by Geetesh Bajaj, December 11th 2012
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Handmade Slides: Pushpins for PowerPoint -- 03

Handmade Slides: Pushpins for PowerPoint Here's another set of pushpin graphics that look like real pushpins! Use these on your slides -- these ready-made pushpin graphics are contained within the presentation you will download and can be used within your slides to create a look that makes a picture, shape, or anything else appear as if it has been pushed onto a surface, notice-board, or wall with a pin! You'll see them in five colors. Just copy them and paste them on the edges of pictures in your presentation.

This product is dontation-ware -- you can pay $0 but we suggest you pay $2.

Download and use these pushpins in your slides.

Gradient Boxes and Vignettes: by Nolan Haims

Nolan Haims Photoshop and Illustrator are forever open on my computer, and yet I am a big proponent of doing as much design as possible directly in PowerPoint. Very often, adding an effect or editing an image in PowerPoint is actually quicker than doing the same in Photoshop. And even more importantly, effects created natively in PowerPoint are almost always non-destructive, which means adjustments are far easier as presentation content continually shifts (because it always does...).

Gradient Boxes and Vignettes: by Nolan Haims

Nolan Haims teaches you about working with gradient boxes and vignettes in PowerPoint.

Learn PowerPoint 2013 for Windows: Add Services

Add Services

The biggest changes in Microsoft Office 2013 stem for the additional cloud capabilities. While SkyDrive integration at a basic level existed in previous versions, Office 2013 takes this integration so much further. Additionally, the new roaming capabilities are enabled when you are logged into your Microsoft account within Office applications such as PowerPoint. Once logged in, all your settings, including your recent files or templates, will be synced across all your devices, including laptops, tablets and even smartphones. Additionally, you can link your Microsoft accounts to various services (third party sites) to get pictures, videos, or documents immediately.

Learn how to add various services in PowerPoint 2013 that extend your user experience

Office Timeline: Conversation with Tim Stumbles

Tim Stumbles Tim Stumbles is the co-founder of Office Timeline, a small start-up on a mission to rid the world of project presentations that that make audiences yawn. Office Timeline makes the world's most popular timeline presentation tool, built as an add-in into Microsoft PowerPoint 2007, 2010, and 2013. In this conversation, Tim discusses how Office Timeline evolved, and how typical users work with the product.

Read the conversation here.

SlideShark and Heartbeat Ideas: Conversation with Ashley Farmer

Ashley FarmerAshley Farmer is the associate director of communications at Heartbeat Ideas, a privately held, full service agency grounded in technology-enabled strategy and recognized for breakthrough creative. A crusader for superior presentation work, Ashley works alongside all Heartbeaters to ensure their stories are delivered thoughtfully and powerfully. When she's not waist-deep in a Microsoft Office program, you can find her wandering the streets of New York City in search of her next great meal. In this conversation, Ashley discusses Heartbeat Ideas, the importance of presentations to its business and its use of SlideShark (Brainshark's app for viewing and sharing PowerPoints on the iPad and iPhone).

Read the conversation here.

Learn PowerPoint 2010 for Windows: Pictures

Learn PowerPoint 2011 for Mac: Text

Getting your PowerPoint tasks done quicker is just one of the benefits you will gain by using keyboard shortcuts.
Are you aware of all PowerPoint keyboard shortcuts? Want to check if your favorites have been included in this e-book, or if there are a few that can help you perform your PowerPoint tasks quicker and better? Or if you don't use keyboard shortcuts, do you want to get started?
This 56 page PDF e-book downloads quick, costs you $0 or more, and is a valuable resource. The PowerPoint Keyboard Shortcuts E-Book covers the last three Windows versions of PowerPoint: PowerPoint 2010, 2007, and 2003. And now, the e-book has already been updated for the new PowerPoint 2013.

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