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by Geetesh Bajaj, November 19th 2013

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Flevy Tools: The Indezine Review

Flevy Tools: The Indezine ReviewFlevy Tools lets you easily create automated diagrams such as Approach Diagrams, Step Box Diagrams, Harvey Ball Diagrams, Gantt Charts, etc. All graphics created are native PowerPoint objects that you can edit further. Even more amazing -- this tool is free. All organizations from startups to large enterprises can benefit by using Flevy Tools to jumpstart projects.

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Thanksgiving Clip Arts for PowerPoint

Thanksgiving Clip Arts for PowerPointThese Thanksgiving Clip Arts for PowerPoint are ready to use clip-art graphics that you can use within your PowerPoint presentation slides. These clip art graphics are available in black and white colors -- both variations are contained within two separate sample presentations you can download. Copy the clip art graphics of your choice from the downloaded presentations, and paste them into your PowerPoint presentation slide, or you can also paste them into a Word document or an Excel worksheet.

Download these free Thanksgiving clip art graphics here

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More Chart Gridline Options
As we explored in our earlier Chart Gridlines in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac tutorial, PowerPoint 2011 only shows Horizontal Major Gridlines on the chart. Yes, you can enable Vertical Gridlines too -- and more importantly you can format these Gridlines to appear exactly as you want them to show. In this tutorial, we will look at these format options.

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Transparency for Shape Fills
Shape fills such as solid colors, gradients, pictures, and textures can have a transparency attribute that lets you reduce the opacity of a fill so that the slide object or background behind shows through. Transparency is calculated in percentages and you can change its value all the way from 0 to 100%. Some fill options, such as pattern and slide background have no transparency options.
Formatting Lines (and Shape Outlines)
We have already showed you how to use fills for shapes in PowerPoint 2013. A fill is something that is contained within the confines of the shape. Similarly, shapes have another attribute known as the "line" or the "outline". A line is the perimeter surrounding a closed shape or the line itself within an open shape. In this tutorial, we'll explore the basics and thereafter provide links to specific, individual tutorials so that you can get acquainted with more advanced stuff.
Shape Outline Weight
We have explained the basics of formatting shape outlines in PowerPoint 2013. Now we take you further ahead to explore how you can change line weight to make the outlines thinner and thicker. So why would you want to alter the weight of an outline? There are many reasons -- more often than not, you may want a line that's almost invisible or very thin -- this lets your audience focus on other areas. At other times when you want the attention of your audience to focus on a particular line, then you can do so by increasing its weight. In this tutorial, we will also cover compound lines such as those that encompass double or triple lines.
Shape Outline Dash
We have already explored how to format shape outlines and change their weight. In this tutorial, you will learn how to apply a dash style to shape outline. A dashed line in PowerPoint 2013 can have plenty of variations: from a line with fewer dashes to ones with longer or smaller dashes, or even alternating small and long dashes. So why do you add a dash style to your outline? That's a good question and the answer is quite simple -- sometimes, dash styles can add value to visual content, but use them judiciously. Many diagrams use dashed lines as a way to differentiate them from other content that have conventional, non-dashed lines.

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Jeopardy-Like PowerPoint Template (25 Questions)

Jeopardy-Like PowerPoint Template (25 Questions)

Want to play a Jeopardy-like game using PowerPoint slides? Yes, this is absolutely doable but making PowerPoint slides with all the interactivity and layouts takes too much work. Fortunately, we have done the work for you – just download our Jeopardy-like 25 (5x5) question PowerPoint template – replace the placeholders provided for questions, answers, and categories – and you’re done! You’ll still need a real human being to track scores – and you could soon be playing this amazing game as part of a fun exercise, a training program, or even a quiz show.

This template is entirely Theme aware – change your Theme colors and fonts – and everything automatically updates. We tested this template in both Windows (2007, 2010, and 2013) and Mac (2008 and 2011) versions of PowerPoint.

Download and play your own Jeopardy-like game.

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