by Geetesh Bajaj, January 15th 2013
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Axes in PowerPoint Charts

Axes in PowerPoint Charts The axis is the measuring scale that is typically placed towards the left and bottom of your chart. Normally, the axis on the left is called the Primary Vertical Axis and the axis placed at the bottom is called the Primary Horizontal Axis. Two more axes can be placed for most chart types -- these would be the Secondary Vertical Axis towards the right side of the chart's Plot Area, and the Secondary Horizontal Axis above the chart. In common everyday usage, both the Horizontal axes may be called the X axes, and the Vertical axes may be called the Y axes. Additionally, the Horizontal axes are also called Category axes, and the Vertical axes are sometimes called Value axes. In addition to X and Y axes, some chart types such as 3D charts can also have a Z Axis -- known within the PowerPoint interface as a Depth Axis. Commonly this may sometimes be called the Series axes.

Learn about the various chart axes in PowerPoint.

vMaps' Auto Color Feature: Conversation with Jamie Garroch

Jamie Garroch Jamie Garroch, CEO of GMARK Ltd., founded the company in 2009 to provide presentation professionals with PowerPoint software, content and training. Jamie uses PowerPoint for most of his graphic needs -- for everything from designing logos to creating web banners and even printed marketing collaterals. He also uses PowerPoint as a programming environment to create custom programming procedures and PowerPoint add-ins. In this conversation, Jamie discusses the new Auto Color option in his vMaps add-in for PowerPoint.

Read the conversation here.

Learn PowerPoint 2013 for Windows: Interface and Basics

Learn PowerPoint 2011 for Mac: Charts

Learn PowerPoint 2010 for Windows: Slide Layouts

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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