Sunday, November 29, 2009

PowerPoint 2010: Images and Video - Cool New Features Demo


Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 comes with new rich media tools. Follow this quick tutorial and see how to easily integrate images and video in your PowerPoint presentation. Also, learn how to share PowerPoint presentations with remote abilities.

All you Brainy Betty fans who have written to me asking how to embed YouTube videos in PowerPoint, this new version has the ability to do just that as well as "trim" any video right in PowerPoint!

Awesome. Have a great week! Keep learning.

Nan @ brainybetty :)

Saturday, November 28, 2009

36 Free Templates by Brainy Betty: PowerPoint Templates for PowerPoint 2007 at Microsoft Office and much more...

This is a preview only. Click Download Now to download the template.You can find 36 PowerPoint templates at Microsoft Office Online (for PPT 2007 version) with many you can use for Christmas. Go there now.

Do you know about Microsoft Labs?

Microsoft Labs researches and puts out new and cool, innovative programs and applications (just like Google Labs if you are familiar with that...)

One of their awesome new applications is PhotoSynth. You can take a series of pictures of a still object and create a 3-D view of the same object. This is very cool on a number of levels - for businesses, to create 3D images of products, for organizations and schools to create people pictures and amazing graphics, more.

You can check it out and use it free at this site.

Another cool application is Seadragon available free  here. This application allows you to pan and zoom around large picture files on the Internet.

New on our site, under the TEACHER and EDUCATIONAL Resource menu, we've added a link to the Annenburg Foundation's site which provides free educational multimedia for classroom educational use! It's a great site, nonprofit and useful for any educator. I'd definitely bookmark it.

Have a productive, creative fun November and if you don't mind, let a couple of people know about this blog! We want to reach as many people as possible!


Nan@brainybetty :)


Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Free Thanksgiving Background for PowerPoint

Grab it now - it's free and available only for the rest of the week. You can download either the 97-2003 or the PowerPoint 2007 version of the background. Why not make a self running presentation with all your gratitude for your coworkers, family or friends and send it to them or post it online this Thanksgiving?

All the best for a warm, safe and happy holiday. At Brainy Betty, we're thankful for YOU!  :)

Monday, November 23, 2009

YouTube - Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 Picture Formatting

An interesting 1 minute video: see how easy picture formatting becomes in PowerPoint 2010! Have a great week!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Office 2010 Beta now available

The Office 2010 beta release is now available for anyone to download and test. Remember, it's best to install a beta copy on a second machine (not your primary) because there are still things to work out.

Learn what's new in Office 2010.

Also, Crystal Graphics is having a blowout sale on their PowerPlugs package - more templates, more backgrounds, video backgrounds, transitions, music and flash ready. It's an awesome buy at 80% off the regular price and the sale ends soon. Get in on this one for great presentations for the rest of the year and into the next. *Shine on!*

Finally, we've added new blog links to some of our own favorite blogs on this page as well. Take a look at the right menu.

Have a wonderful week and remember to subscribe to the blog at the top right of this page so you can get the latest news and free downloads from Brainy Betty!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

18 cool things Windows 7 does that Vista doesn't from TechRadar

This fantastic and succinct article explains why the upgrade may be worth it for some Windows users. Enjoy!

18 cool things Windows 7 does that Vista doesn't | News | TechRadar UK

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

16 new free iTouch/ iPhone backgrounds

Enjoy our 16 new free iTouch and iPhone backgrounds here.

Simply download them to your computer.
Hook up your device to your system and copy into the appropriate folder to use.

Have a great week from Brainy Betty!

Monday, November 16, 2009

12 tips for creating better documents

12 tips for creating better documents

1 You want great documents that make an impact—and you've got less time than ever to get them done. If that sounds familiar, you've come to the right place. Microsoft Office offers many features for creating impressive documents. But, with so many choices, it can be hard to know where to begin.

This article will help you make the best choices for your documents. We'll look at three components of creating effective documents and give you timesaving tips to help you get your document done.

New this week coming to Brainy Betty:

17 new iTouch/iPhone backgrounds for free download

New PowerPoint 2007 free backgrounds

Read our blog from our site here and subscribe to it here.

Crystal Graphics has added 600 new templates and a FREE template finder tool - be sure and check it out!


12 tips for creating better documents

Monday, November 09, 2009

Quiz show - Templates - Microsoft Office Online

Download this fantastic new quiz show template we found digging through Microsoft Office's vast online web space! Create a fun or goofy quiz show for school, organization or personal use. Have a great week from Brainy Betty!