PowerPoint 2013 Tutorials, Shape Fills and Effects (Page 193)
Collection of PowerPoint 2013 tutorials on working with Shape fills, effects and more...
We explored previously how reusing your existing slides can be a great help, since it saves so much of your time. While bringing up the Reuse Slides task pane that enables you to add selected slides to the active presentation, there is another easier and more intuitive way to reuse your slides. You can drag selected slides from the source presentation and drop them within the newer presentation. In this tutorial, we'll show you how to reuse slides through this drag and drop process within PowerPoint 2013 for Windows.
Do you want to add a backdrop to your PowerPoint slides? Then you will love these City Skyline graphics for PowerPoint. These city skyline slides show combined or sectional areas of typical cities. The entire collection contains over 11 city skylines and all of them come in various colors. What's more! All these are PowerPoint native, you can resize, recolor, add effects and do more, right inside PowerPoint.
Reusing your existing slides can be a great help: first you need not recreate stuff you already have and secondly you are saving so much time that you can use more effectively to practice your presentation! Having said that, always start by creating an outline of your presentation -- thereafter reuse any existing slides. PowerPoint provides a quick command that locates specific slides, and enables you to add it to the active presentation. While this process works the same way in all versions of PowerPoint, there are small interface changes -- in this tutorial, we'll show you how to reuse slides in PowerPoint 2013 for Windows.
Quizzes that you create in Adobe Presenter are not saved as separate files -- in fact they are saved as part of the container PowerPoint file within which they were created. And that's actually a huge advantage, especially if you want to move your quizzes from one eLearning project to another -- or even when you want to import an existing quiz to use as a template for another quiz. Essentially, all you need is to move, copy, or duplicate your original PowerPoint files!
Yes, it's great to have stuff neatly lined up - but your slide layouts can look more pleasing and aesthetic with a personal touch. It's the same with geometric shapes - they look organized, but why stay with just organized when they can also look more human with a shape that's slightly irregular? What if you could make all shape segments in your slides 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.
You may know how easy it is to flip or rotate a picture on your slide. But do this same flipping when you use a Picture fill within a shape -- and do you notice that only the shape flips, and not the picture within? But what if you wanted to just flip, or even rotate the picture within the shape, without changing the actual shape? How do you do that?
It is easy to flip and rotate a picture on your slide. However this same flipping can be a little tricky when you use a Picture fill within a shape. That's because you end up with a picture that does get flipped, but so does the shape. But what if we wanted to just flip, or even rotate the picture within the shape? How do you do that?
After adding a quiz and customizing quiz options in Adobe Presenter, you still need to add the actual questions to your quiz! You can add different types of questions -- and depending upon the type of question you choose, that particular type of question will contain different options. You can add graded questions, survey questions, or a combination of both to each quiz.
Microsoft's Office Clip Art Gallery, which was earlier known as Office Online is being shut down. This includes Microsoft's Office.com Clip Art and image search service, and also the Clip Art task panes in Microsoft Office applications such as PowerPoint, Word, and Excel. The question then is, so what should you do when Office Clip Art goes offline? Here are some possible answers, alternatives, and workarounds.
In PowerPoint you can set various attributes for shapes -- adjusting Transparency for Shape Fills is one of such tasks. Similar to the shape fills, shape outlines such as solid lines and gradient lines also have transparency attribute. This attribute lets you reduce the opacity of the outline (also known as the border or line), so that the slide object or background behind shows through partially. Transparency is calculated in percentages and you can change its value all the way from 0 to 100%.
We start with the last part of our Better PowerPoint Charts series -- this time we explore what books you should read, and where you can reach out for help. We also look at a web app that lets you create Word Clouds you can use within PowerPoint. And you can explore options to add quizzes in Adobe Presenter. And then we bring you some tutorials on working with bulleted lists and shapes within PowerPoint 2013 for Windows. And don't miss the new discussions and templates of this week!
After adding gradient fills to shapes you may want to make some changes to the gradient fill. Or, you may want to change the colors comprising your gradient outlines. To do so, you must be familiar with gradient stops. A gradient stop is the point where a new color is introduced within the gradient blend. Unlike PowerPoint versions on Windows, PowerPoint 2011 for Mac does not really use the term "gradient stop" - in fact no term is used and probably, this version just refers to these stops as 'colors'. However, we will call them stops within this tutorial.
Learning is a process that never ends. You may be a charting expert, but there's always more to learn. Two of the best ways you can stay up to date is by reading books and participating in forums. Let's first look at books. Most charting books fall into two categories – about charting design and charting techniques. Books within the first category look at charting, so as to how a particular chart will help people understand a difficult concept. They also look at design principles and best practices.
It is easy to flip and rotate a picture on your slide. However this same flipping can be a little tricky when you use a Picture fill within a shape. That's because you end up with a picture that does get flipped, but so does the shape. But what if we wanted to just flip the picture? How do you do that?
Have you seen a bunch of words with similar meanings that are arranged together to form a graphic? Such a graphic is commonly called a Word Cloud. Creating a Word Cloud by inserting text boxes and rotating them is possible using just PowerPoint's native features. However, it is time consuming and the visual output may not appeal all the time. So what do you do to create a Word Cloud without having to spend time to design it?
And don't miss the new discussions and templates of this week!
Imagine that you have a long numbered list that forms the content within your PowerPoint slide. Now, it is not uncommon for slides to have numbered lists that comprise twenty lines, and that is singularly unfortunate because even if members of your audience have perfect eyesight, they won't be able to read the teeny-weeny sized text! And let us face the fact that too much text is downright boring, and nowadays any sort of bulleted or numbered lists seem to signify a poorly designed slide. One approach you can take to combat this problem is by dividing your list across multiple slides -- but even then PowerPoint may default to numbering your lists at 1 on each slide -- even when you want it to start at 6, 11, or 16! Luckily, that is an easier problem to resolve, as explained in this tutorial.
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