Category Archives: New Features

YouTube Video Directly to PowerPoint 2010

We always want to include a Video to our presentations during reports, talks; and usually these videos are from YouTube.

The great thing with PowerPoint 2010,  it has a capability to easily embed videos directly from YouTube.


Embed YouTube video in PowerPoint 2010

1. Open PowerPoint 2010 and a web browser.

2. Go to www.youtube.com

3. Search for the video you want to include in your presentation

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4. Scroll down, and Click the “Embed” button.

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5. Copy the embed code.

6. Go back to your PowerPoint application

7. Go to “Insert” Tab

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8. Select the Video dropdown menu, and Select Video from Web Site.

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9. Paste directly the copied “embed code” from YouTube.

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10. Y0u can also resize the video, the figure below shows the embedded video in Reading View

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or try to be creative like placing it to an object

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Add Background Image

This just a continuation of my previous post Remove Background. Remove background feature basically will just remove the part of the image you don’t want to see.

So here in this post, I’m going to teach you How to Add a Background to a removed background image.


Here’s an example of an image that has been manipulated by removing the background.

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How to Add a Background?

1. Right Click and Select Format Picture and a window will appear

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2. Select Fill from the left side

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3. Select Picture or Texture Fill

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4. Click File and search for the image you want to be the background

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5. Then there you go!

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Remove Background

No need for third party software! Done using Office 2010 onlySmile 

These set of pictures are in my second slide, to my entry “in 5 Slides”

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Check out the original photos

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How to use the Remove Background Feature:

1. Open {Word, Excel, PowerPoint}

2. Insert Picture  (Go to Insert Tab –> Select Insert Picture from the images group –> Select Picture you want to include)

3. Once the image is already there. Double Click the image and a Contextual tab will appear – the Format tab.

Format Tab


You can see the Remove Background feature at the left most part in the format tab.image


4. Select the remove background button. (The Purple color represents the area of the image to be removed)

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5. You can mark areas to keep, remove, delete mark or discard all changes.

(+) Keep, (-) Remove

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6. If you’re already satisfied with the image, just simply click Keep Changes, then there you go!

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Next Topic: How to Add a Background Image in a Removed Background Image?



A Different Point-of-View

Looking in a different point of view has changed many peoples lives.  Dancing, change of career, realizations, etc. Well the technology also keeps on looking in different perspective, that’s why it keeps on innovating things from time-to-time.

Just like what Microsoft Office did with PowerPoint 2010.

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Animation Painter

Are you using the format painter feature of Microsoft Office applications, for example in Word? basically this feature is just going to copy the format of a text to another text.

Now lets go to PowerPoint. Basically, I’ve been making lots of animations in my slides, and my problem is, the animations I’ve made from one object will also need to have the same animation to another object.

Well, No more wasting time to repeat all animations again and again with the new feature of PowerPoint.

The Power of Animation Painter. This feature will inherit all animations or actions even the configurations from one object to another object

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Custom Shapes

Make your own shapes according to what you need.


By default or upon fresh installation of Office 2010, custom shapes is not on your ribbon.  You need to go to the File (Backstage view), select the options tab. then select Customize Ribbon.

if you already have customized your ribbon and added Shape Combine, Shape Subtract, Shape Union, Shape Intersect as shown below, we can start making our own shape.

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A sample illustration is shown below using the feature

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you can even make your own logo Smile

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Here are some objects I’ve made from my entry:

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One of the good thing with making your own shapes, it makes your file small. around 40 kb. per object, depending on how many shapes you’ve included.



2011 Calendar Slicers

Do you have your 2011 planner already? if you still don’t have one, I’ve made a simple electronic planner using the new feature of Microsoft Excel 2010 called “slicers.”

Download the template here calendar slicers                          Sample screenshot of the template

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