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Wednesday, July 19, 2017
posted by Geetesh Bajaj at 9:15 AM IST

When you insert a video clip within a PowerPoint slide, you’ll find it placed as a traditional rectangular shape. And while that’s what most users expect, as it seems safe and conventional. However, PowerPoint allows you to have your video playing in different shapes such as a circle or oval, or a wave, a triangle, or any of the shapes that PowerPoint’s Shapes gallery includes. However, just the fact that a video can be placed within a shape is no reason to forego the conventional rectangle. Do remember that most other shapes may crop out important parts of your video clips.

Video Shapes in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows

Constrain a video clip to a shape in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows.

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017
posted by Geetesh Bajaj at 10:00 AM IST

We begin with an exclusive guest post from Jan Metchel, who talks about SlideProof. We then discuss the smallest font size you can use in your PowerPoint slides–we look at guidelines and ideas. We also look at using photos in presentations–explore copyrights, where to get photos, how to insert photos, and the Triple-C guidelines.

We look at the video file types that various Windows and Mac versions of PowerPoint can insert. PowerPoint 2016 for Windows users can learn about video borders, video effects, video poster frames, and cropping videos. We also look at keyboard shortcuts for PowerPoint 2013 users. Finally, do not miss the quotes, press releases, and templates of this week.

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017
posted by Geetesh Bajaj at 9:30 AM IST

Fonts can help you tell a story, but they have amazing stories of their own. Today, we will talk about Papyrus, a font from Letraset that has been ubiquitous on many computer systems since it is one of the many fonts bundled as part of Microsoft’s Office suite.

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017
posted by Geetesh Bajaj at 9:15 AM IST

When you launch PowerPoint 2016, it always provides you with an option to open a new blank presentation. Further, if you are already working on an open presentation, and want to create a new presentation at that point, you can do so using the New tab within the Backstage View.

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Monday, July 17, 2017
posted by Geetesh Bajaj at 9:45 AM IST

Here’s the most comprehensive list of PowerPoint 2016 keyboard shortcuts that we know. How many of these do you presently use? Speed up your PowerPoint usage with these shortcuts, and enjoy some free time!

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Monday, July 17, 2017
posted by Geetesh Bajaj at 9:30 AM IST

Line charts can display continuous data over time, set against a common scale, and are therefore ideal for showing trends in data at equal intervals. In a line chart, category data is distributed evenly along the horizontal axis, and all value data is distributed evenly along the vertical axis. Line charts are best used to represent evenly spaced values such as months, quarters, or fiscal years.

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Monday, July 17, 2017
posted by Geetesh Bajaj at 9:15 AM IST

If you need to share a PowerPoint presentation with colleagues, or even publish it online, remember that your slides may include hidden data or information that you or your company may not want to share. The Inspect Document option enables you to check your presentation for such hidden properties and personal information, and clean whatever information or data you want to be removed.

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Friday, July 14, 2017
posted by Geetesh Bajaj at 9:30 AM IST

Who doesn’t like to use photos in their presentation slides? But did you know that using photos in presentations is a two-edged sword that can help you conquer the minds of others, but can also hurt you in the process? How can you be hurt?

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Friday, July 14, 2017
posted by Geetesh Bajaj at 9:15 AM IST

Different PowerPoint versions support a plethora of video file formats. Not surprisingly, the new PowerPoint versions support a larger number of file formats for video. This table provides information about video file format compatibility.

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Thursday, July 13, 2017
posted by Geetesh Bajaj at 9:30 AM IST

In this guest post, I will introduce SlideProof. SlideProof is an all-in-one PowerPoint add-in to deliver presentations better and faster. With this software, you will have access to many tools such as:

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