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by Geetesh Bajaj, September 27, 2016

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Jigsaw Graphics for PowerPoint

Jigsaw Graphics for PowerPoint

Jigsaws are puzzles that can be solved - but then jigsaws have numbers too! Each jigsaw puzzle has a number of pieces that have to be fitted together, in the same way that many aspects of lives and businesses need to fit in with each other. Jigsaws can add a whole new level of interest to a PowerPoint slide. Here are 10 jigsaw graphics containing different shapes.

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Presentation Summit 2016: Conversation with Rick Altman

Rick Altman

Rick Altman has been hired by hundreds of companies, listened to by tens of thousands of professionals, and read by millions of people, all of whom seek better results with their presentation content and delivery. He covers the whole of the industry, from message crafting, through presentation design, slide creation, software technique, and delivery. Rick claims to have invented desktop publishing back in 1982 and can show a galley sheet of type that was produced by connecting his Osborne 1 computer to a typesetter across town with a 300-baud modem (that cost $800). An avid sportsman, he was not a good enough tennis player to make it onto the professional tour. All the rest of this has been his Plan B… In this conversation, Rick discusses his sessions at the upcoming Presentation Summit 2016 series.

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Presentation Summit 2016: Conversation with Jim Harvey

Jim Harvey

Jim Harvey is an entrepreneur; he has taken three businesses from start-up to sale since 1991. His job is simple—to help his brilliant clients sell their ideas, products, and services more effectively all across the globe. He started learning how to sell while working on his uncle’s market stall in Birmingham, UK back in the 1970s. He’s still learning today. In this conversation, Jim discusses his session at the upcoming Presentation Summit 2016 series.

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Presentation Summit 2016: Conversation with Taylor Croonquist

Taylor Croonquist

Taylor Croonquist is the co-founder of Nuts & Bolts Speed Training, a website delivering actionable PowerPoint training and speed strategies, helping professionals cut their build time in a third. Prior to Nuts & Bolts, Taylor lived and worked in China for 10 years in finance and consulting. When he’s not busy crafting PowerPoint training, you can find him traveling and scuba diving. In this conversation, Taylor discusses his sessions at the upcoming Presentation Summit 2016 series.

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Learn PowerPoint 2013 for Windows

PowerPoint 2013 for Windows

Changing Fill, Line, and Effects for Shapes within SmartArt

Changing Fill, Line, and Effects for Shapes within SmartArt

After inserting a SmartArt graphic in your slide, you can change the color for the entire SmartArt graphic -- this applies new colors to the entire SmartArt graphic including the various shapes it contains. However there may be times when you want one of the shapes to be colored differently -- in this tutorial we'll explore the fill, line, and effect options which can be applied to individual shapes within a SmartArt graphic in PowerPoint 2013.


Apply SmartArt Styles

Apply SmartArt Styles

When change colors of a SmartArt graphic, fill colors of individual shapes within the SmartArt change. Other attributes such as outlines or effects are not altered. Rather than individually add these attributes to your SmartArt, you can use the all-inclusive SmartArt Styles option to overcome this limitation. In this tutorial, you will learn how to apply SmartArt Styles to the selected SmartArt graphics in PowerPoint 2013.


Change Shapes within a SmartArt Graphic

Change Shapes within a SmartArt Graphic

The default look of SmartArt graphics works great, and you may not want to change a thing! Yet, it's good to know that you can change your SmartArt graphics to other layouts, change the color of SmartArt graphics, or apply a SmartArt Style to make your SmartArt graphic appear distinct and unique. You can also change the actual shapes within a SmartArt graphic -- for instance, you can change some circles in your SmartArt graphic to squares with a mere click or two!


Resize Shapes within a SmartArt Graphic

Resize Shapes within a SmartArt Graphic

Similar to how you can change an individual shape within the SmartArt, you can even resize shapes within a SmartArt graphic. This can be helpful if you want one shape to be larger than the others -- maybe you want one shape to stand out? Whatever be the reason behind you wanting to resize these shapes, this tutorial will explore how you can resize individual shapes within a SmartArt graphic in PowerPoint 2013.

Learn PowerPoint 2010 for Windows

PowerPoint 2010 for Windows

Backstage View – Recent Option

Backstage View – Recent Option

The Recent option within the Backstage View provides you with a list of recently opened presentations so that you can quickly select the one that you want to work upon. Further, the Recent option provides you with a couple of other tricks. Follow these steps to explore the Recent option within Backstage view in PowerPoint 2010.

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Zika virus

Zika virus
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PowerPoint Concept Slides: Organic Shapes

PowerPoint Concept Slides: Organic Shapes

Have you tried to draw a line or a circle with just holding a pencil or marker in your hand? You'll end up with a shape that may fail you in a geometry test but it still looks human, personal, and different -- just like these organic shapes.

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You get 8 shape types + lines as part of this Organic Shapes collection. Each 8 of these shape types have 10 variants each – so you end up with 80 hand-drawn shape options! Again each of these 80 shapes have 12 brush stroke styles! Plus you get the lines and arrows in 12 brush stroke styles too. Combine all variations to end up with more than 3000 possibilities.

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