Play multiple sounds simultaneously

During a presentation, you might want to have a music playing in the background, then have additional sound effects. The problem is, when the sound effect starts to play, your background music stops. What we want is to have multiple sounds playing at the same time in PowerPoint. Unfortunately, when one starts, the other stops. Here’s why: When you have multiple sounds embedded, PowerPoint will only allow one sound to be played at a time. On the other hand, if you have the sounds linked, it will be able to play simultaneously. Thus, if you have two sounds, the solution is … Continue reading Play multiple sounds simultaneously

Rediscovering PowerPoint Workshop @ NTU

Completed the Rediscovering PowerPoint Workshop at Nanyang Technological University few days ago (Wed, 17 Oct). Thanks to the Hindri, Stephanie, Adeline, Kee, Teddy, Darren and Johnny who have been helping me out! A total of 25 participants. It actually shot up to around 53 participants signing up in the first few hours of registration! But due to the limit of the computer lab, only 25 could be accepted. Here’s a few photographs taken by them. Just to share with you guys!Figure 1: Poster created by the organizing committeeFigure 2: Rediscovering PowerPoint Workshop @ NTU 1Figure 3: Rediscovering PowerPoint Workshop @ NTU 2Figure 4 … Continue reading Rediscovering PowerPoint Workshop @ NTU

3 new samples on Experimental Lab

Added 3 more new samples on PowerPoint Experimental Laboratory.Check out the masking and glowing effect sample which demonstrates masking and glowing on images and text in PowerPoint, the Scrolling text sample which demonstrates scrolling long chunk of text using animations or Control Toolbox, and Scanlines sample on animating lines.

Slide Master View Shortcut key

At the bottom left hand corner of PowerPoint (bottom right for PowerPoint 2007), you will see 3 mini buttons. They are: Normal View, Slide Sorter View, and Slide Show. Now here’s a quick trick. When you hover over these 3 mini buttons, hold down the Shift key. The mini buttons will now become slide master view, handout master view, and Set Up Show respectively. Thanks to Lucy from PowerPoint newsgroup for providing the useful tip!

PowerPoint Game – Widgets

PowerPoint Game, Widgets, by Anthony Barfield is out. The goal of this game is to get to the end point without hitting the laser enclosing you in. Be careful though, colorful Widgets are blocking your way!