PowerPoint Storyboard is an add-in created for software developers to be able to use the graphics capabilities of PowerPoint to “mock up” what an app should look & feel like. It’s actually part of the Visual Studio development environment and helps teams of programmers all be on the same page as to what they are visually trying to create.
That’s great if you are a software coder but the cool thing is that we, as PowerPoint video content creators, can use the Storyboard libraries, functions, and features to catalog, store, and search for reusable assets to use in our video projects!
VIDEO 1: Here’s a quick Overview and Installation tutorial:
Here is the link to download the Team Foundation Storyboard Add-In:
DOWNLOAD ==> Storyboard Add-in
NOTE: Some folks have reported to me that Steps 2 & 3 might be unnecessary. Storyboard might just show up on your Ribbon after installing and re-launching PowerPoint.
As you can see, the possibilities for this handy tool are pretty amazing!
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Check out ==> Levidio Storyboard
Video 2: Where to Get MORE Storyboard Shapes
Here’s a quick tutorial on where to get more free shapes, a deal to bulk up your library, and some tips on using Storyboard:
LINKS FROM VIDEO 2:
Storyboard is pretty handy & all but it’s not completely “elegant” in what it can do. For example, you can’t rename the groups, easily add things into specific existing groups, etc.
But don’t worry…in the next videos, I’ll show you some simple workarounds that make Storyboard VERY useful for all of us as video creators!
- Lon Naylor