PowerPoint Tutorials on Drawing lines and Tables (Page 162)
Collection of PowerPoint tutorials on Drawing lines and Tables. And fixing missing Video from Web Site option in PowerPoint 2010.
Table Styles are pre-defined styles for tables that contain combinations of formatting elements such as fills, borders, and font colors. PowerPoint provides various such styles to choose from -- just a single click can make your selected table look great.
In an earlier tutorial, we've showed you how a distance cartogram can be created in PowerPoint 2013 by using the native shapes and the Merge Shape commands. Now that you have the "donut" structures and a small circle of the cartogram in place, let us create an actual cartogram from this structure.
If you want to use a table in your presentation, you can insert a new table on your PowerPoint slide and then enter content within this table as required. However, as it happens frequently, there may be a table already created within Excel or Word, or the table content may already be populated in a bunch of contiguous Excel cells. Whether you have, a ready-made table, or just a group of in contiguous cells in Excel, it is very easy to import it into PowerPoint 2013 as a table. Since the Copy and Paste options work similarly for both Excel and Word tables, it really does not matter what your source is, although in this example we are taking a table created within Excel.
Cartograms come in various types. The easiest and most effective cartograms you can create within PowerPoint are distance cartograms. These distance cartograms are now becoming extremely popular, but creating them requires a fair amount of time and knowledge. But we've made this task easier for you. Try our "Distance Cartogram PowerPoint templates" kit. This kit contains ready-to-use templates that come with three types of distance cartogram samples, one each for Air Fares, Flight Times, and Driving Distances. You can easily change the topics, names and values as required. Remember that each larger circle you see in these cartogram graphics are not really circles – these are all individual donut shapes, sized perfectly for you so that you don’t have to work harder in creating and arranging them perfectly!
Before we explore distance cartograms, let us first understand what a cartogram is. A cartogram is a combination of a chart/diagram and a map and represents data in a way that makes it easier for the audience to grasp the point. We will not explore the creation of Area Cartograms in PowerPoint since that's out of the scope of what you would be expected to create within a slide program! However, it's entirely and easily possible to create a Distance Cartogram using PowerPoint's native Shapes and the Merge Shape commands.
This week we bring you another exclusive interview with renowned author Nancy Duarte, who discusses her new book, Slidedocs. We then explore the mystery behind the missing "Video from Web Site" option in PowerPoint. Old time PowerPoint 2003 users can learn about Slide Layouts. And PowerPoint Touch users can explore how they can add and select shapes. PowerPoint 2013 for Windows users can learn about tables, lines, and inserting Excel spreadsheets. And finally, do not miss the new discussions and templates of this week!
Once you insert a new table on your PowerPoint slide, probably the very next task you would want to do is to fill the cells with required content. There are more than one of ways in which you can populate your table with content in PowerPoint 2013. In this tutorial we'll explore these ways -- let us start with exploring the ways to navigate from cell to cell within a table.
Drawing with the Scribble line tool is almost the same as drawing with the Freeform line tool -- but there is one vital difference. You don't need to double click to create an end point for your line with the Scribble tool. Also, once you start drawing with the Scribble tool, you can’t release the mouse button until you finish drawing. So, you can’t draw a perfect straight line as you would do with the Freeform line tool. The point where you release the mouse button will be the end point for the drawing. In many ways thus, the Scribble tool mimics real life usage as you draw with a pencil on a piece of paper. Your line stops drawing the minute you stop drawing it without having to double-click.
Many times, you can manage with a table within PowerPoint instead of an actual Excel spreadsheet. This is especially true when you want your table content to have a consistent look and feel with the rest of your slide. However, tables are dumb -- they cannot work with formulas or even do the most basic functions that Excel provides. So there may be times when you would want a real Excel spreadsheet within your slides rather than a table.
Until some time ago, you could insert a video clip from a web site such as YouTube into your PowerPoint slide. Within PowerPoint 2010, this Insert Online Videos option lets you easily achieve an acceptable result. Within the Insert tab of the Ribbon, you would find a Video button. Click the button, and there would be three options in the resultant menu. This included the Video from Web Site option. But magically, it may seem – this option may have disappeared from the Video drop-down gallery within PowerPoint 2010!
The Freeform drawing tool lets you draw anything almost like drawing with a pencil on a piece of paper. In addition, you can create straight lines as well --this dual capability of the Freeform tool provides you with more creative freedom. What's very important for you to know though is that the Freeform tool takes a while getting used to -- practice alone will make your attempts perfect!
Nancy Duarte has been Principal at Duarte Design since 1990. Her firm is in the heart of the Silicon Valley, and the client list is loaded with Fortune 500 companies. Her passion for business communications that are clear, meaningful and attractive has opened doors for her in a business world full of cluttered and complex visual communications. Nancy has previously authored three amazing books: Slide:ology, Resonate, and the HBR Guide to Persuasive Presentations. In this conversation, Nancy discusses about her new (fourth) book, Slidedocs.
PowerPoint 2013 provides you with more than one option to insert a table on your slide. These options range from the easy ones that require you to just type in or select the required number of rows and columns, to others such as the Draw Table option that allows you to create a table on your PowerPoint slide directly, in the same way as you would sketch a table with a pen on a paper.
Create a new presentation in PowerPoint 2003, and you will see that the first slide has two text placeholders. Now when you add another new slide, you don't see a slide similar to your opening slide. Rather than slide title and subtitle placeholders, this new slide has slide title and text placeholders.
We begin with an exclusive interview with celebrated author Carmine Gallo, who discusses his new book, Talk Like TED. We then get you the foundations and best practices you must use to work with Excel and PowerPoint together. Damith Rajapakse of the School of Computing, National University of Singapore discusses the awesome animation options in their free PowerPoint add-in. PowerPoint Touch users can learn about the Text floaties. PowerPoint 2013 for Windows users can learn about Action Buttons and drawing lines. PowerPoint 2011 for Mac users can learn about resetting their slides. And finally, do not miss the new discussions and templates of this week!
Drawing a simple straight, point to point line in PowerPoint 2013 is a piece of cake. Now, in this tutorial we'll move on further to show you how you can draw a curved line. With curved lines, you can create both open and closed shapes. Follow these steps to draw a curved edged triangle using the Curve shape tool.
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