Updates on Jerry Lee’s artworks:
1) Added a new PowerPoint Webcomic, Powerpuff Girls: The Boys Are Back In Town. The webcomic is based off a popular cartoon, The Powerpuff Girls, and is well-inspired by the works of Bleedman. It is a grown up version of the cartoon, where the story revolves around three girls: Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup, who have now got into college. (Link can be found on front page)
2) Added Basic PowerPoint Art Tutorial. 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. (Link can be found in Jerry’s Projects)
For more information, visit PowerPoint Heaven at http://pptheaven.mvps.org
(3 hours updating the site! And it’s 4am now. I can finally go off to get some rest.)
Anthony Barfield is our new PowerPoint Heaven
contributor! He specializes in creating PowerPoint games. You will be seeing his new game on this coming April. More information will be available to you in the next few days.
I have added a sub-site, PowerPoint Experimental Laboratory which holds a list of ppt files. Most of these files are experiments and samples providing solutions for questions posted on Microsoft Office Discussion Group. If you are interested, feel free to take a look at these samples: http://pptheaven.mvps.org/experimental.html
From what I know, Fikree has scrapped his latest project on SCROLL. Instead, it has been renamed as Pointer’s Way 4. This will be the last PowerPoint game for Pointer’s Way series. Once again, you have to scroll your way through 60 levels (Full Version), avoid new killer obstacle, and unlock things to get pass through. You’ll
face 3 new bosses. Pointer’s Way 4 demo has been released. You can download them at:
Rhapzodé is a PowerPoint compiler by altaVENTE
. It has wide variety of file conversions (converting ppt to swf, html, pdf, exe, and etc) and security features. This product is recommended for presentations where security comes first. Check out the review at PowerPoint Heaven:http://pptheaven.mvps.org/tutorials/Rhapzode.html
Often, you would like to have PowerPoint animating your text like those credits in a movie. PowerPoint 2002/XP has this Credits effect. Opening the Custom Animation task pane, select the text box, and click Add Effect > Entrance > Credits. This works fine if you keep the list of text short. Unfortunately if you have a long list of text, credits animation stopping half way through the slide would be a common issue, and you may wonder why.
The reason is because, the credits effect will only animate those text that are within the slide. If you have a long list of text, causing the textbox overflowing the slide, the credits animation will stop half way during slide show. There are a few solutions to this, depending on your preference. Some examples of resolving this would be:
- Reduce text size
- Break up the list into several text boxes / slides
- Use Crawl / Fly In effect
- Use Motion Path
For my preference, I recommend using the Crawl In effect. The Crawl In effect is much more straightforward as compared to rest of the solutions. So can it be done?
First, remove the credits effect that you have added from the Custom Animation task pane.
Next, select the textbox, click Add Effect > Entrance > Crawl In.
Ensure that the direction is set to “From Bottom”.
Double click on the added effect to bring up the Effect Option dialog box.
Select Text Animation tab.
Under Group text, click on the dropdown menu and select “As one object”. This will allow the chuck of text to animate as one object. Once you are done, ok your way out.
Drag the textbox completely off the top of the slide.
Now when you preview in the slide show, the text will crawl in from the bottom of the screen and exit off the top.