PowerPoint and Presenting News

by Geetesh Bajaj, December 31st 2013

View this as a web page

To ensure future delivery of emails, please add mailinglist @ indezine.com to your address book.

Articulate Studio '13: Conversation with Tom Kuhlmann

Tom KuhlmannTom Kuhlmann is VP, Community for Articulate, where he manages the Articulate user community. He also writes the Rapid E-learning Blog which is published weekly to over 95,000 readers. Tom has developed and managed e-learning courses for both large and small organizations. He's passionate about learning technology and his core focus is on helping people succeed and grow. He is known throughout the industry for his practical, no-nonsense approaches to e-learning. He's also a frequent speaker at ASTD and e-learning industry events. He has a Master's in Education Technology from Pepperdine. In this conversation, Tom discusses the new Articulate Studio '13.

Read the conversation here

Snowflakes PowerPoint Clip Arts 04

Snowflakes PowerPoint Clip ArtsThese Snowflake graphics are so easy to use since they are already placed within PowerPoint slides. Just explore these silhouette style graphics, provided in both black and white colors -- both variations are contained within two separate sample presentations that you can download.

Download and use these graphics in your slides

PowerPoint 2013 Tutorials Learn PowerPoint 2013 for Windows

Gradient Fills for Slide Backgrounds
Gradient fills are typically blended fills between two or more colors that graduate and merge from one color to another -- they are sometimes also called fountain fills or blended fills in other programs. Other than applying gradients as shape fill, you can also apply Gradient fills to your Slide Background. However, make sure that the two or more colors that you use for your Gradient work well with text and other foreground elements on all your slides.
Merge Shape Commands
For many users, the Merge Shape commands may be assumed as a new feature in PowerPoint 2013. However these were available in PowerPoint 2010 through the Combine Shapes commands. Yes, these were not available by default from any of the Ribbon tabs in PowerPoint 2010, but you could customize the QAT to get these commands. In PowerPoint 2013, Microsoft gave the new Merge Shapes name to these commands and also gave them a place right within the Ribbon. And now, these commands are no longer limited to shapes as they also work with text and pictures.
Shape Union
Shape Union is part of the Merge Shapes commands in PowerPoint 2013 -- this lets you unite two or more shapes with each other. The benefit of the Shape Union option is that you can quickly create complex shapes that may have not been easy to accomplish within PowerPoint. Selecting multiple shapes and applying this command results in a single, unified shape.

PowerPoint 2011 Tutorials Learn PowerPoint 2011 for Mac

Use Excel Content as Tables
It's easy to insert a new table on your PowerPoint slide and then enter content within this table as required. However, as it happens in most offices or other work places, the table content may already be populated in a bunch of contiguous Excel cells. Whether you have a ready-made table, or just a group of in contiguous cells in Excel, it is very easy to use it in PowerPoint as a table.
Use Word Table Content
We all use tables in our slides to present numeric data in an organized way so that the audience can easily comprehend or compare values, trends, or even messages. Inserting a new table on your PowerPoint slide and then entering content within this table is an easy task. You can also import an Excel table into PowerPoint just by copying and pasting. However, what if you need to take a Word table into PowerPoint? Unfortunately, that's not an easy task to accomplish -- but there are still two ways you can go with.
Add and Remove Table Rows/Columns
Once you insert a table in PowerPoint, you will certainly want to fill it with some content. However that does not mean your table is done and may never require any more changes to be made. Like anything else in life, tables need to grow and accommodate more content -- or they may even need to shed some of it. Adding or removing content within a table usually entails adding and removing table rows and columns, as required. You can add or remove these from the edges of the table, or even somewhere right in middle of the existing rows and columns.

New PowerPoint Templates on Indezine

New PowerPoint Templates on MedicinePPT

New PowerPoint Templates on LegalPPT

New PowerPoint Templates on FreePPTTemplates

New PowerPoint Templates on ChristianPPT

Add to Circles

Huge PowerPoint Content Only for Indezine Members

Buy Now

This is the once-in-a-while offer that Indezine brings you in partnership with PowerFinish -- something that has been a very successful promo in past years. This year, we made this even better for you!

Huge PowerPoint Content Only for Indezine Members

See what you get:
+ 15,000 PowerPoint Templates and Backgrounds -- these are all clean in appearance and eminently useable!
+ 8 Volumes of Looping Video Background Sets
+ 4 Volumes of HD video clips
+ Holiday Themes and Backgrounds
+ A full single user license for business use
+ Free shipping anywhere in the world!
This offer is only valid through January 6th, 2014 -- so please act soon if you don't want to miss this amazing option.

Popular LinkedIn Discussions

Controlling the Images in a Presentation
Does anyone know if this is a commercial plug in or if it is a bespoke piece of VBA.


Visit Our Groups

PowerPoint and Presentation Stuff

PowerPoint for Mac

PowerPoint 2013

PowerPoint 2010

PowerPoint Graphics

Content from Other Sites

Faceless Characters: Screen Beans
-- Mediamazine


When you change the way
-- Max Planck

End Note

Received this email from a friend? If you would like to join our mailing list, go here.

Read past issues of this newsletter

This newsletter provides more info on better PowerPoint usage, and presentation design. You can also opt to get our RSS feed, where you can get updates through Feedburner.

See our Privacy Policy.

Follow on Twitter | Join our LinkedIn Group | Join our Facebook Group

Do let us know how we are doing -- we love to hear from you! And if you enjoyed reading any content on Indezine.com, please do like them on Facebook and other social platforms, click the Google +1 buttons on all these pages, and tweet them all so that you can share these joys with others -- and keep your feedback coming! Have a fabulous week.

You can also find new templates everyday on the PowerPoint blog along with information on what's new and happening in the world of PowerPoint -- check out at http://blog.indezine.com/.

The Indezine News mailing list is powered by Aweber.

Have a great day!