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by Geetesh Bajaj, June 10, 2014

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Public Domain PicturesPublic Domain pictures, or anything within the public domain is content that you can freely use, and as the words indicate they belong to all mankind. But that's just the simple, plain English description. There are certainly some other nuances of Public Domain content that you must be aware of, and it is also a great idea to attribute any Public Domain content you use.

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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!

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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.

Download and play your own Jeopardy-like game.

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