Most of us have been through the painful experience of bad presentations, but Microsoft gives PowerPoint a graphic designer twist by implementing two new easy-to-use techniques.
- Microsoft added two new tools: Designer and Morph
- Designer will make better suggestion on page layouts, with effects and text editing
- Morph will create better animations and smoother transitions between pages or objects
- The update is available for PowerPoint 2016 on Windows 10
For those who are not inclined toward aesthetically pleasing presentation or have time to put in to create a professional-looking ones, it’s been tough. PowerPoint rarely ever looked good, even with their templates, and it took some time to make it appear at least half decent. However, most didn’t put in the effort. Not everyone has either the eye, time, patience, or expertise to understand what a good presentation would look like.
Not to mention time spent staring at a blank canvas and trying to figure out how to start.
So, after suffering for many years from painfully bad PowerPoint presentations, Microsoft has brought forward two new improvement methods for PowerPoint 2016. They are exceptionally easy-to-use tools that would make any simple slideshow into a more professionally-looking presentation. Both slides and transitions have received a huge improvement in options.
The first tool is called Designer. Essentially, this is the graphic designer that will give you ideas on how your presentation will look more appealing. After picking a picture, the helpful Designer will pop out on the right side and present multiple options on how to insert it. The tool will provide great-looking ideas, all of which will be picked by Microsoft users.
And they will be easily achievable. What once took around 30 clicks to create now takes only 5 clicks.
According to the company, there are around 12,000 layouts available. But, they can’t show all of them, as anyone can imagine how long it would take to choose. Instead, they will be basing the top choices from other Microsoft users. The software will be using a cloud system through which PowerPoint will show you the favorite options.
This also means that it will require an internet connection. If your internet disconnects, the chosen layouts will remain. But PowerPoint will stop suggesting new ones.
The second tool is called Morph, and will be the go-to option where animations are concerned. Most of us have had it with the flying objects around the pages, and the bouncing letters. If Designer is the Adobe Photoshop of PowerPoint, then Morph is the Adobe Flash. It will create beautifully smooth transitions between slides.
Objects will see to subtle changes, such as charts for examples. From page to page, they will shift or change smoothly.
The update will be rolling out in the next couple of weeks for PowerPoint 2016 on Windows 10. However, Microsoft has voiced out their intent on making it available on more operating systems. Your PowerPoint presentations will finally look better and much more professional. And, for the love of all that is good, stop using sounds.
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