Google Docs, Sheets And Slides saw major updates last week, including a new iOS app for Sheets and the ability to directly edit Microsoft Office documents. One less obvious consequence of that shift? Quickoffice is being retired.
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You may not be a designer, but your presentations also don't need to scream I'm visually incompetent! GitHub developer Zach Holman -- self-proclaimed as "expressly not a designer" -- nonetheless made this beautiful presentation, and after wowing a whole lot of people, put together this slide design guide to help other non-designers get started down the road to attractive presentations.
Office 2010 is about to hit the streets next month, so the Microsoft team has been busy upgrading some of its official (and free) PowerPoint add-ons. We've already seen pptPlex upgraded, and now Producer -- an add-in that makes it easier to incorporate screencasts and video into PowerPoint decks -- has seen a similar upgrade.
An oldie-but-goodie post from entrepreneur Guy Kawasaki directly addresses the kind of problems the military has with complex PowerPoint decks—boring read-throughs stuffed with too much on-screen text. His parameters for preventing audience paralysis is dubbed the 10/20/30 rule.