PowerPoint's new Designer and Morph tools help you easily create beautiful presentations

Microsoft has introduced a couple of new tools to PowerPoint to help you spruce up your presentations. These tools help automate the creation of presentations, helping you create engaging, highly-polished slides.

Designer is all about creating professional-looking slides quickly. Drop in your image, and Designer will give you a number of options for how your slide should look. Designer analyzes your image and selects from the more than 12,000 available layout blueprints to give you options that fit the image style. From Microsoft:

Designer applies cloud intelligence to analyze and identify the most compelling portion of your images to determine which blueprints work best with your content. For example, if the visual contains a natural scene, Designer can zoom, crop and frame it. But if the image contains a chart, it focuses in on the relevant region to ensure the important data is highlighted.

Morph is a new transition that helps you create cinematic motion between your slides. With Morph, slides seamlessly flow into one another:

Morph doesn't just animate regular text or images, it can animate 3-D shapes or be applied at a word or even character level, including text wrapping. Simply duplicate slides you want morphed together, move the objects based on how you want them to animate and click the Morph button under Transitions.

Both Designer and Morph are exclusive to Office 365 users, and will be rolling out to them over the coming weeks, starting with PowerPoint 2016 users on Windows desktop and Windows Mobile.

Source: Microsoft

Joseph Keller