by Geetesh Bajaj, February 19th 2013

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30 Million PowerPoint Presentations?

Geetesh BajajYou may have heard that 30 million PowerPoint presentations are created each day. Anyone and everyone seems to be quoting that figure! And the amazing part is not that 30 million is a big number. What I find more interesting is the fact that this figure was suggested 12 years ago. Frankly, this 30 million figure brings forth more questions than answers.

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PowerPoint Concept Slides: Five Petals Circle

PowerPoint Concept Slides: Five Petals CircleThese Five Petals Circle graphics are part of our Petal Circles series that add stylized tips to your circle shapes. These two tip styles: Rounded and Pointed make your circles look different from conventional segmented circle graphics. They also break the monotony of text heavy slides, and help you explain concepts better to your audiences. Using these circle shapes also convinces your audiences that you care enough about them to make the slides look appealing and comprehensible. What's more, these shapes are also so much fun to use!

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PowerPoint 2010 for Windows

Fade Effect for Audio Clips
Insert an audio file within your PowerPoint slide, and you can play it either with a click, or set it to play automatically. Whichever option you choose, some files can sound loud and unexpected! Have you not experienced the sudden scare or shock when a shrill voice interrupts an almost silent environment? Rather than shake the soul of your audiences, you can use PowerPoint's fade options to add a gradual increase to the volume of your audio files. PowerPoint provides both Fade In and Fade Out effects that you can add to the beginning and end of your audio clips. These fade options make your audio clips sound smoother and more subtle.

Learn PowerPoint 2011 for Mac: Charts

Rotate 3D Charts
When your 3D chart comprises columns of various heights, chances are that some of the columns hide other columns placed behind them. This is especially true with 3D charts that have a Z axis. One of the ways to make the columns placed behind visible is to make the taller columns transparent. The other way to solve this issue is to rotate the 3D chart so that you end up with a view in which the shorter columns become clearly visible.

Format Walls and Floor of 3D Charts
When you place a chart on your slide that contains a Z-axis, you will notice that unlike conventional 2D charts, these charts have distinct walls and a floor. Also by default, these walls and floor show no fill or even a border -- the lines you see within the walls are gridlines, and not borders. If your slide background is a solid color like white or black, these defaults could work best for you. However, you may want to play a bit with changing the fill or line attributes for the wall and floor elements. Do remember though that you should leave these elements in their default state unless you have a compelling reason to change them!

PowerPoint 2013 for Windows: Interface and Basics

Reset, Export, and Import Ribbon Customizations
PowerPoint 2013 allows you to customize the Ribbon in a number of ways -- you can add Ribbon tabs, add Groups, and populate these with commands. And if you think you made a mess and were better off with the defaults, then you can always get back to square one. On another front, you can share your customizations with friends and colleagues -- or also your other computers. And you can export your customizations to a file saved as a backup for a rainy day!

Reset, Export, and Import QAT Customizations
If you have a bunch of commands that you use frequently, you may want to keep them more accessible within PowerPoint 2013 by customizing your Quick Access Toolbar -- you populate the QAT with commands you use often. Over a period of time, these customizations may become a valuable asset you want to save or share -- let us explore these scenarios.

About SlideBoom

About SlideBoomSlideBoom is a web site where you can upload and share your PowerPoint presentations -- at the back-end, a PowerPoint to HTML5 or Flash converting engine makes online movies of all your PowerPoint slides. Each uploaded presentation on SlideBoom is provided a unique page URL that you can share with friends and others who want to see your presentation.

Learn about SlideBoom -- a web site where you can upload and share your PowerPoint presentations

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Keyboard Shortcuts E-Book: PowerPoint 2013, 2010, 2007, and 2003

keyboard shortcuts for PowerPoint

Getting your PowerPoint tasks done quicker is just one of the benefits you will gain by using keyboard shortcuts.

Are you aware of all PowerPoint keyboard shortcuts? Want to check if your favorites have been included in this e-book, or if there are a few that can help you perform your PowerPoint tasks quicker and better? Or if you don't use keyboard shortcuts, do you want to get started?

This 56 page PDF e-book downloads quick, costs you $0 or more, and is a valuable resource. The PowerPoint Keyboard Shortcuts E-Book covers the last three Windows versions of PowerPoint: PowerPoint 2010, 2007, and 2003. And now, the e-book has already been updated for the new PowerPoint 2013.

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