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Put Your Image in a Star in PowerPoint

November 21, 2018

Put Your Image in a Star in PowerPoint

Many times, you may want to add an image within a star shaped container, or any other container shape, such as a diamond, a teardrop, or even a triangle. This is quite easy to achieve, and involves two basic PowerPoint techniques. The first technique is to add a shape, and the second is to fill the shape with an image. Here's how you do it in almost any version of PowerPoint, since PowerPoint 2007 until the recent versions.

Easily place your image within a star or another shape in PowerPoint.


PowerPoint and Presenting News: November 20, 2018

November 20, 2018

Add Glossy Highlights for Shapes in PowerPoint

We first explore a simple countdown you can download and use in PowerPoint. We then explore what a Unicode font is. If you are confused about what Unicode is, what Unicode fonts are, and where do single-byte and double-byte fonts fit in, then here’s a simple explanation about Unicode and Unicode fonts. We also feature Paul Balogh who talks about the new Hypersay Pro accounts, and more. For those of you who are not aware, Hypersay is a product that improves PowerPoint by making it a conversation.

PowerPoint users of all versions can learn about adding glossy highlights for shapes, and creating your own countdown timer slides. PowerPoint 2016 for Windows users can learn how to Insert Symbols. PowerPoint 2016 for Mac users can explore Selecting Text, and Inserting a New Slide. 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.


Merge Shapes with Pictures in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

November 20, 2018

Merge Shapes with Pictures in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

PowerPoint takes the Merge Shapes command to a whole new level. Many of you know that you can merge shapes with other shapes and text, but did you know that you can also merge shapes with pictures? At first, you may wonder what's so awesome about merging shapes with pictures? But play a bit and you'll realize that this option opens up huge possibilities. We will start simple in this tutorial and explore how you can create cookie cutter shapes with this option.

Learn how to merge shapes with pictures in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac.


Nine of the Best Props to Add Impact to Your Presentation

November 19, 2018

Vinette Hoffman-Jackson

When you use a prop in a presentation, the primary objective is always to add value, clarity or emphasis to a point or an idea in a speech. If used correctly a prop provides the bridge between the abstract and the real world. For example, in his TEDx talk on 'The Art of Saying No,' Kenny Nguyen does this very effectively. Here are nine of the best, unusual and most effective props you can use to enhance your next speech or presentation.

Read this post by Vinette Hoffman-Jackson.


Text Alignment in PowerPoint

November 19, 2018

Text Alignment in PowerPoint

Text is an important element in your PowerPoint slides, and most of the time, text alignment is taken care by the defaults set in your presentation template. You type or paste some text in a placeholder, and the text may align left, right, or even center, based upon the choices made in the template or Theme of the presentation. However, there are times when you want to make alignment choices, not just for text in placeholders, but also for text in text boxes, shapes, charts, tables, and anywhere else.

Align text in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows.


Simple Countdown in PowerPoint

November 16, 2018

Simple Countdown in PowerPoint

Do you want to add a bunch of countdown timer slides right at the beginning of your slide deck? All you need to do is download this presentation, and add these slides as you need.

Download a simple countdown timer for PowerPoint.


Countdown Timer Slides in PowerPoint

November 16, 2018

Countdown Timer Slides in PowerPoint

Creating countdown timer slides in PowerPoint is easy. You can use PowerPoint's transition effects to quickly create such countdown slides in all versions of PowerPoint.

Learn how you can quickly create countdown timer slides in PowerPoint.


Inserting a New Slide in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

November 15, 2018

Inserting a New Slide in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

Like many other tasks you do in PowerPoint, inserting a new slide can be done in multiple ways. You just need to find a way that works best for you. The following steps show you how you can do this simple task in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac.

Learn how to insert a new slide in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac.


What's a Unicode Font?

November 14, 2018

What's a Unicode Font?

If you are confused about what Unicode is, what Unicode fonts are, and where do single-byte and double-byte fonts fit in, then here’s a simple explanation about Unicode and Unicode fonts. About single-byte and double-byte fonts, we will refer to them in this post, and also link to another post. First, let us explore what Unicode is? Unicode is a standard that provides a unique number for every character, known as the Unicode character code.

