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by Geetesh Bajaj, December 3rd 2013

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Column Charts in PowerPoint

Column Charts in PowerPoint A column chart is probably the most simple chart type that you can create in PowerPoint. What makes a column chart the most preferred chart type is that it follows human thinking -- we are all used to identifying a taller column as representing more success, more sales, more profits, more reach, etc. And column charts fit in perfectly with such human thinking! No wonder they are so popular.

Learn about Column Charts, and how you can use them within PowerPoint

PowerPoint Keyboard Shortcuts: 2013, 2010, 2007, and 2003

PowerPoint Keyboard Shortcuts: 2013, 2010, 2007, and 2003 Just the other day, someone in one of the several PowerPoint forums asked about a keyboard shortcut to get the Paste Special dialog in PowerPoint 2010 for Windows -- and someone actually recommended that you hold the Alt and E keys at the same time, let them go and quickly press S. And that answer response was chosen as the best answer! Well, you could have just pressed Ctrl+Alt+V together and saved the trouble -- and you would still see the Paste Special dialog box. That was just one instance -- trust me there are PowerPoint keyboard shortcuts that are not documented even in the program's Help. Want to know about all these missing shortcuts? Or do you want to know if your favorite keyboard shortcuts are documented?

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Thanksgiving Tree Branches for PowerPoint

Thanksgiving Tree Branches for PowerPointThese Thanksgiving tree branches for PowerPoint are perfect for the fall, festive season. We provide you with 4 types of branches in a silhouette style these have been designed to be used in a slide corner. These graphics are available in black and are contained within a separate sample presentation you can download. Just copy the clip art graphic you like and paste into another PowerPoint slide, or even a Word document or Excel worksheet.

Download and use these graphics in your slides

More Thanksgiving Clip Arts for PowerPoint

More Thanksgiving Clip Arts for PowerPointHere are some more Thanksgiving clip art graphics for PowerPoint – these again are perfect for the fall, festive season. We provide you with 4 typical graphics in a silhouette style. These graphics are available in both black and white and are contained within a separate sample presentation you can download. Just copy the clip art graphic you like and paste into another PowerPoint slide, or even a Word document or Excel worksheet. Additionally, these Thanksgiving clip art graphics are vector shapes, so you can easily edit them within your Microsoft Office program by changing fills, lines, and effects or even applying Shape Styles.

Download and use these graphics in your slides

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Advanced Shadow Effect Options
The shadow effect in PowerPoint adds more depth to your selected shape -- and you may get the perfect shadow effect the very first time you use PowerPoint's default shadow options. However, you may want that shadow to be a wee bit longer, or just a little less pronounced. Or maybe you want the shadow to sport a color that's different. Fortunately, these shadow effects are quite easy to achieve.
Apply Reflection Effects to Shapes
Apply any of the various effects in PowerPoint, and your shapes may stand out -- literally out of the slide! In this series on Shape Effects in PowerPoint 2013, we have explored several effect types. On this page, you will learn how you can quickly add a convincing Reflection effect to a shape. While this tutorial pertains to shapes, there's no reason why you cannot use the same Reflection effects on other slide objects. Reflection applies a blurred, semi-transparent duplication of the original object -- in the same way as you may have seen reflection on water or glass.
Advanced Reflection Options
The Reflection effects that PowerPoint 2013 provides can be applied with a single click, and can indeed do wonders for your shapes. However, too much of anything cannot be good and if you get too carried away by the swanky looking reflections, you may end up distracting your audiences. Most of PowerPoint's reflection presets are attractive, and somewhat distracting. Still, you can tone down the effect a little -- or if you want, you can let your creativity work and enhance the reflection effect! Whatever your scenario may be, you can edit the reflection properties to suit your creative freedom -- for instance, you can change the transparency or distance of the reflection.
Apply Glow Effects for Shapes
The next PowerPoint effect for shapes that we will explore is the Glow effect. This effect adds a hazed color perimeter outside the shape area. This is an Outer Glow surrounding the shape -- and not an Inner Glow effect. You can choose from various glow colors such as Theme colors or even any other color of your choice to match the look of the slide content.
More Glow Colors
A Glow effect adds a hazed color perimeter outside the shape area -- and by default, the Glow colors emanate from the active Theme. These default Glow colors works most of time but of course, you can change the Glow color to something entirely different. In this tutorial, you'll learn how you can change this Glow color to any color you want.

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Add to Circles

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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