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by Geetesh Bajaj, August 20th 2013

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Concept Slides: Arrow Circles

Concept Slides: Arrow Circles You might have seen these types of arrow segments that form a circle – they are frequently used in slides that show processes, continuous sequences, and cycle diagrams. We bring you these arrow circles with 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 segments each – but these are not merely segmented shapes that you will find elsewhere. First of all, you get these in two widths each – so you get a variation that lets you choose either a thinner or thicker segment. Additionally, you also get these segments in a regular geometric style – but what sets this apart is that we have also included an organic style so that your segments appear hand-drawn.

Download and use these arrow circles in your slides

Working with Presentations: Conversation with Kieran Chadha

Kieran ChadhaKieran Chadha is a senior presentation consultant at BrightCarbon, a consultancy in the U.K. that works with clients to present and sell with PowerPoint on iPads. He is also one of the U.K.'s leading authorities on creating effective presentations. He is passionate about improving the way that people present and communicate, and believes that everyone can do it with the right tools at their disposal. Kieran has a law degree from Cambridge University and a master’s degree in fiction film production. He often says he couldn't do his job without his MacBook Pro Retina. In this conversation, Kieran discusses how you can create an effective presentation.

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Kiosk Mode and Kiosk Assistant

Kiosk Mode and Kiosk Assistant Kiosk mode is a subset of Slide Show mode in PowerPoint – it’s been available since a very long time, and in past versions some options would behave differently than they do now – some users will no doubt complain that Kiosk mode was more useable before. So what are the options that are missing now? And is there any way to get them back? Before we explore these options, let’s answer a simple question – why do you need Kiosk mode?

Learn about Kiosk mode that lets you create unattended presentations in PowerPoint

Getting Started with using Office Mobile

Getting Started with using Office Mobile OK – you finally bought an Office 365 subscription or used an existing one – installed Office Mobile and signed in! It’s now time to get started with this bunch of 3 programs – yes, the programs are Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. When you launch Office Mobile for the first time, you see three sample files – one each for a Word document, an Excel spreadsheet, and a PowerPoint presentation?

Get started with using Office Mobile on your iPhone or other iOS device

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Flip Shapes
Your shape is perfect, it's got the right color and it works well with your slide content -- yet there's something that could be better? There are times when most slide designers think exactly the same thoughts! And the easiest task you can do to your shape is to flip it. There are other options -- and some of these options depend upon the shape in question. Let's use the Teardrop shape as an example -- you can resize and rotate this Teardrop shape -- however, even with rotate you are just turning the shape in another direction without making any changes to the shape's structure. The Flip option, on the other hand lets you mirror your shape in another direction to create a reverse image. Follow these steps to apply the Flip option.
Change One Shape to Another
Some shapes are so similar -- and you may work with one shape and then realize that you used the wrong one. Typically, users create a 5 pointed star when they need a start with 4 or 8 points -- and that was just one example! Let's explore another scenario: you worked on a shape and applied effects, animations, and fills to this shape. Later you realize that you used a wrong shape, or perhaps the client wants you to change the shape but retain all the effects, animations, and fills! You may want to delete and start over again, and that is a long drawn process -- but you don't have to do that for you can change any existing shape to another by using these steps in PowerPoint 2013.

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Create and Edit Custom Dictionaries
PowerPoint provides a default spelling dictionary which contains a list of all common words. But, when you are working on a particular project that uses uncommon words not found in everyday language, PowerPoint may mark some words as misspelled, even though they are correct. To solve this issue, you could edit a custom dictionary or load a ready-made 3rd party dictionary within PowerPoint 2011. Additionally, you can also create your own dictionary that includes a set of words for a particular project. So, if you need to do a legal presentation for a client once a year, you could create a separate dictionary for just this one project.
Disable and Enable Custom Dictionaries
Any custom dictionary that you create or edit within Word 2011 for Mac is used by all the other Office applications installed on your Mac. Also, if any changes are made to the list of words within a custom dictionary, it will be reflected within the proofing tools of all Office applications. You may add new dictionaries or edit them -- but by default, each logged-in user has a default custom dictionary -- not surprisingly, this is a file called Custom Dictionary.
Sharing Custom Dictionaries
Each logged-in user for Mac OS X is allotted a separate default custom dictionary in Office 2011. Not surprisingly, this is a file called Custom Dictionary located within each user's Library folder on the Mac. In addition, as a user you can create and use many more custom dictionaries. Over time, your custom dictionaries may become a very useful resource, especially since any custom dictionary loaded is used by all the Office applications such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Let us assume that you have added several words to a custom dictionary over the last few years, and now you need to move to a new computer. Or, probably you have a colleague who is going to help you with some documentation, and you obviously want him or her to use your custom dictionary.

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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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