Design Gallery Live/Clipart

What is a CIL (or MPF) file? Error 0x80070002 Error 0x80004005 Why don’t motion clips animate? How do I flip a clip? MS has put up http://dgl.microsoft.com to provide additional clip art for programs such as PowerPoint and Publisher. One thing you should know...

MS Graph

MS Graph is the bane of my existence. MS Graph is the charting engine that Excel and PowerPoint share. More features are exposed in Excel than in PPT, so there are times when it’s better to graph data in Excel and copy/paste the charts into PPT when...

Bezier Curves

Bezier curves are handy little drawing nodules that give you much more control over your lines, paths and curves. (These will be especially important when creating animation paths, a new feature in PPT 2002.) The easiest way to learn them is to practice, practice,...

Animating Charts

To animate chart data series or category individually, click on the slide to deactivate your chart. Then select the chart (single click) and choose Custom Animation from the Slide Show menu. Add your animation and look for a “group” option. What kind of...

Multiple Design Templates

Using Multiple Design Templates #1 (PPT 2002) Using Multiple Design Templates #2 (PPT 2002) Creating Multiple Masters (PPT 2002/2003) Multiple Design Templates (PPT 2000 and 97) Workaround #1: Link Presentations Workaround #2: Embed Template Workaround #3: Embed...