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Learn PowerPoint 2010 for Windows: Crop Pictures

November 19, 2012

Crop Pictures in PowerPoint 2010

After inserting a picture in your slide, you should first consider if the picture you have used complements the message of your presentation and slide. Even if it is relevant, you should consider making it more pertinent by removing the areas that may be not required -- in other words, you must ponder and decide whether you want to use PowerPoint's Crop options. Cropping an area removes extraneous areas, and lets you add focus to the areas of the picture that are appropriate to the topic of your presentation.

Learn how to work with crop options for pictures in PowerPoint 2010.

Movember Moustache Graphics for PowerPoint

November 18, 2012

Movember Moustache Graphics for PowerPoint

These moustaches (mustaches) are PowerPoint-ready clip-art graphics that you can use within your presentation slides. These moustache graphics are provided as both fill-only and line-only variants that you can mix and match. All moustaches are available in both grayscale and color -- both variations are contained within a sample presentation you can download. Remember, these moustache graphics are vector shapes, so you can easily edit them within your PowerPoint or other Microsoft Office program.

Download and use these moustaches in your slides.

Handmade Slides: Frame Corners for PowerPoint – 04

November 17, 2012

Frame Corners for PowerPoint - 04

These frame corners are contained within a PowerPoint presentation that you download. Use these to make your pictures look stylish. You will find these frame corners in both black and white colors, and also filled with some solid colors, textures and gradients. Just copy and paste them as individual frame corners over your inserted pictures (or other slide objects). Start with placing them on the top-left corner of your pictures. For the remaining three corners, duplicate the existing frame corner, and place the duplicates on the other three corners, and rotate them as required.

Download and use these frame corners in your slides.

Presente3D: Conversation with Dennis Cafiero

November 16, 2012

Dennis Cafiero

Dennis Cafiero, the chief visionary for Presente3D, realized in 2011 that many of his customers were turned off to 3D because of the high cost in development. It just wasn't simple to make 3D unless you were a trained 3D professional. Before starting Presente3D, Dennis was Technical Director at EON Reality which provides 3D solutions for business and educational needs based on 3D Virtual Reality technology. With over 16 years of experience in the 3D industry, he understands the challenges facing the industry and consumers in the 3D marketplace. In this conversation, Dennis discusses Presente3D, a new 3D add-in for PowerPoint.

Read the conversation here.

VBA Code: Change Embedded Videos to Linked?

November 16, 2012

VBA Code: Change Embedded Videos to Linked?

Have you created a huge monster PowerPoint 2010 / 2013 file that's hundreds of megabytes in size or even a gigabyte? The culprit may be any videos you have inserted on your slides! Ideally, you can just delete all the video files, and then insert them again. Or you could run this cool VBA snippet, graciously coded by Steve Rindsberg.

Read more.

Learn PowerPoint 2011 for Mac: Resize Text Boxes

November 16, 2012

Resize Text Boxes in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac

You may need to move text boxes to different areas on your PowerPoint slide. Sometimes you may also want to resize them to fit in the new position. While you may think that selecting and resizing is all that is to be done, there's so much more you can do even with mere resizing -- if only you know that there are some tricks and shortcut keys that can make your task far more intuitive and easier!

Learn how to resize text boxes on a slide in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac.

Book Excerpt: HBR Guide to Persuasive Presentations

November 15, 2012

Book Excerpt: HBR Guide to Persuasive Presentations

This excerpt is from Nancy Duarte's HBR Guide to Persuasive Presentations. This is a book that's easy to carry along with you, and easy to read too.

All content is presented as bite-sized chapters of a few pages, and there's so much presentation wisdom to be gained from reading and implementing the content from this book.

Read the excerpt here.

Huge PowerPoint Content: Last Day Today

November 15, 2012

Huge PowerPoint Content: Last Day Today

Indezine is glad to partner with PowerFinish to bring you something that has been a very successful promo in past years -- and this is the last opportunity you have to take advantage of this amazing offer. This is what you get: 15,000 PowerPoint Templates and Backgrounds, 8 Volumes of Looping Video Background Sets, 4 Volumes of HD video clips, a full single user license for business use, includes everything on the PowerFinish site -- except worship products, and also includes free shipping.

Act soon if you don't want to miss this amazing option.

Learn PowerPoint 2010 for Windows: Artistic Effects for Pictures

November 15, 2012

Artistic Effects for Pictures in PowerPoint 2010

PowerPoint is a slide program but that doesn't mean that it does not have some cool picture editing tricks up its sleeve. When we say "cool", we certainly do not mean just inserting a picture, or even the fact that you can apply corrections or recolor hues. PowerPoint 2010 introduced a new option to make your pictures look different, almost like using a filter effect in Adobe Photoshop. PowerPoint provides around 23 filters as part of its new Artistic Effects option. Some of these filters (effects) can make your pictures look like paintings or sketches, and others can change the texture of your pictures. Apply any effect of your choice, and make sure you play around with all the options available to be aware of the surprisingly different results you can achieve right within PowerPoint.

