Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 gives you more ways to create and share dynamic presentations. New audio and visual capabilities help tell a crisp, cinematic story that’s as easy to create as it is powerful to watch.
Here is this week’s Fast Five Features for NGOs for creating powerful multi-media presentations using PowerPoint 2010:
Bring more energy and visual impact to your presentations.
With PowerPoint 2010, you can apply sophisticated photo effects without needing additional photo-editing software. Transform your images into compelling, vibrant visuals by using new and improved picture editing features such as:
· color saturation and temperature,
· brightness and contrast,
· advanced cropping tool,
Add a personalized video experience.
Embed and edit video files directly in PowerPoint 2010. You can easily trim your video to show only relevant sections, or bookmark key points in a video for quick access. Set the video to fade in and out at specified intervals and apply a variety of video styles and effects—such as reflections, bevels, and 3-D rotation—to help you quickly capture your audience’s attention.
Create high-quality presentations with stunning graphics.
You don’t have to be a design expert to create professional-looking graphics. Use dozens of additional SmartArt® layouts to create many types of graphics such as organization charts, lists, and picture diagrams. Use impressive visuals that illustrate your ideas. Create diagrams as easily as typing a bulleted list or convert text and images to a diagram in just a few clicks.
Captivate your audience with new transitions and improved animations.
New slide transitions and animation effects look similar to graphics you’d see on TV. Easily access, preview, apply, customize, and replace animations. You can also use the new Animation Painter to easily copy animations from one object to another.
Get things done faster.
PowerPoint 2010 simplifies how you access features. The new Microsoft Office Backstage™ view replaces the traditional file menu to let you save, share, print, and publish your presentations with just a few clicks. And, with the improved Ribbon, you can access your favorite commands even more quickly by customizing tabs or creating your own to personalize the experience to your work style.
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