Microsoft today introduced two new tools for PowerPoint: Designer and Morph. Both of the programs use the cloud to provide automated slides and presentations to the user, which will help users to make their presentations look prettier and less boring. The tools are powered by a recommendation engine, and a smart animation technology powered by the cloud.
Here is what Microsoft states about the Designer:
PowerPoint Designer allows anyone to create high quality professional slides within seconds. Just drop an image into your presentation and Designer provides you with several design ideas. Select your favorite and you’re done! This allows you to spend less time figuring out how to produce high quality designs and more time preparing for that key moment—your presentation.
Morph is more interesting — it allows users to create a cinematic motion which should make your presentations less boring.
Morph creates cinematic motion by seamlessly animating between your slides. 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. You’ll be amazed with the quality of animations you create with just one click.
Microsoft has released a new video showing off the new tools, too — take a look:
PowerPoint Designer and Morph will be available to Office 365 subscribers this month. And if you are part of the new Office Insider Program, you will get it next week. The new tools are available first in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows, and Windows 10 Mobile — however, these two tools will be coming to other platforms in the near future.