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Crowdbeamer: Conversation with Peter Ryckaert

Crowdbeamer: Conversation with Peter Ryckaert

Peter Ryckaert has been active in the internet business since 1995, and has been recognised in 2006 as the Flemish Youth Entrepreneur. With his previous company DigiPoint he also won the Trends Gold Award for the innovative realisation of a completely new remarketing platform for the automotive industry (used by General Motors). DigiPoint has long been among the top-3 internet companies in Belgium before being sold to Cegeka, a pan-European ICT group active in 11 countries. In 2015, he started the crowdbeamer venture, together with co-founder Hans Romaen. In this conversation, Peter talks about crowdbeamer.

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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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Photoshop Tutorials

Photoshop Tutorials

We have a bunch of Photoshop tutorials that are geared towards PowerPoint users, but even otherwise, these can be very helpful to many other users. We look at PNG cutouts, creating gradients in Difference mode, TIFF and Alpha channel export, Reticulation and Gaussian Blur effects, plus using shapes from Illustrator.

Explore Photoshop tutorials, including information on how to use Photoshop effectively for PowerPoint users.




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Add Pattern Fills to Shapes in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

February 14, 2019

Add Pattern Fills to Shapes in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

Pattern fills for shapes are two-color designs comprising lines, dots, dashes and checks. PowerPoint includes 48 patterns such patterns with names like Plaid, Weaves, Shingle and Zig Zag. Pattern fills for shapes are not included within the Shape fill drop-down gallery in PowerPoint. But you can find this option within the Format Shape Task Pane. In this tutorial, we'll show you how you can access Pattern fill options in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac.

Add pattern fills to shapes in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac.

Numbering Slides from 1, Multiple Times in PowerPoint

February 14, 2019

Numbering Slides from 1, Multiple Times in PowerPoint

Here’s a question I received today: In my deck of slides, I need to have slide numbers 1 to 8 for the first section of slides. I then need the next section to be numbered 1 to 6 for another section. Is this doable? The short answer is that this is not doable, at least not so at the time of writing this post. Hopefully, this feature will be added in a future release. The long answer is that there is a workaround for those who want this feature at all costs.

Learn how you can renumber individual slide sections, starting from slide 1 as many times you want using this workaround that links presentation decks.

Differences between PowerPoint and Microsoft Sway

February 13, 2019

Differences between PowerPoint and Microsoft Sway

If the question is about differences between PowerPoint and Sway, then there are certainly more differences than similarities. Both are different products, intended for different audiences, and even the way in which you create and save files is not so similar for both programs. Yes, there are similarities—and that may be because both create presentations, and can include text, pictures, multimedia, and more.

Explore the differences between PowerPoint and Microsoft Sway.

PowerPoint and Presenting News: February 12, 2019

February 12, 2019

PowerPoint and Presenting News: February 12, 2019

We first look at getting started with Microsoft Sway and creating online presentations. We then feature Claudyne Wilder who provides tips so that you are better prepared for your next presentation. We also bring back an older feature in which Hermann Narez explains how you can choose pictures effectively for slides.

PowerPoint users of all versions will learn about creating outlines in Excel. PowerPoint 2016 for Windows users can explore how to Import Outlines. PowerPoint 2016 for Mac will learn about Gradient Stops for gradient fills, and how to Add Texture Fills to 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.

Stay informed about updated tutorials and happenings related to PowerPoint and presenting.

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