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Change Shapes within a SmartArt Graphic in PowerPoint 2013 for Windows

September 21, 2016

Change Shapes within a SmartArt Graphic in PowerPoint 2013 for Windows

The default look of SmartArt graphics works great, and you may not want to change a thing! Yet, it's good to know that you can change your SmartArt graphics to other layouts, change the color of SmartArt graphics, or apply a SmartArt Style to make your SmartArt graphic appear distinct and unique. You can also change the actual shapes within a SmartArt graphic -- for instance, you can change some circles in your SmartArt graphic to squares with a mere click or two!

Learn how to change shapes within a SmartArt graphic in PowerPoint 2013.


Presentation Summit 2016: Conversation with Jim Harvey

September 21, 2016

Jim Harvey

Jim Harvey is an entrepreneur; he has taken three businesses from start-up to sale since 1991. His job is simple—to help his brilliant clients sell their ideas, products, and services more effectively all across the globe. He started learning how to sell while working on his uncle’s market stall in Birmingham, UK back in the 1970s. He’s still learning today. In this conversation, Jim discusses his session at the upcoming Presentation Summit 2016 series.

Read the conversation here.


PowerPoint and Presenting News: September 20, 2016

September 20, 2016

PowerPoint and Presenting News: September 20, 2016

We begin with a feature about Carmen Taran's keynote at the upcoming Presentation Summit. Make sure you read what she says, even if you won't attend the conference! We also feature Nova Fisher this week who talks about the new Xara Designer Pro X product. In the Tutorials section, we explore Adding New Shapes to SmartArt graphics in PowerPoint 2013 for Windows--we also explore Changing Colors and Changing and Deleting Shapes in SmartArt. Finally, do not miss the new press releases and templates of this week.

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Changing Fill, Line, and Effects for Shapes within SmartArt in PowerPoint 2013 for Windows

September 20, 2016

Changing Fill, Line, and Effects for Shapes within SmartArt in PowerPoint 2013 for Windows

When change colors of a SmartArt graphic, fill colors of individual shapes within the SmartArt change. Other attributes such as outlines or effects are not altered. Rather than individually add these attributes to your SmartArt, you can use the all-inclusive SmartArt Styles option to overcome this limitation. In this tutorial, you will learn how to apply SmartArt Styles to the selected SmartArt graphics in PowerPoint 2013.

Learn about fill, line, and effect options for shapes within SmartArt graphics in PowerPoint 2013.


Presentation Summit 2016: Conversation with Rick Altman

September 20, 2016

Rick Altman

Rick Altman has been hired by hundreds of companies, listened to by tens of thousands of professionals, and read by millions of people, all of whom seek better results with their presentation content and delivery. He covers the whole of the industry, from message crafting, through presentation design, slide creation, software technique, and delivery. Rick claims to have invented desktop publishing back in 1982 and can show a galley sheet of type that was produced by connecting his Osborne 1 computer to a typesetter across town with a 300-baud modem (that cost $800). An avid sportsman, he was not a good enough tennis player to make it onto the professional tour. All the rest of this has been his Plan B… In this conversation, Rick discusses his sessions at the upcoming Presentation Summit 2016 series.

Read the conversation here.


Changing Fill, Line, and Effects for Shapes within SmartArt in PowerPoint 2013 for Windows

September 19, 2016

Changing Fill, Line, and Effects for Shapes within SmartArt in PowerPoint 2013 for Windows

After inserting a SmartArt graphic in your slide, you can change the color for the entire SmartArt graphic -- this applies new colors to the entire SmartArt graphic including the various shapes it contains. However there may be times when you want one of the shapes to be colored differently -- in this tutorial we'll explore the fill, line, and effect options which can be applied to individual shapes within a SmartArt graphic in PowerPoint 2013.

Learn about fill, line, and effect options for shapes within SmartArt graphics in PowerPoint 2013.


Change Colors for a SmartArt Graphic in PowerPoint 2013

September 16, 2016

Change Colors for a SmartArt Graphic in PowerPoint 2013

Although the default colors of an inserted SmartArt graphic may work the best, you may also want to change the colors of the shapes comprising the SmartArt graphic. You change the colors of everything within the SmartArt graphic at one go or change colors of individual shapes within the SmartArt graphic. Follow these steps to learn how you can change colors of your SmartArt graphic in PowerPoint 2013.

Learn how to change colors for a SmartArt graphic in PowerPoint 2013.


Xara Designer Pro X: Conversation with Nova Fisher

September 16, 2016

Nova Fisher

Nova Fisher has worked within communications with Xara for over 15 years. She has previously founded and managed some successful early-to-market businesses including an internet service provider (ISP) which was founded in 1994, and the creation of one of the earliest online web authoring solutions in 1996, that enabled anyone to create a professional website without the need for any design or technical skills. In this interview, Nova talks about the new Xara Designer Pro X product.

Read the conversation here.



Change between SmartArt Graphic Layouts (Types) in PowerPoint 2013 for Windows

September 14, 2016

Change between SmartArt Graphic Layouts (Types) in PowerPoint 2013 for Windows

After inserting a SmartArt graphic within PowerPoint or converting some bulleted text to SmartArt, you might want to change the layout of the SmartArt. You can choose from various SmartArt graphics variations available within PowerPoint 2013. In this tutorial, we'll show you how to change any existing SmartArt graphic to any other layout (type).

