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Date Created: November 5th 2012
Last Updated: November 13th 2012


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Handmade Slides: Frame Corners for PowerPoint – 03

Nov 9, 2012

Handmade Slides: Frame Corners for PowerPointHere are some ready-made frame corners to make pictures on your slide ‘arty’. These frame corners are contained within PowerPoint presentation that you download -- you will see them in both black and white colors, and also filled with some solid colors, textures and gradients. Just copy and paste them as individual frame corners over your inserted pictures (or other slide objects). First place them on the top-left corner of your pictures. For the remaining three corners, duplicate the existing frame corner, and place the duplicates on the other three corners, and rotate them as required.

Download and use these frame corners in your slides.


Learn PowerPoint 2013 for Windows: Enhanced Presenter View

Nov 9, 2012

Enhanced Presenter View in PowerPoint 2013PowerPoint 2013's Presenter View is one of its most revamped features -- but first let us discuss what Presenter View actually is. It's a special view that accompanies Slide Show view and is typically used in a two display environment such as a laptop and a projector. The projector then shows the actual slides -- that's what we commonly call Slide Show view. While Presenter view in PowerPoint 2010 and earlier versions had to be turned on, PowerPoint 2013 automatically detects if you have two displays and turns on Presenter view.

Learn about PowerPoint 2013's enhanced Presenter View.


Learn PowerPoint 2010 for Windows: Picture Corrections

Nov 9, 2012

Picture Corrections in PowerPoint 2010A picture needs to be corrected when it is too dark or too bright -- and this can happen if the lighting was not proper when you clicked the original picture with your camera. Additionally, you may also want to make some tonal changes to a picture so that it stands apart. In this tutorial you will learn how to make corrections to inserted pictures in terms of their brightness, sharpness, softness, and contrast values -- all from within PowerPoint without having to use an external program!

Learn about the Correction option for pictures in PowerPoint 2010.


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Nov 8, 2012

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Learn PowerPoint 2011 for Mac: Selecting and Changing Text

Nov 8, 2012

Selecting and Changing Text in PowerPoint 2011 for MacAdding pictures, SmartArt, charts, sounds, and even video clips on your slides can make your presentation interesting. Still, it is difficult to even imagine a presentation with no text at all. Nothing conveys a message easier than text, and even pictures do need captions in the form of text. In PowerPoint, several slide objects can include text such as text placeholders, text boxes, shapes, tables, SmartArt, charts, etc. In this tutorial though, we are exploring only selecting and changing the text within text placeholders, text boxes, and shapes.

Learn how to select and change text within text placeholders, text boxes, and shapes in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac.


Handmade Slides: Frame Corners for PowerPoint – 02

Nov 7, 2012

Handmade Slides: Frame Corners for PowerPointThese easy to use, ready-made frame corners are already placed in PowerPoint slides. Use these to make your pictures look different and stand apart. These frame corners have been provided in two variations – black and white. Both variations are contained within two separate slides in one presentation that you can download. Copy and paste individual frame corners over the pictures on your slide. First, position the copied frame corner properly on the top-left corner of your picture, then duplicate and rotate it and use for the other three corners.

Download and use these frame corners in your slides.


Learn PowerPoint 2010 for Windows: Adjust Picture Options

Nov 7, 2012

Adjust Picture Options in PowerPoint 2010When a picture has been inserted, you might want to make adjustments to the picture itself so that it looks distinctive and focused. You can change a picture's look by re-sizing, cropping, changing color values, adjust saturation, or by applying artistic effects. In this tutorial, we'll explore the options available within PowerPoint to make these picture adjustments. When a picture is selected, the Picture Tools Format tab appears on the Ribbon.

Explore various Adjust Picture options available in PowerPoint 2010.


Indezine Thanksgiving PowerPoint Kit

Nov 6, 2012

Indezine Thanksgiving PowerPoint KitThe Indezine Thanksgiving Kit is a self-contained set of slides and other goodies that provides you with everything you need to create Thanksgiving picture slides within PowerPoint. This kit contains a Thanksgiving PowerPoint Theme, a foodie font, some silhouette pictures, scrapbook style embellishments, some textures, and even a few sample slides to get you started. Use this kit as a starting point to create your own picture slides! Then you can email your creations, or share them as a movie clip using PowerPoint's Create a Video option. You can also upload the presentation to online sharing sites.

Download and use this Thanksgiving PowerPoint Kit.


Learn PowerPoint 2011 for Mac: Renumbering of Numbered Lists

Nov 6, 2012

Learn PowerPoint 2011 for Mac: Renumbering of Numbered ListsIt is possible for PowerPoint slides to have numbered lists that comprise twenty lines, but that is something frowned upon. Even if your audiences have perfect eyesight, they won't be able to read the teeny-weeny sized text! And also, too much text is very much boring, and nowadays any sort of bulleted or numbered lists seem to signify a poorly designed slide. One approach that can help you solve this problem is by dividing your list across multiple slides -- but even then PowerPoint starts numbering your lists at 1 on each slide -- even though you want it to start at 6, 11, or 16! Luckily, that is an easy problem to solve, as explained in the following steps.

