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by Geetesh Bajaj, December 2, 2014

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Creating Slides on SlideShare: Conversation with Arpit Dhariwal

Arpit Dhariwal Arpit Dhariwal is a Senior Product Manager at SlideShare, leading the content acquisition team. The team is committed to offering multiple ways to share ideas and expertise of users with fellow professionals through SlideShare. Prior to joining LinkedIn in 2012, Arpit worked with multiple internet and technology companies. Arpit has a B.Tech from Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information & Communication Technology and an MBA from S.P. Jain Institute of Management & Research. In this conversation, Arpit discusses SlideShare's slide creation options.

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emaze Again: Conversation with Motti Nisani

Motti Nisani Motti Nisani is the CEO of emaze, a company that produces a tool of the same name. With emaze, you can create presentations in virtual 3D worlds or simply in slides like. He has a B.Sc. degree in Engineering from Tel-Aviv University, Israel. In this interview, Motti discusses what's new about emaze.

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Creating Slides on SlideShare

Creating Slides on SlideShare Until now, SlideShare has been a repository of slides you create in other programs such as Microsoft PowerPoint or Apple Keynote - and then upload to their site. And then now something completely different has been announced - the option to create slides within SlideShare itself! In this tutorial, we will explore how you can create a basic presentation within SlideShare.

Explore how you can create a basic presentation within SlideShare

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Chart Title
A Chart Title of course is something that describes your chart. And PowerPoint charts do have an option to use a placeholder to contain this Chart Title. However, before you go ahead and use this option, you must decide if you need this Chart Title placeholder or not. Here are some guidelines that will help you make that decision.
Axis Titles
The text used to label the chart axes in a chart is called an Axis Title. All chart types other than Pie and Doughnut have axes -- and although Radar charts have an axis, there is no provision to add Axis Title for them. In all other chart types such as Column, Line, etc., Axis Titles are not visible by default.
Set Minimum and Maximum Values on Value Axis
If your chart data values are not so much different from each other, the chart created using this data will not help your audience to differentiate the series representing those values. Our sample data explores how people of different age brackets choose their favorite colors. If you look closely at the data, you will realize that all values span between 285 and 365. So, it makes no sense to even discuss any value lower than 250 or above 370 for this data set.
Change Major and Minor Units of Value Axis
While learning about chart axes, you will come across two terms, Major and Minor units. These are the intervals at which the axis spaces itself -- as the name itself suggests, you can choose to space the axis at two levels: Major and Minor. PowerPoint sets the Major and Minor units on its own -- many times, this may be exactly what you need. At other times, you may want to set specific intervals for the Major and Minor units for several reasons.
Changing Axis Labels
Axis Labels are the labels for the Categories and Values on chart axes. So, where do these labels come from? Category axis labels reflect the Category names within your data (typically within the built-in Excel sheet). Values on the other hand are determined by PowerPoint based upon the maximum value in your data -- the minimum value is always set to zero. Of course you can change the Minimum and Maximum values if you want.

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