Did you read the title of this page correctly? Are
we really suggesting that you should consider using a table rather than a chart? You might have heard the reverse more often -- about using
charts rather than tables but like for everything else in life, there's not one glove that fits all hands -- or in this case, there's not one
solution that can work with all sorts of data.
Explore how a simple table can sometimes show data better than a chart
Reverse Engineer Charts
Imitation is the best form of flattery - and that motto will help you create charts that are
so much better! Before we proceed, let us discuss whether imitation is stealing? The answer to that
question is that you must only look at imitation as a source of inspiration. And make sure that you
leave your own imprint to whatever you create. You can do so by investigating the chart content well,
making changes that work for you, and improvising all the time.
Learn more here
DynaPoint: Conversation with Patrick Speer
has been working in the Computer Industry since 1975. He received his B.S. degree in Physics
from The Ohio State University with a focus on computational physics. His extensive software experience includes architecture, project
management, and software systems analysis, design, implementation, and training. Pat serves as CTO and senior technical consultant for
developersDen, providing direction in business analysis, and solution architecture and design for their product development efforts. In this
conversation, Patrick discusses DynaPoint, an add-in for PowerPoint.
Read the conversation here
Vimodi: Conversation with Afzal Amijee
is an entrepreneur with strong operational experience. He is the
founder of Vimodi, a novel visual discussion app. He loves technology and has increasingly become interested in how to adapt technology to
human interaction and not the other way. He adores simple and beautiful things in life and always tries to bring the "discipline of
non-clutter" into his work and designs. Prior to Vimodi, he enjoyed working as a leader, change agent and functional expert in both large
and small tech/telco companies. He is from Tanzania and serves on the Board of Equity for Africa, a not-for-profit organization that provides
finance leasing to small entrepreneurial businesses in Tanzania. In this conversation, Afzal discusses Vimodi.
Read the conversation here
Learn PowerPoint 2013 for Windows: SmartArt
Format SmartArt Graphics Text Attributes
All the SmartArt layouts have text placeholders, which are basically text boxes. You can click and start typing within
these placeholders to add text. In the previous tutorial we have showed you how to insert a SmartArt graphic within
PowerPoint (or convert some bulleted text to SmartArt), and how the SmartArt Text Pane works. There are several ways to
format the SmartArt graphic text; follow these steps to learn more.
After inserting a SmartArt graphic in PowerPoint 2013, you can add animation to your SmartArt, you'll discover that the
entire graphic animates at the same time -- it may seem that you have no control over animating individual SmartArt shapes,
but that's not entirely true since PowerPoint 2013 does provide some control over animating SmartArt shapes -- in this tutorial,
you'll learn where to find those options, and how to use them to animate a SmartArt graphic with more control.
Insert an Organization Chart
An organization chart in PowerPoint 2013 is not a separate option on the Insert tab of the Ribbon -- rather it is
just one of the many variants of SmartArt graphics you can insert in your slide. An organization chart graphically
represents the management or hierarchical structure of an organization. If you want to illustrate the reporting
relationships in your company or organization, you can create a SmartArt graphic using the Organization Chart variant.
Adding New Shapes to Existing Organization Charts
After inserting an Organization Chart (org chart) in PowerPoint 2013, you might need to add more shapes to your org chart. The default org chart
that PowerPoint places has a few shapes. However, you might want to add more shapes, as well as newer hierarchy levels for the new shapes you
add. Fortunately, you can make these additions and edits with just a click or two. Follow these steps to start adding more shape(s) to your org
chart in PowerPoint 2013.
Learn PowerPoint 2013 for Windows: Charts
Change Callout Shapes for Data Labels
In PowerPoint 2013, there is a new option called Data Callouts that allows you to place your Data Labels within the Callout shapes.
The default Data Callouts are simple rectangle shapes. Beyond these simple rectangle callouts, PowerPoint 2013 provides you with
various other shapes to make your Data Labels stand apart.
Label Options for Chart Data Labels
The Data Labels that you add to your PowerPoint charts can be enhanced by exploring Format Data Label options. These
Format Data Label options include Label Options to edit the content, the position, and the format of Data Labels, as explained
in this tutorial.
Learn PowerPoint 2013 for Windows: Video
Once you insert a video clip on your slide, you can do so much more to enhance its look. Probably, you may want to apply corrections, or recolor
your videos. Additionally, you can also apply any of the preset Video Styles available -- this is a quick and easy way to add some character to
your video without spending too much time. In addition, there are small niceties that PowerPoint 2013 provides, such as adding a border to your
video clip. In this tutorial, we'll explore how to add a frame like effect to your video by using the Border option.
Learn PowerPoint 2011 for Mac: Charts
Adjust the Chart Series Overlap
Charts that include elements spaced apart look better. You can increase the Gap width so that there is enough space between
the categories. Also, you can adjust the space between the individual Data Series within a category. By default, charts in
PowerPoint 2011 do not show any gap between the individual Data Series within a category.
Fake Animate Tables
In all PowerPoint versions, you can either animate the entire table -- apply no animation at all! There's no easy way to animate
just one column, row, or cell individually. Yet, there is one more workaround where you don't actually apply any animation to the
table components, but when you play the slide containing the table, it looks like your table components are animating!
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