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Page 154 of PowerPoint tutorials, presentation essentials, personality interviews, and PowerPoint news.


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PowerPoint Tutorials on Advanced Shape Effects

Remembering Slides: Conversation with Carmen Simon

December 11, 2013

Carmen Simon

Dr. Carmen Simon's presentations and workshops are unique because she applies a scientific methodology to her coaching. Unlike other approaches, Dr. Simon's guidelines for outstanding presentations are rooted in cognitive psychology and neuroscience. In this conversation, Carmen discusses the larger issue of how you can make sure that your audiences remember your slides.

Read the conversation here.


Learn PowerPoint 2013 for Windows: 3-D Format Options

December 11, 2013

Learn PowerPoint 2013 for Windows: 3-D Format Options

3-D Options in PowerPoint 2013 enable you to format the bevel style of a shape with many more options than those available in the conventional Bevel gallery. And when we say more, we actually mean a whole lot more! You can customize 3-D options such as contour, contour color, depth, depth color, materials, and lighting -- almost like a full blown 3-D program. In this detailed tutorial, you will explore every option within the 3-D Options gamut.

Explore the 3-D Format options available for shapes in PowerPoint 2013.


PowerPoint and Presenting News: December 10, 2013

December 10, 2013

Geetesh Bajaj

In this issue, we bring you an exclusive conversation with Nancy Duarte -- we were curious why she is giving away Resonate, her best-selling book for free! And then we have another exclusive conversation with Jeremey Donovan who talks about his best-selling book, How to Deliver a TED Talk. We then get you some Hanukkah freebies -- these are PowerPoint ready clip art graphics of Menorahs and Dreidels. PowerPoint 2013 for Windows users can learn about working with Glow, Soft Edges, Bevels and 3-D Rotation effects. And finally, do not miss the new discussions and templates of this week!

Read Indezine's PowerPoint and Presenting News.


Learn PowerPoint 2013 for Windows: Apply 3-D Depth to Shapes

December 10, 2013

Learn PowerPoint 2013 for Windows: Apply 3-D Depth to Shapes

Depth in PowerPoint 2013 plays a very important role when you are working with 3-D objects. Depth is the distance from the top or surface of something to its bottom. For example, even though you can rotate any shape that has a Depth of zero, you really cannot see any Depth within a flat object. Thus although you can first rotate your object, you must thereafter add Depth -- and that's what we will explore within this tutorial.

Learn how to apply 3-D depth to selected shapes in PowerPoint 2013.


Free Perspector: Conversation with Steve Hards

December 9, 2013

Steve Hards

Steve Hards plays with PowerPoint all the time, and creates add-ins. He was involved with Perspector, a 3D add-in for PowerPoint that enables users to manipulate shapes in 3D inside PowerPoint and to create all sorts of interesting effects. Until very recently the top of the three editions (Lists, Standard and Professional) sold for $299. Surprisingly, the Pro version is now freely available to everyone. In this conversation, Steve, who managed sales for Visual Exemplars, the company that produced Perspector explains what's behind the move.

Read the conversation here.


Learn PowerPoint 2013 for Windows: 3-D Rotation Options For Shapes

December 9, 2013

Learn PowerPoint 2013 for Windows: 3-D Rotation Options For Shapes

PowerPoint 2013's 3-D options that allow you to rotate or bevel shapes are surprisingly powerful. In fact, some of these options are good enough to be compared to a basic 3-D program! While you can always apply a 3-D Rotation preset effect to a shape, you can actually rotate your shape in 3-D space on your own by altering the X, Y, and Z position coordinates. This tutorial explains these extra 3-D Rotation options.

Learn how to format the 3-D Rotation attributes of a shape in PowerPoint 2013.


Resonate Giveaway: Conversation with Nancy Duarte

December 6, 2013

Nancy Duarte

Nancy Duarte has been Principal at Duarte Design since 1990. Her firm is in the heart of the Silicon Valley, and the client list is loaded with Fortune 500 companies. Her passion for business communications that are clear, meaningful and attractive has opened doors for her in a business world full of cluttered and complex visual communications. Nancy has also authored three amazing books: Slide:ology, Resonate, and the HBR Guide to Persuasive Presentations. In this conversation, Nancy discusses the new multimedia edition of her book, Resonate that is being given away gratis.

Read the conversation here.


Learn PowerPoint 2013 for Windows: Apply 3-D Rotation Effects

December 6, 2013

Apply 3-D Rotation Effects to Shapes in PowerPoint 2013

Among all the Shape Effects in PowerPoint 2013, the 3-D ones stand apart. For any of the 3-D effects to work, you must understand two important 3-D parameters -- these two parameters are 3-D Rotation and 3-D Depth. Although you can rotate any shape that has a Depth of zero, you really cannot see any Depth within a flat object. Thus you must first rotate your object and then add Depth. We already covered the Bevel effect in a previous tutorial. In this tutorial, we will cover 3-D Rotation, and in the next tutorial, we will explore 3-D Depth.

Learn how to apply the 3-D Rotation effect to selected shapes in PowerPoint 2013.


