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PowerPoint and Presenting News: August 14, 2018

Text Fill from Picture in PowerPoint

We first look at a charting problem in PowerPoint that prevents display of data labels in older versions of PowerPoint. We then share a video tutorial on how you can fill text in PowerPoint with a picture effectively.

PowerPoint 2016 for Windows users will learn about Comparing and Merging Presentations, Resetting Slides, and Changing Bulleted Lists to Numbered Lists. PowerPoint 2016 for Mac users can explore the File Menu and Backstage View and can learn about Selecting and Deselecting 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.

Download and use now.

Eyeful Presentations Launches Eyeful Insights Journal

Eyeful Presentations Launches Eyeful Insights Journal

Eyeful Presentations, a leading presentation design consultancy and the people behind the internationally acclaimed book The Presentation Lab, announce the launch of their annual Eyeful Insights Journal. Presentations are a key tool in the C-Suite communication toolkit, yet widely misunderstood and too often seen as a process to be run by junior team members rather than embraced by business leaders.

Read more here.

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Types of Shapes in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

August 14, 2018

Types of Shapes in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

Shapes play a significant role within any slides you create for your PowerPoint presentation. In many ways, shapes are like the building blocks of almost anything you do on your PowerPoint slides. PowerPoint provides hundreds of shapes efficiently categorized into 9 types or categories. You can do so much with these shapes. For example, you can combine shapes to create your own unique shapes, format shapes with fills, lines, and effects, and even group or layer them to create more amazing graphics. You can even create flowcharts with these shapes. This tutorial explores the various types of shapes available within PowerPoint.

Learn about different types of shapes in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac.


Duplicate Slides in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

August 13, 2018

Duplicate Slides in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

Duplicating slides is a task that can be helpful, yet its value is not always understood. The first question asked is why would anyone want to duplicate slides? There are many reasons to do so. You may want to create another slide that is similar to what you already have. You may also want to use the same slide twice, or create a slightly edited chart than what you already have on an existing slide. Duplicating and editing a slide is easier than redoing it again.

Learn how to duplicate slides in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows.


Change Bulleted List to Numbered List in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

August 10, 2018

Change Bulleted List to Numbered List in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

In PowerPoint, when you type text within a text or Content placeholder, the default result is that you end up creating a bulleted list. Also, when you import an outline, all the content other than the slide titles ends up becoming bulleted text. While this may work in some situations, at other times you may want to either remove the bullets altogether, or convert it to a numbered list.

Learn how to change a bulleted list to a numbered list in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows.


Text Fill from Picture in PowerPoint

August 9, 2018

Text Fill from Picture in PowerPoint

In today's post, I'm sharing a video I created that shows how you can add a picture fill to your text in PowerPoint. This trick works in almost all versions of PowerPoint, although I am using PowerPoint 2016 for Windows in this demo video. The best part about this trick is that you can use any picture, including a picture from the same slide to fill up the text. This gives the entire slide a unified and understated look.

Read more here.

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