Learn about Shapes and Outlines in PowerPoint 2016 and read Indezine review on PowerPoint add-ins and different multimedia products.
Bob Befus is passionate about helping scientists and clinicians present the results of their research. In the 1980s, he co-founded a company that eventually became Research Presentation Strategies (RPS). RPS developed and manages SlideSource.com, a presentation management tool that lets you organize and share your presentations from one secure online library anytime, anywhere. In this conversation, Bob discusses Presentitis.
The new Smart Lookup feature in PowerPoint 2016 is an option that brings up definitions, images, and other results from various online resources about a word or phrase, right within PowerPoint. PowerPoint’s online documentation sometimes calls this feature Insights, and it looks like the terms Insights and Smart Lookup are the same features.
We start by looking at the circle in the sun. You may wonder what this has got to do with presenting? As this series evolves, we will explore how circles play an important part in presenting. We also bring you another installment of our Timelines that are Different series - this week we look at an offering from infoDiagram. And then we feature Vikas Agrawal in a guest column, where he talks about infographics and the presentation revolution. PowerPoint 2016 for Windows users can learn about different formatting options for lines, such as dashes, thickness, arrowheads, and even gradients. We also look at the new Tell Me feature, introduced in PowerPoint 2016, that gets quick access to help. Finally, do not miss the new press releases and templates of this week!
There are so many different types of shapes that PowerPoint provides you with, and you can format these shapes by resizing, rotating, flipping, etc. Other than these basic formatting tasks, you must explore the special yellow round handles. Most shapes in PowerPoint 2016 when selected, display eight resizing handles and a single rotation handle. In addition, some shapes also have one or more yellow round handles -- these yellow round handles enable you to change some facets of the selected shape, or in some cases you can change the entire shape.
Motti Nisani is the CEO of emaze, a company that produces a tool of the same name. With emaze, you can create presentations in virtual 3D worlds or simply in slides like. Motti has a B.Sc. degree in Engineering from Tel-Aviv University, Israel. In this interview, Motti discusses the new Android app for emaze.
When you believe in the freedom of creativity, you may not want to restraint objects on a slide to be aligned geometrically. Indeed, you may want everything placed in an organic, non-aligned manner. Ultimately, the decision to align is influenced by the scenario -- sometimes it works, and some other times, an unaligned bunch of shapes looks perfectly natural and organic.
Long, long ago I talked about circles and had wanted to bring up this amazing shape back to focus again. It has been a while, but the circle is as important as ever, and will always be. Why have people, over the years, played around with circles? What is it about a circle that draws people across lands? Probably, the circle was the most important shape known to ancient man and represented the sun. And the sun showed up brightly in the sky, and represented a new beginning, every single day!
Everyone who uses PowerPoint has faced this situation: you know what you want to do with a slide or a slide object, but you don't know where to find the related option in PowerPoint! PowerPoint 2016 has a new feature called Tell Me that will tell you what you need to do! Tell Me is a text field that you can see in PowerPoint 2016 after the last Tab of the Ribbon.
PowerPoint 2016 provides plenty of options to format Shape Outlines -- this tutorial explores an attribute that's rarely associated with shape outlines but can provide a surprisingly different look, especially when applied to lines that are thicker in weight. This attribute, Gradient Outlines is not accessible from the Shape Outline gallery in the Ribbon but directly from the Format Shape Task Pane that we will explore later on this page.
Many of you have been following our Timelines that are Different series, and it's now time to show you another fantastic timeline that you can use on your PowerPoint slides. The requirement to be featured in this series is not to be just useful and interesting, but the featured timeline also needs to be different and stand apart from usual timeline offerings. Our sixth timeline slide is from infoDiagram, a template site based out of London, UK.
PowerPoint provides two types of shapes: open and close shapes. Shapes, such as rectangles, circles, etc. are closed shapes. Regular line shapes, such as straight lines, curves, scribbles, etc. are open shapes. Arrowheads can be added only to open shapes. That's because an arrow needs a pronounced, visible beginning and end.
Janet Giesen of discusses the new Shutterstock plugin for PowerPoint that lets you find and insert pictures right within PowerPoint. On our Timelines that are Different series, we look at our fifth different timeline graphic from PresentationLoad. Nova Fisher of Xara talks about the new Photo & Graphic Designer 365 product. PowerPoint 2016 for Windows users can learn about nudging shapes, and also how you can convert text to shapes via the Intersect and Fragment options. We also explore the Eyedropper option that lets you copy fill colors. And then we show you how you can merge shapes and pictures together. Finally, do not miss the new press releases and templates of this week!
We have already explored how to format shape outlines and change their weight. In this tutorial, you will learn how to apply a Dash style to shape outline. A dashed line can have plenty of variations: from a line with fewer dashes to ones with longer or smaller dashes, or even alternating small and long dashes.
'A picture says a thousand words' is perhaps a hackneyed truism, but infographics are proving it right all over again in the digital age. Infographics transform complex facts and figures into simple images and depictions which enable viewers to grasp difficult concepts instantly and make easy comparisons. These colorful, mesmerizing visual tools masquerading as work actually make learning fun. If you want to engage the audience with creativity and flair at your next presentation, you should consider using infographics. If you aren't entirely convinced, here is some information to consider.
We have explained the basics of formatting shape outlines in PowerPoint 2016. Now we take you further ahead to explore how you can change line weight to make the outlines thinner and thicker. So why would you want to alter the weight of an outline? There are many reasons -- more often than not, you may want a line that's almost invisible or very thin -- this lets your audience focus on other areas. At other times when you want the attention of your audience to focus on a particular line, then you can do so by thickening its weight. In this tutorial, we will also cover compound lines such as those that encompass double or triple lines.
Janet Giesen is Senior Director of Business Development and Strategic Partnerships at Shutterstock. She runs integrated partnerships, co-marketing initiatives, and data deals for the company. Before joining Shutterstock, Janet managed affiliate and digital media partnerships for American Express OPEN. Janet holds an MBA from NYU's Stern School of Business, a Professional Certification in Publishing from Columbia's School of Journalism, and a BA from Boston College. In this interview, Janet talks about the Shutterstock Plug-in for PowerPoint.
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