Irregular Shapes for PowerPoint: 03
Perfect shapes and boxes everywhere, all neatly lined up! Yes, such arrangements look clean,
but also monotonous! What if you could make all these shapes curved, slanted, and natural looking -
they are hand-drawn? Won't that look more organic? If you agree, then you will certainly love these
new irregular shapes for PowerPoint.
Download and use these shapes in your slides
Inspiration is Not Afar
Sometimes, don't all charts look the same? And then some pessimist may tell
you that all of them look so uninspiring! That does sound a little cruel. But how can you and your charts look more motivated? And
what can you do to be more inspired, and in turn create charts that inspire others?
Find ways to get inspiration to create better charts
Avopress Designer: The Indezine Review
A Theme is an important part of your PowerPoint presentation, and to some extent it is also an important element that helps create
the same consistent appearance within your Word documents and Excel sheets. Also, it is this Theme that persists in retaining your
brand identity within your slides and other digital documents. And yet, Themes are a mystery to most users - and there's no easy
way to understand what is happening behind the scenes. Avopress Designer, the product we are reviewing today can help solve that
Learn how you can create and
edit Microsoft Office Themes using Avopress Designer
Prezentt: Conversation with Jeff Robson
is a serial entrepreneur who
solely founded Access Analytic, a specialized consultancy that provides financial modelling & management
reporting services. He regularly speaks at training events, conferences and seminars all around the world
so is extremely passionate about solving problem issues for presenters.
In this conversation, Jeff discusses Prezentt.
Read the conversation here
Adobe Presenter Tutorials
Insert Video using Adobe Presenter
Similar to inserting a SWF file, you can insert a video file into
PowerPoint using Adobe Presenter.
Now do remember that this Insert Video option is only for content that is going to be output by
Adobe Presenter, and not for conventional PowerPoint slides. Also unlike SWF files, you cannot play
videos inserted using Adobe Presenter typically using PowerPoint's Slide Show view. To preview such
videos, you must use Adobe Presenter's Preview options.
Edit Video using Adobe Presenter
Once you insert a video on your PowerPoint slide using the options provided within the Adobe Presenter tab,
you can thereafter make some edits to the inserted video file. To do so, first make sure that you select the
inserted video file -- thereafter follow these steps.
Learn PowerPoint 2013 for Windows: SmartArt
Convert Bulleted Text to SmartArt
Bulleted text slides are part of most PowerPoint presentations, even though some people abhor using bulleted content
altogether. On the other hand, many others just cannot do without slides that do not contain bulleted lists. And if
you are part of either of these two opposing camps, you will love this cool feature in PowerPoint that takes a middle
road approach by using SmartArt. You can enhance the look of some bulleted slides by converting them to a SmartArt
graphic in PowerPoint 2013.
Text Pane For SmartArt Graphics
We explored how to convert your normal bulleted text to a SmartArt graphic with just a click or two -- however, you'll soon discover
that it is neither easy nor intuitive to edit, add, or delete text within a shape inside a SmartArt graphic. Fortunately, all the text
edits can be easily performed within the convenient Text Pane of the SmartArt graphic. In this tutorial, we'll help you explore
options for working within the Text Pane for SmartArt graphics in PowerPoint 2013.
Adding New Shape(s) to Existing SmartArt Graphics
Once you insert a SmartArt graphic within PowerPoint (or convert some bulleted text to SmartArt), you may want to add more shapes to
your SmartArt graphic. Fortunately, you can make these additions and later edit them too. You can add more shape(s) to your existing
SmartArt graphics either from within the SmartArt graphic itself, or through the Text Pane. Note that adding a new shape to a SmartArt
graphic entirely depends on the SmartArt variant that you are using -- some variants offer more options than the others.
Learn PowerPoint 2013 for Windows: Slide Transitions
Slide transitions do more than causing some movement between one slide and the next -- you can actually do a slide
transition that is abrupt without any effect or you could look at any of the transition effects, all the way from
simple fades and wipes to something that does not cause a vertigo! In addition, you can set timings for transitions
and also accompanied by transition sounds. There is plenty to learn, and unlearn!
Slide Transition Duration
Every transition you add to a slide within PowerPoint 2013 has a fixed, default duration. Some transitions such as Cut happen sooner
than you can imagine (just 0.10 seconds). Some others like Reveal can take 3.40 seconds to be done with. But you really do not need to
be happy with the default transition duration as you can make them to happen for as long, or as soon as you want. Before we show you
how you can change the duration, do remember that transition duration and transition time are not the same.
Slide Transition Timings
In PowerPoint 2013 transition duration and transition timings are not the same. Transition time is
the actual time that the slide stays active during a slide show before moving on to the next slide.
Transition duration is the amount of time it takes to move between slides. Normally, during slide show,
you can advance to the next slide by mouse click (or pressing the Enter key on your keyboard).
Using transition timings on the other hand, you can set your slides to advance on their own instead, and
display each slide for a specific amount of time that you decide.
Slide Transition Sounds
Adding sound effects to slide transitions in PowerPoint is a decision that needs so much thought because a sound playing
with every slide transition can unnecessarily distract your audience. Having said that, there are occasions when a sound
ffect can be wisely applied to PowerPoint slide transitions, especially with picture slides -- or maybe even a chime sound
for just one slide? Whatever you decide, let us explore how you can add a slide transition sound in PowerPoint 2013.
Slide Transition Effect Options
Within PowerPoint, you can apply transitions to your slides and later tweak them aplenty. You can adjust the duration and timing of
any transition, and even add a sound that will play while the slide transition happens. In addition, you can also play with some more
options providing more control over the transition style applied to the slide -- these are all placed in a single broad category
called Effect Options. These Effect Options, as the very name indicates are related to the individual transition effects, and options
may differ for each effect. Further, each transition effect may or may not provide Effect Options. These Effect Options enable you to
have more control over the transition style applied to the slide.
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