I do a lot of PowerPoint presentation – I train on a variety of technical subjects and PowerPoint has been my ‘friend’ for as long as I can remember! Over the years, PowerPoint has evolved, but I still prefer the older menu structure vs the ribbon. But such is life – with the menu or ribbon, PowerPoint is an awesome product. With that said, I do find remembering where the key features are to be found.
I’ve just started using a new tool, Power-User (https://www.powerusersoftwares.com/) which is an add-in for both PowerPoint or Excel. When you open PowerPoint, once this add-in is installed, you get a new ribbon item with great tools, which looks like this:
Thus, you see all the useful PowerShell features all in one place. Power-User helps with creating a variety of effects including icons, diagrams, colour management etc., etc., etc. And as if that were not enough, Power-User also has some cool Excel tools as well, like this:
I love this tool and would not be without it! For more details on this cool product, see the presentation video at: https://youtu.be/xtFGSnQnWpE.
Power-User is, however, a commercial product. Students and teachers can get this for free, but for commercial use individual licenses are €198/year. For larger companies, a bulk license can reduce the cost per user. So not free, but well worth the fee if you are doing a lot of PowerPoint. My only regret is that I did not find this tool years ago!