PowerPoint Advance Slides Control with DataPoint

PowerPoint Advance Slides Control with DataPoint

How do you control whether you want your data-enabled PowerPoint to advance slides manually instead of jumping automatically to the next slide? Data-enabled presentations are normal for our DataPoint plugin. You can link your slides to data and show data in real time....
PowerPoint Countdown Timer

PowerPoint Countdown Timer

A ticking countdown timer on a television screen is great to announce an event or launch of something. As a business owner or as a good leader in an office or company, you need to create awareness or trigger curiosity for an event. So, you are to announce your event...
Paste Special

Paste Special

PowerPoint is an amazing program not only because it’s a great way to communicate and share ideas with others, but also because it can take content from myriad sources, and combine them all cohesively with visual unity. There are essentially two ways in which...
Countdown to New Year 2022

Countdown to New Year 2022

The last countdown event of the year is always the countdown that we all do; the countdown with family and friends to New Year. Think about Times Square, New York. That is the best example of counting down to New Year. You can create that same effect in your office,...
New Features of Microsoft PowerPoint 2021

New Features of Microsoft PowerPoint 2021

Microsoft has announced that they are going to add some new features in their one of the most popular and commonly used products, PowerPoint. PowerPoint was first released on April 20, 1987, and was initially available for Mac. Later on, it was acquired by Microsoft...
Funny Signs Digital Signage PowerPoint Template

Funny Signs Digital Signage PowerPoint Template

I love when I drive or walk by a business and they have a funny sign out front. It shows me that the shop owners have a sense of humor and I have a warm feeling about the business and enjoy that they made me laugh. In this video, we will show you how to create your...
Microsoft Announces Office 2021

Microsoft Announces Office 2021

Tech-giant Microsoft recently announced 2 new versions of Office. A consumer Office 2021 version and Office LTSC for commercial customers. They will become available later this year for both macOS and Windows. After Office 2016, Microsoft started to promote more of...
How To Create Digital Menu Boards

How To Create Digital Menu Boards

This article will help you to set up a digital menu board for your restaurant, take-away, bar, or coffee shop. Back in the old days, people used menus on paper, but they were expensive to create, and expensive to update because you had to reprint them. Or they used...
Sources for Presentation Imagery

Sources for Presentation Imagery

Copyrights on Images for Presentations Until recently, finding high-quality images for use on presentations used to be an uphill task for many business owners. This was because they usually could not afford the time to go around searching, or may just not be...
FAQ: Should I Export Presentation to 4K Video?

FAQ: Should I Export Presentation to 4K Video?

Does it make sense to export a 1920×1080 PowerPoint presentation to a 4K video? Most of the pictures deployed in the presentation are in full HD 1920×1080 and not in 4K. VA Easy designing in PowerPoint with multiple slides, build your own commercials and advertising...
How to Create a Corporate Screen Saver

How to Create a Corporate Screen Saver

Do you want to set up a corporate screen saver on all computers? Maybe you want to communicate with your colleagues to spread news, sales updates, new employees, or promotions. Let me give you 2 options to accomplish that. Both options start with a PowerPoint...
Loop Multiple Videos in PowerPoint

Loop Multiple Videos in PowerPoint

You can perfectly insert a video on your PowerPoint slide. And you can repeat it and even play over multiple slides. But when you wanted to run a slide show with messages and advertising e.g. for digital signage purposes, then sometimes you want to show an independent...
PowerPoint Create as Video: Quality and File Size

PowerPoint Create as Video: Quality and File Size

We have talked about using a PowerPoint presentation to design your advertising, commercials, menu boards and more for digital signage on television screens. See our SignageTube digital signage in the cloud solution, as well as our iPoint digital signage solution. A...
Digital Signage Media Player vs USB Drive

Digital Signage Media Player vs USB Drive

Most modern televisions have a usb slot on them so that you can put your pictures and videos on your usb drive and show them on your television. But is a usb drive useful for digital signage or should you have a dedicated digital signage media player? When I travel, I...
Automating PowerPoint from Excel

Automating PowerPoint from Excel

When automating PowerPoint data presentations, Excel worksheets are a great tool to use. You can open a presentation and always see the latest Excel info on your slides. No more copying over your Excel data to PowerPoint in order to present or distribute it. Or maybe...
Work Lessons from Coronavirus

Work Lessons from Coronavirus

Work Lessons from Coronavirus With the Coronavirus spreading around the world, many companies and organizations, including our own are having to quickly adapt as this situation affects staffing, travel plans, and many aspects of our operation. Here are some of the...
How to Export Presentation to Video

How to Export Presentation to Video

PowerPoint is such a great and easy tool to create your digital signage videos. You will find professional and great designed ready-made templates, as well as you can create your own digital signage presentations. Use a slide per message, or a slide per product or...
How to Add Video to PowerPoint

How to Add Video to PowerPoint

Video is so much richer than a slide with text and images. You can create great visuals when you combine the flexibility of PowerPoint to design a slide, and a video that you add to your slide. The combined result is astonishing. A video is the result of live or...
Countdown to New Year 2020

Countdown to New Year 2020

The last countdown event of the year is always the countdown that we all do; the countdown with family and friends to New Year. Think about Times Square, New York. That is the best example of counting down to New Year.  You can create that same effect in your office,...
Weather in PowerPoint

Weather in PowerPoint

The question most often asked: What will the weather be today? Weather is omnipresent in our society. You see weather information in your newspaper, weather apps on your phone, you can track rain and thunderstorms online and more. No wonder that weather information is...
Digital Signage Software Playlist Priorities

Digital Signage Software Playlist Priorities

A digital signage planning tool allows you to create and schedule playlists. A playlist is a list of multimedia files that you want to play together on your digital signage screens in your school, office or factory. In this article, we will show you how to set digital...
The Importance of Screen Calibration

The Importance of Screen Calibration

For the Mr Perfects and Professionals among us! We were recently working on a project of a customer and they sent in a Photoshop design of what they wanted to see on the information screens. That’s typical, most users send in a PowerPoint presentation already,...
How do you get the PowerPoint onto the TV after you make it?

