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by Geetesh Bajaj, April 14, 2015

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Key Graphics for PowerPoint (01 Old Keys)
Key Graphics for PowerPoint (01 Old Keys)

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Keys open locks, and represent solutions to problems, resolutions to puzzles, and answers to riddles! In this set, we bring you not one or two, but ten variations of these keys - this first set of keys has designs that look old-style.

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Key Graphics for PowerPoint (02 Contemporary Keys)
Key Graphics for PowerPoint (02 Contemporary Keys)

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Keys not only open locks, but also symbolize solutions to complex algorithms, unscramble code, and also many of life's problems! This second set of keys includes not one or two, but ten variations of key graphics that look contemporary.

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Learn PowerPoint 2013 for Windows: Text Box
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Internal Margin Options

Internal margins are relevant to all the three types of text containers in PowerPoint -- these three containers are text boxes, text placeholders, and shapes that contain text. Internal margins control the amount of blank space between the perimeter (edge) and the actual text within the text container. Although these margins are similar to the margins of pages in a word-processing document like Microsoft Word, there is a significant difference. Each text container has its own individual margins set, and you can have entirely different margins for different text containers, even if they reside on the same slide.
Set as Default Text Box

Imagine this scenario: you place a text box on your slide -- then you change the color of the font, reduce or increase the font size, set autofit options, tweak the margins, etc. At this point of time you are happy with your settings. Then you add another text box in the next slide -- and you realize that this new text box needs to look the same as the text box you created earlier! No -- you do not have to change all settings again -- there are two ways of making the new text box possess the same settings as the older one.
Columns Within Text Boxes

Columned text layouts are often seen in documents created within word processing programs such as Microsoft Word. Nevertheless, PowerPoint gives you some basic column capabilities, although you should not expect anything close to the controls provided by Word. In PowerPoint, you can set up a text container to possess multiple linked columns.

Learn PowerPoint 2013 for Windows: Text Formatting
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Change Text Case

Often, you may receive some content for your presentation from someone. And rather than typing all that content, you may just copy it from an email or a document, and paste it within PowerPoint. The problem with this approach may stem from the fact that whoever sent you the content is one of those people who type everything in small case -- or maybe they just turn on the Caps Lock button and forget turning it off! Whatever the reason may be, you will end up with text that is certainly not usable on your slide. Rather than retyping the whole text again, you can use PowerPoint 2013's Change Case option to quickly change the case of selected text on your slide.
WordArt Styles

Styling text is one of those features that are either grossly overlooked or entirely over-used in PowerPoint -- and either of those situations can be a shame since PowerPoint allows you to do so much to text with its powerful WordArt feature. Before we proceed further, you must know that WordArt has nothing to do with Microsoft Word and is a totally independent feature in PowerPoint. What WordArt does to the text is similar to what PowerPoint's Shape Styles option does to shapes.

Learn PowerPoint 2010 for Windows: Clip Art
PowerPoint 2013 for Windows Tutorials

Insert Pictures From the Clip Art Pane

If you already have pictures that you want to add within your slides, you can just insert them quite easily. However, many times we just have an idea of the type of picture we want to insert -- but we still do not have the actual pictures! And that's when PowerPoint's Clip Art task pane can help you -- not only does it allow you to search and insert pictures and illustrations, but it also provides videos and sounds -- all of these can easily be inserted in your presentation.
Understanding Clip Art Search Results

In our previous tutorial we showed you how you can insert pictures from the Clip Art Task Pane. In this tutorial we'll explore Clip Art search results. When you choose a picture within the Clip Art Task Pane and hover you cursor over you chosen picture, you bring up a Down Arrow button Along with this Down Arrow button, you also see a tool tip -- the details shown in this tool tip give you basic info about the chosen picture.

Learn PowerPoint 2010 for Windows: Text Highlighting
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Highlight Text

As of now, no PowerPoint version supports text highlighting as a feature you can add to selected text. And, before we explore a workaround to overcome this limitation, let's look into the necessities of highlighting text. If you want to emphasize some important words within your slide, then highlighting indeed helps. However, PowerPoint doesn't have a ready-made tool to highlight text as there is in Microsoft Word - but you can use Word's text highlight as a workaround!
Copy and Remove Highlighting for Text

There is no built-in tool for highlighting text in PowerPoint 2010. However, there is a workaround to highlight your PowerPoint text using the Text Highlight Color within Microsoft Word. Now, if you come across a situation where you have number of slides and you need to similarly highlight more text. Working repeatedly with Word for all text highlighting across so many slides will be time consuming. Fortunately, you can tackle this issue easily by using Format Painter within PowerPoint, which lets you copy the text highlight and also helps in removing the highlight altogether.

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