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by Geetesh Bajaj, July 28, 2015

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Clichés: Light Bulb Pictures
Clichés: Light Bulb Pictures

If someone wants a visual to express a bright idea, chances are they will use a picture of a light bulb! And probably there are thousands of people who decide to use that picture of a light bulb for the same reason - and that's made it a visual cliché! Can you imagine that a search for the term "bright idea" on Google Images got us almost nothing but light bulbs? OK - now one has to wonder -- does a bright idea concept even visualize as something other than a light bulb? On the other hand, does a light bulb represent anything other than a bright idea?

Explore alternatives for visual clichés pertaining to the light bulb
Keep the Audience Attentive: by Claudyne Wilder
Claudyne Wilder

Imagine that you are listening to a presenter droning on and on, using the same tone of voice and the same pace. Before long you start thinking about the vacation you want to take and the plans you would like to make for the weekend. Then, all of a sudden, you realize that you are no longer really listening. But wait, the presenter just said something you might need to know. It's too late. You have missed it.

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Learn PowerPoint for iPad
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Remove Places

Once you add a Place in PowerPoint for iPad, you may want to remove it. This is especially true if a friend or colleague temporarily added their OneDrive or Dropbox location to work on an urgent file using your iPad or iPhone. Fortunately, it's easy to remove a Place, as explained in this tutorial.
AutoSave in PowerPoint for iPad

Desktop versions of PowerPoint let you choose where you want to save your files. They also prompt you to save your files if you close PowerPoint without saving your changes. Well, there is no such Save option within PowerPoint for iPad. Why? That's because most of the time, PowerPoint on the iPad will continuously auto-save your file as you make changes. It will also push these updated, saved versions to your cloud location. So essentially you open a file, make changes, and then open a second file. You may not be aware, but the first file is saved on its own when you open the second file! Would you like a more conventional approach where you are prompted to save your file? You can do that by turning off the AutoSave option that is enabled by default.
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PowerPoint Online Tutorials

Open PowerPoint File

Editing a presentation uploaded on OneDrive is easy, and you have two choice. You can open and edit a PowerPoint file in PowerPoint installed on your computer or within PowerPoint Online. In this tutorial, we'll explore how to open a PowerPoint file within PowerPoint Online.
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Curved and Straight Line Segments

A line (outline) in PowerPoint contains both points and segments. In this tutorial, we will show you how segments (the line area between one point and another) work. We will also explore the two types of segments: straight and curved. You can edit these segments and also convert a straight segment to a curved segment and vice versa in PowerPoint 2007, as explained in this tutorial.
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Add to Circles
These Bucket diagrams are so expressive, useful, and direct in the message they provide. Yes, this set of Bucket diagrams have everything to do with buckets and the water they contain. While the buckets themselves represent a source or destination, the water represents the financial liquidity.
This is what you get:

* 3 bucket styles with five variations each - a full bucket, a three-fourth filled bucket, a half filled bucket, a quarter filled bucket - and also an empty bucket

* Matching bucket styles with smaller and longer streams of water

* Matching bucket sets that show water flowing from one or two buckets into a larger bucket

All put together you get hundreds of variations and possibilities!
Use the Bucket diagrams you want. To use them, all you need to do is copy them and paste in your own slides!
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