PowerPoint Heaven New Year 2007 Updates

New Year Update!
PowerPoint Game – Pointer’s Way 3 is now available for download! It can be found in Fikree’s Projects. Pointer’s Way is a PowerPoint maze game where you will be using your mouse to move your way through the maze, avoid killer obstacles and unlock objects to reach your goal. Be prepared to scroll your way through 60 levels and encounter challenging boss stages!

You have seen real life characters and webcomic artworks drawn in PowerPoint. How about some Similes? Added PowerPoint Artwork – Smiley Collection which can be found in the Jerry’s Projects.

For more information, visit PowerPoint Heaven.

2007 Updates

Bid farewell to 2006!
So, what will be up on PowerPoint Heaven for Year 2007?

On 1 Jan 2007, you will be seeing 2 updates from our contributors. One by Fikree’s latest PowerPoint Game: Pointer’s Way 3, and one by Jerry’s latest PowerPoint Artwork.

On the mid of Jan 2007, we will be adding a new contributor, Presentation Wiz – Sandra Johnson, who will be showing us some of her wonderful PowerPoint Showcases. Sandra Johnson is a 20-year marketing communications veteran. She is also a regular helper in Microsoft Office Online Discussion Group for PowerPoint.

Do check back soon, and wish you guys a Happy New Year!

Continuous blinking in succession

Remember the Looping with multiple animations post: http://msmvps.com/blogs/tohlz/archive/2006/09/10/Looping-a-slide-with-multiple-animations.aspx ?

Here’s a similar tutorial related to continuous succession blinking of arrows requested by a user in the discussion group. Hope to share it with you guys.

Lets say you have 4 arrows on the slide and you want to have them appear one after another continuously. Here’s what you can do. You can’t use the delay function, which is under the Timing tab in Custom Animation. This is because, delay will not repeat. It will occur only for the first time and repeat the animation without delay.

First, you will need to add appear effect to all arrows.
Then, add disappear effect to all arrows.
Then, reorganize them so it looks something like this:
Arrow 1: Appear
Arrow 1: Disappear
Arrow 2: Appear
Arrow 2: Disappear
Arrow 3: Appear
Arrow 3: Disappear

Set the first appear effect to start After Previous.
Set all disappear effects to start After Previous.
Set the rest of the appear effect to start “With Previous”.
Hold down Ctrl key, select the first appear effect and all the disappear
Right click and select Timing.
Set delay to 0.5 seconds and okay your way out.
We are done with the animation part.

Next, click Slide Show > Slide Transition.
Put a checkmark to Automatically After (00:00).
Do NOT apply to all slides.
Click Slide Show > Set Up Show.
Put a checkmark to “Loop continuously until Esc”.
Okay your way out.

For Custom Show, click Slide Show > Custom Show.
Click New.
Add the arrow animation slide into the custom show.
Click ok and close.

Now, go to one slide before the arrow animation slide.
Add an autoshape or action button onto the slide.
Right click on it, select Action Settings.
Select Hyperlink to > Custom Show.
Select the custom show you have added.
Put a checkmark to Show and Return. So that it will go back to the slide
once you pressed ‘esc’ key.
Click Ok.

Finally, right click on the slide thumbnail for arrow animation slide.
Select Hide Slide so that the slide will not be shown when you want to
proceed to the next slide (Unless you click on the arrow key). Or, you can
add another action button on the arrow animation slide and have it
hyperlinked to the next slide.

You can download the sample here: http://pptheaven.mvps.org/ArrowsInSuccession.ppt

Post – Christmas Update: PowerPoint Game – Christmas Room Escape

Christmas Room Escape has been released! “Escape the room” is a type of popular online game where the aim is to escape from a room.

Christmas Room Escape belongs to “Escape the room” genre. It is similar to previously released Birthday Room. But much harder and sophisticated. The creation of this game has applied the extensive use of teleport technique.

Storyline: Christmas is over! But this is just the beginning… You woke up and found yourself in a mystery room. The door is locked. The window is too small to climb out. It seems to be no way out… But you must still escape…

How to Play: The rules are simple. Pick up items in the room, examine them, unravel the mystery and get yourself out of the room.

Inventory: Items that you have picked up will be stored in your inventory. To use it, click on the item. To examine it, click on the magnifying glass beside the item. Note that not all items can be further examined. To de-select them, click the ‘x’ button beside the item.

Note: Before you run the Slide Show, you must enable Hardware Graphics Acceleration. Click Slide Show > Set Up Show. Under Performance section, put a checkmark on “Use hardware graphics acceleration”

Applying an item onto another: You may come to a point where you are required to use an item to apply it onto another. You will need to double click on both the items to make the apply successful.

To download the game, visit PowerPoint Heaven for more information: http://pptheaven.mvps.org

Christmas Eve Update: PowerPoint Anime – REWRITE – V

Christmas Eve update! PowerPoint Anime – Rewrite, is now available for
download on PowerPoint Heaven: http://pptheaven.mvps.org

Rewrite is a PowerPoint Anime based on the future world, where the robotic
science has evolved beyond humans’ imagination. The author of this PowerPoint
Anime, Han Byul Jang (Zzangdol), described the future world coming under the
reign of Robots.

The protagonist in this work, is a scientist who does research and
development on robots. After finishing a Robot development project, he makes
a trip to a cafe he owns to think of new idea. Deep in thought, an idea
struck upon him. That is, if human could send robots to fight for war
instead. All of a sudden, he saw a robot which declared war against the human

Rewrite is completely drawn and animated in PowerPoint. It is available in 3
languages: English, Traditional Chinese and Korean (Original version). 2 Wallpapers
are also included, meant for 1024 x 768 resolution!

Christmas Eve Update: PowerPoint Anime – REWRITE – III

Another news here. REWRITE will be available for download in 3 languages: English, Korean and Chinese.

English – Produced by Han Byul Jang (Zzangdol), subtitle translated by Francis Lee.
Korean – Produced and subtitled by Han Byul Jang (Zzangdol).
Chinese – Produced by Han Byul Jang (Zzangdol), subtitle translated by Shawn Toh.

Some minor revisions are still going on for the English and Chinese versions. But they were be completed before Christmas Eve. So, stay tuned!

Christmas Eve Update: PowerPoint Anime – REWRITE – II

Overview of story
The protagonist in this work, is a scientist who does research and development on robots. After finishing a  Robot development project, he makes a trip to a cafe he owns to think of new idea. Deep in thought, an idea struck upon him. That is, if human could send robots to fight for war instead.

All of a sudden, he saw a robot which declared war against the human race…