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The Microsoft Office 2010 Public Beta Is Available, and We’re in It!

Let’s arrange a meet up.  How about inside PowerPoint?

Yep, it’s true. Microsoft wanted those who use PowerPoint to have on-hand access to world-class presentation training within their software (yay!) and asked us if we would mind sharing some of our tips in the next release of their presentation software, Microsoft PowerPoint 2010.

Microsoft Office 2010 Public Beta
We have had to keep our excitement under wraps during the development of the project, but now that Microsoft has released the public beta of its Office 2010 suite, we can let you know about it!

Embedded within PowerPoint 2010 you will find Duarte’s Five Rules for Creating World-Changing Presentations, a fun, informative guide to help you create effective presentations. And that’s not all. They even let us take the software for a spin around the block while we were developing the piece so we got to use the new features of PowerPoint 2010 to make it.  Very fun.  Needless to say, we are eager to share the Five Rules with you.

So, how can you get it?  First, you need to download the Microsoft Office 2010 Public Beta.

Next, open PowerPoint 2010 and navigate to the File button in the upper left-hand corner.  Click on that button and select New. In the Available Templates and Themes window, click on Sample Templates.  You should see a choice called Five Rules.  That’s us!  Either select it and click the Create button on the right or simply double click on the image. It will open up a PowerPoint template that contains our story.  Launch it in slide show mode, sit back, and enjoy the show. Then, when you are done, feel free to use the template for your next presentation, or deconstruct our graphics and animations to see how we used the tools to achieve the results you see.

Duarte's Five Rules for Creating World-Changing Presentations

We will be deconstructing various segments from the animation and sharing that with you here on our blog, so check back here for some inside looks into the next version of PowerPoint.  Until then, see you in PowerPoint!

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  • Spanish Beta of Office 2010 not contain this archive, where a can download?

  • Spanish Beta of Office 2010 not contain this archive, where a can download?

  • This is huge news! There goes my job 🙂 Congratulations, this is a new Milestone for Duarte. Next step, Keynote? Regards, Enrico.

  • This is huge news! There goes my job 🙂 Congratulations, this is a new Milestone for Duarte. Next step, Keynote? Regards, Enrico.

  • Congrats! That is fantastic. Very much looking forward to checking it out myself.

  • Congrats! That is fantastic. Very much looking forward to checking it out myself.

  • Aude

    The setup doesn’t work on my computer 🙁 so I’ll have to wait a little more to enjoy it.
    But really glad to hear such good news, congratulations for (once again ;)) your amazing job !

  • Aude

    The setup doesn’t work on my computer 🙁 so I’ll have to wait a little more to enjoy it.
    But really glad to hear such good news, congratulations for (once again ;)) your amazing job !

  • Jochen Wargulski

    I did not find it in der 32 Bit German und English version. Where can I get it?

    Reagrds,
    Jochen

  • Jochen Wargulski

    I did not find it in der 32 Bit German und English version. Where can I get it?

    Reagrds,
    Jochen

  • wow – I can’t believe you created that in PowerPoint. I’m really looking forward to trying out some of these new features

  • wow – I can’t believe you created that in PowerPoint. I’m really looking forward to trying out some of these new features

  • Satish

    T h e . p r e s e n t a t i o n . i s . A W E S O M E !

  • Satish

    T h e . p r e s e n t a t i o n . i s . A W E S O M E !

  • Thanks so much! Anibal and Jochen, I will check with the contact at Microsoft about that and get back to you.

  • Thanks so much! Anibal and Jochen, I will check with the contact at Microsoft about that and get back to you.

  • The Five Rules template is only available in the English version, but can be downloaded here:
    http://officebeta.microsoft.com/en-us/templates/tpresults.aspx?qu=duarte#ai:TC101674555|

  • The Five Rules template is only available in the English version, but can be downloaded here:
    http://officebeta.microsoft.com/en-us/templates/tpresults.aspx?qu=duarte#ai:TC101674555|

  • Aude

    Wooo !! Nothing to say but a-ma-zing !

    It must have been a great project to work on, and we can recognize some people from the team of Duarte don’t we ? It’s such a great idea !

    Congratulations again !

  • Aude

    Wooo !! Nothing to say but a-ma-zing !

    It must have been a great project to work on, and we can recognize some people from the team of Duarte don’t we ? It’s such a great idea !

    Congratulations again !

  • Aude, you are correct! Good eye! Yes, you will find that most of the people in that presentation are Duarte folks! The photos were taken by our own Mark Heaps. We had a lot of fun dressing up for the camera. You might say, we really get into our work.

  • Aude, you are correct! Good eye! Yes, you will find that most of the people in that presentation are Duarte folks! The photos were taken by our own Mark Heaps. We had a lot of fun dressing up for the camera. You might say, we really get into our work.

