An important topic for any corporate design relaunch is MS Office. Corporate design includes the layout and appearance of MS Office documents. A relaunch often requires the creation of new templates and updating existing documents, especially PowerPoint presentations.
Of course, a corporate design relaunch should also ensure that the new design is consistently used after the relaunch. In this article, we explain how updating old PowerPoint presentations to a new corporate design-compliant presentation can be achieved with just two mouse clicks.
Do you plan to change your company’s corporate design in the near future? Or are you already in the middle of a design revamp? In either case, many aspects of the company’s brand need attention. This starts with strategic requirements, continues with internal and external communication processes, and ends with the media that need to be adapted. In this article we focus on MS Office and especially PowerPoint.
How do you deal with presentations that employees created in the past? Manually updating presentations can incur an immense amount of work. Implementing a new corporate design in templates, masters, or existing presentations can be extremely labor-intensive.
empower® slides provides a simple solution. The empower® slides PowerPoint add-in can update an entire presentation to a new corporate design with just two mouse clicks. The empower® consulting team will help you incorporate your new design requirements in PowerPoint via the empower® slides add-in so that your presentations conform to your new corporate design – format, color scheme, logos, etc.
Going forward, with just a couple of clicks, you achieve an 80-90% – and sometimes 100% – success rate when updating PowerPoint presentations and templates.
The empower® slides add-in automatically notifies you when a PowerPoint file doesn’t conform to corporate design guidelines. When you open an existing PowerPoint file, you’ll immediately see a red bar at the top of the presentation. If the presentation doesn’t comply with the new corporate design, even if it contains only minor violations, the message “Attention, this presentation does not correspond to the corporate design“ will appear in that red bar.
You can resolve any design issues easily:
If you prefer to review and fix corporate design infringements in detail, the article “Corporate Design Check with empower® slides“ explains how.
This video shows how empower® helped our customer Merck with a significant brand relaunch in only six weeks. Brigitte Schneider was one of the responsible persons for Merck’s relaunch project. She describes her experience with empower®.
empower® slides includes many other features besides the Corporate Design check, such as an integrated company library. Our software makes PowerPoint tasks more efficient and easy. Learn more about the PowerPoint add-in empower® slides here.