Within our better charts series, we ask you to look at tables rather than charts in some instances. We also explore how you can reverse engineer great looking charts. We also have two exclusive conversations for you -- the first one is with Patrick Speer who creates a slide library type add-in called DynaPoint. Our second interview is with Afzal Amijee who talks about Vimodi, an iPad app that can make your PowerPoint experiences better. PowerPoint 2013 users can learn about SmartArt, Video and Charts. We also explore Charts for PowerPoint 2011 for Mac users.
These "map pin" graphics are already placed in PowerPoint slides - just copy them and paste within a slide that already contains a map to create a look that lets you highlight a location on your map! Download and use these map pins in your slides.
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When you insert a video clip within a PowerPoint slide, you'll find it placed as a traditional rectangular shape. And while that's exactly what most users expect, it does seem safe and conventional. However, PowerPoint 2013 does allow you to have your video playing in different shapes such as a circle or oval, or a wave, a triangle, or any of the shapes that PowerPoint includes. Just the fact that a video can be placed within a shape is no reason to forego the conventional rectangle -- do remember that most other shapes may crop out important parts of your video clips.
Sometimes, your chart data values are not so much different from each other -- this results in a chart which doesn't help your audience to see any difference between series representing those values. Fortunately, you can easily choose your own Maximum and Minimum values.
Once you insert a video clip on your slide, you can do so much more to enhance its look. In PowerPoint 2013 if you want to enhance the look of your inserted video, you are certainly not limited to the options we have already explored including Corrections, Recolor, Video Styles, and Video Borders. In addition to these options, you can also apply Video Effects such as shadows, glows, bevels, 3-D rotation, etc. to your video clip. Follow these steps to learn more.
Once you have inserted an organization chart (org chart) within PowerPoint 2013, you might need to change the layout of the org chart. The "layout" means how the subordinate levels in the hierarchy branch out from top to bottom -- probably you want all subordinates flushed to the left, hanging to the right, or distributed evenly across a horizontal plane -- you will learn more about how this works in this tutorial.
Did you read the title of this page correctly? Are we really suggesting that you should consider using a table rather than a chart? You might have heard the reverse more often -- about using charts rather than tables but like for everything else in life, there's not one glove that fits all hands -- or in this case, there's not one solution that can work with all sorts of data.
In our ongoing iPad Presenting series, we have already published 11 posts that have been read, tweeted, shared, and bookmarked by all of you -- we plan on several more posts within this series:
- iPad Presenting - First Questions First
- PowerPoint Presenter’s View on iPad
- Air Display on iPad
- Adding an Apple TV
- What is AirPlay?
- Connecting TV / Projector to Apple TV
- Wired iPad to VGA with the Apple Digital AV Adapter
- Business use of Tablet Computing Surges
- Picture Slides on the iPad
- Quickoffice Pro HD’s new PowerPoint editing features on the iPad
- Brainshark SlideShark v1.6: Conversation with Jay Wilder
- New Features in SlideShark Team Edition: Conversation with David Klein
- SlideShark and iPad 1
- iSpring Converter
- SlideShark for iPhone: Conversation with Andy Zimmerman
- Mad for the iPad Survey: Conversation with Joan Babinski
- Electric Slide 2: Conversation with Jim Phelan
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