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by Geetesh Bajaj, December 9, 2014

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Concept Slides: Organic Shapes -- with Brush Edges

Concept Slides: Organic Shapes -- with Brush Edges Have you tried drawing a line or a circle with just holding a pencil or marker in your hand? If you do, you'll end up with a shape that may not comply with the absolute geometrical standards but it still looks human, different, and sometimes a good substitute for a regular shape -- just like these organic shapes. Each of these 8 shape types has 10 variants - so you end up with 80 hand-drawn shape options! Again each of these 80 shapes have 12 brush stroke styles! Plus you get the lines and arrows in 12 brush stroke styles too. Combine all variations to end up with more than 3000 possibilities.

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Female Head Silhouettes for PowerPoint - 01

Female Head Silhouettes for PowerPoint - 01 For many slides, you may want to create custom graphics that include a human head. Here are some female head silhouette graphics for PowerPoint - these are perfect for the presentation slides that relate to thought processes, visualization, sociology, psychology, communications, and more. We provide you with 4 typical graphics in a silhouette style. To these head graphics, just add any other icon style graphics to end up with something that explains a concept -- examples include gears, atoms, bulbs, jigsaws, mazes, etc.

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Male Head Silhouettes for PowerPoint - 01

Male Head Silhouettes for PowerPoint - 01 For many slides, you may want to create custom graphics that include a human head. Here are some male head silhouette graphics for PowerPoint - these are perfect for the presentation slides that relate to sociology, psychology, communications, and more. We provide you with 4 typical graphics in a silhouette style. To these head graphics, just add any other icon style graphics to end up with something that explains a concept - examples include gears, atoms, bulbs, jigsaws, mazes, etc.

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Haiku Deck Interface within SlideShare

Haiku Deck Interface within SlideShare 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. Now, something completely different has been announced - the option to create slides within SlideShare itself! We already explored how Haiku Deck plugs right within SlideShare and allows you to create slides. In this post, we will explore the Haiku Deck interface.

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Learn PowerPoint 2013 for Windows Learn PowerPoint 2013 for Windows: Charts

Reposition and Hide Axis Labels
Do you like the default positions where PowerPoint places your axis labels? Yes, we do believe that the defaults do work best because audiences expect these labels to exist at these familiar locations. However, there may be times when you probably don't even need labels for your axes - or you may want them placed in another location so that your charts look cleaner. Whatever your purpose may be, it is indeed possible to change the position of axis labels vis-à-vis the axis.
Add Secondary Value Axis to Charts
Sometimes your data type may require a second axis. The sample data that we took for this tutorial pertains to the average temperature and rainfall in London across the 12 calendar months of a year. The temperature is depicted in Celsius and the rainfall is in millimeters. What you should note carefully is that the value range of temperature spans between 30 and 70, whereas the range for rainfall is in between 0 to 12 (approximately). A chart that results from this data doesn't live up to the comparison since we are trying to compare items that are from different data ranges.
Crossed Axes for Charts
In a PowerPoint column chart, Axes are typically positioned on the left and bottom of the Plot Area. However, there may be scenarios where your chart axes cross each other within the Plot Area rather than be located on its edges. Attaining such a crossed axes can be desirable due to a variety of reasons in both the Value and Category axes.
Make 3D Columns Transparent for Charts
It's good to avoid using 3D charts unless your chart data requires a Z-axis. Having said that, we have chosen the topic of making your 3D columns in a chart transparent. Yes, there's a reason to do so especially when you find that some of the columns in your 3D chart may be hiding behind one or more of the other columns, just because they are not tall enough. One easy solution for this problem is to reduce the opacity of the columns in the front.
Rotate 3D Charts
In a 3D chart, when there are columns of various heights, it's possible that some of the taller columns hide other shorter columns placed behind them. This is especially true with 3D charts that have a Z axis. One of the ways to make the columns placed behind visible is to make the taller columns transparent. The other way to solve this issue is to rotate the 3D chart a little so that you end up with a better view where the shorter columns become clearly visible.

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