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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.
Once you insert shapes on a slide, you may realize that it’s not the perfect size. Did you want it larger, or a wee bit smaller? However you want your shapes resized, it’s easy to make the size change in a jiffy, right inside PowerPoint 2016 for Mac. Like most Microsoft Office programs, PowerPoint follows the concept of selection, then action. So, the first thing you may need to do to a shape that you want to be resized is to select it! Any shape that is selected shows several handles.
We first look at a charting problem in PowerPoint that prevents display of data labels in older versions of PowerPoint. We then share a video tutorial on how you can fill text in PowerPoint with a picture effectively.
PowerPoint 2016 for Windows users will learn about Comparing and Merging Presentations, Resetting Slides, and Changing Bulleted Lists to Numbered Lists. PowerPoint 2016 for Mac users can explore the File Menu and Backstage View and can learn about Selecting and Deselecting 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.
Shapes play a significant role within any slides you create for your PowerPoint presentation. In many ways, shapes are like the building blocks of almost anything you do on your PowerPoint slides. PowerPoint provides hundreds of shapes efficiently categorized into 9 types or categories. You can do so much with these shapes. For example, you can combine shapes to create your own unique shapes, format shapes with fills, lines, and effects, and even group or layer them to create more amazing graphics. You can even create flowcharts with these shapes. This tutorial explores the various types of shapes available within PowerPoint.
In today’s post, I’m sharing a video I created that shows how you can add a picture fill to your text in PowerPoint. This trick works in almost all versions of PowerPoint, although I am using PowerPoint 2016 for Windows in this demo video.
The best part about this trick is that you can use any picture, including a picture from the same slide to fill up the text. This gives the entire slide a unified and understated look.
Do use this trick in your slides, and share your thoughts in the Comments area.
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