How do you get the PowerPoint onto the TV after you make it?

This is without a doubt a great question. Fortunately, we’ve come up with three comprehensive solutions that you can take to your advantage in order to make this happen. It’s a great way to use PowerPoint presentations on a television in a lot of different venues such...
Super Bowl Live Score

Super Bowl Live Score

The Super Bowl is thought by many to be the United States’ biggest sporting event. In this article, we will show you how to display the Super Bowl live score in PowerPoint. This can be used for: Digital Signage: Show the Super Bowl live score to patrons of your...
Convert PowerPoint to JPEG (High Quality)

Convert PowerPoint to JPEG (High Quality)

PowerPoint is great for designing leaflets, posters and other forms of advertising. It is a great, powerful but easy tool to generate your documents and graphics. High-end software like Adobe Photoshop or Adobe Illustrator is not needed. In this article, we will learn...
Does PowerPoint Compress Images?

Does PowerPoint Compress Images?

Some people use PowerPoint for advertisements and information screens.  Typically for those type of presentations, you need to create astonishing presentations with great visuals.  For them, showing high-resolution quality images in PowerPoint are crucial! But, when...
How to Use the Find and Replace on DataPoint Connections

How to Use the Find and Replace on DataPoint Connections

With DataPoint you link your PowerPoint presentation to various databases and files. Some people set up many different connections in one presentation. But at a given day, you have to change some data. Maybe the username, the name of the file or the path to your data...
Working Faster with DataPoint Copy and Paste

Working Faster with DataPoint Copy and Paste

Sometimes you use DataPoint extensively. Not just where you assign a dynamic value from your database, but more like rules and formatting, replacement texts, ticker definitions etc. A lot of work on one text box only, while you maybe have many other similar text boxes...
How to Link an Internet Image to PowerPoint

How to Link an Internet Image to PowerPoint

Introduction In today’s blog article, we will show you how you can insert and link a picture of a web site into your PowerPoint slide. Often, we are asked to display weather maps or traffic maps on an information screen.  We will show you the easy steps on how...
How to Use the PowerPoint Format Painter Effectively?

How to Use the PowerPoint Format Painter Effectively?

The PowerPoint Format Painter We start with a new presentation or slide, with an acro gymnastics picture. I want to create a flyer for the new acro cup event. As you can see, next to the images, there are some two text boxes with some white text in it. Let’s...
Guide to Schedule Slides in a PowerPoint Slideshow

Guide to Schedule Slides in a PowerPoint Slideshow

What is PlanPoint? This is a tool to schedule slides of a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation. Advantage is that you can leave your slideshow running without stopping the PowerPoint kiosk presentation. This is a free PowerPoint add-on that allows the user to set timings...
Most Efficient Way to Duplicate Shapes in PowerPoint

Most Efficient Way to Duplicate Shapes in PowerPoint

Everyone uses PowerPoint to create presentations. Even a child can create presentations. But there is something in our brains that keeps telling us to use CTRL + C and CTRL + V to duplicate PowerPoint shapes. We see this happening all the time. Someone wants to show...
SQL Presentations

SQL Presentations

Let’s build a data driven SQL presentation that get its information directly from a Microsoft SQL Server database. With DataPoint you can link your slides to a database and display real-time information on your slideshow or view the latest information on your...
How to Use PowerPoint for Digital Signage Course

How to Use PowerPoint for Digital Signage Course

To help answer people’s questions about PowerPoint and digital signage, we put together a short, easy to follow: “How to use PowerPoint for Digital Signage” free online course. Some of the topics include: Why PowerPoint is great for digital signage...
Snapshot Presentations

Snapshot Presentations

What are Snapshot Presentations? A DataPoint-enabled presentation is a normal PowerPoint presentation that is linked to data sources via the DataPoint add-on. First you set up your data connections and then you start linking these data connections to text boxes,...
Correct PowerPoint Aspect Ratio: 4:3 or 16:9

Correct PowerPoint Aspect Ratio: 4:3 or 16:9

Last week, I checked in at a nice hotel. Close to the reception desk, there was a big television screen mounted to the wall. It played an hotel promotion video showing the rooms, facilities, restaurants etc. A wide-screen or typical 16:9 movie on a typical television...
Annoying Cursor Visible in PowerPoint Kiosk Presentations

Annoying Cursor Visible in PowerPoint Kiosk Presentations

Microsoft learns you that, by default, the pointer or cursor in a slideshow, hides automatically after three seconds of inactivity. The pointer reappears when you move the mouse. There are scenarios possible where the pointer is not hidden automatically when using...
How to Create a Digital Signage Image Playlists

How to Create a Digital Signage Image Playlists

In this article we will show you how you can create a playlist with images and schedule the playlist for playback on remote computers. Why would you use images for digital signage? As explained in our article about the digital signage components of iPoint, we use the...

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