Microsoft® PowerPoint 2007 Add-ins
Do you want to know about Microsoft® PowerPoint 2007 Add Ins?
The Microsoft® PowerPoint is a program introduced by Microsoft® and is an integral part of the Microsoft® Office Suite. Students and business users use the program extensively to create presentations. It is available for multiple platforms: Microsoft® Windows® and Mac OSX. This article explains about the Microsoft® PowerPoint Add Ins:
- What is Add Ins?
- Effects of Add Ins
- Various types of Add Ins
What is Add Ins?
The Add Ins for Microsoft® PowerPoint are small programs or user created customized commands or third party developed custom features for Microsoft® PowerPoint 2007. You, your friends, third party websites or almost anybody can develop Add Ins for Microsoft® PowerPoint. It is like an add-in is some extra feature or set of tools that can be installed as a supplement to Microsoft® PowerPoint 2007 application to improve its functionality. It simply acts as an extended tool set to perform certain innovative or a repetitive task. For almost all of your customized needs, you can find a community developed Add In or a third party Add In.
Effects of Add Ins
The most direct effect of an Add In is to provide a smaller and shorter (probably automated) pathway to perform a task repetitive and tedious task. They may be used to add certain features that are not available as yet for the Microsoft® PowerPoint 2007. No matter how versatile a software application is, there’s always something that could be added to make it better. Add-ins directly bridges this gap.
Add Ins serve to improve your productivity by boosting your effective productive time and automatic repetitive tasks. They may have a slight performance hit on your computer due to being an additional module that adds into the Microsoft® PowerPoint 2007. But, the effect is expected to be miniscule. However, if you are running a large number of add ins, some of which may not be properly coded, then you may notice a significant performance hit.
There is excess of Add Ins available for the Microsoft® PowerPoint 2007 and is simply not possible to list all of them. We have however listed a few of the major ones that are quite popular with the Internet community:
OfficeOne Shortcut Manager-This is an excellent add-in that allows you to assign shortcut keys to routinely performed PowerPoint tasks. This includes macros and customized commands.
Page XX of YY-This add-in has the ability to label every slide in a presentation with the text ‘Slide X of Y’. It can also select specific slides and save only those slides as a completely new presentation.
Live Web-This add-in is like a wizard that guides you to inserting live working web page to a PowerPoint slide. This is a great option to showcase web sites in a presentation without switching between the slide show and a web browser.