by Geetesh Bajaj, August 5, 2014
Irregular Shapes for PowerPoint: 02
Perfect squares and rectangles everywhere, all neatly lined up! Yes, that looks clean, but also
monotonous! What if you could make all these shapes curved, slanted, and natural looking - like waves
in the sea? Won't that look more organic? If you agree, then you will certainly love these new irregular
shapes for PowerPoint.
Download and use these shapes in your slides
10 Tips for Cool PowerPoint Charts
Creating charts can be both easy and difficult -- it all depends upon what
you want to end up with! The easiest way is to just accept all the defaults that PowerPoint provides. The difficult way is to fine
tune each aspect of the chart until you have just what you wanted. Between the easy and difficult ways is another option, the
clever way. This lets you quickly create a better, cooler chart with these tricks that we share on this page. Do note that this
list of tricks is not something you will process in a step-by-step way. And it is not necessary that every trick will apply to all
charts you create.
Learn about 10 tips that will help you create cool PowerPoint charts in PowerPoint
Newspaper Clippings on your PowerPoint Slides
Want to create a different kind of first slide for your presentation? Or do you want some content to stand apart in any of
your slides? You'll need some text content, for sure - that you can show as an article within a newspaper! You need no other
product, just an online connection to use the cool Newspaper Generator!
Learn how to create a cool newspaper clipping for your slide
We have explored what color models are, and also looked at RGB, one of the most used color models. The second
color model we are exploring is CMYK. Like RGB, where the alphabets stand for color names Red, Green, and Blue,
CMYK also has one color name representing each alphabet - in this case, the colors are Cyan, Magenta, Yellow,
Learn about how Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black comprise the primary colors used by the print industry
Adobe Presenter Tutorials
Once you have installed Adobe Presenter, the first thing you possibly want to do is to open your existing PowerPoint presentation
and start adding voice narrations to the slides. You could of course use PowerPoint's built-in Record Slides option to add
narrations, but Adobe Presenter has many more options, which we will explore within this tutorial.
Sync Audio and Animation Timings
After recording narrations within Adobe Presenter, or even after importing audio files for your slides, you do not hit a road block.
There's so much more that you can do with your narrations, and Adobe Presenter lets you edit the timing of PowerPoint animations to
synchronize better with audio files. For instance, let us imagine that you are working on a slide with bulleted text that has
entrance animations. You can use the Sync option to adjust animation timings so that the narrative matches the text being animated.
After recording a narration and syncing the audio and animation timings, you may want to edit the recorded narration. Although there
are many audio applications with which you can edit the recorded audio file, including Adobe's Audition, you may not have to venture
that far for basic edits. Adobe Presenter provided a built-in audio editor which makes your task more easier.
Learn PowerPoint 2013 for Windows
By default, animation effects are numbered in the order in which they are applied to slide objects. You might need
to re-order your animations mainly because you may have more than one animated object on a slide, and re-sequencing
of animations as they happen in relation to each other may provide a better result. Or you may just want some
animations to happen before the others. Also, there are logical reasons to re-order animations since typically entrance
and exit animations need to be the first and last animations for any slide object. PowerPoint's Re-Order options for
animations lets you play with their sequencing.
We have already explored how you can animate any slide object, and then tweak the animation speed and animation events. Although you
add animation to a chart in the same way as you animate any other object, PowerPoint provides some extra animation options that are
applicable only to charts. For example, you can animate series and categories individually as required. If your example chart is a
column chart, then you can individually control the animation of every single column!
There's more to text animation than just adding some movement to your selected text. By default,
when you animate a text placeholder or text box, all the text contained animates at one go unless
your text content is within a bulleted or numbered list -- in that case, all text animates as sequenced
paragraphs. Even then, the animation is sequenced to first level paragraphs (first level bullets) -- and
any sub-bullet levels contained in your text placeholders or text boxes animate along with the parent level.
Change an Animation
Let's say you have used a Fade animation for a slide object, and now you want to use a Wipe animation instead. It's been observed
that most of the time, users may remove an animation and apply another one rather than one animation into another. This may be
because in PowerPoint 2013, there is no particular option within the interface that changes the animation. But there is still a
very easy one-click operation to change an existing animation to another one, as you will learn in this tutorial.
Show/Hide the Advanced Animation Timeline
The Animation Pane allows you to perform many tasks such as adding animation to any slide object, changing the animation event, and
setting the speed of the animation, as required. Most of the time, that may be all you need -- but at times, you may want more minute
control. You might want two animations to start at the same time, but you want one of them to start just two seconds before the
other. In situations like these, you'll need to use the Advanced Timeline option.
Artistic Effects for Picture Backgrounds
Default slide background options are limited to solid or gradient fills -- and yes, you can even apply a picture as a slide
background. However, picture backgrounds do pose some issues, especially since a busy picture may hamper the visibility of other
slide objects such as text or charts. Fortunately, PowerPoint provides options to reduce the intensity of a picture background so
that any foreground elements such as text can stand apart.
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