PowerPoint Tutorials on Editing Points of Shapes, Tables and Masters (Page 164)
Collection of PowerPoint tutorials on Editing points of Shapes and preserving and apply masters in PowerPoint. Learn how to troubleshoot Menu activation in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac.
The presentation process, if it's to be meaningful and effective, will always be a highly unique and creative one. And to that end, the role of the serious design professional with some keen insight into the personal communication process will be irreplaceable. Although the makers of many presentation graphics packages will tout "anyone can be a presentation designer" now, it's simply not true. They can certainly help people avoid some design pitfalls and make more features accessible to the masses, but the "common sense" wizard will never be a reality in our lifetime.
You can apply any fill to your chart's Plot Area. Typically, the Plot Area possesses no fill attributes, and thus shows the slide's background. The reason why you would like to change this attribute is to highlight the Data Series and Gridlines that populate your chart's Plot Area, especially if you have a busy slide background. There are various fills that you can apply to the Plot Area, such as a solid color, a gradient, a picture, a texture, or a pattern. In this tutorial, let us learn how to apply a solid fill to the chart's Plot Area.
In our Update Office 2013 to Service Pack 1 tutorial, we showed you how to install the Service Pack 1 update for Office 2013. There are chances that the SP1 update can be installed automatically on your computer without notifying you -- or your company's IT department could have rolled the SP1 update for you. Whatever the case may me, it is important to first find out whether your version of Office 2013 already has the SP1 installed or not.
Tables in PowerPoint help you to make your numerical data or other content look organized. They also make it easy for your audience to quickly comprehend the data. You can make this task even more effective by selecting particular cells in the table, or the entire table, and then changing their shading and applying some effects to them so that they are highlighted.
When PowerPoint is launched, it opens with an empty presentation of just one slide. This one slide typically has placeholders for a title and a subtitle -- and any text you type shows up in black over a white slide background. Why do you have to live with these defaults? Can you change this blank presentation so that you get a slide that's part of your custom PowerPoint template or Theme? Or even any of the other templates / Themes built within PowerPoint?
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The Plot Area for a chart is the layer or a backdrop upon which the chart itself is placed. This layer has axes on its perimeter and also, the Data Series and Gridlines are placed above this layer. By default, the Plot Area has no fill attributes, and thus it shows the slide's background. This may look plain, and that by itself is no reason to change the fill of the Plot Area. However, there are times when the slide background itself is busy -- and adding a different fill to the Plot Area can then make the chart appear more clear.
Microsoft Office 2007 is one of the most popular Office suites released so far by Microsoft. Even after so many years, it continues to be one of the major programs still in use. However, after years of use, your installation of Office 2007 may not run too well. You may encounter crashes or even some corrupted files. Additionally you may see some error messages when you launch PowerPoint 2007 or some of the other Office 2007 programs. As a result, you may feel frustrated and might want to do something magical that will solve these issues.
Wanted to create diagonal callouts in PowerPoint -- we teach you how! And then we show how you can just edit some code using free programs to change quite a bit within your PowerPoint file -- with some help from Echo Swinford. We also have an exclusive conversation with Torben Laustsen of OfficeReports, who explains how his product can help you add a live survey with results on your PowerPoint slide! We then explore keyboard sequences for PowerPoint 2011 (Mac) and 2003 (Windows). PowerPoint 2013 for Windows users can learn about tables, editing points, and callouts. PowerPoint 2003 users can discover working with Masters. And PowerPoint 2011 users can learn about steps they need to take if their PowerPoint menus are no longer accessible using the keyboard. And finally, do not miss the new discussions and templates of this week!
The Edit Points option gives you control over how you want a shape to look, but sometimes you might find it difficult to edit a certain segment in a shape because there are no points available to manipulate -- or maybe there are far too many points! PowerPoint provides a simple solution for this problem -- you can add and delete vertexes from a shape.
Have you ever applied a new Slide Master to existing slides in PowerPoint – and then found that the old Slide Master just disappeared! Poof – how did that happen? The typical answer to that question is your existing Slide Master was not "preserved", and since no slides used it anymore, PowerPoint just decided to clean it up altogether. So if you don't want this to happen again, then you must preserve your Slide Masters.
Insert a table on your PowerPoint slide and then populate the table with content -- and, what comes next? Probably you need to add or remove rows and columns. Also, the table cells can be made larger or smaller without influencing the entire row or column -- and that's something that can be easily achieved by merging or splitting cells in your existing table. This is essentially true for tables that have two header rows, or even with tables that have a long phrase in the header row.
It really does not matter which program you are using on a Mac -- your Menu Bar remains constant irrespective of the program being used. Yes some menus do change but some such as the Apple menu are retained all the time. To activate the Menu Bar without a mouse, you can press the Ctrl+F2 key combination (or Ctrl+Fn+F2, if you use a smaller keyboard on a Mac laptop). Thereafter you access various menu options by typing their first couple of letters. Sometimes, this feature may suddenly stop working -- you may not be able to activate the Menu Bar using the key combination Ctrl+F2 (or Ctrl+Fn+F2).
Once you have applied a template within PowerPoint 2003 that has multiple masters, you can thereafter apply different Slide Masters to the slides in your presentation. This tutorial therefore assumes that your presentation already has multiple masters available. Having said so, the reason why you want to apply multiple masters is preferably only to have sets of slides that look a wee bit different rather than ending up with something that’s inconsistent. Ultimately the role of masters is to ensure that your presentation remains consistent in design, layout and form.
A PPTX file or any of the new file formats that Office 2007 and later use such as POTX or THMX are different than the older binary file formats such as PPT. Even more interesting is the fact that the actual file is not an XML based file but only a wrapper that contain many disparate and related XML based elements. The wrapper technology used is just simple ZIP technology. If you want to edit Office XML files, you will therefore need to unzip, edit, and finally zip the file. Alternatively, you can perform XML Editing using 7-Zip and Visual Studio Express -- both of these products are free!
Unlike the Windows versions of PowerPoint where you can quickly press the Alt key to access the menu or even the Ribbon tabs, the Mac versions of PowerPoint provide no equivalent feature. However there is an alternative – you can learn how to invoke keyboard sequences by accessing your menu bar in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac.
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