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12/07/2016 08:23 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.


12/07/2016 08:23 AM

Save as PDF in PowerPoint 2010 for Windows

Saving a PowerPoint presentation as a PDF has its pros and cons. The biggest advantage is that recipients won’t be able to edit, and you can embed fonts easily. Disadvantages include that you cannot be multimedia-friendly. Whatever your thoughts may be, PowerPoint makes it very easy to create PDFs. Learn how you can create PDFs from your presentations in PowerPoint 2010 for Windows.


12/07/2016 08:23 AM

Changing Interface Color in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

When PowerPoint 2016 is launched, you see the Presentation Gallery. You will notice the bright orange section on the left side of the Presentation Gallery. Yes, you can change the bright orange to something else and end up with a different-looking PowerPoint program interface. We show you how to change the interface color in this tutorial. Learn how to change PowerPoint 2016’s interface


12/07/2016 08:23 AM

Manage and Load Add-ins in PowerPoint 2010 for Windows

PowerPoint add-ins are awesome, small mini-programs that patch inside PowerPoint to extend abilities. While most add-ins automatically show up inside PowerPoint, some of them need to be loaded manually. And there may be times when you want to disable an add-in rather than completely uninstalling it. It's possible to view, load and manage add-ins manually within PowerPoint, as we will show you


12/07/2016 08:23 AM

View Add-ins in PowerPoint 2010 for Windows

Add-ins are mini-programs that add new capabilities to PowerPoint. Some of these add-ins blend so seamlessly within PowerPoint; they almost appear to be PowerPoint-native options! At other times, you may have installed a new add-in but see no indication of any new, expected abilities within the program interface. Fortunately, PowerPoint provides a listing of all installed add-ins. Learn how


12/07/2016 08:23 AM

Recolor Picture Backgrounds in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

Adding a busy, multi-colored picture background to your slides is one of the worst things you can do to your PowerPoint presentation. People do so all the time, and in the process, they compromise the subtlety and contrast of any content on their slides. So why do they do so? As a picture, their chosen content may appear awesome. However, placing the same picture as a backdrop for text, charts,


12/07/2016 08:23 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


12/07/2016 08:23 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


12/07/2016 08:23 AM

Insert Pictures in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

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


12/07/2016 08:23 AM

Adding Commands to Custom Groups in PowerPoint 2010 for Windows

If you want to customize your Ribbon in PowerPoint, you'll want to add some of the commands that were not placed by default within any of the Ribbon tabs. Or maybe you want a particular command available on the Home tab of the Ribbon. Whatever your intent may be, you cannot place any commands within the existing groups that are built within PowerPoint. You first need to add a custom group


12/07/2016 08:23 AM

Working with Custom Groups in Ribbon Tabs in PowerPoint 2010 for Windows

All Ribbon tabs in PowerPoint 2010 may have any number of buttons that represent commands but they are not scattered all over the tab area. In fact, all of them are neatly arranged together in Groups. Each of these Groups has a name that describes what the commands within that Group do. For example, the Slide Show tab in the Ribbon has a group named Set Up. This contains all commands that help


12/07/2016 08:23 AM

Reordering and Removing Ribbon Tabs in PowerPoint 2010 for Windows

PowerPoint 2010 sports the Ribbon, which is tabbed, and each of these tabs contains a set of commands. By default, PowerPoint 2010 contains eight such tabs. All tabs can be reordered as required. However, the eight default Ribbon tabs can only be reordered and not removed. However, many tabs including the Developer tab can be hidden. Learn how to reorder Ribbon tabs and remove the custom


12/07/2016 08:23 AM

Backstage View - New Option in PowerPoint 2013 for Windows

When you launch PowerPoint 2013, it always provides you with an option to open a new blank presentation. 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. Learn about the New option within the Backstage view in PowerPoint 2013.


12/07/2016 08:23 AM

Reset Pictures in PowerPoint 2013 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. Essentially that's good because if you make many changes to a picture -- and then regret experimenting -- then you can just reset your picture rather


12/07/2016 08:23 AM

Changing Color of Pictures in PowerPoint 2013

Working with pictures in PowerPoint 2013 can be so much fun and fulfilling at the same time. One of the coolest options is to recolor the hue of your entire picture so that it looks almost like a duotone picture. You have already learned how to apply corrections to your inserted pictures, and this Color option can help you do more with your pictures. Be aware though that this Color option does


12/07/2016 08:23 AM

Artistic Effects for Pictures in PowerPoint 2013

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 2013 provides around 23 filters as part of its Artistic Effects options. Some of these filters (effects) can make your pictures


12/07/2016 08:23 AM

Change Picture in PowerPoint 2013

Imagine you have inserted a picture in PowerPoint 2013, and then you applied various picture editing options to enhance its appearance. For example, you may have added a border, applied some Picture Effects, etc. Probably, you then added both Fade and Zoom animations, synced them to happen together, and also timed the animations to occur at a particular speed. You may find yourself often doing


12/07/2016 08:23 AM

Picture Corrections in PowerPoint 2013

A picture needs to be corrected when it's appearance is too dark or too bright. You can 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


12/07/2016 08:23 AM

Adjust Picture Options in PowerPoint 2013

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 2013 to make these picture adjustments.


12/07/2016 08:23 AM

Recolor Picture Backgrounds in PowerPoint 2013 for Windows

One of the worst things that you can do to your PowerPoint presentation is to add a busy, multi-colored picture background to your slides. However, people do that all the time and in the process, they compromise the subtlety and contrast of any content on their slides. So why do they do so? Most of them look at the picture in isolation to the entire picture. As a picture, their chosen content


12/07/2016 08:23 AM

Inserting Screenshots in PowerPoint 2013

By its very nature, PowerPoint is an application that takes content of different types and arranges them all together coherently within a slide. Such content often includes text, pictures, charts, multimedia, and other types. Additionally, since many people use PowerPoint for training programs, you will find many slides that contain screenshots of computer program interfaces. Typically, you


12/07/2016 08:23 AM

Insert Picture from Facebook in PowerPoint 2013 for Windows

PowerPoint 2013 enables you to insert online pictures in more than one way, and explored these various options in our Insert Online Pictures in PowerPoint 2013 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 2013. Learn how to insert pictures


12/07/2016 08:23 AM

Insert Picture from Flickr in PowerPoint 2013

There are many, many options as far as inserting pictures from online sources within PowerPoint are concerned. Other than 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 insert Creative


12/07/2016 08:23 AM

Insert Picture from Bing in PowerPoint 2013 for Windows

Now that inserting a picture from Office.com Clip Art is no longer an option, you can opt for the Bing option, which does provide Creative Common pictures. The Bing option shows picture search results directly within PowerPoint. Learn how to insert pictures from Bing in PowerPoint 2013 for Windows.


12/07/2016 08:23 AM

Insert Online Pictures in PowerPoint 2013 for Windows

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


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