This short video provides solutions to the most common irritants while editing Microsoft Word Tables. It covers issues like table going outside the page, optimizing width of columns based upon the content, making all rows to be of the same height, preventing rows from breaking across pages, automatically making first row(s) as headers.
Often presentations don’t include just slides. There is some demo of some other software associated with it. How to capture the demo also as a part of the presentation? That required third-party products till now. But now, PowerPoint 2013 includes Screen Recording as a feature. Here is how to use it.
MOS is a certification of Office skills. There is a World Championship for it. The finals for India were conducted on 23rd May in New Delhi. 150 finalists attended. 6 of them won the contest and will represent India in the global championship. I spoke at the event as a guest speaker. Competing students, parents, educators and media attended the session. I spoke to them about the need for continued learning and breadth of knowledge. Have a look.
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Yes – I am starting with a recap. There is so much you can do with Videos in PowerPoint (2010 onwards), that it will require many articles. In this article, I will explain ALL that you can do with videos. Later we will cover specific features in-depth.
In one word you can do “EVERYTHING” with a video that you can do with a picture or a shape. That is immensely sophisticated yet very easy to do …
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Insert – Video – Online Video – Choose the source: YouTube, SharePoint, OneDrive (personal), Facebook, or just paste embed code from anywhere. That’s it. Sometimes the aspect ratio goes for a toss – which you have to adjust manually. You need internet connection WHILE PRESENTING. Check this before you start the presentation.
Ability to insert an online video is just a convenience. Earlier we had to insert browser object and fiddle around with its properties. That part is now eliminated. However, most of the video effects, formatting and animation DOES NOT WORK with online videos. It may appear to work on the thumbnail but when the video actually runs, it does not sustain.
Inserting a physical video file into a slide is infinitely more powerful. We will cover that separately in a series of articles. The coverage of video features is long overdue.
Yes. Simple and effective. Go to any online site and search for the video to add it. If you have embed code, just paste that. Of course, the video itself DOES NOT get inserted. You only see its thumbnail.
I learnt this very useful practical aspect of using this option.
So here it is – for all Camtasia users.
Estimated reading time 3 min
|Creating software demo videos is easy. It is called a screencast.
Good quality training material using this method.
Video camera is NOT needed.
Here is how I do it.
Estimated reading time 10 min
Do you think you already know how to crop? You are wrong – most probably. There is much more to cropping than what we think we know. I was also surprised when I learnt it myself. Explore this and decide for yourself!
Shapes and lines can be made transparent easily by increasing the transparency of the fill / line color. This setting simply does not exist for pictures and videos.
Here is how you can do it – using the transparency emphasis effect.