Boxes, 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.
These Segment Polygon series comprise segmented graphics -- thus the Segmented Triangle has 3 segments, the Segmented Square has 4 segments, and so on. Download and use these segment polygons in your slides.
PowerPoint 2013 sports the new faded position previews feature for Motion Path animations.
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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.
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.
In 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.
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.
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.
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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