PowerPoint Tutorials: Media, Sections, Text, and Slides (Page 198)
Collection of PowerPoint tutorials on working with sections, text, slides, media, and more...
Nancy Ancowitz is a business communication coach and author of Self-Promotion for Introverts®. She helps clients—introverts and extroverts alike—connect to and communicate their gifts to bring them fully and authentically into the world. Nancy is a thinking partner and stalwart supporter for these clients, who range from CEOs to emerging leaders in the business and creative worlds. They entrust her with helping them prepare for their most important presentations, job interviews, and other business meetings. In this conversation, Nancy discusses about presentation skills for introverts.
Have you wondered about how your paragraphs get positioned as a bulleted list within PowerPoint? How is the indenting space calculated, and how can you make changes that can alter those spaces? These changes are essentially influenced by three types of Indent Markers. Of the three Indent Markers you can see on the Ruler, the Hanging Indent Marker is used to tweak the position of the paragraph following the bullet.
Paper Planes represent aims, ambitions, goals and targets - and you can use these paper plane graphics in your slides to denote any such achievement. Most of the time, people just use arrows on their slides to highlight a certain area - but you can also use these paper planes instead - and you can also animate them to land right on target - exactly where you want them placed!
Custom Shows can add a completely different dimension to your presentations -- the same slides can be used for multiple Custom Shows and can help you decide what you want to show to any given audience. Creating and using Custom Shows is an advanced use of PowerPoint -- here are some tips that will help you get more from this amazing feature in PowerPoint 2011.
Custom Slide Shows, as indicated by their name itself, are Slide Shows customized by the user. The purpose of creating a Custom Slide Show is to display only selected slides from your presentation, without deleting the slides you do not want to show. To understand 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 from a single presentation!
You get another part of our Irregular Shapes series -- this 9th series has larger, curved shapes. We then discuss why bar charts work better than column charts, especially if you have longer axis labels. We explore slides with video Countdown Timers. We also have an exclusive conversation with David Tang of Flevy Tools, a free PowerPoint add-in that creates diagrams and charts in PowerPoint. We then explore the Learning Dashboard in Adobe Presenter, another add-in for PowerPoint. PowerPoint 2013 users can learn about copying text attributes with the Format Painter. We also look at reordering Sections, and indent markets for bulleted lists. PowerPoint 2011 for Mac users can learn about reordering Sections and comparing / merging presentations. And don't miss the new discussions and templates of this week!
You have already learned about the indent markers on the Horizontal Ruler, and how they can influence the bulleted paragraph on your PowerPoint slide. There are three types of Indent Markers you can find on the Horizontal Ruler: the First Line Indent Marker, the Hanging Indent Marker, and the Left Indent Marker. In this tutorial, let us learn how the First Line Indent Marker influences the position of the bullets.
So what's the difference between a Column Chart and a Bar Chart? Purists may call them both bar charts and some charting folks may also find many, many differences between them - but broadly speaking, a bar chart is a column chart that's rotated 90 degrees - and what a difference those 90 degrees make! It's amazing that so much can change with such a small adjustment.
If your presentation has a number of Sections, you may find it little difficult to reorder your Sections by just dragging and dropping. Or you may even find it difficult to see all Sections at the same time. This happens because there may be many slides within each of these Sections. And if you want to drag a slide between the one Section to another, you may be at a loss to comprehend what you will end up with. So to counter this problem, you can collapse and expand single and multiple Sections, as explained in this tutorial.
The similarity between a Bar Chart and a Column Chart is that both display the same data using rectangular bars. The length of these bars is proportional to the data value. Also, both are used to compare two or more values. So what is the difference? The difference lies in their orientation -- and henceforth the perspective with which we humans comprehend the data. A Bar Chart is oriented horizontally and a Column Chart is oriented vertically (see our Column or Bar Chart? tutorial). This small variance can make a lot of difference depending upon how large your chart data is, or how lengthy your Category Axis Labels are.
In PowerPoint, Sections are not just for effective and easy management of your slides, but they can also let you quickly reorder large blocks of adjacent slides. All you got to do is to place all slides you want to reorder within a single Section, and then move that Section along with all the slides that it contains. In this tutorial we'll show you how you can reorder Sections within PowerPoint 2013.
David Tang is the founder of Flevy, a marketplace for premium business documents. Prior to Flevy, David worked as a management consultant for 8 years. His consulting experience spans corporate strategy, marketing, operations, and change management -- both domestic and international (EMEA + APAC). David graduated from Cornell University with a Bachelor's and Master's in engineering. In this conversation, David discusses Flevy Tools, an add-in for PowerPoint that creates several chart and diagram types.
Imagine this situation: you are working on a presentation with your client, or a co-worker -- then, instead of working on the same copy one after the other, you worked on two different copies. These copies contain changes done by you both. Some changes may be similar and some may be different. Now you need to compare and merge these copies into a single, cohesive file without losing anything important!
Yes, geometrically perfect shapes make your slides look clean and organized, but at the same time they also make them look like any other slide. You do want your slides to look different? Or do you want them to appear monotonous? And of course, shapes with hand drawn look can make your slides more human and lively. 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.
We have explored how you can apply or change bulleted paragraphs within your text objects -- by default, the actual bullet character is always placed before the paragraph that follows it. Also, there is no absolute position of any bullet character you see on your slides -- the bullet character's position is always influenced by 4 factors that we explain.
We start with a series of Molecule graphics - molecules work great in many scenarios where you want to show a visual. We then explore the Theme options in Adobe Presenter, an add-in for PowerPoint. PowerPoint 2013 users can learn about animating slide objects while a video or audio file is still playing - this has been one of our most requested tutorials. We also explore how you can comment and collaborate on the same presentation within PowerPoint 2013 and PowerPoint Online. We explore tips for Custom Shows and also show how you can highlight text, and also remove or copy text highlighting - all within PowerPoint 2013 for Windows. PowerPoint 2010 users can learn about comparing and merging presentations while PowerPoint 2007 users can explore slides with countdown timers. And don't miss the new discussions and templates of this week!
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