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QUICKSTARTER FOR POWERPOINT IS ALMOST UPON US

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017 by Matt<

Microsoft recently released their latest Office updates and sadly there was not much activity for PowerPoint presentation designers…

You might remember back in September we had news about a host of forthcoming PowerPoint features in PowerPoint’s Getting A Brand New Button…

Well, the only feature from that article that is arriving in the latest round of updates is The QUICKSTARTER feature for PowerPoint, but sadly this is only for Office Insider users.

This means for most PowerPoint users this feature is coming – but how soon is anybody’s guess.

If you are an Office Insider you should be able to use this great new feature now…

POWERPOINT QUICKSTARTER
We’ve often mused over how PowerPoint could be smarter in helping presenters with their structure and messaging, and it looks like Microsoft are finally getting the message, with the new QUICKSTARTER button in PowerPoint.

QUICKSTARTER for PowerPoint and Sway actually will, sort of, help you with the structuring of your presentation…
The theory is… you simply open up PowerPoint, click on the QUICKSTARTER button and then you can search for a topic. It suggests to “Search for a famous person or historical event”…

PowerPoint then searches the internet for related topics, you pick one and PowerPoint automatically suggests some starter slides with relevant content. You are then asked to select the ones you want to create your presentations structure…

…PowerPoint then automatically designs you some basic slides…


It all sounds very exciting…

Keep your eye on this blog, because when QUICKSTARTER does land, I’ll give it a full review and provide instructions on how to use it…

For now though, for most PowerPoint users, the anticipation goes on…