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PowerPoint Storyboard Templates

PowerPoint Storyboard TemplatesThese storyboard templates can be used for PowerPoint, Keynote, Google Slides, Prezi, or any other application that requires a story to begin with. Each sequence within the printed storyboard is related to a single slide or stop for your storyboard. Print these and use as required.

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PowerPoint Animation: Animated Box

Animated BoxWant to create an animated box that's drawn in PowerPoint? This wasn't such an easy challenge after all because PowerPoint's Motion Path and Wipe animations do not sync by default, even with the same timings! Once you learn the trick of overcoming this limitation, the results are quite easy to achieve.

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PowerPoint Shapes: Stars 01

PowerPoint Shapes: Stars 01These combine-and-use stars symbols are already colored using popular colors - and since they are native PowerPoint objects, you can change their fills, lines, and effects. These stars are contained within a sample presentation you can download. Just copy the star clip art(s) you like and paste into another PowerPoint slide, or even a Word document or Excel worksheet.

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Apply Solid Fills to Plot Area of Charts
Typically, the Plot Area sports no fill attributes, and thus shows the slide's background. You can apply any fill to your chart's Plot Area. The reason why you would like to do that is to highlight the Data Series and Gridlines that populate your chart's Plot Area, especially if you have a busy slide background. In this tutorial, let us learn how to apply a solid fill to the chart's Plot Area in PowerPoint 2013.
Apply Gradient Fills to Plot Area of Charts
Gradient fills are typically blended fills between two or more colors that graduate from one color to another -- and if you use neutral or muted colors, then a gradient fill can provide a great, understated backdrop for your chart. In this tutorial, let us learn how to apply a gradient fill to the Plot Area of a chart.
Apply Picture Fills to Plot Area of Charts
Picture fills can look great and distracting depending upon the type of picture you chose -- and the object that you fill with the picture can also make a difference. If you need to use a picture as a fill for your chart's Plot Area, then you must put in plenty of thought because you don't want to crowd your chart. Therefore you can use a picture, but it's best to use one that's muted enough and does not attract too much attention.
Apply Texture Fills to Plot Area of Charts
The Plot Area of a chart, which is transparent by default, can be enhanced with various fill types. But you should exercise some caution -- a busy Plot Area will subdue the actual chart! This can be avoided by taking a little precaution while choosing the fill type and also when you apply it. In this tutorial, we will explore texture fills.

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Working with RGB Colors
Let us assume that someone has provided you with an RGB value for a color, and has asked you to add a rectangle of that color to a slide. Then how do you proceed? Before proceeding, make sure you know what RGB colors are, and specifically what the three values: R, G, and B indicate. Once you have these R, G, and B values, you can easily access that color within PowerPoint.

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Working with RGB Colors
PowerPoint provides an option to fill any shape with a solid fill color easily. But what if you want a specific color to be filled? Maybe you need to use specific colors that are part of your company's corporate identity. In that case, you will need to get an RGB value of that color. So what is RGB? RGB stands for Red, Green, and Blue -- and each of these three colors possess a value within the RGB color model. Let's now imagine that you have a particular RGB value that you want to use as a fill for any shape -- follow the steps below to learn how to add a rectangle of the color.

PowerPoint Online

Sign In to a OneDrive Account
To use any of the options available within OneDrive (previously known as SkyDrive), including the creation and editing of presentations in PowerPoint Online, you will have to first sign in with your Microsoft account. A Microsoft account (previously called a Windows Live ID) is essentially your account on any of Microsoft's services such as Hotmail, Outlook, XBox, Live, Zune, etc. In this tutorial, we explain how you can sign in.

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