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Transparency for Shape Outlines in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

August 29, 2018

Transparency for Shape Outlines in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

Shape Outlines such as solid colors and gradients have a transparency attribute that lets you reduce the opacity of the outline so that the slide object or background behind shows through. Transparency is calculated in percentages and you can change its value all the way from 0 to 100%.

Apply transparency to shape outlines in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows.


Paper Plane Graphics for PowerPoint - 01

August 28, 2018

Paper Plane Graphics for PowerPoint - 01

Paper Planes represent aims, ambitions, goals and targets–and you can use these paper plane graphics in your slides to denote any such achievement. Most of the time, people just use arrows on their slides to highlight a certain area, but you can also use these paper planes instead–and you can also animate them to land right on target, exactly where you want them placed!

Download and use these paper plane graphics on your slides.


PowerPoint and Presenting News: August 28, 2018

August 28, 2018

Is It, Like, OK To Say 'Like'?

Do you use the word, "like" often when you present? Jerry Weissman explores whether it is, like, OK to say ‘Like’. We also bring you some Featured List layouts.

PowerPoint 2016 for Windows users can learn about Working With Slide Numbers, Adding Headers and Footers to Slides, Adding Headers and Footers to Notes and Handout Pages, Formatting Outlines for Weight/Thickness and Dashes. PowerPoint 2016 for Mac users can explore Formatting Lines (and Shape Outlines), and the Weight/Thickness attributes. And if that wasn’t enough for this week, make sure you do not miss the quotes, press releases, and templates released in the last week.

Stay informed about updated tutorials and happenings related to PowerPoint and presenting.


Select, Deselect, View, and Hide Shapes Using the Selection Pane in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

August 28, 2018

Select, Deselect, View, and Hide Shapes Using the Selection Pane in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

To format any slide object in PowerPoint, you must select it. There are a couple of ways to select any slide object, as explained in our Select and Deselect Shapes in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac tutorial. Other than the obvious way of clicking the slide object to select, you can also use the Selection Pane. The Selection pane makes it easy to select slide objects that are difficult to locate, such as overlapping slide objects or objects placed behind a larger object in busy, populated slides.

Learn how to select Shapes using the Selection Pane in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac.


Insert Shapes in PowerPoint Online

August 27, 2018

Insert Shapes in PowerPoint Online

Shapes let you do so much in PowerPoint. Once you master the art of adding and working with shapes, you can do so much. For example, you can place circles of various sizes one on top of the other to create something that looks like a target. Similarly, you can create seemingly complicated arrangements of shapes quite easily to create something that illustrates a concept or idea so much better than mere bulleted text. To create any such graphic content, you need to start by inserting common shapes. PowerPoint Online, the browser-based version of PowerPoint makes it easy to do so.

Learn how to insert shapes in PowerPoint Online.


Add Headers and Footers to Notes and Handout Pages in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

August 24, 2018

Add Headers and Footers to Notes and Handout Pages in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

Unlike slides which are primarily presented through a display device such as a monitor, TV screen or projector, the Notes and Handout pages in PowerPoint are essentially intended for printing. In this tutorial, we will explore how you can add Headers and Footers to make your printed Notes and Handout pages more professional-looking and useful.

Learn to add Headers and Footers to Notes and Handout pages in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows.


Formatting Outlines for Shapes (Dashes) in PowerPoint 2007 for Windows

August 24, 2018

Formatting Outlines for Shapes (Dashes) in PowerPoint 2007 for Windows

In previous tutorials, we have explained the formatting of shape outlines in PowerPoint 2007 and changing the weight of shape outlines. In this tutorial, we'll show you how you can apply a dash style to the shape outline. A dashed line in PowerPoint 2007 can have plenty of variations: from a line with fewer dashes to ones with longer or smaller dashes, or even alternating small and long dashes.

Apply the dash attribute to shape outlines in PowerPoint 2007 for Windows.


Formatting Outlines for Shapes (Weight/Thickness) in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

August 23, 2018

Formatting Outlines for Shapes (Weight/Thickness) in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

We have explained the basics of formatting shape outlines in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac. Now we take you further ahead to explore how you can change line weight to make the outlines thinner and thicker. So why would you want to alter the weight of an outline? There are many reasons. More often than not, you may want a line that's almost invisible or very thin. This lets your audience focus on other areas. At other times when you want the attention of your audience to focus on a particular line, then you can do so by increasing its weight. In this tutorial, we will also cover compound lines such as those that encompass double or triple lines.

