It’ll be here before you know it… PowerPoint 2010 – Part 2

Friday, January 22nd, 2010 by Simon Morton

Welcome to the second part of our look at the top 6 “new” bits of PowerPoint 2010.  With no further ado, here goes on the widely anticipated points 4 through to 6:

Animation efficiency at last!

2010 contains some very useful Office 2010 Beta Framednew animation tools but our personal favourite has to be Animation Painter

This unassuming little icon allows you to copy animations from one object to another (a la Format Painter).  

Such a simple idea but will undoubtedly save us all a HUGE amount of time.  Well done Microsoft.

The transition to greatness

2010 heralds the introduction of some rather fancy 3-D animations into the PowerPoint fold.  Users of Apple’s Keynote software will be familiar with many of these but it is a big step forward for PowerPoint.

Apple will need to do something very special on the next release of Keynote to compete.

Coming to you live…

We think we’ve saved the coolest to last…Broadcast.

On Air - FramedThis beautiful new addition to PowerPoint gives you the ability to send a link to your presentation to anyone.

Your new audience can then watch your presentation through a browser as you take them through at your leisure.

At this stage there is no audio capability so you’ll need to use an actual phone alongside it if you want to talk to your audience – but this capability must surely be something for the future.

The beauty here is that your audience don’t even need PowerPoint installed as they’re enjoying your presentation masterpiece through a browser. We think this is a fantastic step forward and are very excited about it!

So that’s your lot on PowerPoint 2010 for now. 

We’ll take a more in depth view and blog some short sharp tutorials on how to get the best out of the software when it’s available to the masses. 

In the meantime, feel free to bombard us with your questions on PowerPoint – we’re here to help…

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