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Chrome Beta For Desktop Adds Support For Microsoft Office Documents

Chrome Beta For Desktop Adds Support For Microsoft Office Documents

By Zach Walton April 26, 2013 | 1 Comment

Despite Google’s best attempts at getting people to switch to Google Docs, much of the world still works in Microsoft Office. It may be a while before Google can win the format wars; but in the meantime, it will make …

iPhone Users Will be Able to Sync with PowerPoint

Microsoft’s Mac Business Unit has announced that Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac OS will allow iPhone and iPod users to sync with PowerPoint.

You will be able to run PowerPoint slideshows on your iPhone, iPod Touch, iPod Classic and fatty iPod Nano (any iPod with picture support) if you have a Mac with PowerPoint 2008 and iPhoto (2006 or better).

Google Presents PowerPoint Alternative
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The rumored arrival of a Google option for creating and viewing slide-based presentations became fact with the debut of its newest feature on Google Docs.

Google Presently – Presentation App

The Inquirer reports that Google may soon deploy slideshow presentation creation and display software which they’ll call “Presently”. This application was apparently developed out of code that Google got with their acquisition of Zenter and Tonic Systems earlier this year.

The new presentation software will join the other Google Apps suite of products which include Google Spreadsheets, Google Write, and Gmail.

Google’s PowerPoint Challenger Launching Soon?

The Inquirer is reporting we should soon see Google’s PowerPoint clone, named Presently. Now, before you run around all excited–like a child with their underpants on their head–consider that we’ve heard these rumors since February.

Google Acquires Zenter

Google appears to be on track to deliver on its promise to provide a PowerPoint alternative by the summer. The company has announced the acquisition of Zenter, a company offering online slide presentations.

Gmail Previews PowerPoint Files
Gmail added a new feature last week: a PowerPoint viewer. Now, if someone emails you a PowerPoint presentation (.PPT or .PPS file) as an email attachment, you can click a View As HTML or View As Slideshow link to view that file in your web browser.

Presumably, this takes advantage of features developed for Google Docs’ upcoming Google Presentations software, which is supposed to release sometime this summer, or even uses some of the tech acquired from Tonic Systems earlier this year.

Gmail PowerPoint Preview

Interesting: Google rolled out their slideshow feature for Gmail (some of you were already getting this as experiment for a while).

Google Releases PowerPoint Preview Tool
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Let the debate begin (again): is Google attempting to overthrow Office?  The Mountain View-based search engine company has just rolled out an option within Gmail that lets users look at PowerPoint attachments.

Google’s PowerPoint Competitor Ready To Play?

Whether it’s being polite, trying not to scare its competitor, or somehow believes this is true, Google has repeatedly claimed that it isn’t challenging the Microsoft Office Suite.  But now a feature within Gmail looks a lot like a presentation tool, and onlookers are having an even harder time accepting the search engine giant’s word.

Using Numbers for Effective Presentations
My friend Darcy at Fair Isaac Corporation shared a fascinating tip with me for making more effective presentations. This is something I had never really thought about. He says that publishers have long been aware of the power of numbers in grabbing people’s attention. Think about titles of popular books such as "1,000 Places To See Before You Die" and "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People."

Television does it with their countdown shows and websites do it with lists: "AFI’s 100 Greatest American Movies" or "VH1′s 100 Greatest Kid Stars."

Raising Startup Funding Without A Plan Or A PowerPoint

Before we get too deep into this, let me clarify two things.  When I say without a “plan”, I mean without a formally written business plan – not that you should be clueless about what you want to do.  And, when I say startup funding, I’m talking more about early stage seed funding via angels (though most of these tips should apply to VCs as well).

Google Works On PowerPoint Clone Presently

The presentation software used by millions of project managers and consultants, Microsoft’s PowerPoint, will have a competitor from Google called “Presently” as the company builds yet another piece of the office suite everyone expects will challenge Office, once it actually has enough features.

SlideShare: the YouTube of Powerpoint

SlideShare launches today — the YouTube of Powerpoint. While Powerpoint destroys thought, so does TV. And misgivings aside, slides can be an art form in and of itself.

Office 2007 Feature Finder

As a great way of easing the transition from previous versions of Office, the Office 2007 team has created “Interactive Command Reference Guides”.

Radio Research Firm Predicts Podcasting Growth

Bridge Ratings, which conducts research focused on radio, sees a bright future for podcasting.

How to Convert PowerPoint to Flash Manually
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Converting PowerPoint to Flash would absolutely be a good choice to distribute your bulky PowerPoint Presentation.