Change the weight attribute of shape outlines in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac.


Formatting Outlines (Weight/Thickness) in PowerPoint 2007 for Windows

August 23, 2018

Formatting Outlines (Weight/Thickness) in PowerPoint 2007 for Windows

In a previous tutorial, we explained the basics of formatting outline in PowerPoint 2007 using the Shape Outline gallery. You can explore more advanced options for almost all formats you can do with an outline. In this tutorial, we’ll show you how you can tweak the outline weight. Weight is the thickness attribute of the outline: you can change the weight all the way from a hairline thin line to a chunky thick line.

Change the weight attribute of shape outlines in PowerPoint 2007 for Windows.


Is It, Like, OK To Say ‘Like’?

August 22, 2018

Is It, Like, OK To Say 'Like'?

John Hamilton McWhorter V thinks that the pervasive and prolific insertion of the word “like” into daily conversations by teenagers—and increasingly by adults—is a positive contribution to spoken communication. Although Mr. McWhorter is an unimpeachable authority on language (Columbia University faculty and countless articles, papers, and books), I disagree with him; not with conversational usage, but in presentations. Given his estimable credentials, I cannot challenge his turf, only mine.

Read more with Jerry Weissman.


Add Headers and Footers to Slides in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

August 22, 2018

Add Headers and Footers to Slides in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

The terms Header and Footer typically come from word processing programs; these denote repeated elements that show at the top and bottom of every page. Headers and Footers work similarly on PowerPoint slides: the Footer is a line of text that usually appears at the bottom of a slide. Typically, the Footer area includes three placeholders: Date, Footer, and Slide number. By default, the footer with one or more of these three placeholders appears on every slide in a presentation, but you can change that as required.

Learn how to add Headers and Footers to slides in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows.


PowerPoint and Presenting News: August 21, 2018

August 21, 2018

Create and Animate a Car in PowerPoint

In this issue, we show you how you can use PowerPoint's drawing and animation capabilities together to create an animate a car--with moving wheels!

For PowerPoint 2016 for Windows users, we feature tutorials on Duplicating Slides, and Changing the Numbered List Style. PowerPoint 2016 for Mac users can learn about Types of Shapes and Resizing Shapes. And if that wasn’t enough for this week, make sure you do not miss the quotes, press releases, and templates released in the last week.

Stay informed about updated tutorials and happenings related to PowerPoint and presenting.


Formatting Lines (and Shape Outlines) in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

August 21, 2018

Formatting Lines (and Shape Outlines) in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

Shape fills in PowerPoint indicate something that is contained within the confines of the shape. Similarly, shapes have another attribute known as the "line" or the "outline". A line is the perimeter surrounding a closed shape or the line itself within an open shape. We will explore more about lines in this tutorial.

Make changes to the appearance of shape outlines in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac.


Working With Slide Numbers in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

August 20, 2018

Working With Slide Numbers in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

If your presentation has many slides, it will be easy to identify the current slide in Slide Show view, as long as you have enabled slide numbers on your slides. In PowerPoint, you have to make these slide numbers visible since they don’t show by default.

Learn how to add Slide Numbers on slides and Masters in PowerPoint 2016, and more tricks on making them work to your will.


Change the Numbered List Style in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

August 17, 2018

Change the Numbered List Style in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

PowerPoint allows you to choose from several styles for your numbered lists. There are variations in digits, alphabets, and Roman numerical styles. By default, PowerPoint 2016 for Windows uses the 1, 2, 3 style for numbered lists. And since you can change bulleted list styles, it is only natural that you expect some changes to be allowed for numbered list styles too.

Learn how to change the numbered list style in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows.


Car Animation in PowerPoint

August 16, 2018

Create and Animate a Car in PowerPoint

Some things are better shown than read! Creating or animating a car in PowerPoint is just one of those things. So in this video tutorial, you will learn how you can use PowerPoint’s basic shapes to create a car, moving wheels, a steering, and even a driver! We will then explore how you can animate them all at the same time.

Learn how you can create a simple car in PowerPoint and animate it, with moving wheels too!


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