All shapes arranged with geometric precision - this can look very organized but also robotic and unnatural. What if you could make all these straight shapes look curved - almost as if they are hand-drawn? Won't that look more organic? If you agree, then you will certainly love this new series of irregular shapes for PowerPoint. Perfect shapes and boxes everywhere, all neatly lined up! Yes, such arrangements look clean, but also monotonous! What if you could make all these shapes curved, slanted, and natural looking - they are hand-drawn? Won't that look more organic? If you agree, then you will certainly love these new irregular shapes for PowerPoint.
These "pushpin" graphics are already placed in PowerPoint slides -- just copy them and paste within your slides to create a look that makes a picture, shape, or anything else appear as if it has been pushed onto a surface, board, or wall with a pin! Download and use these pushpins in your slides.
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You may have started scratch with inserting a new chart on your PowerPoint slide. This of course brings up an instance of the Excel sheet with some dummy data - and indeed you can type in your own data to replace this dummy data. However, what if you already have some data that's within an Excel sheet - can you use that data to create your PowerPoint chart? The answer is yes, and that's what you are going to learn in this tutorial.
The default look of SmartArt graphics works great, and you may not want to change a thing! Yet, it's good to know that you can change your SmartArt graphics to other layouts, change the color of SmartArt graphics, or apply a SmartArt Style to make your SmartArt graphic appear distinct and unique. You can also change the actual shapes within a SmartArt graphic -- for instance you can change some circles in your SmartArt graphic to squares with a mere click or two!
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After you create custom slide shows, you will want to present them to your audience. Yes, you could access the Custom Shows dialog box, and then select a show and then choose to play it -- but that's a long process indeed. In this tutorial, we will show how you can access the same custom show more easily. And then we will also show you how you can set any custom show as the default -- this means that when you actually play your presentation in Slide Show view, only the slides within the custom show you select will be shown!
When colors are changed for a SmartArt graphic, the only change that happens is to the fill colors of the the individual shapes within the SmartArt. Other niceties such as outlines or effects are not altered. Rather than individually add these attributes to your SmartArt, you can use the all-inclusive SmartArt Styles option to overcome this limitation. In this tutorial, you will learn how to apply SmartArt Styles to the selected SmartArt graphics in PowerPoint 2013.
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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