Enterprise Applications: PowerPoint Gets Back to Roots
PowerPoint Gets Back to Roots
by P. J. Connolly
PowerPoints New Ribbon Interface
The "ribbon" interface in PowerPoint 2011 groups related functions in an organized and logical fashion.
Save to SharePoint
Saving a PowerPoint 2011 presentation to a SharePoint 2007 or later collaboration server is a matter of filling in the URL and appropriate credentials.
PowerPoints Media Browser
PowerPoint 2011 makes it easy to access audio from iTunes collections, images from iPhoto or video in iMovie projects.
Sections Make Organizing Simple
Lengthy presentations will benefit from PowerPoint 2011's ability to block off sections of slides for easier organizing.
Shrink a Presentation Quickly
It's easy to modify image file sizes in PowerPoint 2011 to make images more Web-friendly; this can be done globally or one image at a time.
Edit Embedded Movies
The editing tools in PowerPoint 2011 give one the ability to modify embedded movies without requiring extra software.
Compare Versions Easily
The new Compare option allows one to quickly and easily compare two presentation files, and identify differences.
Share Your Presentation
PowerPoint's new Broadcast feature allows one to make a presentation accessible by anyone invited to view it.