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by Geetesh Bajaj, September 3rd 2013

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Present Yourself: Conversation with Andrea Meyer

 Andrea Meyer Andrea Meyer is an award-winning speaker, writer and ghostwriter. Known for her practical, how-to style, she's traveled to 40 countries speaking and writing about innovation and how to get breakthrough insights. She founded WorkingKnowledge.com in 1988 and works with CEOs, professors, and consultants to write their books, blogs, white papers, and online learning content. Her clients include IBM, Cisco, MIT, Harvard, McKinsey & Co., InnoCentive, AARP and OECD. Andrea has contributed to 35 books on business, innovation and psychology. She has an M.S. in Information Science, is a member of Mensa, and is listed in Who's Who in America. In this conversation, Andrea discusses her new book, Present Yourself: Using SlideShare to Grow Your Business, which she co-authored with Kit Seeborg.

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Open Files in Office Mobile

Open Files in Office MobileOnce you add a place such as your SkyDrive account to the Open tab within Office Mobile for iPhone, you can normally open your files off your SkyDrive account as easily as you would open any local file - but there's a caveat - you need to be connected online all the time for this to work.

Learn how to open files in Office Mobile

How can I create a new PowerPoint presentation on Office Mobile?

How can I create a new PowerPoint presentation on Office Mobile?Yes, it's true - you cannot create a PowerPoint presentation from scratch using Office Mobile for the iPhone. Although you can create a Word document or an Excel sheet from scratch, the same is not true for PowerPoint presentations - there may be some workarounds but even then you are limited since you cannot add new slides to your presentations.

Learn how to create a PowerPoint Presentation on Office Mobile

Bing Images Search by People

Bing Images Search by People

Some keywords just belong to people -- typically most pictures that are related to sports, community activity, or physical fitness will have a human factor involved -- so it is not surprising that most pictures that show up as results for such keywords include people! Bing Image Search's People filter goes a little more further -- you can restrict your search to pictures where people's faces are prominent, or their heads and shoulders are more prominent. Unfortunately, this filter does not let you search for pictures with silhouettes or even with no people at all -- at least not yet.

Learn how to search images in Bing using the built in People filters

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Select and Deselect Shapes
PowerPoint 2013 continues the process of selection, then action for any object on a slide. If you cannot select an object, then you cannot modify it at all. Although this tutorial explains how you can select shapes on a slide, the process works the same way for any other slide object.
Duplicate Shapes by Dragging
Shapes in PowerPoint are very useful in representing design or content, or in showing a process or a sequence. However, when you create a slide that has such many shapes that make a framework, you'll find that most of your shapes may be of the same size and other attributes. Yes, you can go ahead and insert the same shape into PowerPoint repeatedly, but that will consume much of your productive time that you could have used elsewhere!

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Basic Flowcharts
Many dedicated programs do only flowcharts, and although Microsoft creates another program called Visio for Windows users that's more flowchart savvy than mainstream Microsoft Office programs, there's no version of Visio available for Mac users. And it really doesn't matter too much if all you need to do is create a basic flowchart because you can create flowcharts within your other Office programs such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint! Why do we put forth such a recommendation? That's because these Microsoft Office programs already have all the abilities and options you need to create almost any type of flowchart you need - what's more, you don't have to buy and learn yet another program to do something that really is so simple!
Using Flowchart and Connector Shapes Together
Connectors are lines that link different flowchart shapes (or any shapes you place within your Microsoft Office documents). They are different from conventional lines because connectors, as the name implies stay connected to the shapes they are linked to. Move any "connected" shape, and the connectors move and reorient with the shapes automatically -- we will explore this further in this tutorial.
Formatting Connectors within Flowcharts in Office 2011 for Mac
Once you add multiple connectors that emanate from a Decision shape, you need to help your users decide where they branch their thought or work processes within the flowchart. This is typically done by adding a Yes or No caption to the connectors that output from a Decision shape. Depending upon whether the user's answer is Yes or No, they will decide which shape they need to move towards next within the flowchart -- the Yes and No captions can be easily added by inserting individual text boxes.

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Add to Circles

New! Arrow Circles for PowerPoint

Arrow Circles for PowerPoint

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.

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Format Painter in PowerPoint 2013
Fortunately, the Format Painter command can rescue you from this monotonous task very easily.

Be careful with images
After locating Google images to illustrate a presentation on appropriate use and attribution of images belonging to others,...


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