More than ‘just’ presentations.
We all know PowerPoint for its ability to create amazing, and yes, sometimes very dull presentations.
But it can do so much more. It can be used to create videos, e-learning and even marketing collaterals such as poster and flyers.
But this article is dedicated to VBA, or Visual Basic for Applications, and the power that this programming environment brings to to the PowerPoint table.
So let’s get straight to a demo of a interesting use for PowerPoint, combining its excellent visual graphics design capabilities with a bit of VBA to make an interactive stopwatch!
Note that the video is a bit jittery and that’s because we used a screen capture tool to record a very high resolution while running PowerPoint 2013 on a Mac and it struggled a bit. The actual presentation runs very smoothly.
You can download and use the limited trial version in PowerPoint 2013 and 2010 (it currently doesn’t work properly with PowerPoint 2007).
Upgrade to full version
If you like the free version, why not buy the full version? This is what you get:
- use the stopwatch to time events up to an hour
- edit the stopwatch visual design
- edit any text on the slide
- delete anything from the slide
- add anything to the slide
- use the stopwatch in as many presentations as you like
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