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Easy PowerPoint Jigsaw Puzzle Cube Tutorial

Posted on February 22, 2013

Learn to create jigsaw puzzle of a cube easily. Follow our simple step by step instructions to create this useful graphic for your business presentations.

The PowerPoint Jigsaw Puzzle looks like this: more
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Create a Versatile PowerPoint Puzzle using PowerPoint 2010

Posted on January 28, 2013

A Puzzle is a useful diagram to be used in business presentations. It is quite easy to create the versatile puzzle pieces using PowerPoint 2010. Follow our simple step by step instructions.

The PowerPoint puzzle we will create today is:

You can create it under 2 minutes once you finish going through this easy tutorial.Where can you use this puzzle diagram?

You can use the diagram to represent:
  • 4 inter related processes
  • 4 functions dependent on one another
  • 4 components of a whole etc.
  • The usefulness of the diagram is limited only by your imagination. more
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PowerPoint 2013: The Guides have gotten smarter

Posted on November 26, 2012

Over on the Microsoft PowerPoint blog, Daniel Altin - Program Manager, details how they've made guides in PowerPoint 2013 even smarter . Take a look below to see just how guides have improved.Smart Guides: Now Even SmarterIn case you don’t know what Smart Guides are, they're the dashed lines that appear to help you with alignment as you move shapes around the slide. Here's an example of what they look like in PowerPoint 2010:
Not only do they look better in the new version of PowerPoint, they help you in more ways. more
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2010 PowerPoint Image Effect: Focused highlight

Posted on November 06, 2012

Discover a useful technique to highlight certain portions of your image in PowerPoint. Guide your audience attention with purpose in 2 easy steps in PowerPoint 2010.

Context of highlighting pictures:

We all know the importance of using relevant images in PowerPoint presentations. But, sometimes the key details in an image may not be immediately apparent to the audience. In such cases, it is essential to draw their attention to the important portions of your picture.

In this article, you will learn to create a focused highlight on certain areas of your photos in 2 easy steps.See the difference in the following two images. Which one highlights the humming bird better? more
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PowerPoint 2013: Create consistent color schemes with the Eyedropper

Posted on October 22, 2012

Creating a consistent color scheme has been one of the more difficult things to do in PowerPoint. With PowerPoint 2013 around the corner, things are going to be getting a little easier.

Using a consistent visual color scheme is one of the best ways to build a professional-looking presentation. Having a color scheme for you presentation allows you to create a visual unity for the content on the slide. Anyone familiar with Photoshop, Fireworks, or any other graphics editing application can tell you the benefits of the eyedropper. The eyedropper makes it easy to take a color from one object and use it in another. Whether your picking a color inside or outside of PowerPoint, PowerPoint 2013 makes it easier to create a visually stunning presentation.

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How to pick the best PowerPoint template for you presentation!

Posted on September 05, 2012

How do you pick the right design for a PowerPoint presentation?There are obviously a lot of web sites that sell templates and themes for PowerPoint and the more you look, the more confusing it can get. When customers ask me for help finding a theme for their presentations, I always try to help them narrow it down by asking 3 simple questions.
  1. What is the topic of the presentation?
  2. Do you have a color preference?
  3. Are you looking for a bold/flashy design or something more muted and subtle? more
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PowerPoint 2010: Dynamic Transitions

Posted on August 31, 2012

PowerPoint 2010 introduced a number of new features. Among these new features were new slide transitions. Dynamic slide transitions are possibly the most interesting of the new transition effects in PowerPoint 2010 (these also work in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac). With these new transitions the effect is actually applied to all the text and images on the slide. The background remains static. This gives your content fluid independent movement on and off the screen. more
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Quick Tip: How to Crop Around an Irregular Shape – PowerPoint Video Tip

Posted on August 14, 2012

How do you crop around an image, removing the background? Especially when the shape you want to keep is not a regular circle, square or triangle? Simple! You draw around the shape using PowerPoint’s drawing tools, then fill the shape as a picture.

Here’s a demonstration.

About the author: Bruce Gabrielle is author of Speaking PowerPoint: the New Language of Business, showing a 12-step method for creating clearer and more persuasive PowerPoint slides for boardroom presentations. Subscribe to this blog or join my LinkedIn group to get new posts sent to your inbox. more
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Create A Shiny Sphere in PowerPoint

Posted on August 02, 2012

This tutorial has step by step instructions to create a shiny sphere with PowerPoint. The shiny layer provides a professional look and feel to your regular PowerPoint Diagrams.

The difference that ‘Shine’ can make:

Here is how the diagrams can look when your templates are ready to use:

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Video in PowerPoint 2010 can bring your presentation to life

Posted on July 05, 2012

The introduction of PowerPoint 2010 brought with it many new features. One of the most exciting is the ability to manipulate video.

Previous version of PowerPoint only allowed you adjust the size and placement of the videos you would insert into your presentation.  With the addition of these new features you can now add special effects, format, edit and even add text over your video.  No longer is there a need to use a separate application or clunky add in to get  your videos the way you want them prior to inserting into your presentation. more
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Take a minute to learn this classic PowerPoint tip

Posted on May 03, 2012

Here is a quick 1 minute classic tip presented by Microsoft explaining how to add video to your presentations. When you finish, come take a look at our PowerPoint video package. Over 2,000 videos to bring your presentations to life. more
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5 Tips to create beautiful PowerPoint slides.

Posted on April 12, 2012

Discover 5 quick tips to create beautiful PowerPoint slides that look professional. These tips are easy to implement and the difference in results is clearly noticeable. more
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