PowerPoint spruces up your presentation utilizing picture recognition
Should you’ve ever slapped collectively a PowerPoint presentation on the final minute, Microsoft has an Workplace 2016 function referred to as Designer which will save your bacon. It labored with graphics execs to construct about 12,000 “blueprint” design templates in complete. All you need to do is choose a picture, and it’ll use the cloud “to research and determine probably the most compelling portion of your pictures,” and construct an applicable design. For example, it may well zoom in on the tomatoes or peas (above) to construct a theme, or keep away from busy overlay photographs altogether when you’ve got plenty of charts. As soon as you’ve got picked an applicable blueprint, you simply have to fill it in together with your content material.
To additional guarantee your viewers will not nod off, you possibly can put fancy transitions between your slides utilizing one other new PowerPoint device referred to as “Morph.” It truly sounds fairly straightforward — you simply duplicate a slide, transfer the objects to the place you need to animate them to and click on “morph transitions.” The function works not solely with textual content and pictures, but in addition 3D shapes and particular person characters, together with textual content wrapping.
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Each options arrive immediately in Home windows desktop and cellular, however Microsoft says they will come to different platforms quickly as properly. Redmond additionally launched Workplace Insider for anybody who needs to attempt such issues earlier than everyone else. It is like a much less enjoyable model of the the Xbox Preview program, letting you decide into pre-launch Workplace 2016 builds (on Home windows just for now) to check out new options. To get it, you’ll be able to enroll at Workplace 365 First Launch web page.