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Friday, January 30, 2015
posted by Geetesh at 9:30 AM IST



Yes, it's great to have stuff neatly lined up - but your slide layouts can look more pleasing and aesthetic with a personal touch. It's the same with geometric shapes - they look organized, but why stay with just organized when they can also look more human with a shape that's slightly irregular? What if you could make all shape segments in your slides curved, slanted, and natural looking - as if they are hand-drawn? Won't that look more organic? If you agree, then you will certainly love these new irregular shapes for PowerPoint.



Download and use these shapes in your slides.

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posted by Geetesh at 9:00 AM IST



You may know how easy it is to flip or rotate a picture on your slide. But do this same flipping when you use a Picture fill within a shape -- and do you notice that only the shape flips, and not the picture within? But what if you wanted to just flip, or even rotate the picture within the shape, without changing the actual shape? How do you do that?



Learn how to flip and rotate picture fills for shapes in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac.

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Thursday, January 29, 2015
posted by Geetesh at 9:45 AM IST



After adding a quiz and customizing quiz options in Adobe Presenter, you still need to add the actual questions to your quiz! You can add different types of questions -- and depending upon the type of question you choose, that particular type of question will contain different options. You can add graded questions, survey questions, or a combination of both to each quiz.



Learn how to add questions to the quiz in Adobe Presenter.

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posted by Geetesh at 9:15 AM IST



It is easy to flip and rotate a picture on your slide. However this same flipping can be a little tricky when you use a Picture fill within a shape. That's because you end up with a picture that does get flipped, but so does the shape. But what if we wanted to just flip, or even rotate the picture within the shape? How do you do that?



Learn how to flip and rotate picture fills for shapes in PowerPoint 2010.

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015
posted by Geetesh at 9:30 AM IST



Microsoft's Office Clip Art Gallery, which was earlier known as Office Online is being shut down. This includes Microsoft's Office.com Clip Art and image search service, and also the Clip Art task panes in Microsoft Office applications such as PowerPoint, Word, and Excel. The question then is, so what should you do when Office Clip Art goes offline? Here are some possible answers, alternatives, and workarounds.



Explore alternatives for Microsoft's discontinued Office Clip Art Gallery.

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posted by Geetesh at 9:00 AM IST



In PowerPoint you can set various attributes for shapes -- adjusting Transparency for Shape Fills is one of such tasks. Similar to the shape fills, shape outlines such as solid lines and gradient lines also have transparency attribute. This attribute lets you reduce the opacity of the outline (also known as the border or line), so that the slide object or background behind shows through partially. Transparency is calculated in percentages and you can change its value all the way from 0 to 100%.



Learn how to apply transparency to Shape Outlines in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac.

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015
posted by Geetesh at 10:30 AM IST



We start with the last part of our Better PowerPoint Charts series -- this time we explore what books you should read, and where you can reach out for help. We also look at a web app that lets you create Word Clouds you can use within PowerPoint. And you can explore options to add quizzes in Adobe Presenter. And then we bring you some tutorials on working with bulleted lists and shapes within PowerPoint 2013 for Windows.

And don't miss the new discussions and templates of this week!



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