|Your first step in creating
entertainment on PowerPoint! In this section, you will
be able to find step-by-step PowerPoint tutorials, tips
and tricks on how to create sophisticated PowerPoint
animations, games and artworks. You will also get to see
reviews on impressive PowerPoint add-ins that are worth trying out.
Requirement: The tutorials and samples on this site make use of advanced animations
that are introduced in PowerPoint 2002/XP and above. You may not be able to follow the tutorials if you are using PowerPoint 2000 or earlier versions.
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Learn how to create sophisticated PowerPoint Animations using the Custom Animation feature in PowerPoint.
- All about Custom Animation
- Hidden Pivot
- Teleporting Effect
- Scrolling Ticker Effect
- Animation Trigger
- Traditional Countdown
- Spiral Effect
- Translucent Fading
- Blasting Effect
- Exploding Effect
- Leaf Motion Effect
- Creating Basic Timers
Date Published: July 07, 2007
Submitted by Graham Shaw. This tutorial shows you how to create a basic timer that allows you to countdown during a presentation or game.
- Snake Trail Effect
Date Published: August 03, 2007
Submitted by Ted Thayer. In this tutorial, you will learn how to create a snake trail effect using PowerPoint's Motion Path.
- Sniping Effect
Date Published: October 20, 2007
Submitted by Ted Thayer. In this tutorial, you will learn how to create a sniping effect that can be used on shooting games.
- Hit / Miss Targets
Date Published: July 06, 2008
Submitted by Ted Thayer. In this tutorial, you will learn how to create a sequence of Hit / Miss Targets.
- Realistic Walk
Date Published: August 27, 2008
Submitted by Zum Zum. This tutorial shows you how to animate a walking character using Custom Animation.
- Stickman Pivot
Date Published: May 10, 2009
Submitted by Jeremiah Lee (Jerry). Using the Hidden Pivot technique, one will see how advanced stickman movements can be created.
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Tutorials that is related to the technical side of PowerPoint.
- Creating an Automatic Slideshow and Delay before Slide Advances
- Enlarge Image in Slide Show, Retaining Quality
- Slide numbering - XX of YY
- PowerPoint 2007 Visual Tour - OfficeArt Effects on Shapes and Images
- Basic PowerPoint Art Tutorial
Date Published: March 23, 2007
Submitted by Jeremiah Lee (Jerry). This is a tutorial that shows you how to draw a comic character in PowerPoint. In this tutorial, you will
follow step-by-step instructions to build your first comic character, Ms. Orange.
- Power Cut
Date Published: July 31, 2007
Submitted by Mukund Nadkarni. While Photoshop and other graphic editing
software have Lasso Tool, this tutorial shows you how to extract portion of images from its background just using PowerPoint alone.
- Torn Paper Effect
Date Published: August 01, 2007
Submitted by Sandra Johnson. In this tutorial, you will learn how to create a torn paper effect using PowerPoint editing tools.
- Password Prompt with VBA
Date Published: January 06, 2008
Submitted by Ted Thayer. In this tutorial, you will learn how to create a password prompt in PowerPoint with the use of VBA coding.
Also includes example on password level select. You are required to "Enable Macros" for the VBA to work.
- Creating a Mouse Maze
Date Published: June 29, 2008
Submitted by Ben Belford (bbgames). In this tutorial, you will learn how to create a maze game in PowerPoint where you are required to reach the end of the maze without your cursor leaving the maze path or hitting any obstacles.
- Escape The Room Game Tutorial
Date Published: December 25, 2008
Submitted by Emprovision. In this tutorial, you will learn how to produce a simple escape the room game. The tutorial will show you how to create a room and have the user interacts with it to escape the room.
- How I Painted Michael Jackson Tutorial
Date Published: April 12, 2009
Submitted by Colin Neal. This tutorial shows you how to draw Michael Jackson in PowerPoint. In this tutorial, you will
learn how to create shading effect and textures.
- PPT Drawing Tutorial
Date Published: May 10, 2009
Submitted by Colin Neal. This tutorial shows you from simple to advanced drawing techniques in PowerPoint. In this tutorial, you will
learn how to draw realistic facial, hair and eyes.
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Below are reviews of third party products / add-ins that allow you to enhance your PowerPoint presentations.
Click on the links below to read the reviews and understand more about these add-ins work.
- PowerPlugs: Transitions
Date Published: August 13, 2006
PowerPlugs: Transitions is a PowerPoint add-in by CrystalGraphics. It offers you a whole new range of slide transition effects.
Not just transitions, but transitions in 3D!
- OfficeFX 2.5 | FXThemes
Date Published: August 24, 2006
OfficeFX is a PowerPoint add-in by Instant Effects which allows you to transform static PowerPoint slides into dynamic presentations
with stunning 3D visual impact.
Date Published: September 01, 2006
Ovation for PowerPoint is a PowerPoint add-in by Serious Magic, an efficient and effective tool designed for busy professionals to enhance their presentations
Date Published: March 16, 2007
Rhapzodé is a PowerPoint compiler by altaVENTE, which allows PowerPoint users to protect their content as well as being able to package it in an attractive but fully controllable way.
- Slide Executive
Date Published: July 01, 2008
Slide Executive is a PowerPoint management tool by Novatrox AB, which allows you to easily locate existing information and combine it into new presentations.
- Train Signal PowerPoint 2007 Training
Date Published: February 28, 2009
PowerPoint 2007 Training is a training package by Train Signal, covering the best of both worlds: 1 - PowerPoint, 2 - Presentations.
- OfficeFX Presenter
Date Published: March 22, 2009
The new and improved OfficeFX Presenter by Instant Effects, transforming lifeless presentations into professional 3D.
Date Published: June 06, 2009
Freepath is a neat application that allows you to pull various forms of media from different sources, then let you organize and play them within the application itself, much like an all-in-one application viewer.
- Raptivity Presenter
Date Published: July 26, 2009
Raptivity Presenter is a software by Harbinger Knowledge Products that allows you to put interactivity into your presentations.
Date Published: September 21, 2010
PowerFlashPoint by DigitalOfficePro is exactly what you need for converting your presentation into flash.
- Slide Effect
Date Published: December 9, 2010
Slide Effect by devsoft is a software that you can use to create presentations filled with 3D animations to impress your audience.
Date Published: December 15, 2010
VisualBee is a software that allows you to enhance your same old presentations into a presentation packed with powerful graphics.
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