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by Geetesh Bajaj, February 3, 2015

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Irregular Shapes for PowerPoint: 07

Irregular Shapes for PowerPoint: 07 Yes, it's great to have stuff neatly lined up - but your slide layouts can look more pleasing and aesthetic with a personal touch. It's the same with geometric shapes - they look organized, but why stay with just organized when they can also look more human with a shape that's slightly irregular? What if you could make all shape segments in your slides curved, slanted, and natural looking - as if they are hand-drawn? Won't that look more organic? If you agree, then you will certainly love these new irregular shapes for PowerPoint.

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Alternatives for Office Clip Art Gallery

Alternatives for Office Clip Art Gallery Microsoft's Office Clip Art Gallery, which was earlier known as Office Online is being shut down. This includes Microsoft's Office.com Clip Art and image search service, and also the Clip Art task panes in Microsoft Office applications such as PowerPoint, Word, and Excel. The question then is, so what should you do when Office Clip Art goes offline? Here are some possible answers, alternatives, and workarounds.

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Adobe Presenter: Add Questions to Quiz

Adobe Presenter: Add Questions to QuizAfter adding a quiz and customizing quiz options in Adobe Presenter, you still need to add the actual questions to your quiz! You can add different types of questions -- and depending upon the type of question you choose, that particular type of question will contain different options. You can add graded questions, survey questions, or a combination of both to each quiz.

Learn how to add questions to the quiz in Adobe Presenter

PowerPoint 2011 Tutorials Learn PowerPoint 2011 for Mac: Fills, Lines, and Effects

Gradient Stops
After adding gradient fills to shapes you may want to make some changes to the gradient fill. Or, you may want to change the colors comprising your gradient outlines. To do so, you must be familiar with gradient stops. A gradient stop is the point where a new color is introduced within the gradient blend. Unlike PowerPoint versions on Windows, PowerPoint 2011 for Mac does not really use the term "gradient stop" - in fact no term is used and probably, this version just refers to these stops as 'colors'. However, we will call them stops within this tutorial.
Transparency for Shape Outlines
In PowerPoint you can set various attributes for shapes -- adjusting Transparency for Shape Fills is one of such tasks. Similar to the shape fills, shape outlines such as solid lines and gradient lines also have transparency attribute. This attribute lets you reduce the opacity of the outline (also known as the border or line), so that the slide object or background behind shows through partially. Transparency is calculated in percentages and you can change its value all the way from 0 to 100%.

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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, or even rotate the picture within the shape? How do you do that?

PowerPoint 2011 Tutorials Learn PowerPoint 2011 for Mac: Shapes

Flip and Rotate Picture Fills for Shapes
You may know how easy it is to flip or rotate a picture on your slide. But do this same flipping when you use a Picture fill within a shape -- and do you notice that only the shape flips, and not the picture within? But what if you wanted to just flip, or even rotate the picture within the shape, without changing the actual shape? How do you do that?

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Countdown Timers for PowerPoint

Countdown Timers for PowerPoint

Here are a bunch of Countdown Timer slides that you can use to create or embed in your own PowerPoint presentation slides.

This entire kit contains 5 different styles of Countdown Timers.

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We made these available in two slide sizes for both standard (4:3) and widescreen (16:9) resolutions.

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