Hanukkah Dreidel Clip Arts for PowerPoint

December 5, 2013

Hanukkah Dreidel Clip Arts for PowerPoint

Here are some Hanukkah clip art graphics for PowerPoint using the Dreidel theme -- these are perfect for the festive season. We provide you with 4 typical graphics in a silhouette style. These graphics are available in both black and white and are contained within two separate sample presentations you can download. Just copy the clip art graphic you like and paste into another PowerPoint slide, or even a Word document or Excel worksheet.

Download and use in your slides.


Learn PowerPoint 2013 for Windows: Apply Bevel Effects to Shapes

December 5, 2013

Learn PowerPoint 2013 for Windows: Apply Bevel Effects to Shapes

By default, the PowerPoint shapes that you insert on your slide are flat and two-dimensional. And this indeed works well most of the time. Yet, there are opportunities and situations that may benefit from a three dimensional graphic. It is times like these that you can apply plethora of Shape Effects that PowerPoint provides, or just use the Bevel shape effect that makes it stand apart by making your shape look embossed, like a button, or even a pillow -- the different output variations occur since there are many Bevel presets available in PowerPoint 2013. Play with all the presets, and some Bevel presets will make your shapes will look as if they can pop out of the slide. Do note though that 3D does not always have to be loud and opulent -- there are plenty of Bevel effect presets that are more restrained and understated!

Learn how to apply Bevel effects to selected shapes in PowerPoint 2013.


How to Deliver a TED Talk: Conversation with Jeremey Donovan

December 4, 2013

Jeremey Donovan

Jeremey Donovan is Group Vice President of Marketing at Gartner Inc., the world's leading information technology research and advisory company with $1.6 billion in annual revenue. During his career, Jeremey has led successful teams focused on market research, new product development, marketing, acquisitions, and product management. He is a three-time TEDx organizer, a TEDx speaker, a coach for many TED and TEDx speakers, and long-time member of Toastmasters International. His other books include What Great Looks Like and How To Win the Toastmasters World Championship. In this conversation, Jeremey discusses his book, How To Deliver A TED Talk: Secrets Of The World's Most Inspiring Presentations.

Read the conversation here.


Learn PowerPoint 2013 for Windows: Advanced Soft Edges Options

December 4, 2013

Learn PowerPoint 2013 for Windows: Advanced Soft Edges Options

The Soft Edges effect adds an eaten-up, feathered edge to a selected shape. PowerPoint 2013 does provide you with some ready-to-use Soft Edges but you may want to edit the applied Soft Edges effect to be less or more pronounced. Whatever your reasons for customization, you can certainly edit the properties for the Soft Edges effect -- for instance, you can change the soft edge size parameter, as explained within this tutorial.

Learn how you can get more control on the soft-edge effects applied to the shapes in PowerPoint 2013.


PowerPoint and Presenting News: December 3, 2013

December 3, 2013

Geetesh Bajaj

In this issue, we bring you some tips and ideas on using Column Charts in PowerPoint. We also relaunch our updated PowerPoint Keyboard Shortcuts ebook. We bring you some Thanksgiving clip art we released last week -- yes, by the time you receive this, Thanksgiving would have been over but this mailer is a recap of all the content we release a week before this date! PowerPoint 2013 for Windows users can learn about working with Shadow, Reflection and Glow effects. We then discuss shape effects, including presets and shadows. And finally, do not miss the new discussions and templates of this week!

Read Indezine's PowerPoint and Presenting News.


Learn PowerPoint 2013 for Windows: Apply Soft Edges to Shapes

December 3, 2013

Learn PowerPoint 2013 for Windows: Apply Soft 
          Edges to Shapes

Among the various shape effects available within PowerPoint 2013, probably the most subtle one is the Soft Edges effect. This effect adds an eaten-up, feathered edge to a selected shape. Soft Edges work best with larger shapes, especially if you use some of the larger Soft Edge variations available. PowerPoint provides some ready-to-use Soft Edges.

Learn how to apply Soft Edge effects to shapes in PowerPoint 2013.


Hanukkah Menorah Clip Arts for PowerPoint

December 2, 2013

Hanukkah Menorah Clip Arts for PowerPoint

Here are some Hanukkah clip art graphics for PowerPoint using the Menorah theme – these are perfect for the festive season. We provide you with 4 typical graphics in a silhouette style. These graphics are available in both black and white and are contained within two separate sample presentations you can download. Just copy the clip art graphic you like and paste into another PowerPoint slide, or even a Word document or Excel worksheet.

Download and use in your slides.


Learn PowerPoint 2013 for Windows: Advanced Glow Options

December 2, 2013

Learn PowerPoint 2013 for Windows: Advanced Glow Options

Applying a Glow effect adds a nice halo around a selected shape or most other slide objects. You may find that the Glow effect defaults just do not work for you all the time. Especially since the default glow options are limited only to Theme Colors -- so if you want to make some changes, you have to step outside these defaults and change the glow color, alter the spread or transparency, etc.

Learn how to make changes to the Glow effect applied to shapes in PowerPoint 2013.


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These special circles have polygon centers: the centers are made of triangles, squares, pentagons, and hexagons! And based on the sides of the polygon, the rest of the circle has that many segments.

Download and use these Polygon Center Circles in your slides for just $4.99


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