Drawing Shopping Bags
PowerPoint is a ubiquitous presentation program that also works great as a simple drawing program. We have already done an
extensive series of tutorials on shapes, and in this tutorial you will learn how to use simple techniques already explained in
other tutorials to draw a shopping bag in PowerPoint 2013. No, you need not go back to those older tutorials since most concepts
are drop-dead easy - yet if you want to know more, we have linked to all technique tutorials in the relevant parts of this page.
So let's start creating our shopping bag!
Erase Table Borders
You can manually draw tables and then divide your tables into numerous rows, columns, and cells as we have already explored in our Draw Tables
in PowerPoint 2013 tutorial. Similarly, PowerPoint allows you to erase segregations (borders) between cells and thus merge cells. Follow these
steps to learn more.
Cookie Cutter Shapes
There is this video clip that Bruce Gabrielle posted on his blog, which shows how you can create a triangular table in
PowerPoint by either creating a picture of the table itself (which makes the table non-editable) or by creating a picture
of the table with just empty cells so that you can place a transparent table with figures or words over it. While both
techniques are amazing, we wanted to use a process whereby not only is the table editable, but the ending shape need not
be limited to just a triangle.
Toggle Visibility of Table Borders
There are a number of ways to create a table in PowerPoint -- from inserting them with a specified number of rows and columns,
to something as intuitive as drawing your own table. Most of the tables you create using either of these two methods will show
borders between individual cells. These borders make the segregation between cells obvious. Yet, at times you may not want to
see the border altogether -- probably for design reasons.
Drawing a CD or DVD
Do you want to use PowerPoint to create a graphic of a CD -- of course a CD looks a lot like a DVD or Blu-Ray disc as well! In this tutorial, you
will learn how a slide program like PowerPoint can be used as a very capable drawing program. And creating a CD in PowerPoint 2013 is indeed a cakewalk!