Community Server upgrade

http://msmvps.com is currently under upgrade to Community Server 2.0. Since it is still under upgrading, some images in this blog may be missing. Once the upgrading is done, I will start posting more articles. 🙂

Microsoft Office 2007 Beta 2 Public Preview

Microsoft Office 2007 Beta 2 is now available for public download. With the new interface, Ribbon (The toolbar at the top), SmartArt features, multiple slide masters and etc, be prepared for the complete new look! The link for download is available at:http://www.microsoft.com/office/preview/beta/getthebeta.mspx?showIntro=nTake note though, because this is a beta, do not expect it to work in the way you wanted. Take a look at the link here carefully before proceeding with your download:http://www.rdpslides.com/pptfaq/FAQ00723.htm

Shadow Fighter The Movie – 21th May 2006

Shadow Fighter The Movie is out! Check out PowerPoint Heaven for the movie. The main movie lasts for about 1 minutes and 20 seconds, bringing you more excitement! The fight will take you through both land and aerial battle within Shadow Empire. A total of 367 custom animations are used to create the fight scenes! You will also see extreme complex motion pathings. Imagine 100+ motion paths on a single slide! And not to forget, watch out for the ultimate Fallen Shadow attack, the coolest and mightiest attack! New Category: PowerPoint Movies has been added, which can be found in the Animations … Continue reading Shadow Fighter The Movie – 21th May 2006

Shadow Fighter The Movie – 14th May 2006

The picture below shows a Liqui-Strike. Liqui-Strike is adapted from the word, Liquid. It is a liquid based airborne attack casted by Shadow Fighter. The Liqui-Strike is executed with liquid and energy by inner strength. The loop at the upper part of Liqui-Strike appears with a faint purple-ish glow that cannnot be seen easily. The faint glow is caused by the energy. While it is a liquid based attack, only the upper part is made up of liquid. With the execution, the liquid will evaporate quickly, leaving the energy which will increase constantly in strength and act as the main weapon striking the opponent.

Shadow Fighter The Movie – 12th May 2006

Scene 1 of Shadow Fighter The Movie has been completed. Scene 1 is the first fight scene that will be taking place. 94 Custom Animations have been used. Of all the animations, motion paths made up the majority. Suprisingly, scene 1 takes up only about 11 seconds so far. This is extremely short! Let us have a peek on scene 1.Definitely an example of extreme complex motion pathing:

Shadow Fighter The Movie

The PowerPoint Movie sequel on the original Shadow Fighter, Shadow Fighter The Movie is on work now. If you haven’t heard of Shadow Fighter, it is a 30 seconds animated show/movie done in PowerPoint mimicking the style of Arcade Fighting games, which shows how PowerPoint can do animations similar to Macromedia Flash. Shadow Fighter can be downloaded in PowerPoint Heaven in the Animations page, under Showcase section: http://pptheaven.mvps.org/animations.html#Showcase.More information on Shadow Fighter The Movie will soon be coming your way, this blog will serve as a news publication channel for Shadow Fighter The Movie. Be sure to check back daily! Shadow Fighter The … Continue reading Shadow Fighter The Movie

Creating a Drop Cap in PowerPoint

Drop Cap, as defined in Wikipedia, is often several lines comprehensive letter with a decorating character at the beginning of a work, a chapter or a paragraph. It is not hard to create a drop cap in PowerPoint as you can simply add an additional textbox that contains the decorating character. Unfortunately, this isn’t a great solution when it comes to alignment and positioning. Is there anyway to keep the Drop Cap well-aligned with the rest of the text? Yes, you can. Using table. Here’s a preview on how the table looks like, and also a preview of the final sample.Figure 1: Preview of … Continue reading Creating a Drop Cap in PowerPoint

Mask with PowerPoint: Part V

This will be the last tutorial on Masking. In the first tutorial, we talk about simple masking using white circle. The drawback of this method is that, if you intend to mask a black text with a different background, this method does not work. In addition, you can’t use this method on a picture. Today, we will cover the tutorial on how to solve this scenario.Figure 1: Masking a picture and text in PowerPoint.To be able to mask a picture or text in PowerPoint and then animate them, you will need a ring with huge border. The border will act as a mask to … Continue reading Mask with PowerPoint: Part V

Microsoft Office Excel: Alphabetic Numberings on cells

Let’s give Masking a break today. And yes, we will be talking about Microsoft Office Excel today. Just this afternoon, my supervisor requested for a solution on adding alphabetic numbering on a row instead of numbers (e.g. A-Z on row 1). Let’s say if you want to number 1 – 10 on row 1, you can simply drag to cells to expand series. But this is not possible with alphabets. Figure 1: Numbering cells with alphabets horizontally.Figure 2: Numbering cells with alphabets vertically.So here’s a quick way you can try it out. We will need to make use of the … Continue reading Microsoft Office Excel: Alphabetic Numberings on cells