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Alternatives for Office Clip Art Gallery

Alternatives for Office Clip Art GalleryMicrosoft's Office Clip Art Gallery, which was earlier known as Office Online is being shut down. This includes Microsoft's Office.com Clip Art and image search service, and also the Clip Art task panes in Microsoft Office applications such as PowerPoint, Word, and Excel. The question then is, so what should you do when Office Clip Art goes offline? Here are some possible answers, alternatives, and workarounds.

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Learn PowerPoint 2011 for Mac: Transparency for Shape Outlines

Jan 28, 2015

Transparency for Shape Outlines in 2011 for MacIn PowerPoint you can set various attributes for shapes -- adjusting Transparency for Shape Fills is one of such tasks. Similar to the shape fills, shape outlines such as solid lines and gradient lines also have transparency attribute. This attribute lets you reduce the opacity of the outline (also known as the border or line), so that the slide object or background behind shows through partially. Transparency is calculated in percentages and you can change its value all the way from 0 to 100%.

Learn how to apply transparency to Shape Outlines in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac.


PowerPoint and Presenting News: January 27, 2015

Jan 27, 2015

Geetesh BajajWe start with the last part of our Better PowerPoint Charts series -- this time we explore what books you should read, and where you can reach out for help. We also look at a web app that lets you create Word Clouds you can use within PowerPoint. And you can explore options to add quizzes in Adobe Presenter. And then we bring you some tutorials on working with bulleted lists and shapes within PowerPoint 2013 for Windows. And don't miss the new discussions and templates of this week!

Read Indezine's PowerPoint and Presenting News.


Learn PowerPoint 2011 for Mac: Gradient Stops

Jan 27, 2015

Gradient Stops in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac

After adding gradient fills to shapes you may want to make some changes to the gradient fill. Or, you may want to change the colors comprising your gradient outlines. To do so, you must be familiar with gradient stops. A gradient stop is the point where a new color is introduced within the gradient blend. Unlike PowerPoint versions on Windows, PowerPoint 2011 for Mac does not really use the term "gradient stop" - in fact no term is used and probably, this version just refers to these stops as 'colors'. However, we will call them stops within this tutorial.

Learn how to make changes to gradients and make your own new gradients in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac.

 
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Ask Help, Read Books

Jan 23, 2015

Ask Help, Read Books

Learning is a process that never ends. You may be a charting expert, but there's always more to learn. Two of the best ways you can stay up to date is by reading books and participating in forums. Let's first look at books. Most charting books fall into two categories – about charting design and charting techniques. Books within the first category look at charting, so as to how a particular chart will help people understand a difficult concept. They also look at design principles and best practices.

Explore resources to learn how you can create better charts in PowerPoint.


Learn PowerPoint 2013 for Windows: Flip and Rotate Picture Fills for Shapes

Jan 23, 2015

Flip and Rotate Picture Fills for Shapes in PowerPoint 2013

It is easy to flip and rotate a picture on your slide. However this same flipping can be a little tricky when you use a Picture fill within a shape. That's because you end up with a picture that does get flipped, but so does the shape. But what if we wanted to just flip the picture? How do you do that?

Learn how to flip and rotate picture fills for shapes in PowerPoint 2013.

 

 


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Handmade Slides: Using Scanned Pictures

Handmade Slides: Using Scanned Pictures

Using pictures in your slides does not mean that you are limited to using photographs from stock photo houses. You can certainly use your own camera -- either a digital camera or even the camera built within your phone to source your own pictures. You can also look at some unconventional sources, such as a scanner. A scanner? Yes, that's a device that several of us have not used for many years now -- but if you have one of these devices attached to your computer, do consider it as a source of visual content.

Explore how a scanner can be put to good use to add interest to your slides.

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Welcome to Indezine -- my name is Geetesh Bajaj. Awarded as a PowerPoint MVP from Microsoft for over a decade, I train others in business presenting and PowerPoint skills. I also consult large companies on their presenting strategies, and write books. You can contact me through the feedback section.




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