Learn how to apply Artistic Effects to pictures in PowerPoint 2010.

SlideShark's Million Downloads: Conversation with Lisa Johnson

November 14, 2012

Lisa Johnson

Lisa Johnson is vice president of SlideShark marketing for Brainshark, Inc. Brainshark's cloud-based software lets users create online and mobile video presentations -- using simple business tools like PowerPoint and the phone or computer microphone -- and share and track their content. Brainshark is also the creator of the free SlideShark app for viewing, presenting and sharing PowerPoints on the iPad and iPhone. In this conversation, Lisa discusses an important milestone for SlideShark -- with the app surpassing 1 million downloads -- as well as SlideShark's new integrations with Google Drive and EMC's Syncplicity.

Read the conversation here.

Learn PowerPoint 2011 for Mac: Text Autofit Options

November 14, 2012

Text Autofit Options in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac

When you are typing in some text into your text box, you might have seen that PowerPoint automatically reduces the size of your text when you type in too much text, or the text container itself increases in size when you type in a little extra text than what can fit. Does this automatic hand-holding by PowerPoint interrupting your work? Well, you really don't have to worry because you can control this default behavior of PowerPoint.

Learn about text autofit options in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac.

Indezine News: November 13, 2012

November 13, 2012

Geetesh Bajaj

In this issue, we first look at the new Presenter View in PowerPoint 2013. And we have three amazing frame corner collections this time -- you decide if you want them, and what you want to pay for them. You can also choose to pay $0 for the collections, but it's your support that will help us create more content for you. Next, you get to read conversations with Echo Swinford and Julie Terberg about an amazing book on PowerPoint templates. There's also a Thanksgiving PowerPoint kit available, and tons of tutorials. Our PowerPoint for Windows tutorials focus on text and pictures, while the PowerPoint for Mac content explores numbered lists and text.

Read the newsletter here.

Learn PowerPoint 2010 for Windows: Changing Color of Pictures

November 13, 2012

Changing Color of Pictures in PowerPoint 2010

Working with pictures in PowerPoint 2010 can be so much fun and fulfilling at the same time. One of the coolest options is to recolor the hue of your entire picture so that it looks almost like a duotone picture. You have already learned how to apply corrections to your inserted pictures -- and this Color option can help you do more with your pictures. Be aware though that although the option itself is called Color, it does not work like a coloring book -- rather it changes the overall hue color of the entire picture. This option also allows you to saturate color values, change the overall color tone, and do more.

Learn how to change the color hue of pictures in PowerPoint 2010.

Making the Complex Simple: by Jim Endicott

November 12, 2012

Jim Endicott

Hi, this is Jim Endicott with Distinction Communication. I vividly remember Thanksgiving 2009. Not so much for the Thanksgiving meal but for what happened the day afterwards. The gals, when they got up at the crack of dawn headed off for Christmas shopping. The guys -- we sat around the house, had leftovers, watched the few bowl games, and then we decided we were going to go shopping too. So we headed off to Fry's, a great electronic superstore and when we got there, it was absolutely packed. Wall to wall with people! We hit at the front doors and we noticed that something was happening in the middle of the store. So we pushed our way to the front of the crowd.

Read more in this post by Jim Endicott.

Learn PowerPoint 2011 for Mac: Move Text Boxes on a Slide

November 12, 2012

Move Text Boxes on a Slide in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac

You have already learned about the difference between a text box and a text placeholder. In this tutorial let us explore the ways to move text boxes all around in the slide area. Do note that we suggest you to move only text boxes, and not text placeholders since the positioning of the latter is normally controlled by the Slide Master -- do understand that although you can move them, but doing so overrides the defaults within the Slide Master. Typically, text placeholders are located in the same position on successive slides -- so if you really do need to move a text placeholder, do it within the Slide Master so that this change of position happens on all slides, providing a consistent look to your presentation.

Learn how to move text boxes on a slide in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac.

Movember PowerPoint Slides

November 11, 2012

Movember PowerPoint Slides

Movember (portmanteau of words "moustache" and "November") is an annual, month-long event that involves growing of moustaches to raise awareness and funds for men's health issues.

Do you need to give a Movember presentation to an audience? Quick -- download these slides and use them in your presentation!

Download and view Movember slides.

Building PowerPoint Templates: Conversation with Echo Swinford

November 10, 2012

Echo Swinford

Echo Swinford is a Microsoft PowerPoint MVP (Most Valuable Professional). When she's not adding tutorials and information to her Echo's Voice site, she is busy creating PowerPoint templates or conducting training sessions for a variety of clients. Echo is also the author of Building PowerPoint Templates Step by Step with the Experts, published by Que. In this conversation, Echo discusses this new book she co-authored with Julie Terberg.

Read the conversation here.

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