Presentation Charts, Slide Masters, Headers and Footers (Page 124)
PowerPoint chart tricks and tutorials, and also PowerPoint 2013 Accounts.
Date Created: December 21st 2012
Last Updated: December 31st 2012
Does your chart has any data with negative values? PowerPoint by default uses the same fill color for negative values as is used for positive values. Of course, you can override this nature of PowerPoint using the Invert if Negative option, that we last explored at the end of our Changing Fills and Outlines of Charts tutorial. In this tutorial, let us explore this option further.
We have plenty of new content in this issue -- but first things first! We wish you enjoy Christmas, the holidays, New Year and all the festivities that this season brings forth -- take a look at our Season's Greetings card we made entirely inside PowerPoint! And then we have two collections of Notes shapes for you to use on your slides. And also two collections of ready-to-place skyscraper skylines! Alex Salop of Brainshark discusses their new Mobile Player -- and you get to learn how PowerPoint 2013's Accounts options work. We also have our ongoing series of tutorials on both PowerPoint for Windows and Mac -- learn more about pictures, charts, and headers / footers.
The Slide Master is something that influences the layout and look of all slides in your presentation. The simplest change you can make to your Slide Master is changing the Background Style used -- so that all slide layouts and actual slides in your presentation use a new slide background. In this tutorial, we will explore how you can change between any of the 12 available Background Styles to apply to the Slide Master.
David Klein is senior director of product management at Brainshark, Inc., leading the product team in developing innovative business solutions. Brainshark's cloud-based software lets users create online and mobile video presentations -- using simple business tools like PowerPoint and the phone or computer microphone -- and share and track their content. Brainshark is also the creator of the award-winning SlideShark app for viewing, presenting and sharing PowerPoints on the iPad and iPhone. In this conversation, David discusses SlideShark's newly announced support for hyperlinks and how users of the app will benefit.
When you add new charts in PowerPoint, the default fill and border (line) that PowerPoint 2011 applies to chart elements are perfectly adequate. Still, you might want to play with the Chart Styles available -- all these Styles are based on the Office Theme you have applied to the active presentation, and while this works great most of the time, there will be occasions when you may want to use a color for any of your data series that's not part of the Theme palette in your presentation. In times like these, you can control the fill and border of chart elements using the techniques explained on this page.
In PowerPoint 2013, and in other Office 2013 programs you typically need to sign in to a Microsoft Account so that you can access settings, customizations, and even some files off the cloud. You typically do this by managing your Account, right inside PowerPoint or another Office 2013 program such as Word and Excel -- the Account Management window allows you to sign in to your Microsoft Account, and automatically connect to your SkyDrive account. In this tutorial you'll learn how to access PowerPoint 2013's Account Management window, and explore the options provided.
These Notes Shapes have applied shadows, and fold effects, and are ready to use in your PowerPoint slides. The sample presentation that you download includes plenty of variants of these Notes Shapes, and also has complete instructions on how to use them in your own slides! Use these notes to add a personal touch to your slides and make them look different from the millions of other slides created each day. Also, since these notes are essentially native PowerPoint shapes, you can use all of PowerPoint's fills, lines, and effects to customize their appearance.
New Office 2013 programs such as PowerPoint 2013 work with their own Accounts system. Many options within PowerPoint show up or change depending upon which Account you are signed into -- these include your Recent Files list, your connected services, and even the interface color for your program. While these customizations show up irrespective of whether you are running PowerPoint 2013 on Windows 8 or Windows 7, the process in which you sign in and switch Accounts differs a little in both these Windows versions. Windows 7 however does not provide its own Microsoft Account integration in the same way -- in this tutorial you'll explore the Account management for PowerPoint 2013 within a Windows 7 environment.
These city skyline slides show combined or sectional panoramas of a typical city's skyscrapers and architectural structures against the sky. The sample presentation that you download includes 3 city skyline silhouettes that can also be used as conceptual graphics. As shown in one the slides in the presentation you will download, you can easily layer and overlap various skyline silhouettes to create a denser city graphic. You just need to copy and paste those graphics into your presentation.
We have already explored how you can add Headers and Footers to your slides -- additionally, you can also add Headers and Footers to your Notes and Handout pages. Unlike slides which are primarily presented through a display device such as a monitor, TV screen, or projector -- Notes and Handouts are essentially intended for printing. In this tutorial we will explore how you can add Headers and Footers to make your printed Notes and Handouts more professional and useful.
Alex Salop is director of enterprise product marketing for Brainshark, Inc. Brainshark's cloud-based software lets users create online and mobile video presentations -- using simple business tools like PowerPoint and the phone or computer microphone -- and share and track their content. Thousands of companies use Brainshark to improve the reach and results of their business communications, while dramatically reducing costs. In this conversation, Alex discusses the new Brainshark Mobile Player, which Brainshark recently announced.
Once you insert a chart on your PowerPoint slide, you can enhance it by applying a new style, selecting different chart elements and by changing the position of elements such as the Legend, etc. Other than these options, you can also change the type of the chart altogether. PowerPoint 2011 provides all the basic chart types such as Column, Bar, Line, Pie, etc. -- and also some advanced charts like Radar, Surface, Bubble, Doughnut, etc. To change a chart type from one to another, you first need to have a chart in your presentation. Then follow these steps to change the chart type in PowerPoint 2011.
These Notes Shapes are available in several variants for you to use in your PowerPoint slides. They all have shadows and some even have folds -- the presentation you will download has complete instructions on how you will use them in your own slides! Use these notes to add some flair to your slides and make them look different from the millions of other slides created each day. Also since these notes are essentially native PowerPoint shapes, you can use all of PowerPoint's fills, lines, and effects to customize their appearance.
The terms Header and Footer typically come from word processing programs -- these denote repeated elements that show at the top and bottom of every page. Headers and Footers work similarly on PowerPoint slides -- the Footer is a line of text that usually appears at the bottom of a slide. By default, the footer appears on every slide in a presentation -- but you can change that as required. You can also move the content within the Footer area to the top of your slide -- by doing so, you change a Footer to a Header!
New Office 2013 programs such as PowerPoint 2013 work with their own Accounts system -- additionally they also integrate with the Account you use to sign in within your Windows based operating system. Many options within PowerPoint show up or change depending upon which Account you are signed into -- these include your Recent Files list, your connected services, and even the interface color for your program. While these customizations show up irrespective of whether you are running PowerPoint 2013 on Windows 8 or Windows 7, the process in which you sign in and switch Accounts differs a little in both these Windows versions.
This time we bring you a Jeopardy-like template created entirely using PowerPoint. We have done the work for you -- just download our Jeopardy-like 25 (5x5) question PowerPoint template -- replace the placeholders provided for questions, answers, and categories -- and you're done! Next, you can read how Sandy Johnson makes amazing holiday cards using PowerPoint. Jim Endicott discusses key takeaways in your presentation, and Jim Harvey talks about the pros and cons of corporate PowerPoint templates. PowerPoint 2013 users can learn about managing and removing connected services. PowerPoint 2010 users can explore aligning and grouping pictures -- and Mac users of PowerPoint 2011 can look at making better charts.
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