by Geetesh Bajaj, October 30th 2012
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Indezine Halloween PowerPoint Kit
The Indezine Halloween PowerPoint Kit is a self-contained
set of content that provides everything you need to create picture slides for PowerPoint.
This kit contains a Halloween PowerPoint Theme, a scary font, some silhouette pictures, scrapbook style
embellishments, some pictures, and even a few sample slides. Use this kit as a starting point to create
your own picture slides! Then you can email your creations, or share them as a movie clip using
PowerPoint's Create a Video option. You can also upload the presentation to online sharing sites.
Download and use this Halloween
17th Annual Duarte Pumpkin Contest
If it's Halloween time, then it has to be when the annual Duarte Pumpkin Contest shows up!
And true to the time, it has showed up again this year -- this is the 17th year in succession for this annual event.
The pumpkins are created by Duarte employees. In earlier years, the contest winners were judged internally at Duarte.
Now, the contest is polled via a site where you can vote for their favorite pumpkins!
Read more here
Handmade Slides: Full Slide Textures
These full screen textured pictures cover the entire slide area and are not meant to be seamless, tiling,
or repeating. These organic pictures have been made available in both 4:3 (standard) and 16:9 (widescreen)
aspect ratios. Just add them to individual slides as required, or even better -- add them to the Slide Master.
Typically, any picture you add has no transparency in PowerPoint but that omission is easily rectified
by adding the picture as a fill for a large rectangle that covers the entire slide.
Download and use these textures to make your slides
Presentation Summit 2012 and 2013: Conversation with Rick Altman
is a presentation
consultant based out of Pleasanton, CA. Rick has been hosting end-user conferences since 1989, and is well
known as the host of the annual Presentation Summit conference. He has a strong sense of the needs of
the presentation community. Rick has authored 15 books on presentations and graphics, including
Why Most PowerPoint Presentations Suck. In this conversation, Rick discusses the just concluded tenth
edition of his Presentation Summit conference -- and the next conference to be held in 2013.
Read the conversation here
Learn PowerPoint 2010 for Windows: Text Fills
Learn PowerPoint 2011 for Mac: Bulleted Lists
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