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Slice and Animate Pictures in PowerPoint

Slice and Animate Pictures in PowerPointYou can crop pictures in PowerPoint, and of course you can animate them. But as you may observe frequently in life, synergy yields results that exceed the mere sum of two or more initiatives. And that's true in a way for the technique we will explore on this page - we call this Slice and Animate. The two techniques being used for this synergy are cropping pictures and adding animation.

Learn how to slice and animate pictures in PowerPoint.


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Learn PowerPoint 2013 for Windows: Resize, Rotate, and Flip Videos

Sept 18, 2014

Resize, Rotate, and Flip Videos in PowerPoint 2013

Similar to how you position or reposition pictures and shapes, you can make changes to any inserted video in PowerPoint 2013. In addition, there are some very basic video editing options that can be significant. These include how you resize, rotate, and flip your inserted video clips. Resizing can help you change dimensions of your video clips, while slight changes in rotation values can draw attention. Flip, the last of these options though is something you will almost never use -- unless you want to do something drastically different!

Learn how you can Resize, Rotate, and Flip video clips in PowerPoint 2013.


Learn PowerPoint 2010 for Windows: Tick Marks on Chart Axes

Sept 18, 2014

Tick Marks on Chart Axes in PowerPoint 2010

Charts are a visual representation of data, and when seen on a PowerPoint slide from afar, you make out the value of a series by exploring where exactly it's placed vis-à-vis the axis. Of course, if your chart has data labels, then this is less of an issue -- however, typical charts have no data labels. For such a chart, you'll find that Tick Marks placed on the axis will help us get a better idea.

Learn about the Major and Minor Tick Marks on Chart Axes in PowerPoint 2010.


Stay away from 3D Charts

Sept 17, 2014

Stay away from 3D Charts

In the days of PowerPoint 2003 and older versions, you just had to insert a chart to end up with a 3D chart! Yes, that's true - and to say that this chart looks horrible is an understatement. Comparatively, the default column chart you add in newer versions of PowerPoint is so much more cleaner. Of course, changing the defaults does not mean that you will not encounter any 3D charts since even in newer versions.

Learn why 3D charts may not be the best way to show your data.

 
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Learn PowerPoint 2013 for Windows: Crop Video

Sept 17, 2014

Crop Video in PowerPoint 2013

Once you insert a video in your slide, you can crop it in almost the same way you crop a picture. Before you crop though, you must ascertain whether PowerPoint's Crop option will help create a better result for your inserted video. The Crop option allows you to remove non-required areas of a video -- for example, if the subject of your video is a person speaking who is surrounded by a large, distracting background of other people or moving objects, you may want to crop the video so that the cropped video now focuses more on the speaker, and gets rid of all the extra distractions.

Learn how crop a video clip in PowerPoint 2013.


Learn PowerPoint 2010 for Windows: Axis Titles

Sept 17, 2014

Axis Titles in PowerPoint 2010

In a chart, the text used to label the chart axis is called Axis Title. All chart types other than Pie and Doughnut have axes -- and although Radar charts have an axis, there is no provision to add axis titles for them. In all other chart types such as Column, Line, etc., axis titles don't show up by default. You have to make them visible first, and then edit them as required -- that's exactly what you are going to learn in this tutorial.

Learn how to add and edit axis titles in PowerPoint 2010.

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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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