SnagIt 7 is Free: TechSmith is at it again!
Free SnagIt 7 Offer.
You can now get a free copy of SnagIt 7. (SnagIt 8.2 is the most recent version.) Here are the "how to get it" details >>>
(courtesy of Microsoft MVP Marc Liron.)In case you missed it...
Last month, TechSmith began giving away Camtasia Studio 3
. Camtasia 3 is an older version of an advanced screen recorder that you can use to create online video demos, tutorials, and presentations. It may be an oldie, but like SnagIt 7, it's a goodie!And don't forget:
TechSmith is also currently offering the freely available Jing Project
. With Jing, you get to capture an image of what's on your screen, record a video
and share your presentation online.That's three for free.
These are three great presentation tools from TechSmith. If you haven't checked them out yet...
...whatcha waiting for?Christmas?
Office Button: The Messy Blob at the Upper Left
I call it "that messy blobby thingee in the upper left corner of Office 2007."
It's actual, official name is the "Office Button".
Oh. I stand corrected. But...
...everytime I ask people to select the "Office Button
", they say,
But when I say, "Upper left corner. That blob..."
"Oh. Office Button
, you say? Is that what you call it?"
Well, no. That's what Microsoft
calls it! I call it that messy logo thingee at the upper left.
People seem to understand that description better.
What do YOU call it?
Labels: PowerPoint Tricks
PowerPoint and the GreenPDF Project
If you use the free Microsoft PowerPoint Add-in that converts ppt files to pdf files,
you can take one extra step to be nicer to the environment. You can convert your basic PDF file to a GreenPDF.Don't print that PDF!
A PDF file can be an environmentally friendly way to share information because it is paperless. But Jim Healy, CEO of FormRouter.com and a major supporter of the GreenPDF project, called me to explain that too many people seem programmed to hit that darn "Print" button -- instead of browsing the document online.
From this online PDF presentation
at GreenPDF.com, "When you make a PDF and declare it a 'Green PDF,' you help to reduce carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. After just one ream not printed due to Green PDF’s, you have reduced carbon dioxide levels by 18.5 pounds and saved your company $5.00."One ream at a time...
The Global Warming Initiative
estimates that we could save 80,000 trees and 188,000 tons of Co2 from entering the atmosphere -- if each PDF user in the world would print just one less 10-page PDF file.
Hmmmm....maybe that's why there's a picture of Nobel Prize Winner Al Gore
shaking Mr. Healy's hand on the home page of GreenPDF?
Raise environmental awareness.
The Goal of the GreenPDF project is raise awareness of the issue. By creating a "GreenPDF" you'll remind people to refrain from hitting that blasted "Print" button.
Make every day Earth Day! Go give GreenPDF
Labels: Presentation Applications
Convert PPTX to PDF with a Free MS Add-In
Many people like to convert Microsoft PowerPoint (.ppt or .pptx) presentations to Adobe (.pdf) documents before posting them on the web or sending them through email. Why? Two main reasons:
Make it easy on yourself.
- Smaller. Kilobyte for kilobyte, a .pdf is generally smaller and more portable that a .ppt file.
- More accessible. Most people on the web can easily open a .pdf file within their browsers. Conversely, a .ppt or .pptx file requires a separate program that many may not have (or want).
If you use Microsoft PowerPoint 2007, you can save your .pptx or .ppt files as a .pdf with a few clicks -- but only if you download and install the free "Save as PDF add-in
" from Microsoft.
If you haven't installed this free add-in, go ahead and do it. It should only take you a couple of minutes.
Go ahead. I'll wait.
Now, open a PowerPoint presentation in PowerPoint 2007. Click on the office button (the messy blob in the upper left hand corner) and hover over it. You'll see that "Save as PDF or XPS" is now an option.
Click it, and presto! You've successfully converted your PPTX to a very basic and web friendly PDF file!
Labels: PowerPoint Add-In