Text Characters with Picture Fills in PowerPoint
You may have seen text used creatively as a container for picture fills so many times - but did you realize that you could do it within
PowerPoint - yes, all you need is PowerPoint and nothing else! Well, of course you still need imagination, the proper picture to use as a
fill, and a nice thick, blocky font - but you probably have it all already - and we will help you put all these elements together within
this quick and easy tutorial.
how you can fill text characters with picture fills creatively
Rotation Fun in PowerPoint
Rotating slide objects in PowerPoint can be necessary, and beyond the Rotation handle you see when you select most objects, you will find
many more options to rotate - sometimes when you least expect to be able to rotate! In this tutorial, we will take Rotation for a spin
literally, and find some fun options.
Learn about the
different ways in which you can rotate slide objects in PowerPoint
Drawing Arcs in PowerPoint
There are so many shapes in PowerPoint -- from the basic Rectangle and Oval to the fancy Pie and Smiley Face! You can use these shapes
as they are, or you can use the Merge Shape commands to create your own unique shapes. However, even if you do not create new shapes,
there are some existing shapes that can be used in myriad ways -- one of these is the Arc shape, that we will explore today. The Arc
shape is quite easy to use -- and in fact, you'll find so much similarity between how the Arc and the Pie shapes appear and work -- and
some differences too.
Explore how you can draw an Arc shape
Learn PowerPoint 2013 for Windows: Text Fills, Outlines, and Effects
Pattern Fills for Text
PowerPoint's Text Fill gallery offers you various text fill options like Solid Color fill, Picture fill, Gradient fill, Texture fill etc.
Additionally, another fill option is available for your text -- this is the Pattern fill, and we will show you where you can find this
option. Just like any other text fill, the successful appearance of text filled with a Pattern depends upon certain factors like the type
of Pattern, colors used to create the Pattern, and also the size of text, etc.
Your text in PowerPoint may or may not show an outline depending upon the Theme applied to the presentation or the WordArt Style applied.
So what exactly do we mean by an outline here? The outline is the border for your text. You can change or edit text outlines in the same
way as you modify the text fills. PowerPoint's Text Outline option provides you with plenty of editing options for your text outlines.
Gradient Outline for Text
You have already learned about PowerPoint's text outline option that lets you add an outline around your text -- this outline is the thin
line that spans the perimeter of the font characters. In this tutorial, you will learn about an attribute that's rarely associated with
text outlines but can provide a surprisingly different look, especially when applied to the text with thicker outlines. This attribute,
called the Gradient Outline is not accessible from within the Text Outline gallery, but has been included within the Format Text Effects
Among the options for stylizing text in PowerPoint, we have already explored Text Fills and Text Outlines. You have also learned how to
apply various WordArt styles in PowerPoint. But there's more you can do with text! Let us now learn how to apply and edit various text
effects like Shadow, Reflection, Glow, 3-D Rotation, Transform, etc. to your text.
Learn PowerPoint 2010 for Windows: Clip Organizer
Before we start discussing the Clip Organizer in PowerPoint 2010, it's important to first understand its scope. At the most basic level,
the Clip Organizer is an entry level digital asset management tool that lets you organize your clip media. However, PowerPoint just
interfaces via this option to a tool called the Clip Organizer that you can also launch as a separate standalone program. And adding
media via PowerPoint is just the beginning -- you can do so much more with the Clip Organizer.
Adding Clip Media to the Clip Organizer
We explored the Clip Organizer previously, especially its interface. However, the real benefit of using Clip Organizer is only if you add
your frequently used clips within its Collections. There are essentially two ways to add clip media -- in this tutorial we'll explore
Create and Organize Collections in Clip Organizer
When you add clip media within the Clip Organizer, you need to select an existing Collection. There are some prerequisites though -- you
can only add your own media to the My Collections folder, or any Collection you create as sub-folders with the My Collections folder. A
Collection is just like a folder in which you save files -- taking the folder analogy further, you can also create Collections within the
My Collections folder. Later you can rename, move, and delete a Collection altogether.
Edit Keywords in Clip Organizer
We showed you how to add clip media within the Clip Organizer -- then we explored how you can create and organize Collections. Any clip
media which is added by you or added from web has keywords associated with it. These keywords are helpful, especially when you are
searching for results associated with a particular keyword. Clip Organizer enables you to add and edit these keywords -- these concepts
are explained in this tutorial.
Clip Media Properties in Clip Organizer
As we explored in earlier tutorials, every clip media object within the Clip Organizer has keywords associated -- these keywords can be
edited as required. Similarly, clip media objects have certain other properties also such as the clip media name, type, resolution, etc.
In this tutorial we'll explain how to view the Properties for the clip media within the Clip Organizer.
Learn PowerPoint 2011 for Mac: Text
Fake Highlight Text
First of all, why would you need to highlight text? One answer could be that you want to emphasize some important words or phrases
within your slide. There is no ready to use tool within PowerPoint -- on both Windows and Mac versions. At least within the Windows
versions such as PowerPoint 2013, you can use Word's highlighting options as a workaround -- but this workaround does not work with
PowerPoint 2011 for Mac -- so we will use fake highlighting for the text, which also works extremely well.
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