Favorite PowerPoint ADD-IN?

To go along with this great post ( http://community.articulate.com/forums/t/736.aspx ), what is your favorite PowerPoint ADD-IN that you have added to help you create e-learning with Presenter?  Or what has made you more productive with PowerPoint?

(And Presenter itself as an add-in does NOT count here.      )

One of my favorites is the one for mtion paths that Tom clued us on to.  http://www.articulate.com/rapid-elearning/powerpoint-animations-made-easy-with-this-free-tool/

Any one have any others?  Let's share our tricks by use of add-ins.

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Gerry Wasiluk

Forgot to mention this one add-in that I first used this week.  Actually, I had to pay for it to meet an initial deadline.  :(

In a course that I'm working on, I had a 4-section SmartArt pie figure that I animated on the slide to show what topic the course was now going to focus on.

The internal client liked the concept but wanted a 4-piece jig-saw puzzle instead.  (Why do folks like these so much?  The interlocking pieces showing interrelationships?)

Okay, knowing Tom covered this nicely in an old blog post, I started there.  But I wanted the crossword pieces to form a rectangle when all together.

I couldn't find any clip art to piece together, or any other resource, and I didn't have time to do it myself, so I finally found this jigsaw puzzle maker add-in for PowerPoint.  I purchase it and it worked great.  Really simple to use.

(Now here's where someone pipes up and shows something that is free that does the same thing.     )

It easily creates 4, 6, 9, or 16 piece puzzles of on a new, single slide.  I did that for a 4-piece puzzle, resized the pieces; added images as fills and a little shadow, text, and bevel; then added a motion path to one of the pieces; and then animated in a final shape with text.

Here's how it came out.

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