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More Thanksgiving Clip Arts for PowerPoint

Friday, November 29, 2013
posted by Geetesh on 9:30 AM IST



Here are some more Thanksgiving clip art graphics for PowerPoint – these again are perfect for the fall, 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 a separate sample presentation 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. Additionally, these Thanksgiving clip art graphics are vector shapes, so you can easily edit them within your Microsoft Office program by changing fills, lines, and effects or even applying Shape Styles.



Download and use these graphics in your slides.

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posted by Geetesh on 9:15 AM IST



A Glow effect adds a hazed color perimeter outside the shape area -- and by default, the Glow colors emanate from the active Theme. These default Glow colors works most of time but of course, you can change the Glow color to something entirely different. In this tutorial, you'll learn how you can change this Glow color to any color you want.



Learn how to change the Glow effect's color applied to shapes in PowerPoint 2013.

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Thursday, November 28, 2013
posted by Geetesh on 9:30 AM IST



Just the other day, someone in one of the several PowerPoint forums asked about a keyboard shortcut to get the Paste Special dialog in PowerPoint 2010 for Windows -- and someone actually recommended that you hold the Alt and E keys at the same time, let them go and quickly press S. And that answer response was chosen as the best answer! Well, you could have just pressed Ctrl+Alt+V together and saved the trouble -- and you would still see the Paste Special dialog box. That was just one instance -- trust me there are PowerPoint keyboard shortcuts that are not documented even in the program's Help. Want to know about all these missing shortcuts? Or do you want to know if your favorite keyboard shortcuts are documented?



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posted by Geetesh on 9:15 AM IST



The next PowerPoint effect for shapes that we will explore is the Glow effect. This effect adds a hazed color perimeter outside the shape area. This is an Outer Glow surrounding the shape -- and not an Inner Glow effect. You can choose from various glow colors such as Theme colors or even any other color of your choice to match the look of the slide content.



Learn how to apply the Glow effect in PowerPoint 2013.

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Wednesday, November 27, 2013
posted by Geetesh on 9:30 AM IST



These Thanksgiving tree branches for PowerPoint are perfect for the fall, festive season. We provide you with 4 types of branches in a silhouette style – these have been designed to be used in a slide corner. These graphics are available in black and are contained within a separate sample presentation 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 these graphics in your slides.

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posted by Geetesh on 9:15 AM IST



The Reflection effects that PowerPoint 2013 provides can be applied with a single click, and can indeed do wonders for your shapes. However, too much of anything cannot be good and if you get too carried away by the swanky looking reflections, you may end up distracting your audiences. Most of PowerPoint's reflection presets are attractive, and somewhat distracting. Still, you can tone down the effect a little -- or if you want, you can let your creativity work and enhance the reflection effect! Whatever your scenario may be, you can edit the reflection properties to suit your creative freedom -- for instance, you can change the transparency or distance of the reflection.



Learn how you can make changes to the reflection effects applied to shapes in PowerPoint 2013.

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Tuesday, November 26, 2013
posted by Geetesh on 10:30 AM IST



In this issue, we bring you some Movember graphics at the tail end of the month. PowerPoint 2013 for Windows users can learn about working with arrowheads. And learn about gradient outlines, a feature that lets you create a single outline with more than one color. We also show you how you can get rid of outlines altogether! We then discuss shape effects, including presets and shadows. And finally, do not miss the new discussions and templates of this week!



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posted by Geetesh on 9:15 AM IST



Apply any of the various effects in PowerPoint, and your shapes may stand out -- literally out of the slide! In this series on Shape Effects in PowerPoint 2013, we have explored several effect types. On this page, you will learn how you can quickly add a convincing Reflection effect to a shape. While this tutorial pertains to shapes, there's no reason why you cannot use the same Reflection effects on other slide objects. Reflection applies a blurred, semi-transparent duplication of the original object -- in the same way as you may have seen reflection on water or glass.



Learn how to apply Reflection effects to selected shape(s) in PowerPoint 2013.

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Monday, November 25, 2013
posted by Geetesh on 9:30 AM IST



A column chart is probably the most simple chart type that you can create in PowerPoint. What makes a column chart the most preferred chart type is that it follows human thinking -- we are all used to identifying a taller column as representing more success, more sales, more profits, more reach, etc. And column charts fit in perfectly with such human thinking! No wonder they are so popular.



Learn about Column Charts, and how you can use them within PowerPoint.

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The shadow effect in PowerPoint adds more depth to your selected shape -- and you may get the perfect shadow effect the very first time you use PowerPoint's default shadow options. However, you may want that shadow to be a wee bit longer, or just a little less pronounced. Or maybe you want the shadow to sport a color that's different. Fortunately, these shadow effects are quite easy to achieve.



Learn how you can work with advanced Shadow effect options in PowerPoint 2013.

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Friday, November 22, 2013
posted by Geetesh on 9:15 AM IST



PowerPoint’s effects are used to enhance the look of your shapes -- and with PowerPoint 2013 providing a vast repertoire of effects, you can easily get busy playing with all the options available! To save time, you can apply any of the Preset shape effects. If you choose to apply individual effects, the time involved may be more but the results can be distinctive. For example, even with something as simple as the Shadow effect, there is no dearth of options available.



Learn how you can apply Shadow Effects to shape(s) in PowerPoint 2013.

