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It's always been possible to add pictures from an online source within PowerPoint. For more than a decade, this online source has been the pictures available online at Office.com. Now with a recent update, this option is no longer available in PowerPoint 2013. Instead, you can use the Online Pictures option. This feature is very helpful as you are not limited to just the pictures available on your system. You get other picture sources, some of which also include Creative Commons pictures. And all this happens within PowerPoint -- there's no need to open your web browser.
Don't you want to save time with keyboard shortcuts? We updated our PowerPoint Keyboard Shortcuts and Sequences ebook for PowerPoint 2016. We also revisit our article that talks about updates to Office 365 applications. In the Tutorials section, PowerPoint 2013 users can learn about inserting pictures. PowerPoint 2010 users can learn about Advanced Program Options, adding and renaming Ribbon tabs, the Quick Access Toolbar, and its customization. Finally, do not miss the new press releases and templates of this week.
Shapes tend to be similar to each other. You may work with one shape and then realize that you used the wrong one. Typically, users create a 5 pointed star when they need a star with 4 or 8 points, and that was just one example! Let's explore another scenario: you worked on a shape and applied effects, animations, and fills to this shape. Later you realize that you used a wrong shape, or perhaps the client wants you to change the shape but retain all the effects, animations, and fills! You may want to delete the existing shape and start over again, and that is a long drawn process. However, you don't have to do that for you can change any existing shape to another in PowerPoint 2016.
When a picture is inserted on your PowerPoint slide, you are essentially doing a task that is frequent and commonplace -- and to you, this may look like an activity that's simple. But behind this simple task, there are options you may not be aware of. You know that pictures located in any of your folders can be inserted on a slide. However, have you wondered about the relation a picture on the slide has with the original picture located in your folder? By default, PowerPoint retains no relation -- even if you delete or move the original picture file you inserted, the copy on your slide will still be retained since PowerPoint saves the picture as a part of the file it creates. Yet, there are options within PowerPoint that let you maintain the relation between the original picture and the inserted picture -- for example, if you make changes to your original picture, PowerPoint will update its copy on the slide!
Did someone say that pictures show what words can tell? Yes, it is true that both pictures and words are important, and they both play complementary roles. If you had to choose just one of them; then seeing is a much more important part of presenting. Presentations, by their very nature, are meant to be seen since they evoke actions such as project, display, or broadcast; and all of these actions represent visual media. Text and speaking are important too, but you can be more effectively heard and remembered if your content includes both text and pictures.
The Quick Access Toolbar or QAT is the only toolbar available for customization in PowerPoint. Within the QAT, you can place your most used commands so that they are accessible to you with just a single click. We already explored how you can change the location of the QAT and other tricks in our Quick Access Toolbar in PowerPoint 2010 tutorial. In this tutorial, we will explore how you can further customize the QAT in PowerPoint 2010.
Although the entire concept behind the Ribbon interface in PowerPoint 2010 was to do away with menus and toolbars, one toolbar still exists, and this entirely customizable toolbar is called the Quick Access Toolbar, or the QAT for short. Even without any customization, this toolbar contains the Save, Undo, and Redo icons, but you can use it to store many more of your often used commands.
Do you want to be part of a new presentation industry body? Learn more about the Presentation Guild in an exclusive interview with Echo Swinford. We also bring you some in-depth tutorials that discuss using fonts in PowerPoint. First, we look at whether a particular font can be embedded within PowerPoint. Then we look at safe fonts, and finally we explore four alternatives to safe fonts. In the Tutorials section, PowerPoint 2016 and 2013 users can learn about hiding and unhiding slides. PowerPoint 2010 users can learn about packaging slides, creating handouts in Word, and general PowerPoint program options. Finally, do not miss the new press releases and templates of this week.
The Ribbon that you see within the PowerPoint interface was designed to solve a problem. Older versions of PowerPoint that were populated with menus and toolbars ended with so many submenus and toolbars that many users did not know if a specific feature even existed in PowerPoint. Even worse, the toolbars could occupy so much screen real estate that you would be left with a much smaller area for your slide! Enter the Ribbon which did help resolve some of these problems, but it came with a problem of its own: it did not provide customization options when first introduced in PowerPoint 2007. This was quickly rectified in PowerPoint 2010.
The Advanced tab of the PowerPoint Options dialog box contains advanced, and some not-so-advanced options related to the appearance and working of the PowerPoint interface. Changes to these options can result in a very different and more efficient workflow. The PowerPoint Options dialog box can be accessed in multiple ways, as explained in our Backstage View - Program Options in PowerPoint 2010 for Windows tutorial. In this tutorial, we will explore the various options within the Advanced tab of the PowerPoint Options dialog box.
We learned about using safe fonts in PowerPoint, especially if you want to share your slides with others who may not have the required fonts. In simple terms, this means using fonts such as Calibri, Arial, or Times New Roman in your slides so that almost anyone can see the slides identically -- as you see them! Sometimes, this may not be a bad idea, but you do have to narrow down your choices to the bare basics. Fortunately, there are some alternatives to safe fonts too -- and some of these may work for you. The best part is that you may be able to show your slides with the fonts that you like!
The General tab of the PowerPoint Options dialog box contains basic, yet some very important options related to the appearance and working of the PowerPoint interface. Changes to these options can result in a very different and more efficient workflow. The PowerPoint Options dialog box can be accessed in multiple ways, as explained in our Backstage View - Program Options in PowerPoint 2010 for Windows tutorial. In this tutorial, we will explore the various options within the General tab of the PowerPoint Options dialog box. Follow these steps to understand better.
Did you use your favorite fonts in PowerPoint, and then discovered that when you moved the presentation to another computer, the fonts were substituted with another font? Worse, even this change is not predictable. You may find that the font change behavior is not consistent, and the same font may be substituted completely differently on a third computer!
Do you have a secret slide with useful information that you would rather not delete? But what if you show this slide to your audience inadvertently? How do you cope with this problem? 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.
Yes, you can embed some fonts in PowerPoint presentations, and the catch-word in the preceding word is "some." Yes, only a few fonts allow embedding within PowerPoint presentations, and even those have limitations. These limitations are due to the license associated with the font. This article will understand what these licenses are, and which limitations get imposed.
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