PowerPoint 2013 Tutorials, Shapes (Page 192)
Collection of PowerPoint 2013 tutorials on working with Shapes and more...
In a previous tutorial we showed you how you can add a quiz within PowerPoint using the Adobe Presenter add-in so as to quickly create some eLearning content. In this tutorial we'll explore all the options which help you create a better quiz.
PowerPoint allows you to choose from several styles for your numbered lists -- there are variations in digits, alphabets, and Roman numerical styles. By default, PowerPoint 2013 uses the 1, 2, 3 style for numbered lists. And since you can change bulleted list styles, it is only natural that you expect some changes to be allowed for numbered list styles too.
In this issue, we bring you icons and symbols for PowerPoint. We then explore the video editing options within Adobe Presenter’s Video Express app. And then we bring you some tutorials on working with bulleted lists and outlines (borders) within PowerPoint 2013 and 2010 for Windows.
And don't miss the new discussions and templates of this week!
In PowerPoint when you type text within a placeholder, the default result is that you create a bulleted list. Also, when you import an outline, all the content other than the slide titles ends up becoming bulleted text. While this may work in some situations, at other times you may want to either remove the bullets altogether, or convert it to a numbered list.
You have already learned about picture bullets, and how you can import any picture and use it as a custom bullet. You can also create your own picture bullets to use in presentations, and these can be created right within PowerPoint!
Adobe Presenter is a PowerPoint add-in that lets you create interactive e-learning content. As part of its amazing repertoire, Adobe Presenter lets you create quizzes that contain various types of questions. Quizzes thus are the containers that hold questions, and their responses. You can use the Quiz Manager option to create a single or even multiple quizzes within a single presentation. In this walkthrough, we will explore how you can get started with these quizzes.
Tired of searching online web for the perfect icon or symbol for your PowerPoint slides? Then this special download is just for you. Indezine welcomes you to download these Icon Symbols for PowerPoint. These icons and symbols are PowerPoint native graphics. This gives you the freedom to apply fills, effects and even resize as required. You get 230+ icons and symbols as part of this collection. Each of these come in 8 color variants.
PowerPoint enables you to use picture bullets rather than the conventional symbol bullets, and while you can choose from an impressive collection of ready-to-use picture bullets available, you can also import your own pictures to create a unique bullet for your text lists. So why would you want to import your own picture bullets? Probably because you want their color to match your company branding, or you want to use a stylized bullet that matches your logo -- whatever your reason may be, do remember that detailed graphics don't work well as bullets -- the more closer your graphic looks to the conventional dot-shaped bullet, the better it will appear for consistency and visual reasons.
Shape Outlines such as solid colors and gradients have a transparency attribute that lets you reduce the opacity of a line so that the slide object or background behind shows through. Transparency is calculated in percentages and you can change its value all the way from 0 to 100%. Changing this transparency is useful when you want to show a line that represents something different than a line that has no transparency. For example, you could connect two shapes with a line that’s not transparent to represent an existing relationship – and then use a semi-transparent line to link between two shapes that represents a non-existent or upcoming relationship.
In PowerPoint 2010, Shape Outlines such as solid colors and gradients have a transparency attribute that lets you reduce the opacity of a fill so that the slide object or background behind shows through. Transparency is calculated in percentages and you can change its value all the way from 0 to 100%. Changing this transparency is useful when you want to show a line that represents something different than a line that has no transparency. For example, you could connect two shapes with a line that’s not transparent to represent an existing relationship – and then use a semi-transparent line to link between two shapes that represents a non-existent or upcoming relationship.
We begin with our new graphics collection of Bulbs -- something that you can use as an analogy in so many ways. We then bring you Jigsaws, and these will help you create your own slide visuals too. And many times, both bulbs and jigsaws may appear clichéd, unless you use them as just one part of your entire graphic? To give you an idea, put a bulb within a human head graphic, and it has another meaning. Add it within a book, and the significance changes. We then explore recording video in Adobe Presenter, an eLearning add-in for PowerPoint. And then we bring you some tutorials on working with fonts, themes, and bulleted lists within PowerPoint 2013 for Windows. And don't miss the new discussions and templates of this week!
PowerPoint provides you with umpteen options to change the appearance of your bullet points -- you can change the bullet styles, format the bullet size and its color, and use pictures as bullets. In addition, you can use a character from any font, including dingbats as a bullet. So what are dingbats? Dingbats are fonts which contain decorative symbols rather than alphabets and numbers. Wingdings is a good example of a dingbats font since it is installed by default on all computers.
Bulbs are a source of light, and are often used to denote bright ideas! In this set, we bring you not one or two, but ten variations of these bulbs. These bulb graphics can be used on their own, or also combined with other graphics such as a human head to create a larger concept or analogy! Each individual shape is a native PowerPoint shape that can be re-sized, rotated, or moved as required. You can also animate individual shapes as required. You can even change fills, lines, and effects or even apply Shape Styles.
PowerPoint provides several bullet styles that you can choose from -- but they do look a little canned since almost every PowerPoint slide these days uses the same bullet styles! You could get rid of bullets altogether and use small sentences/paragraphs instead, or maybe you could explore picture bullets -- to insert any picture as your bullet. Of course, for picture bullets to work, your picture needs to be small, no larger than a medium-sized dot. And it helps if it has transparent areas. If all this talk about the size and transparency of a picture bullet makes you curious, don't worry because we explain it all!
Adobe Presenter now includes a built-in video editor called Video Express that helps in recording your screen or even the presenter, via webcam or another attached camera. Video Express provides effective video edit options such as video layouts, pan & zoom, and trim options. Once you record video, you can use several Video Express edit options, as explained in this tutorial.
While it is a great option to change bullet styles, sometimes you don't want to really change just the bullet characters themselves. You might want to alter the size of the bullet character so that it is somewhat smaller or larger than the text before which it is placed. Or maybe you need a particular color to be used? Most of the time, the defaults actually work best -- but just in case you want to make these changes, this is how you will go about the whole process in PowerPoint 2013.
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