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by Geetesh Bajaj, May 12, 2015

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PowerPoint Concept Slides: Polygon Center Circles
PowerPoint Concept Slides: Polygon Center Circles

These circles have a polygon center! You get 4 variations: triangle center, square center, pentagon center, and hexagon center! And based on the sides of the polygon, the rest of the circle has that many segments. You can use these Polygon Center Circles in any slide that needs to show 3, 4, 5, or 6 segments. Suitable themes for such multiple segments include Unity, Continuity, Synchronization, etc. Remember that the individual shapes within the entire graphic are all individually selectable - they break the monotony of text heavy slides, and help you explain concepts better to your audiences.

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One Plus And Two Minuses For Hillary Clinton's Logo: by Jerry Weissman
One Plus And Two Minuses For Hillary Clinton's Logo: by Jerry Weissman

As part of the recent launch of Hillary Clinton's campaign for the presidency, her team introduced a new logo that drew as much highly-opinionated chatter in the design community as did her candidacy in the political arena. The Creative Bloq website listed five negative comments one day and followed it with five alternative designs the next day. Websites Design Taxi, Brand New, and Vox also commented on the logo and included additional alternative design approaches. Most of the designers were focused on the shape, scale, size, color, borders and edges of the arrow; all of which are subjective matters of taste and, as the Latins put it, de gustibus non est disputandum, or "there is no arguing taste."

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Strategic Storytelling: Conversation with Jeremey Donovan
Jeremey Donovan

Dave McKinsey is the pen name for Jeremey Donovan who is Chief Marketing Officer of American Management Association International. He is also the author of four books including the international public speaking best seller How to Deliver a TED Talk. In this conversation, Jeremey discusses his new book, Strategic Storytelling: How to Create Persuasive Business Presentations.

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Learn PowerPoint 2013 for Windows: AutoCorrect, Dictionaries, and Picture Layouts
PowerPoint 2013 for Windows Tutorials

AutoCorrect Options

As you type, the PowerPoint AutoCorrect feature automatically corrects common typos and spelling errors. How does PowerPoint know that a particular word is spelled wrong? Does it refer to some resource as a reference? Also do you find some AutoCorrect options such as the capitalization of some words unnecessary? Several researchers working in different scientific fields actually have to use some words that cannot start with a capital letter, and the first thing they want to do is turn off the automatic capitalization. Yes, it's possible to make AutoCorrect work just the way you want it to -- as long as you know where to change these options.
Picture Layouts

Pictures have an important role in presentation slides since they add imagination and visualization to your slides. To make pictures more impactful, you can even apply borders and effects to them, and also try some Picture Styles that PowerPoint offers. Other than these options, there is one more option that works in the same way as how you convert text to SmartArt -- this is the Picture Layout option that similarly converts selected pictures into SmartArt.
Creating and Editing AutoCorrect Entries

The AutoCorrect feature is dependent on a small list of words and phrases -- this list contains two columns called Replace and With -- for example the Replace entry for teh will correspond to the With entry containing the word the. Although this list works for PowerPoint users, what you must know is that this AutoCorrect list is global across all Microsoft Office programs such as Word, Excel, Outlook, etc. If you add, edit, or delete entries within this AutoCorrect list, all changes will be reflected beyond PowerPoint.
Edit Custom Dictionaries

Imagine this scenario -- you have created a specialized, medical presentation that's full of squiggly, red, underlined words! These squiggly underlines indicate what PowerPoint considers to be as a misspelled word! Don't blame PowerPoint, because its medical skills are somewhat limited -- we do know that almost all the words in your medical presentation are perfectly valid as far as spelling is concerned. Of course, not only can you teach PowerPoint how to spell medical words, but you can also teach the program how to spell words that enhance lexicons in various other subjects such as research, law, computing, etc.
Loading and Using Custom Dictionaries

You may wonder what happens behind the scenes when you run a spell check in PowerPoint or any other Microsoft Office program. PowerPoint looks at each word you have typed and matches those words with the entries listed within its dictionary. If it comes across any word that the dictionary does not contain, it goes ahead and marks that word as misspelled. To counter this state of affairs, you can buy several specialized dictionaries -- in fact some great dictionaries are also available free of cost.

Learn PowerPoint 2010 for Windows: SmartArt Graphics
PowerPoint 2010 for Windows Tutorials

Add Office.com SmartArt Graphics

SmartArt in PowerPoint 2007 and 2010 has replaced the diagram options in previous versions of PowerPoint. SmartArt also allows you to replace bullet points with info-graphic content using text-within-shapes that's more logical to view and present. All available SmartArt is available in different SmartArt categories -- in addition to these categories, you can also add an additional SmartArt category that shows content from Office.com.

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Keyboard Shortcuts and Sequences for PowerPoint

Getting your PowerPoint tasks done quicker is just one of the benefits you will gain by using keyboard shortcuts and sequences.

Are you aware of all PowerPoint keyboard shortcuts and sequences? Want to check if your favorites have been included in this e-book, or if there are a few that can help you perform your PowerPoint tasks quicker and better? Or if you don't use keyboard shortcuts and sequences, do you want to get started?
This 86 page PDF e-book downloads quick, costs you $5 or more, and is a valuable resource. The PowerPoint Keyboard Shortcuts and Sequences E-Book covers the last four Windows versions of PowerPoint: PowerPoint 2013, 2010, 2007, and 2003. And now, the e-book has been updated for PowerPoint 2011 for Mac.

Get this PowerPoint Keyboard Shortcuts and Sequences E-Book now.
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