Join Anne-Marie Concepción for an in-depth discussion in this video Before watching this course, part of Managing Conversions Between Adobe CC and Microsoft Office.
- [Voiceover] Hey there. I wanted to add a little video to address questions that I commonly hear from my Lynda.com viewers. First, though I recorded this title using Adobe CC 2015 and Microsoft Office 2016, aka 365, 98 percent of the content, the features, the advice, the techniques, will work with any version of Adobe software back to CS5, CS4. And really any version of the Microsoft Office programs from the past, I don't know, five or six years or so.
Also, for you fellow Adobe Creative Cloud users, I have to tell you that I'm not a fan of the dark interface that is the default look for the programs. I think it's really hard to read on screen. So whenever I need to show Illustrator, InDesign, or Photoshop in this course, I'm always using the lightest interface, which you can set in Preferences. You don't have to do the same, but if you're wondering why my interface looks so much nicer than yours, well now you know. Finally, though a few of my lessons in this title were recorded partially or completely on Windows 10, most of them were recorded on a Macintosh.
And the only reason I'm going so is because it's just more efficient for the recording process. I can assure you, though, that in my months of prep for this course, I tested and ran through everything I'm about to show you on Windows and Mac using both Office 2016 and Office 2013 on Windows. And on a Mac, Office 2016 and 2011. And, in the course, I'm not shy about sharing my discoveries and telling you when one platform does a better job of something than the other. And I hope that with this information, you'll better understand and enjoy the lessons in my course.
She begins with an overview of the major differences between the suites and platforms and between Office for Mac and Office for Windows. From there, she breaks down common challenges such as importing and editing Adobe art and text in PowerPoint, using PowerPoint elements in Adobe apps, integrating Excel data and charts in Adobe apps, and more. Find solutions to your most common challenges, improve your workflow, and get the results you want.
- Understanding essential differences in the way Office and Adobe CC treat fonts, graphics, and color
- Using proprietary Adobe-to-Office conversion software
- Using the "secret weapon," Acrobat, to do conversions
- Editing Illustrator graphics in PowerPoint
- Extracting PowerPoint art for use in Adobe apps
- Creating InDesign tables from Excel spreadsheets
- Importing Excel data into Illustrator's chart worksheet
- Recreating InDesign layouts as editable Word files
- Converting Word art into high-res vector files