, April 23, 2010

What's New in PowerPoint 2010?

Echo Swinford, who’s a PowerPoint MVP (Most Valuable Professional) has written up a  list (65 of them) of the new features of PowerPoint 2010. It's a great list with short and easy-to-understand descriptions of each. Read the list!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Office 2010

Want to know more? Read the story online from PC Mag.

Microsoft turns hand and arms into buttons

You gotta see this!

"[Chris] Harrison, a graduate student at Carnegie Mellon University and a former intern at Microsoft Research, has developed a working prototype of a system called Skinput that does just that, essentially by turning a person's hand and forearm into a keyboard and screen."-CNN

Read the full article on CNN

Monday, April 19, 2010

How to Select Right Chart for your Data

I get asked this question a lot. There are several chart types I use just because my particular data fits the type, but I have to admit that I don't use them all. If you need help to determine which chart is best for your data, Chandoo (@r1c1), Pointy Haired Dilbert blog, has the answer for your chart selection process.

Office 2010 reaches RTM

Last week, Microsoft reached the release-to-manufacturing (RTM) milestone for Office 2010, SharePoint 2010, Visio 2010 and Project 2010. What does that mean?

  • April 27th—Volume License customers with active Software Assurance (SA) will be able to download the products via the Volume Licensing Service Center
  • May 1st—Customers without SA will be able to purchase the new products through Volume Licensing from Microsoft partners.
  • May 12th—Microsoft will officially launch Office 2010 to business customers with Stephen Elop, President of Microsoft’s Business Division, delivering a keynote as part of a virtual launch at
  • June—Office 2010 will become available in U.S. retail stores, but you can pre-order retail versions of Office 2010 at

Thursday, April 1, 2010

PowerPoint 2007: Reuse Slides

I'm lazy. Some prefer the term "efficient" but either way, I want to get it done the easiest way possible. There are many times I already have a PowerPoint presentation with one or more slides I'd like to reuse. Yes, I can go into Slide Sorter view and copy/paste from one presentation to the other, but there is an easier way.
  1. Open the presentation that you want to add a slide to.
  2. In the navigation pane that contains the Outline and Slides tabs, click Slides, and then click where you want to add a slide. Add a slide from a file
  3. On the Home tab, in the Slides group, click New Slide, and then select Reuse Slides.
  4. In the Reuse Slides pane, click Open a PowerPoint File.
  5. In the Browse dialog box, locate and click the presentation file that contains the slide that you want, and then click Open.
  6. In the Reuse Slides pane, do one of the following:
    • To add a single slide, click the slide.
    • To add all of the slides, right-click any slide, and then click Insert All Slides


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