by Geetesh Bajaj, January 1st 2013
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Season's Greetings from Indezine

Season's Greetings from Indezine Welcome to the first issue of Indezine News in 2013 -- we have some amazing content for you this week!

And we wish you happy holidays and an awesome New Year. Enjoy all the festivities that this season brings forth -- and do take a look at our Season's Greetings card we made entirely inside PowerPoint!

Also download a copy of the card as a PowerPoint presentation here!

New Year PowerPoint Clip Art and Goodies

New Year PowerPoint Clip Arts    New Year PowerPoint Goodies

These New Year themed clip arts for PowerPoint are all silhouettes that are ready to use within your slides. These have been provided in both black and white colors -- both variations are contained within two separate sample presentations that you can download. Copy the graphics of your choice from the downloaded presentations, and paste them into your PowerPoint presentation slides. You can also paste them into a Word document, an Excel worksheet, or any other program. Download these free New Year Clip Art Graphics here.

New Year celebrations commemorate the end of one year, and the beginning of the next year. This page provides a free collection of New Year PowerPoint templates, presentations, scrapbook backdrops, embellishments, Snagit stamps and more goodies. Download New Year Goodies here.

Hyperlinks Support in SlideShark: Conversation with David Klein

David Klein David Klein is senior director of product management at Brainshark, Inc., leading the product team in developing innovative business solutions. Brainshark's cloud-based software lets users create online and mobile video presentations -- using simple business tools like PowerPoint and the phone or computer microphone -- and share and track their content. Brainshark is also the creator of the award-winning SlideShark app for viewing, presenting and sharing PowerPoints on the iPad and iPhone. In this conversation, David discusses SlideShark's newly announced support for hyperlinks and how users of the app will benefit.

Read the conversation here.

Use CDex to Add WAV Headers to MP3 Files

Use CDex to Add WAV Headers to MP3 Files When working with adding sound within PowerPoint -- be it adding sound to an animation or even adding sound to a slide transition, you'll realize that only WAV files can be used as sounds in either of these scenarios. What's more -- the same WAV file is always larger in size than its MP3 alternative and since animation and transition sounds are always embedded within PowerPoint, you can end up with really large PowerPoint file sizes! Note that adding an MP3 file for animation or transition sounds is normally not doable since PowerPoint won't accept a file that has an MP3 file extension -- that's unfortunate because MP3 files can be almost 10x smaller than WAV files.

Learn how to use CDex to add WAV headers to MP3 files.

Account Management in PowerPoint 2013

Account Management in PowerPoint 2013

In PowerPoint 2013, and in other Office 2013 programs you typically need to sign in to a Microsoft Account so that you can access settings, customizations, and even some files off the cloud. You typically do this by managing your Account, right inside PowerPoint or another Office 2013 program such as Word and Excel -- the Account Management window allows you to sign in to your Microsoft Account, and automatically connect to your SkyDrive account. In this tutorial you'll learn how to access PowerPoint 2013's Account Management window, and explore the options provided.

Learn how to manage Accounts in PowerPoint 2013.

Learn PowerPoint 2010 for Windows: Slide Master

Learn PowerPoint 2011 for Mac: Charts

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.

End Note

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