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by Geetesh Bajaj, January 20, 2015

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Icons and Symbols for PowerPoint Presentations

Icons and Symbols for PowerPoint Presentations Tired of searching online web for the perfect icon or symbol for your PowerPoint slides? Then this special download is just for you. Indezine welcomes you to download these Icon Symbols for PowerPoint. These icons and symbols are PowerPoint native graphics. This gives you the freedom to apply fills, effects and even resize as required. You get 230+ icons and symbols as part of this collection. Each of these come in 8 color variants.

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Adobe Presenter Video Express Editing Options

Adobe Presenter Video Express Editing Options Adobe Presenter now includes a built-in video editor called Video Express that helps in recording your screen or even the presenter, via webcam or another attached camera. Video Express provides effective video edit options such as video layouts, pan & zoom, and trim options. Once you record video, you can use several Video Express edit options, as explained in this tutorial.

Explore the Adobe Presenter Video Express editing options

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

Picture Bullets
PowerPoint provides several bullet styles that you can choose from - but they do look a little canned since almost every PowerPoint slide these days uses the same bullet styles! You could get rid of bullets altogether and use small sentences/paragraphs instead, or maybe you could explore picture bullets - to insert any picture as your bullet. Of course, for picture bullets to work, your picture needs to be small, no larger than a medium-sized dot. And it helps if it has transparent areas. If all this talk about the size and transparency of a picture bullet makes you curious, don't worry because we explain it all!
Use Dingbats and Other Characters as Bullets
PowerPoint provides you with umpteen options to change the appearance of your bullet points -- you can change the bullet styles, format the bullet size and its color, and use pictures as bullets. In addition, you can use a character from any font, including dingbats as a bullet. So what are dingbats? Dingbats are fonts which contain decorative symbols rather than alphabets and numbers. Wingdings is a good example of a dingbats font since it is installed by default on all computers.
Import Pictures for Bullets
PowerPoint enables you to use picture bullets rather than the conventional symbol bullets, and while you can choose from an impressive collection of ready-to-use picture bullets available, you can also import your own pictures to create a unique bullet for your text lists. So why would you want to import your own picture bullets? Probably because you want their color to match your company branding, or you want to use a stylized bullet that matches your logo -- whatever your reason may be, do remember that detailed graphics don't work well as bullets -- the more closer your graphic looks to the conventional dot-shaped bullet, the better it will appear for consistency and visual reasons.

Learn PowerPoint 2013 for Windows Learn PowerPoint 2013 for Windows: Outlines (Borders)

Transparency for Shape Outlines
Shape Outlines such as solid colors and gradients have a transparency attribute that lets you reduce the opacity of a line so that the slide object or background behind shows through. Transparency is calculated in percentages and you can change its value all the way from 0 to 100%. Changing this transparency is useful when you want to show a line that represents something different than a line that has no transparency. For example, you could connect two shapes with a line that's not transparent to represent an existing relationship - and then use a semi-transparent line to link between two shapes that represents a non-existent or upcoming relationship.

Learn PowerPoint 2013 for Windows Learn PowerPoint 2010 for Windows: Outlines (Borders)

Transparency for Shape Outlines
In PowerPoint 2010, Shape Outlines such as solid colors and gradients have a transparency attribute that lets you reduce the opacity of a fill so that the slide object or background behind shows through. Transparency is calculated in percentages and you can change its value all the way from 0 to 100%. Changing this transparency is useful when you want to show a line that represents something different than a line that has no transparency. For example, you could connect two shapes with a line that's not transparent to represent an existing relationship - and then use a semi-transparent line to link between two shapes that represents a non-existent or upcoming relationship.

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Jeopardy-Like PowerPoint Template (25 Questions)

Jeopardy-Like PowerPoint Template (25 Questions)

Want to play a Jeopardy-like game using PowerPoint slides? Yes, this is absolutely doable but making PowerPoint slides with all the interactivity and layouts takes too much work. Fortunately, we have done the work for you - just download our Jeopardy-like 25 (5x5) question PowerPoint template - replace the placeholders provided for questions, answers, and categories - and you're done! You'll still need a real human being to track scores - and you could soon be playing this amazing game as part of a fun exercise, a training program, or even a quiz show.

This template is entirely Theme aware - change your Theme colors and fonts - and everything automatically updates. We tested this template in both Windows (2007, 2010, and 2013) and Mac (2008 and 2011) versions of PowerPoint.

Download and play your own Jeopardy-like game.

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