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03/29/2017 12:15 AM

Creating Word Clouds for PowerPoint using Wordle

Have you seen a bunch of words with similar meanings that are arranged together to form a graphic? Such a graphic is commonly called a Word Cloud. These Word Clouds are primarily textual art and define subjects, scopes or even ideas. Such clouds may contain words that involve or influence the subject which the presenter or the user is focused on. Learn how to create word clouds for


03/29/2017 12:15 AM

Insert Pictures from Facebook in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

PowerPoint enables you to insert online pictures in more than one way, and explored these various options in our Insert Online Pictures in PowerPoint 2016 tutorial. This is the last tutorial of this series, and you will learn how you can use the Facebook option to insert pictures which are uploaded within your Facebook account, straight into PowerPoint 2016. Learn how to insert pictures from


03/29/2017 12:15 AM

Insert Picture from OneDrive in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

Our next option within the Insert Online Pictures in PowerPoint 2016 series of tutorials is exploring how you can insert pictures from your OneDrive account. Note that you must have some pictures already uploaded to your OneDrive folders for working with this tutorial. Luckily with OneDrive's camera upload options for all phone platforms, most of us possibly already have tons of pictures in our


03/29/2017 12:15 AM

Convert SmartArt Graphic to Text in PowerPoint 2016

One of PowerPoint’s amazing options is the feature that lets you convert your existing bulleted text to a SmartArt graphic. Many times, though, you might want to do the reverse; that is converting SmartArt back to bulleted text. When Microsoft introduced SmartArt in PowerPoint 2007, this reverse conversion was not possible but in later versions, Microsoft added this ability. Follow these steps


03/29/2017 12:15 AM

Insert Picture from Flickr in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

There are many, many options as far as inserting pictures from online sources within PowerPoint are concerned. Other than using the Bing Image Search options, you can also access Flickr. Flickr is probably the greatest online resource for pictures uploaded by photographers and enthusiasts all over the world. However, unlike with the Bing option, PowerPoint does not allow you to simply go and


03/29/2017 12:15 AM

Insert Picture from Bing in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

Although you can search for pictures on Google Images or Bing, these pictures show in web browsers, and even then you cannot use most pictures in your slides since that would be a copyright violation. Fortunately, PowerPoint provides an option to search for pictures on Bing, which makes sure that you find Creative Common pictures so that you don’t end up being on the wrong side of the law. Even


03/29/2017 12:15 AM

Creating Word Clouds for PowerPoint using Word Cloud Generator

Word Clouds provide creative ways to explore and explain a concept or a subject using relevant terms that support a central idea. Even better, they create a visual from some words and can be used effectively in presentation scenarios, such as within your PowerPoint slides. However, creating such a Word Cloud in PowerPoint can be both a daunting and a time-consuming task! To make this process


03/29/2017 12:15 AM

YAY Images Add-in for PowerPoint: Conversation with Jan Ole Kjellesvig

Jan Ole Kjellesvig is COO and one of the founders of YAY Images, one of Europe’s leading stock photo agencies. YAY is built on a strong technological platform, and focuses on innovative ways to distribute content worldwide, both directly and through strategic partnerships. In 2014 they launched the new image licensing model called “streaming”, which has caught the attention of the industry. Jan


03/29/2017 12:15 AM

Reposition Picture Fills with Crop in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

To make a visually strong PowerPoint presentation, you should use shapes and pictures. You can also fill your shapes with pictures. Maybe sometimes you end up with not so desirable results. Primarily, you'll find that PowerPoint insists on filling the entire picture within the shape. In the process, the picture itself may appear distorted. Fortunately, regaining this lost proportion is an easy


03/29/2017 12:15 AM

Reset Pictures in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

Once a picture is inserted within PowerPoint, any manipulations you make to that picture are strictly only on the surface. The appearance of the picture changes on the slide, but the unaltered picture is stored within your PowerPoint presentation. This is an awesome feature because if you make many changes to a picture and then regret experimenting, you can just reset your picture rather than


03/29/2017 12:15 AM

Artistic Effects for Pictures in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

PowerPoint is a slide program but that doesn't mean that it does not have some cool picture editing tricks up its sleeve. When we say "cool", we certainly do not mean just inserting a picture, or even the fact that you can apply corrections or recolor hues. PowerPoint 2016 provides around 23 filters as part of its Artistic Effects options. Some of these filters (effects) can make your pictures


03/29/2017 12:15 AM

Changing Color of Pictures in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

One of the coolest options for editing pictures in PowerPoint is to change the hue of your entire picture so that it looks almost like a duotone picture. Similar to how you apply corrections to your inserted pictures, this Color option can also help you do more with your pictures. Be aware though that this Color option does not work like a coloring book; rather it changes the overall hue color


