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Choosing PowerPoint Templates

As i’ve already mentioned, in my earlier posts that PowerPoint Templates, play an important role in generating good audience response and catch attention of your boss and clients with neat and simple design.

However, it is not always easy to design your own template for the presentation, it requires a lot of expertise and time as well. To save you from the trouble, there are several hundred sites which offer free Templates for you’re presentation. Also read how to check IRCTC PNR Status.

Benefits of using Templates

  • Save hours of time, used up to design the layout for your presentation.
  • Why pay while you can play around with thousands of Free templates, which are specifically designed and professional crafted for specific presentations.
  • Impress your co-workers by implementing a good templates.
  • There are also interactive and 3D templates available which makes the experience more intuitive.

Choosing PowerPoint Templates

Here comes the most tricky part, since there is a flood of templates in the internet, it is not possible to choose only one. So here’s an intuitive guide to help you choose.

  • First research the category of your presentation.
  • Choose a templates from the similar category.
  • Choose templates with subtle and bright colors, dim colors wouldn’t perform well on projectors.

View PowerPoint Plantillas for more tips.

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Free PowerPoint Templates

Templates play a vital role in organizing and beautifying your PowerPoint Presentations. Believe it or not, 90% of your audience are much appealed by the design rather than the conduct according to a psychological survey conducted on a group of people.

So it’s always better to appeal the eyeballs in order to appeal your sales and conversions. However you may not have time for designing or the budget to get it designed. Here, Powerpoint Templates Free download come into play.

Tips for Choosing a Template

There are thousands of templates floating around the interwebs. It could be overhwhelming to choose just one out of the innumerable template. So follow these tips and shortlist a theme.

  • Choose a subtle theme having standard color scheme.
  • Choose a design best suitable for your needs. For example if you are presenting on health and awareness, you could you a template with pulse animation for example or a subtle heart vector as background illustration.
  • Never choose dark colors, because it could fail to render on projectors in bright rooms.
  • Do not use transitions sounds as it may sound unprofessional.
  • Maintain a uniform theme and color throughout the presentation.

Also check out our range of 3D PowerPoint Templates for more spectacular themes.

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Easiest Way to Create Flow Charts in PowerPoint

Flow Chart is a visual representation or algorithm or a system. It has invariable importance in programming as well as sometimes during business management, Flow charts are one of the most popular PowerPoint presentation types. I will you show you how to create flow charts on the go

  • You can access flowchart custom shapes either through Insert menu or Shapes tab from the ribbon. There are several flowchart shapes, if you are aware of the functions of each specific shape in a flowchart, go ahead and use them. There are several shape functions such as calculation, decision, input/output e.t.c, Just Google it
  • You need to create a layout for your basic flowchart. Once you have the idea of the flowchart you are going to create. First create the shapes required. You can format and position them later
  • Arrange them in order to maintain the flow. Once you’ve done that, you can connect those shapes either by using arrow shapes or lines or connectors.  From Shapes select Lines and drag them towards each other. To make sure each shape is connected to form a flow chart
  • Now using Word art or just Text Box, you can add labels to your flow chart. Once you’ve done that. You can start coloring the flowchart and add life to it. Make sure the text is legible

Easier way to create Flow Chart

To help you position your Flow Chart shapes and easily create the layout. Go to View -> Grids and Guides for easier designing.

If you don’t want to put up with all this and want to create a spectacular flowchart within seconds. You can make use of Free Flow Chart templates available on the web

Author: Mahesh is a social media analyzer at a top I.T firm in India. He frequently works with PowerPoint and shares his knowledge through PowerPoint Tutorials and also shares PowerPoint Templates

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How to Convert a PowerPoint Presentation into Video

PowerPoint is the most widely used tool for designing presentations, but one huge thumbs down of PowerPoint is it’s compatibility issue. Your presentation can only be presented on a PC with PowerPoint installed. You may not find many PowerPoint users dime a dozen because of its hefty price tag. However, if you convert PowerPoint to movie, things may be different, because converting PPT to movie means no constraints on the compatibility.

You can also share your presentation on social networking sites for maximum publicity and exposure.

1. Convert PowerPoint to Video in Windows Movie Maker

Windows Movie Maker comes by default with Windows O.S. It is completely free and doesn’t require you to spend a penny

Step 1: Open Microsoft PowerPoint. Go to File -> Save As. On the “Save as type” option, choose any image format you wish. There are 6 image formats you can choose from: … * Gif, * jpg, * png, * tif, * bmp. However, JPG and PNG formats are the most recommended because of their small size and quality retention.

Step 2: Click “Save” and a dialog box will appear, Choose “Every Slide” option. A few seconds later, a window should appear “Each slide in your presentation has been saved as a separate file in the folder: ***”. Open the folder, you can find all the exported images here.

Step 3: Run Windows Movie Maker, import all the photos you have exported and add them to Storyboard.

Step 4: Add music files, video effects, animations and transitions you like in the Storyboard

Step 5: Export the storyline into a video format. Preferably the local playback for maximum quality. .

