PowerPoint Tutorials: Working with Photo Album (Page 187)
Collection of PowerPoint tutorials on working with Photo Album, followed by PowerPoint conversations.
A Chart Title of course is something that describes your chart. And PowerPoint charts do have an option to use a placeholder to contain this Chart Title. However, before you go ahead and use this option, you must decide if you need this Chart Title placeholder or not. Here are some guidelines that will help you make that decision.
After adding an audio/sound track to your PowerPoint presentation, you can let the inserted audio span across all your slides in your presentation by selecting the Play across slides option. This is done when you need the same music playing through all your slides. But what if you want the music to play only across some successive slides? What if you want the music to play from slide 1 to 12, and let all slides thereafter play without any music? Or you may want to add another audio clip for the next set of slides? Either way, it is possible to limit the number of slides that your music will play across.
Once you create a Photo Album, notice that the default template for Photo Album is a black background with white text. You can go ahead and use this template - but you can easily change the appearance of the slides by applying a Theme to your Photo Album presentation. You can of course do it outside the Photo Album presentation - in the normal way that you apply a Theme. But you can also apply a Theme right within the Photo Album dialog box.
The Photo Album feature allows you to insert hundreds of pictures on your slides with just two or three clicks. And these pictures can be edited in myriad ways. You can change the picture layouts, add captions, change pictures to black and white, etc. Additionally, you can also change the frame shapes of the pictures, to give them an effect such as drop shadows, or a black border, or even a picture that's contained in a frame with rounded corners.
Waterfall Charts are one of the most popular charts for displaying how different items come together to make up a whole. The chart was first invented and is still widely used by consultants of McKinsey & Company, and is something you can easily add to your PowerPoint charting repertoire. Taylor Croonquist teaches you how you can create these waterfall charts easily in PowerPoint.
This week we bring you some graphics and a sample presentation on Movember. The graphics are ready to use within your own slides whereas the presentation is also reusable and explains the concept behind Movember. PowerPoint 2013 users can learn more from a bunch of Visuals (Graphics) tutorials -- as well as more about the amazing Photo Album feature. And don't miss the new discussions and templates of this week!
There is no doubt if you are using a rich, vibrant colored picture than olde-worlde black and white for your presentation, the colored pictures will attract more attention. However, the visibility in terms of contrast is far superior in a black and white photo -- artists and photography purists have long hailed the black and white picture as a creative medium. You may want to extend this creative medium to your Photo Album presentations -- fortunately, a click or two is all that is required to create an inspirational black and white Photo Album in PowerPoint 2013.
PowerPoint enables you to add captions for the pictures you add in a Photo Album presentation. Note that by default, the picture's file name is used as a caption, so if the original file name was "Winter Morning.jpg", the caption you see on your slide will be "Winter Morning". Unfortunately it is not possible to get such nice, descriptive names for all pictures -- these days most pictures are just subsequent numbers from a digital camera -- so a name like IMG06712.jpg is more common! You really don't want a caption like IMG06712 -- fortunately, PowerPoint 2013 lets you change captions too! Before we learn about editing captions, let us first show how you can enable them.
After creating a Photo Album, you can reorder the sequence of the images, change their brightness and contrast levels, etc. However, you can also make changes to the layouts of the individual slides -- such as number of pictures you want to be visible on a single slide. You can also opt to show slide titles (or not), or even show your pictures in full screen view where one individual picture fits the entire slide area. What choices you make will depend entirely upon you -- in this tutorial, you will be aware of these different choices.
The Photo Album feature in PowerPoint is not just limited to creating presentations that contain photos. You can edit the photo content in many ways, since the Edit Photo Album dialog box provides abundant possibilities -- in this tutorial we'll explore some of these edit options.
Once you create a Photo Album, there is so much you can do to make non-destructive edits to your photo album presentation. In this tutorial, you will learn about accessing the edit options within the Photo Album dialog box in PowerPoint 2013.
We begin with a feature on Jim Endicott's session at the Presentation Summit last month. We then review a Photoshop plug-in called AKVIS Pastel. PowerPoint 2013 (and PowerPoint 2011 for Mac) users can learn more from a bunch of Visuals (Graphics) tutorials. And don't miss the new discussions and templates of this week.
PowerPoint can import pictures in several formats – from the ubiquitous JPG to the ancient BMP. Whichever file format you use, importing tens or even hundreds of pictures into consecutive PowerPoint slides can be a chore – fortunately, the awesome Photo Album feature makes this task a simple a ffair. When you use the Photo Album feature it always creates a new presentation.
PowerPoint enables you to do most positioning tasks for your pictures such as resizing, aligning, and grouping in easy way. In addition, you can also reorder the pictures (or even a bunch of pictures and other slide objects such as shapes) on your slide quite easily using the various ordering options available within PowerPoint. In this tutorial, we will explore how you can reorder your pictures on a slide.
PowerPoint 2013 has no limitations to the number of slide objects you can add within the slide area. Be it shapes, multiple pictures, or any other slide objects -- you can add them all. When you add multiple pictures on the slide you may end up placing them in a haphazard manner and pictures of different sizes may be scattered all over the slide. It is good idea to arrange them all properly to get a more aesthetic looking layout. This tutorial explores how you can group pictures on your slide.
The afternoon keynote session at the Presentation Summit on Monday (October 13, 2014) was delivered by Jim Endicott. Jim started by saying he was going to share presenting ideas that attendees could use straightaway. He asked the audience to suggest some presentation scenarios -- the audience responded by providing scenarios such as product launches, board room meetings, and courtroom presentations.
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