by Geetesh Bajaj, March 19th 2013
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PowerPoint Concept Slides: Seven Petals Circle
These Seven 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 Concept Slides: Organic Diamonds
Shapes that look scribbled or doodled attract more attention from audiences these days - surely, audiences are so
bored looking at all those straight lines that characterize perfect, geometrical shapes! Just like fashions change, so do contemporary
tastes in slide design. You can easily achieve this hand drawn look with our Organic Shapes series. Diamonds are just one of the shapes
that we doodled on paper - and then reproduced as native PowerPoint shapes for you to use. Including diamonds, our Organic Shapes
collection contains 8 shape types - each type has 10 variants - so you end up with 80 hand-drawn shape options! These shapes will
help break the monotony of text heavy slides, and assist you in explaining difficult concepts better to your audiences. Using these
organic 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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Stellar Phoenix PowerPoint Repair: Conversation with Sunil Chandna
is the CEO of Stellar Information Systems Ltd. He heads the Sales and
Marketing operations for Stellar, a company involved with data recovery software solutions and services
business since 1993. Stellar develops data recovery software across different categories, such as hard
disk recovery, database recovery, email recovery, password recovery, and Microsoft Office file recovery.
In this conversation, Sunil discusses Stellar's Phoenix PowerPoint Repair product.
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Presenters and Slides. Who Syncs Who?: Conversation with Peter Watts
Peter Watts helps sales people around the world to take to the stage with confidence,
and with presentation content that makes the sale by directly addressing the needs of the audience. His
weekly blog of ideas for presenters can be found at The Presenters' Blog. In this conversation, Peter
discusses how slides, presenters, and audiences sync to each other.
Read the conversation here
Learn PowerPoint 2011 for Mac
In PowerPoint, WordArt is a very powerful tool that can make the text in your presentation look awesome
or out-of-place, depending upon how you have used it. Before we proceed further, you must know that WordArt
has nothing to do with Microsoft Word and is a totally independent feature in PowerPoint. Word Art is a
collection of text styles that plays with text in a way similar to how PowerPoint's Shape Styles play with
shapes. WordArt Styles, also known as Quick Styles, are a collection of some prebuilt text styles which
you can instantly apply to your text. These WordArt Styles are all Theme-specific, so if the presentation's
Theme is changed, any WordArt applied also reflects the changes accordingly. Follow these steps to learn how
to apply Quick Styles to selected text.
Text in PowerPoint is usually either black or white. Sometimes, it may sport another color depending upon the
Theme applied to the presentation. While these defaults work very well most of the time, there may be instances
when you want the text to convey a mood or express more than the words it contains. Yes, you can apply a WordArt
Style to your text but even that option uses presets that you choose from -- and those same presets are available
to anyone who uses PowerPoint! To stand apart, you can use PowerPoint's Text Fill options that provides you with
plenty of choices that you customize -- these text fill options include solid colors, gradients, textures, and also
Gradient Fill for Text
Gradient fills are typically blended fills between two or more colors that graduate from one color to another. Text filled with
a gradient can look great or gaudy depending upon the type of gradient you use for your text. There are some more guidelines that
will help you create great looking gradient fills for your text: Gradient fills look great as text fills only when your text is fairly
large sized. Also, using too many colors in the gradient fill may make your text distracting. Try to use the gradient colors which
contrast well with the slide background. Also use gradient colors that are not too different so that you achieve a subtle merge of
Learn PowerPoint 2010 for Windows
When you insert an audio clip into a PowerPoint slide, you can control its volume, set it to play looped, or even
hide the audio icon. These are some of the advanced options available for any inserted audio clip in PowerPoint.
Remember that these advanced options only exist so that you can use them when they are required, rather than using
them just because they exist! Let us now explore all these options.
Format Tab for Audio Clips
When you insert an audio clip on your slide, PowerPoint represents the clip by a sound icon. Of course, it rarely matters
what the icon looks like if you have set your audio clip to play automatically. However, if you actually plan to click
on this picture to play your audio clip -- then you might want to use another picture instead. The reason why you would
use a picture that is different than a sound icon is because you may want to use a picture related to the audio clip --
here are some scenarios.