Learn how to change from one SmartArt graphic layout to another in PowerPoint 2013.


PowerPoint and Presenting News: September 13, 2016

September 13, 2016

Geetesh Bajaj

Humor is an integral part of presenting, and Marshall Chiles, author of Your Presentation is a Joke talks about how can incorporate humor in your presentations. Noted speakers at the upcoming Presentation Summit in Las Vegas talk about their sessions -- we feature Ric Bretschneider this week. Make sure you read what they say, even if you won't attend the conference! We also feature Jerry Weissman this week who authors a guest column, The Sixth Success Factor for Startups: The Perfected Pitch. Do you want to create your own music with nothing but just your computer? Nova Fisher of Magix talks about the Magix Music Maker Premium product. In the Tutorials section, we explore Backstage View options in PowerPoint 2013 for Windows--we cover Save, Save As, Open, and Close options. We also look at SmartArt topics: inserting SmartArt, converting bulleted text to SmartArt, and the Text Pane for SmartArt graphics. Finally, do not miss the new press releases and templates of this week.

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Delete Shapes from an Existing SmartArt Graphic in PowerPoint 2013 for Windows

September 13, 2016

Delete Shapes from an Existing SmartArt Graphic in PowerPoint 2013 for Windows

After inserting a SmartArt graphic within PowerPoint (or converting some bulleted text to SmartArt), you can easily add more shapes to your SmartArt graphics with just a click or two. You can even delete shapes from any existing SmartArt graphic.

Learn how to delete shapes from an existing SmartArt graphic in PowerPoint 2013.


Adding New Shape(s) to Existing SmartArt Graphics in PowerPoint 2013

September 12, 2016

Adding New Shape(s) to Existing SmartArt Graphics in PowerPoint 2013

Once you insert a SmartArt graphic within PowerPoint (or convert some bulleted text to SmartArt), you may want to add more shapes to your SmartArt graphic. Fortunately, you can make these additions and later edit them too. You can add more shape(s) to your existing SmartArt graphics either from within the SmartArt graphic itself or through the Text Pane. Note that adding a new shape to a SmartArt graphic entirely depends on the SmartArt variant that you are using -- some variants offer more options than the others.

Learn how to add more shape(s) to an existing SmartArt graphics in PowerPoint 2013.


Presentation Summit 2016: Conversation with Carmen Simon

September 12, 2016

Carmen Simon

Carmen Simon is a cognitive neuroscientist, bestselling author, and leading expert on using memory to influence decision-making. Her most recent book, Impossible to Ignore: Create Memorable Content to Influence Decisions, has won the acclaim of publications such as Inc.com, Forbes, and Fast Company, and has been selected as one of the top ten books of the year. Simon speaks frequently to industry, academic, and government audiences on neuroscience research findings related to the future of the human brain against the background of automation. She has over 20 years of experience in the fields of computer interface design, and multimedia, and holds doctorates in both instructional technology and cognitive psychology. In this conversation, Carmen discusses her keynote at the upcoming Presentation Summit 2016 series.

Read the conversation here.


Text Pane For SmartArt Graphics in PowerPoint 2013 for Windows

September 9, 2016

Convert Bulleted Text to SmartArt in PowerPoint 2013 for Windows

We explored how to convert your normal bulleted text to a SmartArt graphic with just a click or two -- however, you'll soon discover that it is neither easy nor intuitive to edit, add, or delete text within a shape inside a SmartArt graphic. Fortunately, all the text edits can be easily performed within the convenient Text Pane of the SmartArt graphic. In this tutorial, we'll help you explore options for working within the Text Pane for SmartArt graphics in PowerPoint 2013.

Learn about how the Text Pane can help you add text to your SmartArt graphics in PowerPoint 2013.


Presentation Summit 2016: Conversation with Ric Bretschneider

September 9, 2016

Ric Bretschneider

Ric Bretschneider is a technologist, troublemaker, and problem solver. Professionally, he helps people raise the quality of their business communications, mainly presenting. At Microsoft, Ric spent 17 years working on PowerPoint, designing and molding the program that became a juggernaut in business communication. Shortly after leaving Microsoft, Ric was awarded PowerPoint MVP status, a recognition held by only a dozen or so people in the US. In his spare time, Ric runs the San Jose California branch of the Pecha Kucha presentation event, writes, blogs and podcasts. In this conversation, Ric discusses his sessions at the upcoming Presentation Summit 2016 series.

Read the conversation here.


The Sixth Success Factor for Startups: The Perfected Pitch: by Jerry Weissman

September 8, 2016

The Sixth Success Factor for Startups: The Perfected Pitch: by Jerry Weissman

"Startup Veteran" sounds like an oxymoron but it describes Bill Gross perfectly. Fresh out of Cal Tech in the 1980s, he started, grew, and sold three of his own companies. In 1996, he founded Idealab, a Pasadena-based organization to create and operate pioneering technology companies. Since then, Idealab has fostered the development of 125 companies, 40 of which have gone public or been acquired. That track record clearly qualifies Mr. Gross to offer advice to startups.

Read more here.

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