03/29/2017 12:15 AM

Picture Corrections in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

A picture needs to be "corrected" when its appearance is too dark or too bright. You could end up with pictures that need correction if the lighting was not proper when you clicked the original picture. Additionally, you may also want to make some tonal changes to a picture so that it stands apart. In this tutorial, you will learn how to make corrections to inserted pictures regarding their


03/29/2017 12:15 AM

Talk Like a Rosling: Conversation with Rob Dysell

Rob Dysell is the CMO of Pickit. His job is to make sure that the perceived offer of the online service is always increasing and that sales are successful. Rob has worked over 10 years in advertising, design and digital marketing. Before working at Pickit, he ran the strategic department of the advertising Agency Acne in Stockholm. He has a mixed background: after graduating in social sciences,


03/29/2017 12:15 AM

Remove Background from Pictures in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

Do you want to remove a sky, a wall, any backdrop, or something else in a photograph so that the slide background shows through within those removed parts of the picture? The Remove Background option may be just what you need to remove the backdrop from an inserted picture. Learn how to remove a part of your picture to make a transparent background in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows.


03/29/2017 12:15 AM

Crop Pictures (Crop to Shape) in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

While you can conventionally crop pictures in PowerPoint to a rectangular constraint, you can also opt to use another shape to crop instead. This tutorial explains the Crop to Shape option that lets you choose non-rectangular cropping shapes for your pictures; the results tend to look like a picture has been contained within a shape. Learn to crop pictures using the Crop to Shape option in


03/29/2017 12:15 AM

Crop Pictures in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

After inserting a picture in your slide, you should first consider if the picture you have used complements the message of your presentation and slide. Even if it is relevant, you should consider making it more pertinent by removing the areas that may be not required. In other words, you must ponder and decide whether you want to use PowerPoint's Crop options. Cropping an area removes


03/29/2017 12:15 AM

Insert and/or Link Pictures in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

Inserting a picture on PowerPoint slide is a frequent and commonplace task, and to you, this may look like a simple activity. But this simple task includes few options. You know that pictures located in any of your folders can be inserted on a slide. 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


03/29/2017 12:15 AM

Picture Borders in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

In PowerPoint, the Picture Border option adds an outline or even a beautiful frame to your picture. Once you insert a picture on your slide, you can apply various Adjust Picture options. You can also apply any of the preset Picture Styles available for the picture. In this tutorial, we'll explore how to add a border to an inserted picture in PowerPoint 2016. Learn how to add and edit Picture


03/29/2017 12:15 AM

Picture Effects in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

After inserting pictures within your PowerPoint slide, you may want to change their appearance. You can add distinctive borders to your pictures or use the various Adjust Picture options. Alternatively, you can directly apply preset Picture Styles as well. These Picture Styles are based on PowerPoint's Picture Effects capabilities and add some effects with a click. Most of the time, this means


03/29/2017 12:15 AM

Picture Styles in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

Similar to Shape Styles for the shapes on your slide, PowerPoint also provides Picture Styles for your inserted pictures. With a single click, Picture Styles can transform a simple looking picture to something that's more distinct. Note that unlike Shape Styles, Picture Styles are not Theme specific. They just transform your picture to make it look stylish by applying a border, or 3-D effect,


03/29/2017 12:15 AM

Adjust Picture Options in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

After a picture is inserted on your PowerPoint slide, you might want to make adjustments to the picture itself so that it looks distinctive and focused. You can change a picture's look by resizing, cropping, changing color values, adjusting saturation, or by applying artistic effects. In this tutorial, we'll explore the options available within PowerPoint 2016 to make these picture adjustments.


03/29/2017 12:15 AM

Clichés: Stack of Coins Pictures

Let’s admit that coins can look beautiful, especially if they are golden! Add an interesting light source and a stack of gold coins does appear warm and secure. However, what was once interesting can soon become boring; and then you may no longer like pictures that contain neat stacks of properly arranged coins. Are coins synonymous with wealth? Are there other, better options?


03/29/2017 12:15 AM

Resize, Rotate, and Flip Pictures in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

PowerPoint provides various picture enhancement options such as Picture Adjustments, Picture Styles, Picture Effects, and Picture Borders. Beyond these options, there are some very significant yet basic picture editing options that you should consider. These include learning how you can Resize, Rotate, and Flip pictures. All of these options help you to enhance the look of your inserted


03/29/2017 12:15 AM

Insert Online Pictures in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

For more than a decade, the online source of pictures for PowerPoint has been the pictures available online at Office.com. Now this option is no longer available in PowerPoint. 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


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