How often have you opened up a PowerPoint, started the slideshow mode, only to be stopped in your tracks by a photo that’s blurry? We’ve received many desperate emails from clients asking, “Can you do something with the photos? Why are they so blurry and fuzzy?” A rose is a rose… What happened? Most likely […]
Help! Why Is My PowerPoint File So Big?
One of the many questions that we receive at the Bluewave studio is, “Why are my PowerPoint files so huge (in terms of file size)?” Well, a picture is worth a thousand words—and also a thousand kilobytes. When you add photos to a presentation, obviously the PowerPoint file size is going to get bigger. Even […]
Video Not Working in PowerPoint?
In PowerPoint 2013/2016 and Office 365, there are four ways to add a video to your presentation. Below are instructions on how to embed a video into your PowerPoint file, how to link to a video on YouTube, Vimeo, or any website, and how to link to a video stored locally on your computer. We’ve also […]
PowerPoint 2010: Positives and Negatives
When Microsoft introduced PowerPoint 2007, we found a whole new look and feel. The new menu bar was virtually unrecognizable. Though not as drastic a change from 2007, PowerPoint 2010 nevertheless has a new look. That combined with added functionality delivers both positive and negative results. The positives: PowerPoint files created in PowerPoint 2010 may […]
Experiencing Blurry Images with PowerPoint 2007?
If you place high resolution images in PowerPoint 2007 presentations (say, above 220 dpi*), save the file and then reopen it, you may notice that the photos or graphics no longer appear as sharp as they should. This is because PowerPoint 2007 automatically compresses images down to 96 dpi, the resolution of projected slideshows. Animated […]
PowerPoint 2003: Dealing with the Paste Bug
Prior to PowerPoint 2003, when you copied and pasted text into a new location, the pasted text retained the formatting of the original text. In PowerPoint 2003, however, pasted text automatically takes on default text formatting, which is not necessarily what you’re looking for. There is no way to turn off this feature and therein lies […]
How to Get Help with Microsoft Office Products
Microsoft Office Discussion Groups is a great resource for any questions you may have about working with PowerPoint, Excel, Word, Outlook and other Microsoft Office products. It’s the place to go when you’ve finally thrown in the towel and conceded defeat, or just want to get more familiar with techniques and procedures. http://www.microsoft.com/office/community/en-us/default.mspx You can ask questions […]
Problems with Arial Black?
We encountered a strange situation recently with the font Arial Black in PowerPoint: all instances of the font suddenly turned italic. Nothing we could think to do removed the italic formatting. And even odder, this problem only occurred on certain workstations. After some sleuthing on Google, we discovered that the Windows Service Pack 3 upgrade apparently installs […]