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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.
Born in England, Nigel Holmes studied illustration at the Royal College of Art in London and then freelanced for magazines and newspapers for 12 years in London before moving to New York in 1978 to work for Time Magazine. He became graphics director and stayed there for 16 years. Since 1994 he has run his own business, Explanation Graphics, explaining all sorts of things for a variety of clients and publications. These have included American Express, Scientific American, National Geographic and the New York Times.
In this interview, Nigel discusses his new book, Crazy Competitions: 100 Weird and Wonderful Rituals from Around the World.
We first look at a very useful tip on how you can convert existing text boxes to Title or Content placeholders in all versions of PowerPoint. Since this is a little involved process, we include a detailed video tutorial, as well as options to accomplish this task even faster with PowerPoint add-ins. We bring you a guest post from Vinette Hoffman-Jackson, who explores Nine of the Best Props to Add Impact to Your Presentation. We also look at the concept of Single and Double-Byte Fonts in PowerPoint.
PowerPoint users of all versions can learn to Put an Image in a Star and also how to quickly add em dashes easily. PowerPoint 2016 for Windows can explore Text Alignment in PowerPoint, and PowerPoint 2016 for Mac users will learn how to Merge Shapes with Pictures, and also how to Rotate 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.
There are many different types of shapes PowerPoint provides, and you can format these shapes by resizing, rotating, flipping, etc. Other than these basic formatting tasks, you must explore the yellow square handles. When you select most shapes in PowerPoint 2016 for Mac, you can see eight resizing handles and a single rotation handle.
by John Auckland, TribeFirst
There are lots of different opinions on what makes a good deck, much of it misguided and rooted in opinion rather than data. There are also a number of bad industry habits that are endemic and often harmful to the investment process. This article takes my experience of successfully funding around 50 companies and combines this knowledge with research completed by DocSend to find the perfect formula for an engaging, compelling and ultimately easy to digest deck.
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