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Add Glossy Highlights for Shapes in PowerPoint

Add Glossy Highlights for Shapes in PowerPoint

Have you seen a glossy highlight that is overlaid on the screens of electronic devices such as tablets, laptops, screens, or even phones? You can see an example of this effect in the figure below. The tablet on the left has no such glossy highlight but the tablet on the right does! It's easy to create this glossy highlight in PowerPoint. Even better, you can just create a shape that represents this glossy highlight, and then use it anywhere you want!

Learn how to add glossy highlights for shapes in PowerPoint.

Learn PowerPoint with SkillShare; Get Access for 2 Months Complimentary

Learn PowerPoint with SkillShare; Get Access for 2 Months Complimentary

There are some amazing PowerPoint and presenting video courses on SkillShare, and that's only the tip of the iceberg, because high quality courses are available on so many other topics. Do you want to learn something new? Do you want to change some directions in your life? Do you want a new hobby? Then you will love SkillShare. And now to make this even better, you can get two months of unlimited access to SkillShare if you use this link to sign up.

7 Steps to Great Images: Conversation with Ellen Finkelstein

Ellen Finkelstein

Ellen Finkelstein is a Microsoft PowerPoint MVP and author of several PowerPoint, Flash, and AutoCAD books. Her articles have appeared in numerous magazines, newsletters, and blogs. As a best-selling author, her books have sold over 300,000 copies and been translated into over 14 languages. In this conversation, Ellen talks about 7 Steps to Great Images, her new ebook.

Read the conversation here.

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Initiate each new presentation: by Jim Endicott & Scott W. Lee

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Reset Slides

Reset Slides in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

Sometimes we come across slides that can be hazardous to our vision! One look at such a slide, and it really doesn't matter if the content is great or not. The reason why it no longer matters is because such slides have nothing understated about them, and they seem to ensure that audiences get distracted. You might end up with a similar slide for no fault of yours, because someone else prepared them for you! You now need to eradicate all the formatting on the slide to make it look more simple and clean. You may need to change the position, size, and text layout for the placeholders on the slide too. Fortunately, there is an easy, one-click process to restore some sanity in such slides.


Duplicate Slides

Duplicate Slides in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

Duplicating slides is a task that can be helpful, yet its value is not always understood. The first question asked is why would anyone want to duplicate slides? There are many reasons to do so. You may want to create another slide that is similar to what you already have. You may also want to use the same slide twice, or create a slightly edited chart than what you already have on an existing slide. Duplicating and editing a slide is easier than redoing it again.


Hide/Unhide Slides

Hide/Unhide Slides in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

Do you have a secret slide with useful information that you would rather not delete? But what if you show this slide to your audience inadvertently? How do you cope with this problem? The solution is easy: you just hide the slide. Hidden slides don’t show up in Slide Show view, but they are still available to edit and to possibly unhide when you are ready to show that slide to the world.

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Manage and Remove Connected Services

Manage and Remove Connected Services in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

We already showed how you can add connected services in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac. Although it may seem that you are adding these services to PowerPoint, you are essentially connecting them to all programs and platforms connected with your Microsoft account, including OneDrive, all of Microsoft Office, and sometimes, even your Mac OS. Wherever used, these connected services help you access your settings and recent files or templates across all your devices, including laptops, tablets and even smartphones. Additionally, some services allow you to access media and document files.


Reset, Export, and Import Ribbon Customizations

Reset, Export, and Import Ribbon Customizations in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

PowerPoint 2016 for Mac allows you to customize the Ribbon in a number of ways. You can add Ribbon tabs, add Groups, and populate these with commands. And if you think you made a mess and were better off with the defaults, then you can always get back to square one by choosing to reset changes made to one tab of the Ribbon, or even all tabs.

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