PPT Productivity Blog

All the latest hints and tips to get the most out of PowerPoint

What is a PowerPoint Add-in?

What is a PowerPoint Add-in?

Courtney
Dec 19, 2018

We've received a few inquiries from customers seeking to better understand what add-ins are and how our tools work. We thought it would be helpful to answer some common questions about "what" PPT ... Read more

Looking for a Consulting PowerPoint Toolbar?

Looking for a Consulting PowerPoint Toolbar?

Courtney
Dec 19, 2018

We created PPT Productivity Toolbars to make our own lives easier.  As consultants, we wanted time saving shortcuts to make it faster to both create and to 'polish' slides.  Ease of reuse ... Read more

Did you know PowerPoint 365 has maps?

Did you know PowerPoint 365 has maps?

Courtney
Dec 12, 2018

We're busily working on some free galleries that we will make available on the website soon (e.g. Common slide layouts, Flags, Maps).  We were pleasantly surprised to recently find 'maps' in ... Read more

Updated website to manage all your license needs

Updated website to manage all your license needs

Scott
Nov 16, 2018

This release includes our updated website with new and improved functionality. Whether you're a reseller, buying on behalf of your team, or individual license, you can now login and manage all ... Read more

Remote activations enabled

Remote activations enabled

Scott
Aug 4, 2018

Has your organization blocked internet access to internal applications? Our latest release now allows remote activations. When you activate PPT Productivity and access to the internet is ... Read more

Sidebars refreshed, hi-res and screen magnification

Sidebars refreshed, hi-res and screen magnification

Courtney
May 30, 2018

Version 2.4.42 was released on 30/5/2018.  If you have an enterprise license there may be a delay in you receiving this update as your IT team may need to separately manage your update. Shape ... Read more

Release Notes - Fixes

Release Notes - Fixes

Scott
Dec 15, 2016

Version 2.4.13 released on 15 December 2016Fixes: Settings config box fixed to ensure format correct on all screen sizesFix for Shapes toolbar erroring when setting widthSticky note formatting ... Read more

Are these the 'Cool Macros'?

Are these the 'Cool Macros'?

Courtney
Dec 9, 2016

PPT Productivity first made its appearance as 'Cool Macros' to consultants at Boston Consulting Group back in 2010.  We are occasionally contacted by former BCG consultants who are trying to ... Read more

Great article on creating an engaging PowerPoint Presentation

Great article on creating an engaging PowerPoint Presentation

Courtney
Nov 30, 2016

The 'Psychotactics' website has been recommended to us by an associate and it's a very interesting read! This article in particular grabbed my attention - an excellent overview of the key ... Read more

New Line Weight function

New Line Weight function

Scott
Dec 23, 2015

Version 2.4.1 released on 23 December 2015 New:  - Added new functions to Decrease/Increase Line Weight to Shapes Toolbar Fixes  - Slide numbers now appear in the subject line when ... Read more

Send to appendix, configurable Bullets, Bullets inside tables

Send to appendix, configurable Bullets, Bullets inside tables

Scott
Sep 5, 2015

Version 2.3.1  on 5 September 2015 New:  - Send to Appendix function - now available on Shapes toolbar  - New configuration for bullets -  option for text font/color/bold/size to ... Read more

New features and adjustable sidebars

New features and adjustable sidebars

Scott
Jul 26, 2015

Version 2.2.37 released on 26 July 2015 New:  - Adjustable width of Shape Tools Taskpane - Can be set in the Settings  - Change drop down for vertical Text alignment to one click rather than ... Read more