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Convert SmartArt Graphic into Shapes in PowerPoint 2013 for Windows

October 5, 2016

Convert SmartArt Graphic into Shapes in PowerPoint 2013 for Windows

SmartArt is a great new feature that Microsoft added in PowerPoint -- yet many users want to convert their SmartArt graphic to bulleted text, or even to individually editable shapes to manipulate further. Yes, you can convert SmartArt to individual shapes, but do remember that this is a one-way process, and you lose any editability for the SmartArt graphic from that point of time. However, converting to shapes does mean that you have complete control over moving, resizing, deleting, or formatting individual shapes. Follow these steps to convert a SmartArt graphic into shapes in PowerPoint 2013.

Learn how to convert a SmartArt graphic to shapes in PowerPoint 2013.


PowerPoint and Presenting News: October 4, 2016

October 4, 2016

PowerPoint and Presenting News: October 4, 2016

Being interviewed is a pleasant change from doing the interview, especially when this was done by none other than TJ Walker. So if you want to know more about Indezine, and the way I work, you can hear TJ's special podcast that we feature this week. We also have Sunni Brown, the famous doodler in world talking about her upcoming keynote session at the Presentation Summit later this month. Do read what she says, even if you won't attend the conference! We have a guest column featuring Arnout Drenthel from the Netherlands, who explores 6 Reasons Why Your PowerPoint Presentations (Still) Look Boring. In the Tutorials section, PowerPoint 2010 users can find out more about the New, Print, Save, Help, and Program options within Backstage view. Finally, do not miss the new press releases and templates of this week.

Read Indezine's PowerPoint and Presenting News.


Move Shapes within a SmartArt Graphic in PowerPoint 2013

October 4, 2016

Move Shapes within a SmartArt Graphic in PowerPoint 2013

SmartArt graphics are easily inserted infographics that typically place common PowerPoint shapes in relation to each other to create a strong message. You can, of course, change those individual shapes within SmartArt, as in changing a square to a circle or anything else -- but what many users don't realize is that you can do much more. You can actually move some shapes around within the SmartArt graphic if you want -- this sort of creative freedom lets you adapt existing SmartArt layouts to your liking to create something new. In this tutorial, we'll explore how to move shapes within any SmartArt graphic in PowerPoint 2013.

Learn how to move individual shapes comprised within a SmartArt graphic in PowerPoint 2013.


Hide/Unhide Slides in PowerPoint 2010 for Windows

October 3, 2016

Hide/Unhide Slides in PowerPoint 2010 for Windows

You have a secret slide with useful information that you do not want to delete. But you don’t want to show it to your audience inadvertently! What do you do? The solution is easy: you just hide the slide. Hidden slides don’t show up in Slide Show view, but they are still available to edit and to possibly unhide when you are ready to show that slide to the world.

Learn how to hide and unhide slides in PowerPoint 2010.


Geetesh, Interviewed by TJ Walker

September 30, 2016

Geetesh, Interviewed by TJ Walker

Recently, TJ Walker interviewed me. We spoke about many things: how I evolved and got to do what I do, what are my thoughts on presenting, and so much more. The transcript covers only the first five minutes, but the recorded podcast that you can play spans more than an hour.

Read more here.


Backstage View - Program Options in PowerPoint 2010 for Windows

September 30, 2016

Backstage View - Program Options in PowerPoint 2010 for Windows

Many long-time users do not know that so many options within PowerPoint can change how you can work. Most of these preferences are found within the PowerPoint Options dialog box, accessed in multiple ways.

Learn about PowerPoint 2010’s program options that you can access from Backstage view.


Backstage View - Help Options in PowerPoint 2010 for Windows

September 29, 2016

Backstage View - Help Options in PowerPoint 2010 for Windows

We have already explored options within Backstage View such as New, Recent, Print, etc. In this tutorial, we will explore the Help option that provides you assistance and documentation. Follow these steps to learn more about Help options within Backstage view in PowerPoint 2010.

Learn about the Help options within Backstage view in PowerPoint 2010.


Presentation Summit 2016: Conversation with Sunni Brown

September 29, 2016

Sunni Brown

Sunni Brown is Founder and Chief Human Potentialist of Sunni Brown Ink, an international consultancy supporting organizational problem-solving around communication, creativity and culture. She was named one of the “100 Most Creative People in Business” and one of the “10 Most Creative People on Twitter” by Fast Company. She is a global public speaker and the best-selling author of Gamestorming and The Doodle Revolution. In this conversation, Sunni discusses her keynote at the upcoming Presentation Summit 2016 series.

Read the conversation here.


