How to make at Torn Paper Effect in PowerPoint Squares and circles and triangles and every other manner of mathematical or geometrical shapes is all we get to see. And isn’t that boring too! So here’s a way out for those of you who would rather present an exception and stand out! This tutorial will […]
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Just a while back I was creating a list of PowerPoint keyboard shortcuts and didn’t like what I saw. The list was huge and once I was done, I looked at my list and thought no one’s going to be able to make sense of it. This is what it looked like. Place your content […]
No presentation is complete without pie charts and line graphs. But it is only rare that we find ourselves drawn to a chart or a line graph. And that is because there’s too much data in there to ever make an impact. We’ve all been taught to limit data and add more images/ graphics in […]
14 Steps Away Towards a Great Motion Graphics in PowerPoint Presentation experts opine that their audiences retain most of a presentation if 70% of the content is visual. That’s no license of course to fill your presentation with images only! Remember to use images wisely and only where required. One of the ways that will […]
Here’s a complete list of keyboard shortcut keys for PowerPoint 2013. Most of them work well with 2007 and 2010 as well. Ctrl Shortcuts Ctrl + A Selects all slides objects in normal view Selects all text Changes the pointer to an arrow in slide show mode Ctrl + D Duplicates slide objects, slides, images […]
The current set of charts and line graphs that you see in presentations differ only in size and color. And every time a presenter says, “…and the trend…” you know you’re in for the usual. So here’s a video tutorial which I hope will vindicate all Death by PowerPoint club members! This tutorial will show […]
Did you know that about 30 million presentations are given out each day using PowerPoint? And these presentations are given out by more than 300 million PowerPoint users the world over? PowerPoint users cover a wide network of teachers, educators, trainers, company heads, advertising executives, lawyers and even people from the armed forces of different […]
A picture speaks a thousand words. A cliché statement no doubt, but even today, at some point or the other, we’re all making this mistake. When giving out presentations, we tend to use shapes more often that images. And this mistake is more pronounced when giving presentations regarding people. So here’s a quick and innovative […]
PowerPoint recording software doesn’t come cheap and we all know it. And then you also have to learn how the software works and not only that, you have to get really good before it produces advertised results. And this is something that we’re all guilty of! Every time we’re looking at new technology, be it […]
Stock images are good! And with PowerPoint 2013, clip art is no longer happening. But then again, all the stock images out there are so shiny and glossy. Slowly but surely, I’ve been yearning for grayscale, grainy and coarse images in presentations. It’s a personal choice really but why not? And thankfully, PowerPoint has the […]
Watch this short video demo and tutorial which shows you how you can use animated PowerPoint puzzle diagrams in your presentations and reports.
If you’ve seen my previous tutorial on creating a torn paper effect, then you’ll not want to miss this one either. This tutorial goes a step further and shows how two shapes/ images can have a torn effect and also animate. This tutorial is good for those of you who’re doing presentations frequently and need […]
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Fonts can either be packaged or embedded within the PowerPoint deck if you need to share or open your PPT on someone else’s computer who doesn’t have the same font. Below are the instructions for embedding, packaging and installing custom fonts. Instructions for Windows: Embedding Font: From the Microsoft Office Button click PowerPoint Options. Click […]
Typography is a great way to communicate an idea or a message. Type can also convey a particular mood or emotion. One important contribution is that it helps enhance the look and feel of your keynote presentation in a very subtle manner. However, often you will find that Windows or Mac default font are not […]
It is not unusual to get frustrated while trying to fine-tune a PowerPoint presentation. There are many aspects to consider while ensuring that the basic underlying features remain standard through all slides such as font type, font size, headings, spacing, logos (if any) etc. First, use a good font, like Arial as opposed to Times […]
Have you wondered what it takes to create effective PowerPoint presentations? Apart from the content, it is important to choose the right color schemes and overall theme of the PPT. This is important so that visual consistency and coherence can be maintained. PowerPoint has a number of ready-made themes available in the Slide Master> Themes […]
You have to make a presentation for that all important meeting, but you have never used Microsoft PowerPoint. You don’t have much time to join a class to learn, you don’t have time to search for basics. So what do you do? Microsoft has come up with a very clever, short training course for PowerPoint […]
A lot is written about what really makes for a great presentation. It’s almost like choosing between the various flavors available on the store racks and wondering which one’s best. Of course, you can’t buy them all when you are unsure of what you will use. And this is the very same dilemma that we’re […]
Adding animation to maps in PowerPoint You can easily add animation effects to different parts of any of 24point0’s maps. For example, taking the previous world map with continents marked according to population, you can add Fade effects to the continents and numbers. Adding animation to any visual makes the content dynamic and thus heightens […]