Assorted add-ins for PowerPoint all developed by Tushar. One of our favorites from this site is a real-time clock that is shown and updated during a slide show. Choices include time-of-day display, elapsed time display, or a countdown timer. The last choice includes the option of forced termination after a specific grace period.
This add-in created by Steve Hards enables you to create an out of focus area on your slide. PowerPoint animations can then be added to create interesting effects to make your presentations look really unique. Blurring out part of the photo and letting you focus on one or two key aspects adds a very interesting touch to your slide.
Indezine’s list of add-ins
Geetesh Bajaj of Indezine has compiled a list of PowerPoint add-ins that you must have a look. Coming from a tech guru like Geetesh, the list promises to be useful to anyone who plays around extensively with PowerPoint.
Microsoft’s Save as PDF or XPS add-in
This download allows you to export and save to the PDF and XPS formats in eight 2007 Microsoft Office programs. It also allows you to send as e-mail attachment in the PDF and XPS formats in a subset of these programs. Specific features vary by program.
TopByteLabs MP3 Add-in
Having trouble adding MP3s to your PPTs? This add in from TopBytes allows you to add MP3s as easily as you add .wav files. The best thing is, it will let PowerPoint “think” it is dealing with a WAV file, and you need not separately attach the MP3 File to your presentation when you send it to your business associates.
Add-ins from PowerPoint Tools
This company has a number of PPT add-ins. Our favorite is the PPT tools optimizers that can right-size your presentations by cutting images and other components of your PPT that can bloat up your file size. Protect is another important tool that converts your PPT slides into images, effectively preventing unauthorized people from editing your slides.