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Color: Models

Color: ModelsColor is something that we can all differentiate between. Most of us have little problem differentiating between red and blue, or even between red and pink. Color is also something that's been part of our lives, and part of our education system. Most of us learned about color before we learned the alphabet -- yet as the process of growing up occurred, many of us forgot what a joy color can be, especially mixing different colors to create new ones! To accommodate the different ways in which colors mix, we use different color models.

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SlideShare's Android App: Conversation with Andri Kristinsson

Andri KristinssonAndri Kristinsson is a Product Manager at SlideShare, spearheading the mobile team. The SlideShare mobile team is growing fast and recently launched its first app on Android after less than 6 months in development, with and iOS coming up soon as well. Prior to moving to the Silicon Valley in 2011, Andri was the founder and CEO of Innovit, a leading Entrepreneurship Center in Iceland where he helped hundreds of entrepreneurs grow through programs such as Startup Weekend and Startup Reykjavik, a TechStars global network accelerator. In this conversation, Andri discusses SlideShare's new Android app.

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Speaker, Leader, Champion: Conversation with Ryan Avery

Ryan AveryRyan Avery is an award winning speaker, best-selling author of the new book published by McGraw-Hill, Speaker Leader Champion: Succeed at Work Through the Power of Public Speaking. At age 23, Ryan won his first Emmy Award for producing Colorado State University's first ever multimedia package. He currently lives in Portland, OR with his wife Chelsea and they have been together for over six years. In this conversation, Ryan discusses his new book, Speaker, Leader, Champion that he co-authored with Jeremey Donovan.

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The Presentation Lab: Conversation with Simon Morton

Simon MortonSimon Morton's career as an executive for a technology company exposed him to more PowerPoint than was good for him. In 2004 Simon founded Eyeful Presentations with two aims; ridding the world of 'Death by PowerPoint' and enjoying a relaxing, family future. Unfortunately for Simon (but great for businesses everywhere), his design and storytelling skills made a real impact. Ten years, two children, thousands of satisfied customers and six international offices later, it's going rather well (if not exactly to plan on the relaxation front). In this conversation, Simon discusses his new book, The Presentation Lab.

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Creating Anchor Points for Connectors
While PowerPoint 2013 lets you attach a connector to any slide object, these connectors can only be attached to wherever you see an anchor point on the slide object. Most of the time, the location of these anchor points may work well for you -- however, in certain scenarios, you may need an additional anchor point at a particular location. The good news is that you can add new anchor points for shapes and text boxes using the technique explained on this page. For text placeholders though, you cannot add new anchor points.
Chart Data Table
There may be times when you need to show both the chart and the underlying data that created the chart. To make this possible, you can use PowerPoint's Data Table option -- this way, not only you get the pictorial representation of the values, but you also get to show the same values in the form of a table right below the chart.
Drawing Target Diagrams
PowerPoint 2013 has a ready to use collection of shapes that can be inserted with a click or two. You can add multiple shapes on the same slide and then flip, rotate, reorder, or group them as required to create your own combined diagrams and designs within PowerPoint. These combined shapes help create more involved diagrams such as a target diagram. In this tutorial we'll show you how simple it is to create a target by placing circles of various sizes one on top of the other using the techniques of formatting shapes already explained.
Add, Edit, or Delete Comments
When you are collaborating on a presentation, or even if someone else is designing slides for you -- you will want to give feedback without actually editing the slides themselves. Comments are great for such scenarios -- a Comment is a note that you can attach to any slide object or to a whole slide. The ability to add comments into your PowerPoint 2013 presentation enables you to write important notes for particular slide object or for the slide and it is a great way to provide feedback to others about their presentation. Once you add a comment, you can edit the comment and even get replies for the comment.
Chart Data Table Options
A Data Table in a chart is a tabular representation of chart data that's placed along with the chart itself. Just adding a Data Table essentially shows the table in the default formatting, and that may work most of the time. If it doesn't, you may want to explore some advanced options that let you format your Data Table exactly as you want. This may help you to highlight the text or grid lines so that you can make the Data Table stand out.

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