Microsoft PowerPoint 2019 for PC Features
Be in control behind the curtains with the new Presenter View feature. This option is great for the audience experience, as well as your privacy and control during the presentation itself. This feature allows you to see important notes and controls, or things like upcoming and previous slides – while the only thing that the audience sees is the current slide.
The Presenter View puts control firmly into your hands while giving the audience clean and uninterrupted viewing. You always know what’s next and can confidently keep the presentation fluid without having to pause and recollect your thoughts.
Innovative visual effects
PowerPoint has been a capable tool for decades now, and it is only getting better. Something PowerPoint is known for is its incredible transitions. They provide a smooth flow to your content and slides, helping with both visual impact and engagement with your audience. PowerPoint’s features make your presentation look professional, keeping the eyes of your audience on the screen, eager to see what’s next.
Transitions and animations are easy to apply, ensuring that even entry-level users can take full advantage of PowerPoint 2019 for PC. The application comes with a quite large amount of basic transitions which all display a different kind of effect, but the option to install custom transitions (and other assets) is available for everyone as well.
New Morph transition
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In Powerpoint 2019, a new transition has been added called Morph, which enables users to easily animate elements when going from one slide to another. This is a great tool to create quick animations without having to worry about actually animating something.
New Zoom tool
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Zoom is a new tool allows you to make your presentation more impactful and dynamic. You can create a movement to zooming in and out of different elements or sections of your slide. You can apply presets such as the Summary Zoom to see the pieces of your presentation all at once, or the Slide Zoom which provides a seamless transition when navigating between slides. You can arrange slides in any order, revisit or skip ahead pieces of your presentation without interrupting your flow.
The use of three-dimensional models can be a huge time saver, especially when working on projects that involve heavy use of visuals. Showing things such as animals, objects, plants, and even buildings is much easier with 3D models as opposed to set in stone images. You can bring life to your 3D models and include them from all angles by rotating through all 360 degrees.
You can take full control over what you want to show your audience. These 3D models can now be imported into Powerpoint from various sources. Find files locally stored on your computer, import from third-party sources or use Microsoft’s gallery. When purchasing PowerPoint 2019, you get access to a large online library filled to the brim with high-quality models to choose from and utilize in your projects.
After importing 3D models, you can either rotate them by hand or choose a preset from the Ribbon. For example, you can quickly select a top-down view or a side view without having to spend time perfectly aligning the angles yourself.
Insert Scalable Vector Graphics
You can easily spice up your presentation slides and add that extra touch of professionalism by inserting icons and Scalable Vector Graphics, also known as SVG files. When choosing to do this, you are given access to Microsoft's library of high-quality icons in over 25 categories.
You can select multiple icons to insert at the same time, and once your icons are in your presentation you have the ability to edit them in various ways. Resizing, rotating, changing colors and applying visual effects are all available to customize your icons with. These SVG icons can also be converted into shapes, meaning that you have the option to disassemble and edit individual pieces of an icon.
Remove backgrounds from images
If you are working on a presentation and want to spice up the look of it, one of the best options is by removing image backgrounds. Add that bit of a professional look to your slides by removing the unnecessary parts of an image. Of course, you can remove backgrounds in image editing software, but you can avoid the hassle of that by using PowerPoint’s Background Removal feature.
The tool now automatically detects the general background area, sparing you from having to draw a rectangle around the subject of your image. The pencil used to mark parts of an image can now draw free lines instead of being restricted to straight lines only. This opens up the door to new design possibilities and makes your presentations more pleasing to look at.
Note: You can’t remove the background from Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG), Adobe Illustrator Graphics (AI), Windows Metafile Format (WMF), and Vector Drawing File (DRW).
Improvements to digital inking
Digital inking capabilities now allow you to choose and customize a personal set of pens suitable for your needs. You can pick between a set of pens, highlighters, and pencils, as well as change their options to create tools suitable for your needs. There are a total of five pen thickness settings, color options, and various ink effects to choose from as well. If you’re using a supported digital stylus, you have the option to choose a Pencil Texture, which allows you to tilt your stylus and achieve a similar shading effect to pencil on paper.
Along with a set of colors, you can apply ink effects to your work to stylize it more or mimic other supplies used in real life. You can imitate stationery supplies such as metallic pens, pencils, highlighters and much more. You can add ink effects to make your text look like a rainbow, galaxy, lava, ocean, gold, silver, and much more.
A new feature called Ink replay allows you to replay your drawing forward or backward, allowing you to hide or reveal pieces of your slide or empathize different elements.
When erasing parts of your ink drawings, the new Segment Eraser ensures that you have precise control over what you keep and what you want to go from your canvas. This eraser enables you to delete chunks of ink up to points where they intersect with another line, rather than having to carefully wipe the regular erasers.
Different Office programs function as a crew – and crew shares things when needed. By popular demand, PowerPoint 2019 now comes with a text highlighter tool, similar to the one available in various other Office products included in the new lineup.
Text highlighter is originally a Word feature, but it has made its way to the new PowerPoint as well. Draw attention to important parts of your text easily, quickly and with the color of your choice. The highlighter tool allows you to put emphasis on parts of your presentation with fully customizable highlight colors.
More features to love
There are plenty of other functions and features that await users with the new PowerPoint. Exporting to 4K, easier group work, recording... The list goes on, and the best way to find out about all the new options is to experience them themselves.