During their Friday presentation, Microsoft introduced two amazing PowerPoint tools for their Office 2016 suite. The new features called, Designer and Morph have been purposefully elaborated to guide users all throughout the process of PowerPoint presentations.
It’s been a while since Microsoft paid any attention to its Office suite, particularly PowerPoint, which appears to be less and less used. Not to mention, the ordeal the user would have to go through to actually design slides – a task that is often too advanced for regular users of the Microsoft suite.
Both the Designer and the Morph feature have been introduced to reduce the amount of time that people would normally require to manipulate slides. The only disadvantage is the fact that the Designer function is cloud-based, so users have to have Internet connectivity in order to get designs for the new slides. Users can continue to alter images and slides using just the existing suggestions.
Morph, on the other hand, the other function that Microsoft introduced, brings new transition animations to users. The software automatically modifies slides depending on the images they contain. Thus, the entire presentation will appear more uniform because there won’t be content differences between slides.
Unlike previous versions of Microsoft’s PowerPoint, the 2016 version will no longer see the introduction of gaudy elements between slides. In keeping with today’s sleek and subtle technology, PowerPoint will make transitions more delicate.
The new features will only be available to users who have already subscribed to the Office 365 software. Customers, who have not subscribed to this program yet, can purchase the product separately. However, Microsoft is obliging them to pay a monthly fee in exchange of regular updates.
There is also the Officer Insider program which will be benefitted automatically by subscribers. The program functions just like Windows Insider, that is, it gives users the possibility to test new features as soon as they are added on the Office suite.
Enterprises benefit of a different treatment, but there is definitely no privilege involved. Those companies who have switched to Office 2016 during the first release, they will see the new features in Officer Insiders. Users of Current Branch will have to wait a few more month until the update will be available for them, too.
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