Sunday, April 6, 2008

Drop Down Menus in PowerPoint

PowerPoint Drop Down Menu

Everyone is familiar with dropdown menus, they're an integral part of Windows, Office and many other programs.

Can you use them to navigate in a PowerPoint Presentation though?

With vba code (if you can program) then you can use a control combo box. Even if you know how to program this you will meet problems if the user has the free viewer or has security set to high.

The problem will be this ...

It won't work - AT ALL!

The method described here will work in the viewers (2003 /7) or in PowerPoint from version XP.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Audience Voting in PowerPoint

There are quite a few (expensive) systems out there to provide your audience with keypads to vote on topics.

For most people this sort of expense is out of the question and you will be relying on hand counts.

How do you professionally show the results though?

You can of course close down your show edit a graph and re open. That looks tacky though!

PowerPoint Alchemy have a simple solution and there's even a totally working free demo!