Microsoft® PowerPoint® 2010 Add-ins
The Microsoft® PowerPoint® is a program by Microsoft® and it is a 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.
- What Are Add Ins?
- Effects Of Add Ins
- Various Add Ins
What Are Add Ins?
The Add Ins for Microsoft PowerPoint are small supplemental programs or user created customized commands or third party developed custom features for Microsoft® PowerPoint® 2010. 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® 2010 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® 2010. No matter how versatile software application is, there’s always something that could be added to make it better. Add-ins directly bridge this gap.
Add Ins serve to improve your productivity by boosting your effective productive time and automatic repetitive tasks. They may have hit your computer due to an additional module that adds onto the Microsoft® PowerPoint® 2010. But, the effect is expected to be small. 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 a plethora of Add Ins available for the Microsoft® PowerPoint® 2010 and it is simply not possible to list all of them. Here are a few popular ones.
OfficeOne Shortcut Manager 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 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 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.