by Geetesh Bajaj, September 10th 2013
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PowerPoint Survey Needs Your Help
As in the past, Indezine is supporting Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Survey. The 2013 Annoying PowerPoint survey is
open until September 19th and you can share your views by
This is Dave Paradi's sixth biennial survey that asks audience members what annoys them about bad PowerPoint presentations.
The results will help
presenters improve, so please take 2 minutes to
the survey today
and share this link with others. Once the survey results are released, we will try to feature Dave in
an interview so that he can discuss his findings with all of you.
Outstanding Presentations Workshop 2013: Conversation with Ellen Finkelstein
is a Microsoft PowerPoint MVP and author of several PowerPoint, Flash, and AutoCAD books --
she just announced the 2013 incarnation of Outstanding Presentations Workshop, her webinar series that allows everyone
to learn from renowned presentation experts. In this conversation, Ellen talks more about this new webinar series.
Read the conversation here
Bing Images Search by License
Bing's Image Search provides various combinations of filters using which you can
narrow down your searches to acquire the exact results you are seeking. You can search by size, type, color, layout,
people, and date. However, unless you are just visually browsing -- there's no sense in looking for pictures that you
cannot use. Yes, there's nothing stopping you from saving these pictures and using them in your presentations or elsewhere
-- but did you know that this simple task may not be legal? So how can you determine which picture can be used legally,
and which ones cannot be used? That's exactly the topic of this page -- we will explore what we believe is Bing's most
essential filter above all other filters -- yes, this is the License filter.
Learn how to search images in Bing using the built in License filters
Bing Images Search by Date
Each minute, millions of pictures get posted on the internet. And within this high-traffic driven and constantly
changing network, finding a picture which was published a few hours ago, a month ago, or even a year ago may at first
seem like a difficult task. But Bing's Image Search can help you tackle this problem and get all the fresh visual
content that you need. This process of narrowing down your search is achieved by using Bing Image Search's Date filter.
As the name itself suggests, the Date filter allows you to search pictures based on hours, days, months, etc. This is
an immensely useful search tool for people who need to search for pictures related to current affairs.
Learn how to search images in Bing using the built in Date filters
Remove and Change Passwords in PowerPoint 2010
There are various reasons why you would want to encrypt
your PowerPoint file with a password. There are two password levels you can implement within a PowerPoint file: a password to
open and a password to edit. However, even if you add a password to your presentation, there may come a time when you want to
remove it. Or, you may want to change the password. PowerPoint 2010 provides a very simple way to add a password. However,
there is no obvious or intuitive command to remove or change the password protection.
Learn how to remove and change passwords applied to presentations in PowerPoint 2010
Learn PowerPoint 2011 for Mac
Using SmartArt for Simple Flowcharts
While you can create flowcharts of all types in Microsoft Office applications quite easily using techniques explained in
our Basic Flowcharts in Microsoft Office tutorial, there are ways in which you can create linear, non-branched flowcharts
even more easily with just one click! These one-click flowcharts let you convert a bulleted list to a flowchart in an
instant using the SmartArt diagramming feature. Before we proceed further, let us tell you that these SmartArt flowcharts
are only useful for very simple concepts -- they also have several limitations.
Proofing Dictionaries for Foreign Languages
Microsoft Office programs such as PowerPoint include proofing tools (spelling dictionaries, thesauri, and grammar rules) for
more than one language. Typically, if you use English as your main language, then Spanish, French, and some other dictionaries
may be already installed -- this enables you to spell check words in other languages.
Learn PowerPoint 2013 for Windows
Duplicate Shapes Using Ctrl+D
You learned how to duplicate shapes by dragging in an earlier tutorial, but while that's a nice way to duplicate five or ten shapes,
it's not the best way to create ten, twenty, or more copies. We all know that you can press Ctrl+C to copy any shape in PowerPoint to
the clipboard, and a resulting Ctrl+V always pastes a copy from the clipboard to the slide -- what many people don't realize is
PowerPoint has this almost supernatural keyboard shortcut called Ctrl+D (yes, the D stands for duplicate), and this Ctrl+D shortcut
does more than just duplicate; in fact it creates a pattern of evenly-spaced and symmetrical shapes! Follow these steps to explore for yourself.
Drawing Multiple Shapes Quickly
Sometimes you need to draw multiple shapes of the same type on a slide, maybe a hundred smiley faces on one slide,
or even a hundred stars on a dark blue slide. Yes, we can do that in PowerPoint by duplicating existing shapes but
when did you see a night sky where each star was the exact same size? So that leaves out the Ctrl+dragging and Ctrl+D
duplicating tricks, since every shape that's exactly the same in size as the other certainly does not look organic.
We are great believers in creative freedom, and unrequired alignment of slide objects such as shapes is probably
as bad a design decision as aligning nothing at all. In the end, every decision to align needs to stem from your
creative thoughts -- sometimes it works, and some other times, an unaligned bunch of shapes looks perfectly natural
and organic. Also remember that alignment works with more than just shapes -- and you can also combine shapes with
other slide objects and align them all together.
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