Monday, August 23, 2010

Apologies and a cool new download!

Sorry for the blog post which didn’t work at all for all of you yesterday! My bad. :)

Let me make it up to you by giving you a cool new download from Microsoft – absolutely free: the Outlook Attachment Detector (an add-in) looks in the text of emails for any attachments you may have mentioned and prompts you if by chance you forgot to actually attach something. It’s from Microsoft Labs and available from this page.

Microsoft Labs is much like Google Labs where you can go download and play with the latest greatest tekkie toys.

Enjoy and please share with others who may feel benefit…

I hear you loud and clear that some of you cannot access Facebook and our Fan site from where you work. So I will make every effort to post daily freebies at this blog as well. Have a happy week, all!

Nan @ brainybetty

Friday, August 20, 2010

PowerPoint 2010 Bible now available!

Faith Wempen's PPT 2010 Bible is now out at Amazon and the CD has a HUGE collection of our free templates!

It's a great investment to improve your skills and learn the new version (which is chockfull of wonderful video, animation picture effects, smart art and more.)

Coverage includes:

  • A First Look at PowerPoint

  • What Makes a Great Presentation?

  • Creating and Saving Presentation Files

  • Creating Slides and Text Boxes

  • Working with Layouts, Themes, and Masters

  • Formatting Paragraphs and Text Boxes

  • Correcting and Improving Text

  • Creating and Formatting Tables

  • Drawing and Formatting Objects

  • Creating SmartArt Diagrams

  • Using and Organizing Clip Art

  • Working with Photographic Images

  • Working with Charts

  • Incorporating Content from Other Programs

  • Adding Sound Effects, Music, and Soundtracks

  • Incorporating Motion Video

  • Creating Animation Effects and Transitions

  • Creating Support Materials

  • Preparing for a Live Presentation

  • Designing User-Interactive or Self-Running Presentations

  • Preparing a Presentation for Mass Distribution

  • Sharing and Collaborating

  • Customizing PowerPoint

  • Presenting Content Without Bulleted Lists

  • Adding Sound and Movement to a Presentation

  • Creating a Menu-Based Navigation System

  • Creating a Classroom Game

PPT 2010 Bible

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Calling all teachers!

‎2 FULL FREE pages of K-12 backgrounds for PowerPoint! Enjoy and share please. Have a wonderful Wednesday.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Save time with quick computer shortcuts and new Theme Sets for Office 2007 and 2010!

This is fantastic short article from Microsoft at Home about using keyboard shortcuts to accomplish more, qith more efficiency. This is especially helpful if you type a lot of documents and use the keyboard more than you use your mouse.

Save time with quick computer shortcuts

Also you can download new FREE Office 2010 Themes from our new section here. We’ll be creating many more in the weeks to come.

Have a great day!