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by Geetesh Bajaj, January 7th 2014

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Convert Text to Outlines in PowerPoint 2013 with a Free Add-in

Convert Text to Outlines in PowerPoint 2013There are many new features in PowerPoint 2013 but my favorite is the one that lets you convert your text to outlines – this may be an undocumented feature but it certainly is among the most useful ones! Unfortunately, I haven’t created a tutorial on this technique on Indezine.com yet – and that’s something that will be addressed soon. Meanwhile, you may not even need to follow a step by step tutorial and will be able to achieve the same results with just one click, thanks to a new, free add-in created by my friend, Jamie Garroch.

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Adobe Presenter: The Beginnings

Adobe Presenter: The BeginningsThe year was 2001, and Flash was becoming more and more omnipresent. And then came a product called Presedia Producer that changed everything. So why are we talking about Presedia? That's because Presedia is what we all know as Adobe Presenter today!

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New Year PowerPoint Clip Arts

New Year PowerPoint Clip ArtsThese New Year themed clip arts for PowerPoint are all silhouettes that are ready to use within your PowerPoint presentation slides. These silhouette clip arts 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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Merge and Split Table Cells
Add a table to your PowerPoint slide and then populate the table with content -- and then what comes next? Probably you need to add or remove rows and columns. That's the case with most people who work with tables. But very few people realize that the table cells can be made larger or smaller without influencing the entire row or column -- and that's something that can be easily achieved by merging or splitting cells in your existing table. This is essentially true for tables that have two header rows, or even with tables that have a long phrase in the header row.
Table Options
Create a new table in PowerPoint and you'll find that it already includes some sort of default formatting -- more often than not, you'll find that the table already has Banded rows and the Header row highlighted. While PowerPoint decides to turn on some of these Table Options, there are some that you must manually enable. All put together, you can play with 6 distinct options that let you control the way through which table elements can be made to stand apart. You can find these options within a group called Table Options.

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Shape Combine
There are so many shapes available within PowerPoint 2013 -- and that's good because that means so many more possibilities to create your own unique shapes by using any of the Merge Shapes commands. One of the amazing options within Merge Shapes is Combine -- this retains areas where the shapes do not overlap while removes overlapping areas -- think of Combine as an amazing cutout option! The resultant shapes result in a cutout, remnant shape.
Shape Fragment
PowerPoint 2013 provides so many new features, but one of them is essentially such a small addition that you may completely miss exploring it. And that would be sad because this feature can open up so many possibilities. We have already explored the Merge Shape commands -- while 4 of the 5 commands within this category have been available since PowerPoint 2010, the Fragment command is new for this version. Unlike other Merge Shape commands that retain or remove overlapping and non-overlapping areas of multiple shapes, the Fragment option discards nothing at all. In fact, it "fragments" each possible division caused by overlapping shapes and turns them into many, smaller shapes.
Shape Intersect
PowerPoint 2013 lets you take a bunch of selected shapes and then apply one of the five Merge Shapes options to end up with some amazing results. However, the Intersect option that we are exploring within this tutorial works a little differently than the Combine, Fragment, Subtract, or Union options that we explore in other tutorials. The Intersect command works only when all selected shapes overlap each other. If any shapes do not overlap, Shape Intersect causes complete deletion of all shapes.

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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.

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