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by Geetesh Bajaj, August 6th 2013

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Handmade Slides: Map Pins for PowerPoint - Flag Pins

Map Pins for PowerPoint - Flag PinsWe've already brought you so many map pin styles -- and now to make this entire series complete, we bring you more than 200 map pins -- one for each country in the world! These map pins have the flag of the country placed within the pin -- use these map pins on world or continent maps to show which countries your business extends to. Of course you can use it for any number of other reasons. These map pins can be placed on a map to show a location -- and similarly multiple map pins can be placed to show multiple locations. It's easy with this complete collection of map pins (more than 300 map pins in this collection). The map pin graphics are already placed in PowerPoint slides you will download -- just copy the individual pin you want, and then paste the pin within your own slides that already contain a map.

Map Pins for PowerPoint - Flag Pins

Download and use these map pins in your slides

Bing Image Search

Bing Image SearchWhile Google may have the largest and most up-to-date search index, other search providers like Microsoft's Bing need to up the ante by providing more usability options so that visitors can get more optimum and narrowed-down results. And that's exactly what Microsoft seems to have done with Bing's Image Search options – everything is streamlined and you can filter and sort results with so much dexterity – it's almost like you are sorting numbers in Excel – just that this is also so much more visual!

Learn how you can search images using Bing's amazing image search functions

Bing Image Search by Size

Bing Image Search by Size When you search for pictures on Bing's Image Search site, the resultant page provides various filters to fine-tune and narrow down your results. These filters are located on the top area of the Search Results page. Bing's Image Search by Size filters allow you to search pictures of various resolutions. Essentially, there are 5 Size options -- and descriptions mentioned below for these options are not set in stone -- rather these are guidelines.

Learn how to search images in Bing by using the built in Size filters

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Types of Shapes
Shapes play a significant role within any slides you create for your PowerPoint presentation. In more ways that you may want to count, shapes are like the building blocks of almost anything you do on your PowerPoint slides -- PowerPoint 2013 provides hundreds of shapes efficiently categorized into 9 types.
Insert Shapes
Shapes are the building blocks of whatever you create in PowerPoint -- in fact even a text box that you add to your slide is essentially a shape that has a no fill. Once you get proficient with shapes, you can do so much more -- for example, you can combine multiple shapes to create fancier shapes. However, you need to start with the very basics -- and there's so much to learn even at this foundation level. The first task you need to do is to insert a shape -- fortunately PowerPoint makes it easy to do this task. To insert a new shape on your PowerPoint slide, follow these steps.
Insert and/or Link Pictures
You know that pictures located in any of your folders can be inserted on a slide. However, have you wondered about the relation a picture on the slide has with the original picture located in your folder? Yet, there are options within PowerPoint that let you maintain the relation between the original picture and the inserted picture -- for example, if you make changes to your original picture, PowerPoint will update its copy on the slide!

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What is AutoCorrect?
The AutoCorrect feature in PowerPoint fixes a number of common typos and spelling errors within your slides -- automatically as you type any text. AutoCorrect also lets you map specific keyboard sequences to a symbol, such as replacing two en dashes with an em dash the moment you hit the Enter key after the second en dash. The best feature within AutoCorrect is that it works so seamlessly that you may not even know that it is working behind the scenes. And this unawareness about AutoCorrect can ironically also cause some problems! You may for example not want the two en dashes to automatically change to an em dash -- in this tutorial you will learn how you can take advantage of AutoCorrect, and also how you can override its options as required.
AutoCorrect Options
The AutoCorrect feature in PowerPoint fixes a number of common typos and spelling errors within your slides -- automatically as you type any text. AutoCorrect also lets you map specific keyboard sequences to a symbol, such as replacing two en dashes with an em dash the moment you hit the Enter key after the second en dash. The best feature within AutoCorrect is that it works so seamlessly that you may not even know that it is working behind the scenes. And this unawareness about AutoCorrect can ironically also cause some problems! You may for example not want the two en dashes to automatically change to an em dash -- in this tutorial you will learn how you can take advantage of AutoCorrect, and also how you can override its options as required.
Creating and Editing AutoCorrect Entries
The AutoCorrect feature is dependent on a small list of words and phrases stored on your computer. This list contains two columns called Replace and With -- for example the Replace entry for teh will correspond to the With entry containing the word the. Although this list works for PowerPoint users, what you must know is that this AutoCorrect list is set globally across all Microsoft Office programs such as Word, Excel, Outlook, etc. If you add, edit, or delete entries within this AutoCorrect list, all changes will be reflected beyond PowerPoint.

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

Keyboard Shortcuts for PowerPoint

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 four Windows versions of PowerPoint: PowerPoint 2013, 2010, 2007, and 2003.

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