Reducing the Pain of Collaborating on PowerPoint

Patrick Avery

Microsoft's PowerPoint can be helpful in creating a usable presentation, but if you need to use the software to collaborate with several colleagues, get ready to feel the pain, says Michael Vizard, an IT Business Edge contributor.


PowerPoint was never meant to be used in a group, only as a personal productivity tool, Vizard says. Thus, when trying to edit multiple slides with multiple suggestions, chaos ensues.


Fortunately, a new tool called Compare for PowerPoint aims to help lessen the agony. Compare "makes it easier to compare and contrast changes and revisions across different versions of a PowerPoint presentation," Vizard says. "Instead of painstakingly having to review every slide by hand, the software automatically finds and highlights the differences between a revised deck of slides and the original."


For more tips on how to best use PowerPoint, take a look at the following reference guides in the Knowledge Network:


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