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by Geetesh Bajaj, January 13, 2015

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Bulb Graphics for PowerPoint

Bulb Graphics for PowerPointBulbs are a source of light, and are often used to denote bright ideas! In this set, we bring you not one or two, but ten variations of these bulbs. These bulb graphics can be used on their own, or also combined with other graphics such as a human head to create a larger concept or analogy! Each individual shape is a native PowerPoint shape that can be re-sized, rotated, or moved as required. You can also animate individual shapes as required. You can even change fills, lines, and effects or even apply Shape Styles.

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Jigsaw Graphics for PowerPoint - 01

Jigsaw Graphics for PowerPointJigsaws are puzzles that can be solved - but then jigsaws have numbers too! Each jigsaw puzzle has a number of pieces that have to be fitted together, in the same way that many aspects of lives and businesses need to fit in with each other. Jigsaws can add a whole new level of interest to a PowerPoint slide. Here are 10 jigsaw graphics containing different shapes. These jigsaws can be used on their own, or also combined with other graphics such as a human head to create a larger concept! These graphics are available in both black and white and are contained within separate sample presentations that you download. Just copy the graphic you like and paste into another PowerPoint slide, or even a Word document or Excel worksheet.

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Record Video in Adobe Presenter

Video Express in Adobe Presenter Adobe Presenter enables you to record audio for you presentation. And for video recording, Adobe Presenter 10 includes Video Express, a tool that lets you combine application or desktop capture and webcam video. With this tool you can easily produce video tutorials -- and once recording is done, you can also further use the video edit options to customize and fine-tune the video output.

Explore the video recording options within Adobe Presenter

Learn PowerPoint 2013 for Windows Learn PowerPoint 2013 for Windows: Fonts

Character Spacing
Font size does make a difference for the aesthetics of your slide, but what do you do if the text itself uses more or less space than you may want? Sometimes, you may want the text to take just a wee bit lesser space so that all content can fit within two lines rather than three. If you would like to alter the spacing between text characters, you can do so by using PowerPoint's Character Spacing option, which affects the appearance and readability of both title and body text. Essentially Character Spacing is the amount of space in-between individual letters.

Learn PowerPoint 2013 for Windows Learn PowerPoint 2013 for Windows: Themes

Applying Theme Colors and Theme Fonts
Applying a Theme in PowerPoint applies Theme Colors, Theme Fonts, Theme Effects, Theme Backdrops, and much more. However there are scenarios in which you really don't require such a complete makeover or metamorphosis. In that case, you can still apply Theme Colors and Theme Fonts and leave all other Theme attributes unchanged.
Theme Fonts
In PowerPoint, any Theme brings to the table several unique facets that differ from Theme to Theme. These include Theme Fonts, Theme Colors, and Theme Effects -- and also Slide Layouts, Backgrounds, etc. When you apply a different Theme to your PowerPoint presentation, these changes show up in all slides in the presentation. The resulting slides all look consistent.

Learn PowerPoint 2013 for Windows Learn PowerPoint 2013 for Windows: Bullets

Change Bullet Styles
People talk about how bullets can cause "death by PowerPoint", and while that may be partially true, it certainly is not the complete truth - not everyone is the rush to abandon bullet points in their slides! The truth however is that too much of anything cannot be good and bulleted lists are almost the mainstay of PowerPoint slides these days. Most of PowerPoint's slide layouts are already set up with placeholders for bulleted lists (or paragraphs) - so that when you start typing into a text placeholder, your text is automatically bulleted. Making some changes to how your bullets appear visually can make a subtle difference.
Customize the Bullet Size and Color
While it is a great option to change bullet styles, sometimes you don't want to really change just the bullet characters themselves. You might want to alter the size of the bullet character so that it is somewhat smaller or larger than the text before which it is placed. Or maybe you need a particular color to be used? Most of the time, the defaults actually work best -- but just in case you want to make these changes, this is how you will go about the whole process in PowerPoint 2013.

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Keyboard Shortcuts and Sequences E-Book: PowerPoint 2013, 2011, 2010, 2007, and 2003

Keyboard Shortcuts and Sequences for PowerPoint

Getting your PowerPoint tasks done quicker is just one of the benefits you will gain by using keyboard shortcuts and sequences.

Are you aware of all PowerPoint keyboard shortcuts and sequences? Want to check if your favorites have been included in this e-book, or if there are a few that can help you perform your PowerPoint tasks quicker and better? Or if you don't use keyboard shortcuts and sequences, do you want to get started?

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This 86 page PDF e-book downloads quick, costs you $5 or more, and is a valuable resource. The PowerPoint Keyboard Shortcuts and Sequences E-Book covers the last four Windows versions of PowerPoint: PowerPoint 2013, 2010, 2007, and 2003. And now, the e-book has been updated for PowerPoint 2011 for Mac.

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