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Irregular Shapes for PowerPointBoxes, boxes everywhere! Do your slides always have shapes that look so geometric and perfect? What if you could make all these shapes irregular? Won’t that be cool? Then you will love these irregular shapes for PowerPoint. These shapes are already within PowerPoint slides. Just copy them and paste within your slides.

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Learn PowerPoint 2013 for Windows: Animation Events

July 23, 2014

Animation Events in PowerPoint 2013

Once you add an animation to any slide object, you can play the animation in Slide Show view by clicking your mouse cursor or pressing the spacebar on your keyboard. Another option is to use a button on a presentation remote -- each of these options advances one animation at a time, or may even take you to the subsequent slide. While this approach works for slides that have an animation or two, you will quickly realize that this is certainly not the way to go if your slides have tens of animations, or more. If you add that many animations to any slide, you probably want your animations to be automatically sequenced and play one after the other without a click -- that's exactly where PowerPoint's animation events can help.

Learn about Animation Events in PowerPoint 2013.


Learn PowerPoint 2013 for Windows: Position Previews for Motion Path Animations

July 23, 2014

Position Previews for Motion Path Animations in PowerPoint 2013

Motion Path animations determine the route (path) and the direction in which the animated slide object moves across or around on the slide. When you add a motion path animation to an object, you see the path as a dotted line with two arrow heads. Additionally, PowerPoint 2013 sports the new faded preview of the animated slide object at the end point of the motion path. The benefit of this faded preview of the end position is that you know exactly where the slide object will stop once the animation concludes.

Explore the new faded position previews for Motion Path animations in PowerPoint 2013.


PowerPoint and Presenting News: July 22, 2014

July 22, 2014

Geetesh BajajIn this issue, we first look at how you can set a default recording device in Windows. We also have a conversation with James Ontra about Shufflrr, a document management system for presentations. We also explore how you can format content in Excel cells as text, important if your header rows are being formatted as data in your PowerPoint charts! PowerPoint 2013 users can learn about Motion Path animations: adding them, drawing custom paths, reversing paths, and exploring opened/closed motion paths. We also look at animating ungrouped tables and adjusting the chart series overlaps.

Read Indezine's PowerPoint and Presenting News.

 
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Learn PowerPoint 2013 for Windows: Edit Points in Motion Paths

July 22, 2014

Motion Path Animations in PowerPoint 2013 -- Edit Points

While working with Motion Paths, especially after drawing a Custom Motion Path to animate your slide object, you may feel that the path drawn is not very smooth. Or you may have used one of the preset Motion Paths to animate your slide object, and now you want to make some changes. Maybe you want to extend the path, or use smoother corners rather than the default pointed ones. Since Motion Paths are essentially lines drawn in PowerPoint, you can always edit them using the Edit Points option, and reorient them as required.

Learn how to edit Motion Paths with the help of the Edit Points option.


Learn PowerPoint 2013 for Windows: Switch Series and Categories

July 22, 2014

Switch Series and Categories for Charts in PowerPoint 2013

Any typical Column chart contains two sets of data -- one set shows as the Series within your charts, and the other set ends up representing the Categories. By default, the Series show up as the Legend (and columns) within the chart. Categories on the other hand constitute the groups of these individual columns. You can quickly swap the visual representation of Series and Categories in the chart.

Learn how to switch data for your Series and Categories in PowerPoint 2013.

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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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