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by Geetesh Bajaj, December 24th 2013

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Callout Sample 02: Colored Callouts

Colored CalloutsHere's another interesting callout sample where each callout is denoted by a different color. Frankly, the implementation is not too great -- I don't like the choice of some text and callout colors which are too light -- notice the pink right at the bottom -- we had to Photoshop it a bit to make it visible -- even the results don't look too great with this color. However, the general idea works well -- and this is certainly an interesting way of using callouts.

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NXPowerLite 6: Conversation with Mike Power

Mike PowerMike Power is the founder and Managing Director of Neuxpower, a software solutions company based in the UK. Neuxpower custom-builds both stand-alone applications and add-ins that enhance existing software such as Microsoft Office. Their commercially-available file optimization software NXPowerLite compresses PDF, Microsoft Office and JPEG files simply and effectively by up to 90%, making them easy to email as attachments. In this conversation, Mike discusses the new version 6 release of NXPowerLite.

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Snowflakes PowerPoint Clip Arts

Snowflakes PowerPoint Clip Arts

These Snowflakes are PowerPoint-ready small icon style silhouettes that are already placed within PowerPoint presentation slides. These awesome snowflakes have been provided in both black and white colors -- both variations are contained within two separate sample presentations that you can download.

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AKVIS OilPaint 1.0: Photoshop Plug-in Review

AKVIS OilPaint 1.0: Photoshop Plug-in ReviewOilPaint is an Adobe Photoshop compatible plug-in that creates oil painting effects from any photograph. AKVIS OilPaint works as an artistic filter creating stylish paintings from images using its preset or tweaked algorithms. These cause a photo to painting conversion. What sets this plug-in apart is that you can choose one of OilPaint's 22 ready-to-use presets or play with the effect settings to create your own presets.

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PowerPoint 2011 Tutorials Learn PowerPoint 2011 for Mac

Insert Tables
Tables -- we all use them in our slides all the time because they present numeric data in an organized way so that the audience can easily comprehend or compare values, trends, or even messages. And it's quite easy to insert a new table -- yet there's more than one way to do this simple task. In fact, there are 3 distinct ways to insert a table on your slide.
Populate Tables with Content
After inserting a table on your PowerPoint slide, the very next task you would want to do is to fill the cells with required content. There are plenty of ways in which you can do that. In this tutorial, we will explore these ways, and also explore how you can navigate from cell to cell in a table. Let us start with exploring the ways to navigate from cell to cell in a table.

PowerPoint 2013 TutorialsLearn PowerPoint 2013 for Windows

Slide Background Styles
When you create a new presentation in PowerPoint 2013, you may typically see a single slide with a white background. Alternatively, if you open any of your existing presentations, the background of the slides may be in a different color or fill depending upon the Theme that the presentation is based upon. You can always change this slide background to a picture, a solid color, a pattern, or even a gradient. However, even without exploring all those options, there are twelve Background Styles that PowerPoint offers for every presentation by default. These styles are all coordinated and also designed to work well as a set of complementary backgrounds. You can change your presentation slides to follow any of these background styles by following the steps explained here.
Format Slide Background
PowerPoint 2013 provides twelve default Slide Background Styles, much like the previous two versions. Apart from these Styles, you can continue changing the default Slide Background to something else such as a solid color or gradient, a pattern or a texture, or, even a picture. In this tutorial, we'll explore these options that can be accessed within the Format Background pane.
Solid Fills for Slide Backgrounds
PowerPoint's Slide Backgrounds can be applied with a solid color, a gradient, a texture or a picture, or even one of PowerPoint's built-in patterns. This tutorial explores how you can use a solid color as the fill for your Slide Background -- solid color fills have the advantage of showing a large expanse in just one color. This does keep the slide uncluttered and draws the audience's attention away from the background to the foreground elements -- and that's a good thing! Unless you use a bright orange, a fluorescent yellow or some other striking color as a background for your slide! So do choose your colors with caution - neutral colors such as white, grey, black, blue, and green always work better.

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