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Collection of PowerPoint tutorials on working with slide transitions, charts and smartart, followed by PowerPoint Conversations.




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The Fate of Reading in a Digital World: Conversation with Naomi S. Baron

Aug 27, 2014

Naomi S. BaronNaomi S. Baron is Professor of Linguistics and Executive Director of the Center for Teaching, Research, and Learning at American University in Washington, DC. A Guggenheim Fellow and Swedish Fulbright Fellow, she is the author of seven books on language. Always On: Language in an Online and Mobile World was the 2008 winner of the Duke of Edinburgh English-Speaking Union English Language Book Award. Her new book, Words Onscreen: The Fate of Reading in a Digital World, which explores how digital technology redefines what it means to read, will be published by Oxford University Press this winter. In this conversation, Naomi discusses her new book, and what PowerPoint users need to learn from the book.

Read the conversation here.


Learn PowerPoint 2013 for Windows: Change a Diagonal Line to a Horizontal / Vertical Line

Aug 27, 2014

Change a Diagonal Line to a Horizontal / Vertical Line

In PowerPoint 2013, you rotate shapes using the white rotation handle that appears when you select a shape. However, have you ever noticed that the open line shape in PowerPoint doesn't show a white rotation handle? Now, if you want to rotate any diagonal line to make it either a perfect horizontal, or vertical line, how would you do that?

Learn how to change a diagonal line to a horizontal / vertical line in PowerPoint 2013.


Learn PowerPoint 2013 for Windows: Change Colors for a SmartArt Graphic

Aug 27, 2014

Change Colors for a SmartArt Graphic

Although the default colors of an inserted SmartArt graphic may works the best, you may also want to change the colors of the shapes comprising the SmartArt graphic. You change the colors of everything within the SmartArt graphic at one go or change colors of individual shapes within the SmartArt graphic. Follow these steps to learn how you can change colors of your SmartArt graphic in PowerPoint 2013.

Learn how to change colors for a SmartArt graphic in PowerPoint 2013.


PowerPoint and Presenting News: August 26, 2014

Aug 26, 2014

Geetesh BajajWe begin with another set of Irregular Shapes - these will help you create quick cover slides with collages! We then get you oodles of inspiration to create better charts. And then we explore a review of Avopress Designer, a product that lets you create Themes for PowerPoint and other Microsoft Office programs. We also have an exclusive conversation with Jeff Robson of Prezentt. Prezentt is a tool that lets you get more from your PowerPoint slides. PowerPoint 2013 users can learn about Smart Art and Slide Transitions. And we also explore Adobe Presenter.

Read Indezine's PowerPoint and Presenting News.


Learn PowerPoint 2013 for Windows: Creating Custom Slide Shows

Aug 26, 2014

Creating Custom Slide ShowsDo you want to show only selected slides from your presentation to a particular audience? The answer is not to delete the slides you do not want to show and thereafter saving as a copy. The answer is to create a custom slide show! So what's a custom slide show? Think of your individual slides as songs -- then a custom slide show is a playlist of those songs! Even better, since this is like a playlist, you do not have to delete the slides that are not used. And there's more -- you can create any number of custom slide shows!

Learn how to create custom slide shows in PowerPoint 2013.


Learn PowerPoint 2013 for Windows: Change between SmartArt Graphic Layouts (Types)

Aug 26, 2014

Change between SmartArt Graphic Layouts (Types)After inserting a SmartArt graphic within PowerPoint (or converting some bulleted text to SmartArt), you can easily add more shapes to your SmartArt graphics with just a click or two. You can even delete shapes from any existing SmartArt graphic -- follow these steps to learn how you can delete shapes from your SmartArt graphics in PowerPoint 2013.

Learn how to change from one SmartArt graphic layout to another in PowerPoint 2013.


Gears, Yet Again for PowerPoint! (Series 03)

Aug 25, 2014

Gears, Yet Again for PowerPoint! (Series 03)Here's the new, third set of animated Gears - we call this one Animated Gears Yet Again! The previous two series can be found here, and here. Like the earlier series, these come in both animated & non animated versions. The time-consuming process of using Gears and animating them in PowerPoint is now made easy again. Watch the video on this page and explore how the gears animate perfectly in the slide.

Download and use these gears in your slides.


Learn PowerPoint 2013 for Windows: Dynamic Content Transitions

Aug 25, 2014

Dynamic Content Transitions in PowerPoint 2013Dynamic Content transitions were first introduced in PowerPoint 2010 (these also work in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac). When these transitions are applied to your slide, the actual transition occurs on all areas of the slide except the backgrounds. This makes your content move independently on and off the screen. PowerPoint 2013 provides seven different transition effects within the Dynamic Content category -- do experiment with these options for direction and timing to create some great looking presentations.

