PowerPoint 2013 Tutorials: Working with Smartart and Chart Data Options (Page 181)
Collection of PowerPoint tutorials on working with Smartart, Chart Data Labels and Callouts, followed by PowerPoint Conversations.
After inserting an Organization Chart (org chart) in PowerPoint 2013, you might need to add more shapes to your org chart. The default org chart that PowerPoint places has a few shapes. However, you might want to add more shapes, as well as newer hierarchy levels for the new shapes you add. Fortunately, you can make these additions and edits with just a click or two. Follow these steps to start adding more shape(s) to your org chart in PowerPoint 2013.
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In all PowerPoint versions, you can either animate the entire table -- apply no animation at all! There's no easy way to animate just one column, row, or cell individually. Yet, there is one more workaround where you don't actually apply any animation to the table components, but when you play the slide containing the table, it looks like your table components are animating!
Imitation is the best form of flattery - and that motto will help you create charts that are so much better! Before we proceed, let us discuss whether imitation is stealing? The answer to that question is that you must only look at imitation as a source of inspiration. And make sure that you leave your own imprint to whatever you create. You can do so by investigating the chart content well, making changes that work for you, and improvising all the time.
Charts that include elements spaced apart look better. You can increase the Gap width so that there is enough space between the categories. Also, you can adjust the space between the individual Data Series within a category. By default, charts in PowerPoint 2011 do not show any gap between the individual Data Series within a category.
An organization chart in PowerPoint 2013 is not a separate option on the Insert tab of the Ribbon -- rather it is just one of the many variants of SmartArt graphics you can insert in your slide. An organization chart graphically represents the management or hierarchical structure of an organization. If you want to illustrate the reporting relationships in your company or organization, you can create a SmartArt graphic using the Organization Chart variant.
For all of you who have been asking for more irregular slide layouts, we bring you two more this time -- again you choose the price you want to pay! We bring you an exclusive review on emaze, an online presentation creation tool. PowerPoint 2013 users can learn about SmartArt and Charts.
After inserting a SmartArt graphic in PowerPoint 2013, you can add animation to your SmartArt, you'll discover that the entire graphic animates at the same time -- it may seem that you have no control over animating individual SmartArt shapes, but that's not entirely true since PowerPoint 2013 does provide some control over animating SmartArt shapes -- in this tutorial, you'll learn where to find those options, and how to use them to animate a SmartArt graphic with more control.
The Data Labels that you add to your PowerPoint charts can be enhanced by exploring Format Data Label options. These Format Data Label options include Label Options to edit the content, the position, and the format of Data Labels, as explained in this tutorial.
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In PowerPoint 2013, there is a new option called Data Callouts that allows you to place your Data Labels within the Callout shapes. The default Data Callouts are simple rectangle shapes. Beyond these simple rectangle callouts, PowerPoint 2013 provides you with various other shapes to make your Data Labels stand apart.
All the SmartArt layouts have text placeholders, which are basically text boxes. You can click and start typing within these placeholders to add text. In the previous tutorial we have showed you how to insert a SmartArt graphic within PowerPoint (or convert some bulleted text to SmartArt), and how the SmartArt Text Pane works. There are several ways to format the SmartArt graphic text; follow these steps to learn more.
Perfect shapes and segments everywhere, all neatly organized! Yes, such layouts look clean, but also so repetitive! What if you could make all these segments curved, slanted, and natural looking - as if they are hand-drawn? Won't that look more organic? If you agree, then you will certainly love these new irregular shapes for PowerPoint.
Data Labels in PowerPoint are used to display the value, and/or the name of the Chart Series, and/or Categories right within or above the Series on the chart. In versions older than PowerPoint 2013, Data Labels were contained within a plain text box. However, PowerPoint 2013 includes the new Data Callout option, that allows you to add Data Labels. This places your Data Labels within a specific callout shape.
SmartArt is a great new feature that Microsoft added in PowerPoint -- yet many users want to convert their SmartArt graphic to bulleted text, or even to individual editable shapes that can be manipulated further. Yes, you can convert SmartArt to individual shapes, but do remember that this is a one-way process, and you lose any edit-ability for the SmartArt graphic from that point of time. However, converting to shapes does mean that you have complete control over moving, resizing, deleting, or formatting individual shapes.
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