6 Reasons Why Your PowerPoint Presentations (Still) Look Boring

September 28, 2016

Arnout Drenthel

You must have something important to present. Otherwise; why bother giving the presentation in the first place? And as such, you probably have prepared the content of your message well. And you might have even prepared a PowerPoint presentation to accompany your talk. But does it stand out? Does it do justice to the point you want to bring across? Or do your PowerPoint slides bring your talk down by being dull and boring?

Read more in this guest post by Arnout Drenthel.


Backstage View - Save and Send Options in PowerPoint 2010 for Windows

September 28, 2016

Backstage View - Save and Send Options in PowerPoint 2010 for Windows

Among the options within Backstage View, we have already explored some such as Open, New, Recent, Print, etc. In this tutorial, we will explore the Save & Send option used to save and share the current presentation in so many ways including broadcasting, creating a video, packaging to a CD, creating handouts, saving to a SharePoint site, etc. Follow these steps to learn more about Save & Send options within Backstage view in PowerPoint 2010.

Learn about the Save and Send options within Backstage view in PowerPoint 2010.


PowerPoint and Presenting News: September 27, 2016

September 27, 2016

PowerPoint and Presenting News: September 27, 2016

How would you like to get professionally designed jigsaw puzzle pieces, that fit perfectly into other puzzle segments? You will love our Jigsaw Graphics for PowerPoint--these are not graphics that you insert into PowerPoint, because you get these as PowerPoint slides! Each puzzle segment is a native PowerPoint shape. We also get you interviews with more Presentation Summit speakers -- this week we feature Rick Altman, Jim harvey, and Taylor Croonquist. Make sure you read what they talk about, even if you won't attend the conference!

In the Tutorials section, we explore changing fills, line, and effects for shapes within SmartArt graphics in PowerPoint 2013. We also look at SmartArt Styles, changing shapes within SmartArt, and resizing individual SmartArt shapes. PowerPoint 2010 users can find out more about the Recent option within Backstage view. Finally, do not miss the new press releases and templates of this week.

Read Indezine's PowerPoint and Presenting News.


Backstage View - Print Option in PowerPoint 2010 for Windows

September 27, 2016

Backstage View - Print Option in PowerPoint 2010 for Windows

Among the options within Backstage View, we have already explored some options such as Open, New, Recent etc. In this tutorial, we will explore the Print option used to print the current presentation in the form of selected slides, notes pages, handouts, etc. Follow these steps to learn more about Print options within Backstage view in PowerPoint 2010.

Learn about the Print option within Backstage view in PowerPoint 2010.


Backstage View - New Option in PowerPoint 2010 for Windows

September 26, 2016

Backstage View - New Option in PowerPoint 2010 for Windows

When you launch PowerPoint 2010, it always opens a new blank presentation for you. Further, if you are already working on an open presentation, and want to create a new presentation at that point, you can do so using the New option within the Backstage View. Follow these steps to explore the New option within Backstage view in PowerPoint 2010.

Learn about the New option within the Backstage view in PowerPoint 2010.


Backstage View – Recent Option in PowerPoint 2010 for Windows

September 23, 2016

Backstage View – Recent Option in PowerPoint 2010 for Windows

The Recent option within the Backstage View provides you with a list of recently opened presentations so that you can quickly select the one that you want to work upon. Further, the Recent option provides you with a couple of other tricks. Follow these steps to explore the Recent option within Backstage view in PowerPoint 2010.

Learn about the Recent option within Backstage view in PowerPoint 2010.


Resize Shapes within a SmartArt Graphic in PowerPoint 2013 for Windows

September 22, 2016

Resize Shapes within a SmartArt Graphic in PowerPoint 2013 for Windows

Similar to how you can change an individual shape within the SmartArt, you can even resize shapes within a SmartArt graphic. This can be helpful if you want one shape to be larger than the others -- maybe you want one shape to stand out? Whatever be the reason behind you wanting to resize these shapes, this tutorial will explore how you can resize individual shapes within a SmartArt graphic in PowerPoint 2013.

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


Presentation Summit 2016: Conversation with Taylor Croonquist

September 22, 2016

Taylor Croonquist

Taylor Croonquist is the co-founder of Nuts & Bolts Speed Training, a website delivering actionable PowerPoint training and speed strategies, helping professionals cut their build time in a third. Prior to Nuts & Bolts, Taylor lived and worked in China for 10 years in finance and consulting. When he’s not busy crafting PowerPoint training, you can find him traveling and scuba diving. In this conversation, Taylor discusses his sessions at the upcoming Presentation Summit 2016 series.

Read the conversation here.

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