If there is one issue with presentations in PowerPoint, this is represented by the difficulty for many users to make slides that work and look highly professional. Even if Microsoft makes all efforts to provide customers numerous layouts, it can be challenging for them to create slides that look excellent. That is even more difficult for people who begin their presentation from an empty document.
Microsoft is trying to fix that problem with the new function for the upcoming PowerPoint known as Designer, which helps individuals who are not professionals to put together great looking presentations. When clients want to place a picture into the presentation, the option instantly shows a side bar on one part of the app screen with a few design concepts.
There are over than 10,000 templates available in it, which the giant software producer created in collaboration with professional developers. For them to display only the best templates to customers, the program looks at pictures placed in the slides and finds the most appropriate content to guide its creation. According to the company’s representatives, these tools helps users to save precious time and effort that it would have been spent adjusting slide components in order to obtain the same results.
But with the new application, Microsoft can provide its users a better option that may have needed 20 mouse clicks, which now can be accomplished with only 10 clicks. This means an increased efficiency of 50% and all people must do is use a series of templates, see what they prefer and then proceed with their presentation.
There is one disadvantage to it, however: Designer needs an Internet access to function, since the algorithm that works behind the option is managed in the company’s cloud platform. When PowerPoint is left without an online connection, any current slides handled by the app can be controlled and modified, but the program will not recommend styles for new presentations.
Another new function, Morph, makes smooth transitions and animated graphics easy to create, even by beginners. It requires two different presentations and slides between these by shifting and fading various slide elements. If there is a graph that needs full-sized slides that are then 50 percent bigger than the next ones, the feature will reduce the slides to facilitate the conversion between them.
This seems similar to using specialized animated applications like After Effects and Adobe Flash, with slides acting as main frames and animations fillings the area between a couple of frames. But Microsoft’s officials announced that customers do not have to be professionals to make the feature work for their presentations.
Presentations watchers will probably scared by idea of new animated graphics arriving into PowerPoint 2016, after seeing the excessive use of floating written text and jumping pictures. This is why the company developed Morph extremely simple to use, since all these movements between slides are intuitive, with item changes going on subtly. These functions are only offered to people who are signed up into Office 365, a Windows software provided for its efficiency package.
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