Read more here.


Insert Symbol in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

November 14, 2018

Insert Symbol in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

Do you want to add a degree symbol on your slide? Or do you want to add one of the currency symbols? Or even the trademark or copyright symbols? PowerPoint provides several ways to add such symbols, but the most straightforward option is to use the Symbol dialog box. Let us now explore how you can add symbols within your text containers in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows.

Add symbols within your text in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows.


PowerPoint and Presenting News: November 13, 2018

November 13, 2018

Key Steps for Feedback When Someone Has Done a Dreadful Job

We begin with a feature by Richard Foster-Fletcher of Toastmasters, who looks explores Key Steps for Feedback When Someone Has Done a Dreadful Job. We also bring you an interview with Jessica Miller of easyPDF, an online tool that lets you convert PDFs into editable PowerPoint slides for no cost. And then we look at some cool guidelines for animation in PowerPoint.

PowerPoint 2016 for Windows users can learn how to Reset, Export, and Import QAT Customizations. PowerPoint 2016 for Mac will explore how to Edit Points for Shapes. And PowerPoint 2013 for Windows users can know more about Text Alignment. 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.


Selecting Text in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

November 13, 2018

Selecting Text in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac

PowerPoint and indeed all Microsoft Office programs allow you to work with a particular object only if it is selected. For example, you select a shape to make changes to the shape. You similarly select a chart to edit the chart. And yes, you can select a text container object such as a text placeholder, a text box, or even a shape, and then make changes to its position, formatting, size, etc. However, this changes the entire object and leaves the actual text content within that object largely unchanged. To make changes to the actual text, you first need to select the text separately and then make changes by using the options available within the Home tab of the Ribbon or the Format Task Pane.

Explore various ways of selecting text on a slide in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac.


Hypersay Pro Accounts and More: Conversation with Paul Balogh

November 12, 2018

Paul Balogh

Paul Balogh is a tech entrepreneur, currently living in London. Paul is busy building a company around one of the most exciting real-time technologies to hit the European school and HE market. For the past decade, he has been working in the book-publishing industry in Eastern Europe. He founded and co-founded startups around digital publishing and also managed large online bookshops and pioneered the creation and distribution of ebooks in the Romanian market. In today’s conversation, Paul talks about the new Hypersay Pro accounts, and more.

Read the conversation here.


Add Glossy Highlights for Shapes in PowerPoint

November 12, 2018

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!

Add Glossy Highlights for Shapes in PowerPoint.


Key Steps for Feedback When Someone Has Done a Dreadful Job

November 09, 2018

Key Steps for Feedback When Someone Has Done a Dreadful Job

Your team members work well most of the time. But what happens when someone goes seriously off track? When dreadful work has been done, you’ll need to have a difficult conversation and give honest feedback.

Read more in this post by Richard Foster-Fletcher.


Text Alignment in PowerPoint 2013 for Windows

November 09, 2018

Text Alignment in PowerPoint 2013 for Windows

Text is an important element in your PowerPoint slides, and most of the time, text alignment is taken care by the defaults set in your presentation template. You type or paste some text in a placeholder, and the text may align left, right, or even center, based upon the choices made in the template or Theme of the presentation. However, there are times when you want to make alignment choices, not just for text in placeholders, but also for text in text boxes, shapes, charts, tables, and anywhere else.

Align text in PowerPoint 2013 for Windows.

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Jeopardy-Like PowerPoint Template (25 Questions)

Want to play a Jeopardy-like game using PowerPoint slides? Yes, this is absolutely doable but making PowerPoint slides with all the interactivity and layouts takes too much work. Fortunately, we have done the work for you. just download our Jeopardy-like 25 (5x5) question PowerPoint template, replace the placeholders provided for questions, answers, and categories, and you’re done! You'll still need a real human being to track scores and you could soon be playing this amazing game as part of a fun exercise, a training program, or even a quiz show.

Download and play your own Jeopardy-like game


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