Learn how to renumber your numbered lists in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac.

 

Indezine News: November 6, 2012

Nov 6, 2012

Geetesh BajajUnintentionally, this issue seems to have become a Handmade Slides special! First of all, you have three sticky tape variations to download and use on your slides. We also have a tutorial on adding a transparent texture to your slide backgrounds -- of course, the textures themselves have been made available to all of you. And then I walk you all though Super Themes, one of my favorite features for PowerPoint 2013. You get a few more frame corners to add to pictures on your slides. There are more tutorials -- learn about text transforms in PowerPoint 2010 for Windows. And if you are a PowerPoint for Mac user, learn about working with bulleted and numbered lists.

Read the newsletter here.


Building PowerPoint Templates: Conversation with Julie Terberg

Nov 5, 2012

Julie TerbergJulie Terberg is a Microsoft PowerPoint MVP (Most Valuable Professional) and the owner of Terberg Design LLC. She has more than 20 years of presentation-design and computer-graphic experience. She specializes in custom presentations designed to help presenters better communicate with their audiences. Julie is also the author of Building PowerPoint Templates Step by Step with the Experts, published by Que. In this conversation, Julie discusses this new book she co-authored with Echo Swinford.

Read the conversation here.


FotoMagico 4: The Indezine Review

Nov 5, 2012

FotoMagico 4: The Indezine Review

FotoMagico 4 creates slideshow presentations using photos from an iPhoto, Aperture, or Adobe Lightroom library or any folder on your local Mac OS X drive. You can also add videos and titles to your slideshow, and play around with the transitions such as zooming pictures to highlight important areas of your pictures, and finally share your slideshows with others in a variety of formats such as a standalone player, a DVD, a QuickTime video clip, or publishing your slideshow to YouTube. FotoMagico 4 creates slideshow presentations using photos from an iPhoto, Aperture, or Adobe Lightroom library or any folder on your local Mac OS X drive.

Read the Indezine review of FotoMagico 4.


Learn PowerPoint 2010 for Windows: Text Effects

Nov 5, 2012

Learn PowerPoint 2010 for Windows: Text Effects

Among the options for stylizing text in PowerPoint, you have already explored Text Fills and Text Outlines. You have also learned how to apply various WordArt styles in PowerPoint. Now let us learn how to apply and edit various text effects like Shadow, Reflection, Glow, 3-D Rotation, Transform, etc. to your text. Follow these steps to explore more.

Learn about various Text Effects available in PowerPoint 2010 that can be used to stylize your text.


PowerPoint Handmade Slides: Sticky Tape 03

Nov 3, 2012

Sticky Tapes Graphics for PowerPoint

These new "sticky tape" graphics are a great complement to our previous series 01 and 02. These ready-made tape segments can be used within your PowerPoint slides to create a look that makes any picture, shape, or anything else appear recessed, almost as if it has been stuck on a surface, board, or wall with tape! Some color (brown, grey, and white) and transparency variations of these sticky tape segments are already contained within the sample presentation that you download. Just copy them and paste them on your slides.

Download these sticky tapes, and use them in your slides.


Handmade Slides: Sticky Tape 02

Nov 2, 2012

Sticky Tapes Graphics for PowerPoint

These "sticky tape" graphics are ready-made segments that can be used within your PowerPoint slides to create a look that makes a picture, shape, or anything else appear as if it has been stuck on a surface, board, or wall with tape! Some color and transparency variations of these sticky tape segments are already contained within the sample presentation that you download. Just copy them and paste them on your slides.

Download these sticky tapes, and use them in your slides.


Learn PowerPoint 2013 for Windows: Editing Super Themes with XML

Nov 2, 2012

Editing Super Themes with XML

We already explored in our Super Themes tutorial how each Theme in PowerPoint 2013 can actually contain 8 Themes in all -- this typically includes 4 widescreen (16:9) variations, and also 4 standard (4:3) variations. We navigated to the folder where Office Themes built-in within PowerPoint are typically stored. Note that some Theme files are quite large in size -- in fact, the Retrospect Theme is more than 8 mb in size.

Explore how each Super Theme in fact contains 8 regular Office Themes.


Learn PowerPoint 2011 for Mac: Change Numbered List Style

Nov 2, 2012

Change Numbered List Style in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac

Numbered lists use the 1, 2, 3 numerical style by default. It's possible to change the numbered list styles to something else such as a list using alphabets or Roman numerals -- just like you change bulleted list styles. You can use several numerical styles in PowerPoint -- there are variations in digits, alphabets, and Roman numerical styles.

Learn how to change the numbered list style of selected text in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac.

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