If you’re planning to move to Office 365, here are some things to consider that’ll help you prepare your business for life in the cloud. Read more
I once paid a lawyer to draft a legal agreement for my business. The document was fabulous and given to me as a Microsoft® Word file so that I could easily add additional information each time I used the document. When I received the file I noticed that the document’s metadata (hidden properties) held the name of another law firm, not the law firm that this document had been sent from. Not a good look at all.
How did this happen? Simple. My document was a copy of a document from another law firm. When the copy was made, possibly using File, Save As, the document’s metadata was carried over into my file. The lawyer may not have been aware that Word files store metadata, information that can reveal details of the author and organisation from which it originated. Even though my lawyer had indeed drafted the document, the original template of the file had been created at another law firm. So even though it was his work, it looked as though it had originated elsewhere. Read more
In this post I want to share with you how to update an existing presentation with your company template.
I recently ran a PowerPoint course for a Sales Team. One of the biggest challenges they had was updating their existing presentations (which were large and extremely comprehensive) to the new company template. Their organisation had recently re-branded and they had been asked to ensure ALL presentations to clients were using the new template.
Before I arrived it had been a cutting and pasting frenzy. Apparently it had been taking forever and had caused a few people to become very stressed.
Within a few minutes I had them laughing at how easy it was. Read more
PROBLEM: wasting time trying to cover up graphics that are pulled through from the Design template and displayed on individual slides.
SOLUTION: learn how to hide background graphics in PowerPoint.
PROBLEM: having to retype text when you have left your CAPS LOCK on?
SOLUTION: quickly change the text typed in capitals back to the proper case without having to retype it.
PROBLEM: wasting time crafting multiple copies of the same presentation for different audiences and then having to make updates and edits to ALL copies (ahhhhh).
SOLUTION: create multiple presentations from the one PowerPoint file.
PROBLEM: Wasting time creating multiple copies of the same chart so that the audience sees each data series introduced individually. For example, data for Week 1 is displayed on one slide then the data for week 2 is added on the next slide…and so on.
SOLUTION: quickly add animation to a Chart in PowerPoint. Use animation to display elements as required. Read more
PROBLEM: Needing more screen and less Ribbon (great for tablets).
SOLUTION: Gain more screen “real-estate” by changing your display settings.