  • What a pity, the template is not available in the German version of PowerPoint 2010 – and the download from the website you mentioned is not working 🙁

  • What a pity, the template is not available in the German version of PowerPoint 2010 – and the download from the website you mentioned is not working 🙁

  • Ute-S, Thanks for the note. Our Microsoft contact said that this link should hopefully work?
    http://officebeta.microsoft.com/en-us/templates/duartes-five-rules-presentation-TC101674555.aspx

  • Ute-S, Thanks for the note. Our Microsoft contact said that this link should hopefully work?
    http://officebeta.microsoft.com/en-us/templates/duartes-five-rules-presentation-TC101674555.aspx

  • Alex

    Doesn’t work either.

  • Alex

    Doesn’t work either.

  • The Microsoft site appears to require an Active X control in order to download the file. I experienced an error on that site as well, but was given the option to download the file manually. That seemed to work. Does that help?

  • The Microsoft site appears to require an Active X control in order to download the file. I experienced an error on that site as well, but was given the option to download the file manually. That seemed to work. Does that help?

  • Zsolt

    I am speechless…
    One of the bests I’ve ever seen…

  • Zsolt

    I am speechless…
    One of the bests I’ve ever seen…

  • Jochen

    Hello Eric,

    Thank you for the link work great. I downloaded it and it works!

  • Jochen

    Hello Eric,

    Thank you for the link work great. I downloaded it and it works!

  • Congratulations! That’s a great milestone for Duarte Design.

  • Congratulations! That’s a great milestone for Duarte Design.

  • ade

    Congratulation! This is another much deserved milestone for you guys. Keep up the good work.

  • ade

    Congratulation! This is another much deserved milestone for you guys. Keep up the good work.

  • Is it as good as Keynote yet? =)

  • Is it as good as Keynote yet? =)

  • Carlos GJ

    The spanish version of Office 2010 does not have Duarte’s Five Rules for Creating World-Changing Presentations. Where can I dowload it?
    Thanks ahead
    Carlos Guevara

  • Carlos GJ

    The spanish version of Office 2010 does not have Duarte’s Five Rules for Creating World-Changing Presentations. Where can I dowload it?
    Thanks ahead
    Carlos Guevara

  • This presentation is awesome and summarize perfectly the main ideas of the book “slide:ology”.
    I am just curious to see how much time was needed to establish such a presentation (just the powerpoint part, once the storyboard was defined) ?
    Thanks in advance for your answer.

  • This presentation is awesome and summarize perfectly the main ideas of the book “slide:ology”.
    I am just curious to see how much time was needed to establish such a presentation (just the powerpoint part, once the storyboard was defined) ?
    Thanks in advance for your answer.

  • Sam

    I would like to thank you very much for sharing your knowledge. Your video is awesome and really helpful.
    There is however something I still would like to understand : how can I import an image which has its own shadow? You did it perfectly with the Stop Panel. Is it a question of layers?

    Thanks again

    Sam, France

  • Sam

    I would like to thank you very much for sharing your knowledge. Your video is awesome and really helpful.
    There is however something I still would like to understand : how can I import an image which has its own shadow? You did it perfectly with the Stop Panel. Is it a question of layers?

    Thanks again

    Sam, France

  • oscar

    I´ve tried to download it on my mac, using safari, firefox, chrome… impossible! any help?

  • oscar

    I´ve tried to download it on my mac, using safari, firefox, chrome… impossible! any help?

  • DV

    I checked it out…subscribed you guyz and read nancys book …all for a slide hidden in the templates of powerpoint 2010…Alls great…keep going guyz…my wishes…

  • DV

    I checked it out…subscribed you guyz and read nancys book …all for a slide hidden in the templates of powerpoint 2010…Alls great…keep going guyz…my wishes…

  • AA

    Absolutely brilliant! what is the copyright status of the imagery (there are a couple of bits that are hard to find, I want to do a version of the flower blooming bit, but can find the right stem….also, some of the ‘people’ are great and could turned into sihlouettes or something…is it to be considered another template in office and hence the clip art in it part of the free to use content in office? – confused and impressed 🙂

  • AA

    Absolutely brilliant! what is the copyright status of the imagery (there are a couple of bits that are hard to find, I want to do a version of the flower blooming bit, but can find the right stem….also, some of the ‘people’ are great and could turned into sihlouettes or something…is it to be considered another template in office and hence the clip art in it part of the free to use content in office? – confused and impressed 🙂

  • Guest Who

    A M A Z I N G !

  • Guest Who

    A M A Z I N G !

  • Josh777montez

    This is so awesome.  What software did you use to turn it into a VIDEO?  Camtasia?

  • Josh777montez

    This is so awesome.  What software did you use to turn it into a VIDEO?  Camtasia?

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