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Learn PowerPoint 2010: Outline View

August 8, 2011

Every presentation typically contains an outline -- in other words, an outline is all the text contained within the title and text placeholders of your slides. A few versions ago, PowerPoint had an Outline view -- this view is no longer available in PowerPoint 2010 and 2007 -- also both the versions don't include any equivalent of the Outlining toolbar. However can still perform all the outlining tasks within the Outline pane, visible in Normal view within the PowerPoint 2010 interface. This Outline pane, highlighted in red in Figure 1 is the other tab within the Slides / Outline pane -- the Outline pane displays a list of the slide titles and text placeholders in an outline format.

Learn about the Outline view in PowerPoint 2010.

Learn PowerPoint 2011 for Mac: Formatting Arrows (Arrowheads)

August 8, 2011

Lines or outlines, whichever name you choose to call them are the perimeters of closed shapes, and the strokes in open shapes within PowerPoint -- you have already learned the basics of working with lines in PowerPoint 2011, and also how you can change their weight and dash styles. In this tutorial, we will take the line concept ahead, and show you how you can add arrowheads to some of these lines.

Learn how to format arrowheads for lines in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac.

GeniuX ® Photo EFX 2: The Indezine Review

August 6, 2011

GeniuX ® Photo EFX is an Adobe Photoshop compatible plug-in and also a standalone program that lets you perform photo editing and digital painting tasks. You can load photos from your digital camera (including RAW data). Then you can modify your photos with enhancement tools and special effects - - there are almost 80 filters with more than 300 settings and over 30 papers effects. You can use different effects on the same photo, play around and combine effects. Finally you can share your output via email, or print a poster.

Read the Indezine review here.

PowerPoint, a Graphics Program?: Conversation with Jamie Garroch

August 5, 2011

Jamie Garroch

Jamie Garroch, CEO of GMARK Ltd., founded the company in 2009 to provide presentation professionals with PowerPoint software, content and training. Jamie conceived the idea for the company's first product, ActivePrez from a non-linear presenting need and has recently added several other add-in products; MapPrez, SwiftPrez, Circlify and interactive maps. Jamie uses PowerPoint for most of his graphic needs -- for everything from designing logos to creating web banners and even printed marketing collaterals. In this conversation, Jamie discusses PowerPoint's graphic prowess.

Read the conversation here.

Learn PowerPoint 2010: Missing Mini Toolbar

August 5, 2011

Is your Mini Toolbar in PowerPoint 2010 missing altogether? Well, the Mini Toolbar is a great interface option that lets you quickly choose text formatting options, and since it shows up right next to the selected text, it is certainly very convenient -- and there's no reason why you should not have this Mini Toolbar at your beck and call whenever you need it!

Learn how to get back your missing Mini Toolbar in PowerPoint 2010.

Learn PowerPoint 2011 for Mac: Dashed Lines

August 5, 2011

Since you already know how to change the color of lines and to change their thickness, it is time to move on and learn about another option that lets you play with how lines look. In this tutorial, you will learn to apply a dashed style to any line (or shape outline). A dashed style in PowerPoint 2011 can have plenty of variations from fewer dashes to ones with longer or smaller dashes, or even alternating small and long dashes.

Learn how to apply dashed styles to lines (shape outlines) in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac.

Theme Builder Anomalies: Removed Content from Themes

August 4, 2011

After finding that Themes saved in Theme Builder were not working in PowerPoint 2010 (Windows) and 2011 (Mac), we decided to explore the issue further, and find out what exactly Theme Builder did to cause these incompatibilities. So, to compare the Theme saved in Theme Builder with its original version (which was saved in PowePoint 2007/2010 as a Theme), we opened both of them in Microsoft Visual Studio, an integrated development environment (IDE) from Microsoft.

Discover the content that Theme Builder deletes from Themes.

Learn PowerPoint 2010: Selecting and Changing Text

August 4, 2011

Although PowerPoint does include options to use pictures, SmartArt, charts, sounds, and even video clips, I yet have to see a presentation that had no text at all. Nothing conveys a message better than text, and even pictures do need captions in the form of text. In PowerPoint, several slide objects can include text -- these include text placeholders, text boxes, shapes, tables, SmartArt, charts, etc. In this tutorial though, we are only exploring selecting and editing text within text placeholders, text boxes, and shapes.

