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Get More SmartArt Graphics in PowerPoint and Microsoft Office

Get More SmartArt Graphics in PowerPoint and Microsoft Office

In addition to creating SmartArt, and including a bunch of some great variants out of the box, Microsoft also created a way for individuals and developers to create their own custom SmartArt Layout files - these new SmartArt Layouts had the file extension, GLOX -- and could be dropped into a designated folder -- and that would result in additional SmartArt graphics being available to you.

Learn how you can get more SmartArt graphic variants.


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Learn PowerPoint 2013 for Windows: Change Background Styles in the Slide Master

May 22, 2015

Change Background Styles in the Slide Master in PowerPoint 2013In PowerPoint 2013, the Slide Master influences the layout and look of all slides in your presentation. One of the changes you can make to your Slide Master is applying the Background Style so that all slide layouts and actual slides in your presentation use a different slide background. In this tutorial, we will explore how you can choose from any of the 12 available Background Styles to apply to the Slide Master.

Learn how to change Background Styles within the Slide Master in PowerPoint 2013.


Checklist for Delivering Presentations

May 21, 2015

Checklist for Delivering PresentationsCreating slides is just part of what you would do as part of a presentation - delivering those slides is what will make the process complete. In the same way that you need to plan how you will create slides, you must undertake a similar plan to deliver your slides. On this page, we have compiled a list of activities you should do before delivering your slides - let's call this a presentation delivery checklist.

Make sure that these prerequisites are in place before you deliver your presentation.


Learn PowerPoint 2013 for Windows: Add Headers and Footers to Notes and Handout Pages

May 21, 2015

Add Headers and Footers to Notes and Handout Pages in PowerPoint 2013Unlike slides which are primarily presented through a display device such as a monitor, TV screen, or projector, the Notes and Handouts in PowerPoint are essentially intended for printing. In this tutorial we will explore how you can add Headers and Footers to make your printed Notes and Handouts more professional and useful.

Learn how to add Header and Footer to Notes and Handout pages in PowerPoint 2013.

 
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Tongue Twisters and Vocal Warm-Ups: Conversation with Rodney Saulsberry

May 20, 2015

Rodney SaulsberryRodney Saulsberry is one of the top voice-over talents in the United States, and author of the new book, Rodney Saulsberry's Tongue Twisters and Vocal Warm-Ups. For more than a decade the Detroit native and University of Michigan graduate has given voice to many successful commercial campaigns, including Toyota Camry, Alpo, Verizon, and numerous movie trailers such as, How Stella Got Her Groove Back, Finding Forrester, Tupac Resurrection, Friday and Dumb & Dumberer. Rodney resides in Agoura, California. In this conversation, Rodney discusses his new book.

Read the conversation here.


Learn PowerPoint 2013 for Windows: Working With Slide Numbers

May 20, 2015

Working With Slide Numbers in PowerPoint 2013

If your presentation has many slides, it will be easy to identify the current slide as long as you have enabled slide numbers on your slides. In PowerPoint you have to make these slide numbers visible since they don't show by default.

Learn how to add Slide Numbers on slides and Masters in PowerPoint 2013 -- and more tricks on making them work to your will.

 

 

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Flowcharts in Office 2013 for Windows / Office 2011 for Mac

Learn PowerPoint 2013 for Windows: Basic Flowcharts

There are many dedicated programs that only do flowcharts, and even Microsoft creates another program called Visio that’s more flowchart savvy than mainstream Microsoft Office programs – even then, we highly recommend that you create your flowcharts within your Office program such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint! Why do we put forth such a recommendation? That’s because Microsoft Office programs already have all the abilities and options you need to create almost any type of flowchart you need.

Learn about creating, editing, and working with flowcharts in Microsoft Office applications.

 

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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