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by Geetesh Bajaj, April 5, 2016

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Create and Animate a Car in PowerPoint
Create and Animate a Car in PowerPoint

Some things are better shown than read! Creating or animating a car in PowerPoint is just one of those things. So in this video tutorial, you will learn how you can use PowerPoint's basic shapes to create a car, moving wheels, a steering, and even a driver! We will then explore how you can animate them all at the same time.

Learn how you can create a simple car in PowerPoint and animate it, with moving wheels too!
PowerPoint Transitions: Curtains
PowerPoint Transitions: Curtains

The Curtains transition effect was introduced in PowerPoint 2013 for Windows. If play slides using the Curtains transition effect in previous versions such as PowerPoint 2010, you may find this effect substituted with the Fade transition effect.

Explore the Curtains transition effect in PowerPoint
Slide Dimensions in PowerPoint - Size Differences
Slide Dimensions in PowerPoint - Size Differences

Have you ever wanted to use PowerPoint as a graphic program to create posters, web-banner ads, YouTube cover art, etc.? You will then have run into some limitations, especially when you tried to export a PowerPoint slide to a picture with exact size dimensions. In this tutorial, we will explore how a small improvement that Microsoft added in PowerPoint 2013 is providing significant returns.

Find out how an additional decimal digit makes a big difference in setting custom file sizes in different versions of PowerPoint
Office Timeline's Integration with Wrike: Conversation with Tim Stumbles
Tim Stumbles

Tim Stumbles is the co-founder of Office Timeline, a start-up focused on making project presentations simple. Office Timeline offers timeline maker and Gantt chart software, natively built for Microsoft PowerPoint. With Office Timeline over 500,000 PowerPoint users easily create impressive project presentations for important client and executive meetings. In this conversation, Tim talks about Office Timeline's integration with Wrike.

Read the conversation here
Learn PowerPoint 2016 for Windows
PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

Add Your Logo or Graphic to the Slide Master

You may have observed an omnipresent company logo in many slides -- and that raises a question: do you really need to have a company logo on all your slides? First, it takes a fair amount of space. Secondly, the audience knows which company the speaker belongs to since that information is almost always placed on the first slide. Also speakers do introduce themselves and their companies -- so do all slides need that extra branding? All these questions are fair, and there are equally fair answers for them. You should certainly add a company logo to your first slide, and then place a more subtle or watermarked logo on the rest of the slides -- or even no logo at all. Fortunately, PowerPoint makes it easy to add a logo to all your slides -- and then you can make it sure that some slides have no logo at all or even a more understated version of the logo.
Add and Rename Slide Masters

In your presentation, a Slide Master is the element that influences everything -- be it the slide background or the fonts used for text. Despite having different layouts, all slides in a presentation share a common look, which is provided by the Slide Master. There will be at least one Slide Master in every presentation. However, while adding slides from other presentations, you may end up adding more Slide Masters inadvertently to your presentation. So how do you know how many Slide Masters your presentation contains? And how do you add another one? In fact, why do you need another Slide Master at all?
Learn PowerPoint 2013 for Windows
PowerPoint 2013 for Windows Tutorials

Link to Excel Cells and Ranges

Do you want to link to an Excel file from within PowerPoint? You can then use the technique explained within our Linking to Any File in PowerPoint 2013 tutorial. However, click on the link, and you will end up opening your Excel file at the last saved location. What if you always wanted your link to access a particular cell or a range of cells in Excel? This is possible, but you will rarely find this secret option documented at all!
Learn PowerPoint 2010 for Windows
PowerPoint 2010 for Windows

Exporting PNGs and other Graphic File Formats (JPG, TIFF, WMF, EMF)

PowerPoint allows you to save your slides to many graphic file formats, which can later be used in other applications as required. One of the most popular graphic formats that you can export your slides to is PNG. This tutorial will show you how you can export slides to PNG, but using the same process, you can also export to other graphic file formats such as JPG, GIF, TIF, BMP, WMF, EMF, etc. Follow these steps to export some or all of your slides to a picture file format such as PNG in PowerPoint 2010.
Sway Tutorials
Sway Tutorials

Navigation in Sway

If you have seen a couple of Sways, you will know that how you move from one Card to another can differ. In some Sways, you move from left to right. In others, you move from top to bottom. You can control these options within your Sways, as we will explore within this tutorial.
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Add to Circles
Arrow Circles for PowerPoint
You might have seen these types of arrow segments that form a circle - they are frequently used in slides that show processes, continuous sequences, and cycle diagrams. We bring you these arrow circles with 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 segments each - but these are not merely segmented shapes that you will find elsewhere.
First of all, you get these in two widths each - so you get a variation that lets you choose either a thinner or thicker segment. Additionally, you also get these segments in a regular geometric style - but what sets this apart is that we have also included an organic style so that your segments appear hand-drawn
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