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PowerPoint and Presenting News: December 11, 2018

How to Use PowerPoint Differently: 3 Unique Use Cases

We explore shorter countdown timers in PowerPoint. This entire kit contains 5 different styles of Countdown Timer. We made these available in two slide sizes for both standard (4:3) and widescreen (16:9) resolutions. In another exclusive feature, Kurt Dupont of PresentationPoint talks about three things that you need to know about PowerPoint that will help you learn how to use PowerPoint in more resourceful ways.

PowerPoint 2016 for Windows users can learn about Normal View (Editing View) and Outline View. PowerPoint 2016 for Mac users can explore creating Cookie Cutter Shapes, and Rotating Text 180° within Shapes. And if that wasn’t enough for this week, make sure you do not miss the quotes, press releases, and templates released in the last week.

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Concept Slides: Organic Shapes with Brush Edges

Concept Slides: Organic Shapes with Brush Edges

You get 8 shape types plus lines as part of this Organic Shapes collection. Each of these 8 shape types have 10 variants. So you end up with 80 hand-drawn shape options! Again each of these 80 shapes have 12 brush stroke styles! Plus you get the lines and arrows in 12 brush stroke styles too. Combine all variations to end up with more than 3000 possibilities.

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Top 5 Tips For Remote Presentation Design

Ken Molay

In order to think about designing for web presentations, you need to understand the three ways that web conferencing programs may show your visuals.

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Align Text within Shapes and Text Boxes in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

December 11, 2018

Align Text within Shapes and Text Boxes in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

After adding text within a shape (or a text box) in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac, you can also perform basic edits like adding, deleting, or replacing existing text. Other than the basic text editing you can even control how your text is aligned within the shape. To do that you need to access these options within the Format Shape Task Pane.

Learn how to align text within a shape or text box in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac.


Text within Shapes in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

December 10, 2018

Text within Shapes in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

Text is probably the most important element on your PowerPoint slides. You may have heard the adage that a picture is worth a thousand words, but more often than not, that picture needs a caption to be understood better. And even when there are no captions, a narrative is required. And that narrative is text too. Text can be added almost everywhere within PowerPoint slides: from placeholders and text boxes to the Notes Pane. Additionally, you can also add and edit text within any shapes except connectors, including straight lines.

Learn how to insert and edit text within a shape in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac.


How to Use PowerPoint Differently: 3 Unique Use Cases

December 06, 2018

Kurt Dupont

PowerPoint is a very resourceful tool that can help businesses achieve more. Unfortunately, there are several possibilities within PowerPoint that people don’t know. The only thing that people know is how to design the presentations, but they don’t know they can use certain tools to better enhance those presentations and achieve more. Some people will complain how they hate PowerPoint and others say that PowerPoint does not help them in achieving what they wanted. Here are some of the three things that you need to know about PowerPoint that will help you learn how to use PowerPoint in more resourceful ways.

Read more in this post by Kurt Dupont.


Rotate Text 180° within Shapes in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

December 06, 2018

Rotate Text 180° within Shapes in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

If you have worked aplenty with text in PowerPoint, you must be aware that you cannot rotate text within a shape by 180°. What's surprising is that you can rotate text by 90° and 270° within a shape, but not by 180°! But why would you need upside-down text that is rotated 180°? Many users do need this upside-down text to explain advanced concepts.

Learn how to rotate text 180° within a shape in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac.

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