Why are my PowerPoint Footers breaking when I copy&paste into a different Presentation?

The situation is familiar to many consultants. The master templates have been setup up properly, but the footer elements are formatted wrong when inserting from one presentation to another. Recently we’ve gotten a sample from one of our management consulting customers from the UK. First I checked the faulty behavior: Pasting (Default: use destination formation) put the date… Read more »

5 PowerPoint Productivity Secrets

  Every year we publish the Top 5 productivity secrets for PowerPoint based on our work with management consultants and the Big 4. Here are our 5 favorites for 2015: Secret 1: Use Ctrl in combination with the mouse   Secret 2: Quick Access Toolbar The Quick Access Toolbar entries: can always be clicked, no matter… Read more »

Files and registry keys written when installing SlideProof

At the time of writting, following are the files and registry keys that get written during the installation and usage of SlideProof.   Files that are written during the per-machine installation: %ProgramFiles(x86)%\Veodin\SlideProof\3.1.15\Lucene.Net.dll %ProgramFiles(x86)%\Veodin\SlideProof\3.1.15\NLog.dll %ProgramFiles(x86)%\Veodin\SlideProof\3.1.15\Preferences.xml %ProgramFiles(x86)%\Veodin\SlideProof\3.1.15\VeodinSendMail.exe %ProgramFiles(x86)%\Veodin\SlideProof\3.1.15\VeodinShimAggregator.dll %ProgramFiles(x86)%\Veodin\SlideProof\3.1.15\VeodinSlideProof.dll %ProgramFiles(x86)%\Veodin\SlideProof\3.1.15\VeodinSlideProof32.dll %ProgramFiles(x86)%\Veodin\SlideProof\3.1.15\VeodinSlideProof64.dll %ProgramFiles(x86)%\Veodin\SlideProof\3.1.15\VeodinSlideProofDeploymentUtils.exe %ProgramFiles(x86)%\Veodin\SlideProof\3.1.15\VeodinUtils.dll %ProgramFiles(x86)%\Veodin\SlideProof\3.1.15\Veodin_SlideProof_Library.spzip %ProgramFiles(x86)%\Veodin\SlideProof\3.1.15\Veodin_SlideProof_Manual.pptx %ProgramFiles(x86)%\Veodin\SlideProof\3.1.15\Veodin_SlideProof_Tutorial.pptx Files that are written during the per-user installation: %LOCALAPPDATA%\Veodin\SlideProof\3.1.15\Lucene.Net.dll %LOCALAPPDATA%\Veodin\SlideProof\3.1.15\NLog.dll %LOCALAPPDATA%\Veodin\SlideProof\3.1.15\Preferences.xml… Read more »

How to add custom colors to your PowerPoint Masters

The process of adding Custom Colors to your PowerPoint Masters unfortunately is not as simple as clicking a button and selecting a color. It includes many steps and requires some techniques you might not be familiar with. Therefore, we’ll give you a detailed step-by-step guide of how to achieve this only using the standard Windows… Read more »

4 Ways to make PowerPoint less frustrating …

We’ve busy to make PowerPoint less frustrating, SlideProof 3 will gives you 4 ways to do so: Agenda – Automatic section dividers, page numbers and topic highlighting. Library – Quickly insert slides, shapes or images from a shared library. Check – Spot and fix inconsistencies in content, formatting and layout. Productivity – Vital helpers from email as PDF to switching objects. Here is what it… Read more »

SlideProof: Check only selected slides

Checking very large presentations for inconsistencies using SlideProof can become quite time consuming: To improve waiting for the whole check when only a single slide is of interest, SlideProof now allows to check only selected slides. This might be useful when a presentation was already checked before and a slide got only minor changes. Also… Read more »

SlideProof: Alignment got sensitive

Alignment of shapes on slide SlideProof comes with the handy rule “Alignment of Shapes on Slide” that tries to find shapes that are not properly aligned or slightly misaligned. As this contains a little bit of black magic we were asked to expose the parameters so that you as a user can adjust it. Finally… Read more »