Learn about Dynamic Content transitions in PowerPoint 2013.


Learn PowerPoint 2013 for Windows: Delete Shapes from an Existing SmartArt Graphic

Aug 25, 2014

Delete Shapes from an Existing SmartArt GraphicAfter inserting a SmartArt graphic within PowerPoint (or converting some bulleted text to SmartArt), you can easily add more shapes to your SmartArt graphics with just a click or two. You can even delete shapes from any existing SmartArt graphic -- follow these steps to learn how you can delete shapes from your SmartArt graphics in PowerPoint 2013.

Learn how to delete shapes from an existing SmartArt graphic in PowerPoint 2013.


Avopress Designer: The Indezine Review

Aug 22, 2014

Avopress Designer: The Indezine ReviewA Theme is an important part of your PowerPoint presentation, and to some extent it is also an important element that helps create the same consistent appearance within your Word documents and Excel sheets. Also, it is this Theme that persists in retaining your brand identity within your slides and other digital documents. And yet, Themes are a mystery to most users – and there’s no easy way to understand what is happening behind the scenes. Avopress Designer, the product we are reviewing today can help solve that mystery.

Learn how you can create and edit Microsoft Office Themes using Avopress Designer.

 

Learn PowerPoint 2013 for Windows: Slide Transition Effect Options

Aug 22, 2014

Slide Transition Effect Options in PowerPoint 2013

Within PowerPoint, you can apply transitions to your slides and later tweak them aplenty. You can adjust the duration and timing of any transition, and even add a sound that will play while the slide transition happens. In addition, you can also play with some more options providing more control over the transition style applied to the slide -- these are all placed in a single broad category called Effect Options. These Effect Options, as the very name indicates are related to the individual transition effects, and options may differ for each effect. Further, each transition effect may or may not provide Effect Options. These Effect Options enable you to have more control over the transition style applied to the slide.

Explore what slide transition effect options are in PowerPoint 2013.


Learn PowerPoint 2013 for Windows: Adding New Shape(s) to Existing SmartArt Graphics

Aug 22, 2014

Adding New Shape(s) to Existing SmartArt Graphics in PowerPoint 2013

Once you insert a SmartArt graphic within PowerPoint (or convert some bulleted text to SmartArt), you may want to add more shapes to your SmartArt graphic. Fortunately, you can make these additions and later edit them too. You can add more shape(s) to your existing SmartArt graphics either from within the SmartArt graphic itself, or through the Text Pane. Note that adding a new shape to a SmartArt graphic entirely depends on the SmartArt variant that you are using -- some variants offer more options than the others.

Learn how to add more shape(s) to an existing SmartArt graphics in PowerPoint 2013.


Inspiration is Not Afar

Aug 21, 2014

Inspiration is Not AfarSometimes, don't all charts look the same? And then some pessimist may tell you that all of them look so uninspiring! That does sound a little cruel. But how can you and your charts look more motivated? And what can you do to be more inspired, and in turn create charts that inspire others?

Find ways to get inspiration to create better charts.


Learn PowerPoint 2013 for Windows: Slide Transition Sounds

Aug 21, 2014

Slide Transition Sounds in PowerPoint 2013

Adding sound effects to slide transitions in PowerPoint is a decision that needs so much thought because a sound playing with every slide transition can unnecessarily distract your audience. Having said that, there are occasions when a sound effect can be wisely applied to PowerPoint slide transitions, especially with picture slides -- or maybe even a chime sound for just one slide? Whatever you decide, let us explore how you can add a slide transition sound in PowerPoint 2013.

Learn how to add slide transition sounds in PowerPoint 2013.


Edit Video using Adobe Presenter

Aug 21, 2014

Edit Video using Adobe Presenter

Once you insert a video on your PowerPoint slide using the options provided within the Adobe Presenter tab, you can thereafter make some edits to the inserted video file. To do so, first make sure that you select the inserted video file -- thereafter follow these steps.

Explore how to edit video files using Adobe Presenter.


Irregular Shapes for PowerPoint: 03

Aug 20, 2014

Irregular Shapes for PowerPoint

Perfect shapes and boxes everywhere, all neatly lined up! Yes, such arrangements look clean, but also monotonous! What if you could make all these shapes curved, slanted, and natural looking – they are hand-drawn? Won't that look more organic? If you agree, then you will certainly love these new irregular shapes for PowerPoint.

Download and use these shapes in your slides.

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