Learn how to select and change text within text placeholders, text boxes, and shapes in PowerPoint 2010.

Learn PowerPoint 2011 for Mac: Formatting Lines (and Shape Outlines)

August 4, 2011

You have already learned the basics of formatting shape outlines in PowerPoint 2011. Now you can go a step further to explore more advanced options for all line formatting characteristics like weight, dash style, arrow style, gradient lines, etc. You will learn about each of these aspects in individual tutorials -- this particular page explores how you can change line weight to make the outlines thinner and thicker, and also how you can use line styles that encompass double or triple lines.

Learn how to change the weight attribute of lines (shape outlines) in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac.

STAMP: Conversation with Jim Hunter

August 3, 2011

Jim Hunter

Jim Hunter is the practice lead for the Enterprise Applications team at Intergen. Jim brings energy and humor to his role and has a strong focus on delivering solutions to the many clients that Intergen delivers to. Intergen is an award winning Microsoft solutions partner that delivers solutions on the Microsoft platform; always striving to achieve their goal: That everyone, every day is touched positively by the things we do. Intergen has been responsible for creating STAMP, the Subtitling Add-in for Microsoft PowerPoint -- Jim discusses this add-in in this conversation.

Read the conversation here.

Theme Builder Anomalies: Themes Incompatible with PowerPoint 2010 and 2011

August 3, 2011

We have seen strange things happening with Theme Builder and how it plays with PowerPoint 2010 (and PowerPoint 2011 for Mac). For some reason, Theme Builder creates THMX files that are not too well supported by the newer versions of PowerPoint. The solution is to keep a copy of older Theme aware versions of PowerPoint installed, and resave the THMX from within those programs!

Be aware that Themes saved in Theme Builder may not be compatible with PowerPoint 2010 and 2011.

Learn PowerPoint 2010: Presenter View

August 3, 2011

Presenter View is a great PowerPoint feature that many users have heard about, and want to use -- but most don't know where to begin. Fortunately, this article can be a great beginning. Presenter View is a special view available only on your laptop or the computer you are presenting from -- all the while, the secondary output, typically the projected slide is in Slide Show view. One warning though, do not start using Presenter View for the first time in front of a live audience (even though they typically don't see that view). Always test it first and make sure you know how to change settings -- when you are comfortable with all these options, you can then go ahead and use Presenter View.

Learn about Presenter view in PowerPoint 2010.

Learn PowerPoint 2011 for Mac: Formatting Lines (and Shape Outlines)

August 3, 2011

Shapes in PowerPoint have three major attributes: fills, outlines, and effects. We have already explored how you can use fills for shapes in PowerPoint 2011. In this next section of this series, you will learn how you can work with shape outlines (lines) in PowerPoint 2011.

Learn how to change the color, and make other changes to lines (and shape outlines) in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac.

Learn PowerPoint 2010: Slide Show View

August 2, 2011

When your presentation has been created, it is time to show it in front of an audience. Typically, the view that plays your presentation in full screen mode is Slide Show. Even Slide Show view does have a subset of two similar, but different views -- and we tell you more about those similar views later in this tutorial. For now, we will explore Slide Show view, which restricts itself to displaying only the slides.

Learn about Slide Show view in PowerPoint 2010.

Learn PowerPoint 2011 for Mac: No Fill for Shapes

August 2, 2011

After learning how to add different fills for shapes in PowerPoint 2011, now its time to learn how to remove any fill from a shape so that it contains just an outline without a fill. Whenever you insert a new shape into a PowerPoint slide, it is filled with blueish white gradient fill by default (or the fill may be different depending on the Theme applied to your presentation). Most of the time, you may leave that unaltered, but there are times you want just the outline to be visible.

Learn how to remove fill from selected shapes in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac.

Drawing Shopping Bags in PowerPoint

August 1, 2011

Drawing Shopping Bags in PowerPoint

PowerPoint is a ubiquitous presentation program that also works great as a simple drawing program. We have already done an extensive series of tutorials on shapes, and in this tutorial, you will learn how to use simple techniques already explained in other tutorials to draw a shopping bag in PowerPoint 2010. No, you need not go back to those older tutorials since most concepts are drop-dead easy – yet if you want to know more, we have linked to all technique tutorials in the relevant parts of this page.

So let’s start creating our shopping bag!

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