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Thursday, November 21, 2013
posted by Geetesh on 9:15 AM IST



PowerPoint 2013 provides six types of Shape Effects -- and more than one of these effects can be applied to a selected shape. It goes without saying that some combinations of these effects look better than others -- the restraint to not go overboard is always a good thing. On the other hand, trying out all the effect combinations may take a lot of time -- fortunately, the Presets option comes to your rescue. This option lets you use pre-combined combinations of the different effects -- these work well almost always.



Learn how to apply Preset effects to shape(s) in PowerPoint 2013.

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Wednesday, November 20, 2013
posted by Geetesh on 9:15 AM IST



So what are effects? Effects are different than fills and outlines -- with the plethora of effects available in PowerPoint, you can make a shape stand apart with a drop shadow. Other effects allow you to create convincing reflections, spreading glows, 3D bevel effects, and even moth-eaten soft edges. Even better, all these effects are not destructible and can be turned on and off at your will.



Learn about Shape Effects that can be applied to selected shapes in PowerPoint 2013.

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Tuesday, November 19, 2013
posted by Geetesh on 10:30 AM IST



In this issue, we bring you a review of Flevy Tools, a free add-in that lets you create all sorts of diagrams within PowerPoint. We also get you some free Thanksgiving themed clip art. PowerPoint 2013 for Windows users can learn about using transparency with all sorts of fills. Additionally, we explore shape outlines, and their weight (thickness)and dash attributes. PowerPoint 2011 for Mac users can explore Chart Gridlines. And finally, do not miss the new discussions and templates of this week!



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posted by Geetesh on 9:15 AM IST



Whenever you insert a new shape into a PowerPoint slide, you can see that it is filled with a solid color and has an outline by default (this may differ depending on the Theme applied to your presentation). You can remove the fill of the shape as well as the outline. In this tutorial, we'll learn how to remove an outline from a shape so that it only includes a fill without any outline. Whatever you do, make sure that you either remove the fill or the outline because if you remove both, then your shape will no longer be visible.



Learn how to remove a shape outline in PowerPoint 2013.

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Monday, November 18, 2013
posted by Geetesh on 9:15 AM IST



PowerPoint 2013 provides plenty of options to format Shape Outlines -- this tutorial explores an attribute that's rarely associated with shape outlines but can provide a surprisingly different look, especially when applied to lines that are thicker in weight. This attribute, Gradient Outlines is not accessible from the Shape Outline gallery in the Ribbon but directly from the Format Shape Task Pane that we will explore later in this page.



Learn how to apply gradients to outlines in PowerPoint 2013.

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Friday, November 15, 2013
posted by Geetesh on 9:15 AM IST



PowerPoint provides two types of shapes: open and close shapes. Shapes, such as rectangles, circles, etc. are closed shapes. Regular line shapes, such as straight lines, curves, scribbles, etc. are open shapes. Arrowheads can be added only to open shapes. That's because an arrow needs a pronounced, visible beginning and end.



Learn how to format arrowheads in PowerPoint 2013.

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Thursday, November 14, 2013
posted by Geetesh on 9:30 AM IST



These Thanksgiving for PowerPoint are ready to use clip-art graphics that you can use within your presentation slides. These graphics are available in black and white colors -- both variations are contained within a separate sample presentation 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. Additionally, these Thanksgiving graphics are vector shapes, so you can easily edit them within your Microsoft Office program.



Download and use these graphics.

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posted by Geetesh on 9:15 AM IST



We have already explored how to format shape outlines and change their weight. In this tutorial, you will learn how to apply a dash style to shape outline. A dashed line in PowerPoint 2013 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. So why do you add a dash style to your outline? That's a good question and the answer is quite simple -- sometimes, dash styles can add value to visual content, but use them judiciously. Many diagrams use dashed lines as a way to differentiate them from other content that have conventional, non-dashed lines.



Learn how to apply the dash attribute to shape outlines in PowerPoint 2013.

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Wednesday, November 13, 2013
posted by Geetesh on 9:15 AM IST



We have explained the basics of formatting shape outlines in PowerPoint 2013. 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.



Learn how to change the weight attribute of shape outlines in PowerPoint 2013.

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Tuesday, November 12, 2013
posted by Geetesh on 10:30 AM IST



In this issue, we bring you the Indezine Thanksgiving PowerPoint Kit that contains everything you need to create Thanksgiving themed picture slides within PowerPoint. We have an exclusive interview with Gerry Praysman of SlideShark who discusses their milestone of 5 million presentations. We also bring you a listing of some PowerPoint 2013 books. And another exclusive interview with Payman Taei of Easy WebContent Presenter. PowerPoint 2013 for Windows users can learn about several fill types such as Textures, Patterns, Slide Background fill, and also the No fill option. PowerPoint 2011 for Mac users can explore more charting topics on Chart Area, Plot Area, and Gridlines. And finally, do not miss the new discussions and templates of this week!



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posted by Geetesh on 9:15 AM IST



We have already showed you how to use fills for shapes in PowerPoint 2013. A fill is 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. In this tutorial, we'll explore the basics and thereafter provide links to specific, individual tutorials so that you can get acquainted with more advanced stuff.



Learn how to change the color, and make other changes to lines (and shape outlines) in PowerPoint 2013.

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