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by Geetesh Bajaj, January 27, 2015

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PowerPoint Charts: Ask Help, Read Books

Ask Help, Read Books Learning is a process that never ends. You may be a charting expert, but there's always more to learn. Two of the best ways you can stay up to date is by reading books and participating in forums. Let's first look at books. Most charting books fall into two categories - about charting design and charting techniques. Books within the first category look at charting, so as to how a particular chart will help people understand a difficult concept. They also look at design principles and best practices.

Explore resources to learn how you can create better charts in PowerPoint

Creating Word Clouds for PowerPoint using Wordle

Creating Word Clouds for PowerPoint using Wordle Have you seen a bunch of words with similar meanings that are arranged together to form a graphic? Such a graphic is commonly called a Word Cloud. Creating a Word Cloud by inserting text boxes and rotating them is possible using just PowerPoint's native features. However, it is time consuming and the visual output may not appeal all the time. So what do you do to create a Word Cloud without having to spend time to design it?

Learn how to create word clouds for PowerPoint

Adobe Presenter: New Quiz Options

Adobe Presenter: New Quiz Options In a previous tutorial we showed you how you can add a quiz within PowerPoint using the Adobe Presenter add-in so as to quickly create some eLearning content. In this tutorial we'll explore all the options which help you create a better quiz.

Explore options within the New Quiz dialog box in Adobe Presenter

Add Quiz using Adobe Presenter

Add Quiz using Adobe Presenter Adobe Presenter is a PowerPoint add-in that lets you create interactive e-learning content. As part of its amazing repertoire, Adobe Presenter lets you create quizzes that contain various types of questions. Quizzes thus are the containers that hold questions, and their responses. You can use the Quiz Manager option to create a single or even multiple quizzes within a single presentation. In this walkthrough, we will explore how you can get started with these quizzes.

Explore how you can add a quiz using Adobe Presenter

Learn PowerPoint 2013 for Windows Learn PowerPoint 2013 for Windows: Bullets and Numbering for Lists

Create Your Own Picture Bullets
You have already learned about picture bullets, and how you can import any picture and use it as a custom bullet. You can also create your own picture bullets to use in presentations, and these can be created right within PowerPoint!
Change Bulleted List to Numbered List
In PowerPoint when you type text within a placeholder, the default result is that you create a bulleted list. Also, when you import an outline, all the content other than the slide titles ends up becoming bulleted text. While this may work in some situations, at other times you may want to either remove the bullets altogether, or convert it to a numbered list.
Change the Numbered List Style
PowerPoint allows you to choose from several styles for your numbered lists -- there are variations in digits, alphabets, and Roman numerical styles. By default, PowerPoint 2013 uses the 1, 2, 3 style for numbered lists. And since you can change bulleted list styles, it is only natural that you expect some changes to be allowed for numbered list styles too.
Start or Restart Numbering for Lists
Imagine that you have a long numbered list that forms the content within your PowerPoint slide. Now, it is not uncommon for slides to have numbered lists that comprise twenty lines, and that is singularly unfortunate because even if members of your audience have perfect eyesight, they won't be able to read the teeny-weeny sized text! And let us face the fact that too much text is downright boring, and nowadays any sort of bulleted or numbered lists seem to signify a poorly designed slide. One approach you can take to combat this problem is by dividing your list across multiple slides -- but even then PowerPoint may default to numbering your lists at 1 on each slide -- even when you want it to start at 6, 11, or 16! Luckily, that is an easier problem to resolve, as explained in this tutorial.

Learn PowerPoint 2013 for Windows Learn PowerPoint 2013 for Windows: Shapes

Flip and Rotate Picture Fills for Shapes
It is easy to flip and rotate a picture on your slide. However this same flipping can be a little tricky when you use a Picture fill within a shape. That's because you end up with a picture that does get flipped, but so does the shape. But what if we wanted to just flip the picture? How do you do that?

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