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by Geetesh Bajaj, October 28, 2014

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Map Pins for PowerPoint

Map Pins for PowerPoint These "map pin" graphics are already placed in PowerPoint slides - just copy them and paste within a slide that already contains a map to create a look that lets you highlight a location on your map! Other than maps, you can also use these map pins like regular push pins so that a picture, shape, or anything else appears as if it has been pushed onto a surface, board, or wall with a pin!

Download and use these map pins in your slides

Business Presentations Survey 2014

Business Presentations Survey 2014 We rarely do surveys - in fact the last one we did was the Business Presentations Survey 10 years ago! And you will agree that 10 years is a long, long time - so that's the reason why we wanted to do this survey again. Yes we wanted to ask you the same questions that we asked a decade ago, and this will help us all (that's all of us) in determining what's changed in a decade!

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Learn PowerPoint 2013 for Windows Learn PowerPoint 2013 for Windows: Audio (Sound)

Format Tab for Audio Clips
When you insert an audio clip on your slide, you can see a sound icon that represents the audio clip. Of course, it rarely matters what the icon looks like if you have set your audio clip to play automatically. However, if you actually plan to click on this picture to play your audio clip -- then you might want to use another picture instead.

Learn PowerPoint 2013 for Windows Learn PowerPoint 2013 for Windows: Pictures and Visuals

Remove Background from Pictures
Do you want to remove a sky, a wall, any backdrop, or something else in a photograph so that the slide background shows through within the removed parts of the picture? The Remove Background option may be just what you need to remove the background from an inserted picture.
Crop Pictures
After inserting a picture in your slide, you should first consider if the picture you have used complements the message of your presentation and slide. Even if it is relevant, you should consider making it more pertinent by removing the areas that may be not required -- in other words, you must ponder and decide whether you want to use PowerPoint's Crop options. Cropping an area removes extraneous areas, and lets you add focus to the areas of the picture that are appropriate to the topic of your presentation.
Crop Pictures (Crop to Shape)
While you can do conventional cropping within PowerPoint 2013, you can also opt to forego the typical rectangular constraints, and use another shape to crop instead. This tutorial explains the Crop to Shape option that lets you choose non-rectangular cropping shapes for your pictures -- the results tend to look like a picture has been contained within a shape.

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Halloween Picture Layouts

Halloween Picture Layouts

These are essentially Ready to Use Presentations with Picture Layouts that include placed embellishments. First copy the slides you like to have in your own presentation then start adding your pictures.

What do you get?

- 20 Picture Layouts with Embellishments

- 4 Slide Variations for each presentation

- Includes both Widescreen and Standard resolutions

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25% Sharpen Effect is 100% Megabyte
Added 25% sharpen effect to all pictures. After that, the file was 80 MB.

Automatic timings question
Regardless of the timings I input into the "Advance Slide After" window, the actual slide stays up longer.

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