One major drawback of this process is, the original transitions from the presentation file will be lost and you will need to configure transitions through Movie maker, this might take a couple of minutes

PowerPoint Sharing Websites

SlideOnline is an intuitive platform for sharing PowerPoint Presentation online. This site allows you to share your PowerPoint presentation through blogs, websites, YouTube and even iPod. I

After uploading your presentation on the site, the presentation will be converted into a Flash Video/File. An email will be sent to you as soon as your PowerPoint video has been processed. However, this process may take some time depending on the size of the PPT file. Alternatively, you can choose SlideShare or Authorstream.

If you are using PowerPoint 2013

PowerPoint 2013 has an intuitive feature. It lets you export the presentation into a video format directly without any external plug-in hassle.

Click File – Export Tab. Choose ‘Create a video’ and select your desired format (.WMV or .MP4) from the dropdown and click OK..

For a much quicker conversion, you can use a video converter or screen cast.

George is a tech enthusiast who blogs at his irctc blog.

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HowTo: Enable File Sharing In Windows 7

File sharing is something that is becoming an obligatory part for day today life. No matter it’s a corporate company or a small organization, if it as a poor file sharing system it becomes very difficult to be up to date with the information. In this article we provide a step-by-step guide to enable file sharing in windows 7.

Now days, a very commonly used Windows version is Windows 7 which can be found in any new laptop. In this version of windows, the file sharing method is a bit different from the previous versions but its easy to set up. It gives an extended control to the user to control the files and folders to be shared with the other computers in network.

Here we are providing very simple steps to start or enable file sharing in Windows 7 laptop or desktop. Even a person with no experience in networking or file sharing, can follow these steps and setup a simple home network for data sharing.

To enable file sharing in windows 7, follow the steps given below:

1. Open Control Panel and go to Network & Internet. Now click on the HomeGroup button or else just type in HomeGroup in the search option and it will open up automatically.

open Network & Internet

2. Now click on “Create a Homegroup” if there is not any existing one. It can also be possible that a HomeGroup already exists for you. So you will have to check that. If you are joining to an existing network then you should know the homegroup name and password set for that. But here we are just considering that you want to setup a new network. In later steps you can get to know about how to include other systems also in your network.

create homegroup

3. Firstly, the wizard gives options for what you want to share and with which computer(s) in your network. Just select the folders like pictures, music, documents or videos which want to be shared. There is no option to select a particular file but if you want it to be shared then add that in one of the shared libraries.

share with other home computers

4. On the nest screen you will get an option to enter a password. So just click on finish and we can set the password going forward.

5. Open the page for Control Panel you can find the option for Change password in the “other homegroup actions”. So you can set a password from here also.

6. For the other PCs or laptops with which you want to share the files, you have to do the same steps but instead of creating a new HomeGroup use the one which was created in the above steps.

7. Once that same HomeGroup is detected on the other system, click on that and then Click on Join Now. You can again select the files and folders to be shared but it will use the same password that was set while creating the homegroup.

These are some steps to enable file sharing in Windows 7. Once the file sharing is enabled it can be used for multiple functions like shared printing and music etc. Some advance sharing methods are also available in this Windows. However, this method is a little tough to setup and would need a more experience to enable.

In advanced sharing method, the person who creates the group has the maximum control over it. For normal file sharing, you may follow the above steps and start sharing you files instantly.

Post contributed by: Ilya Elbert, she writes about Computer Support for an IT Support company.

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HowTo: Change your DNS Server settings (with Screenshots)

Steps for changing DNS settings varies from operating system to operating system (Windows, Mac or Linux) and device to device (computer, phone, or router).
I am giving general procedure here to Change DNS settings of Windows 7 with Screenshots. Steps maybe similar for other versions of windows but may vary greatly for different OS like Mac or Linux.
Changing your DNS server settings:

Step 1:

Open “Network and Sharing center”
1) via “Control Panel” : Control Panel > Network and Internet > Network and Sharing Center
2) via clicking on network icon in Notification area
goto Network and sharing

goto Network and sharing

Step 2:

After opening “Network and Sharing center” click on “Change adapter settings” in left sidebar menu.
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Change Adapter Settings

Change Adapter Settings

Step 3:

Right click on the network you wanna modify and click on “Properties”.
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Right Click and choose properties

Right Click and choose properties

Step 4:
On the popped up window under “This connection uses the following items”, select “Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)” and click “Properties”

Connection Properties

Connection Properties

Step 5:

Again on the new popped up window, Under the “General” tab select the “Use the following DNS server addresses” radio button, and enter your prefered DNS server address.
I prefer goOgle’s DNS as you can see in my settings..
Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP-IPv4) Properties

Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP-IPv4) Properties

Word of Caution:
Before you change your DNS settings, make sure to note down the current server addresses or settings. It is very important that you keep these numbers for backup purposes, in case you need to revert to them at any time.
I recoommend you take screen shot of your “TCP/IPv4 Properties” before you make any changes.. thats what I do.. 😉
Step 6:

Click OK
And Voila! Its done.. No ReStarting required 🙂

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