Shortcut to complex shapes with SmartArt in PowerPoint 2007 and 2010

PowerPoint Tips

SmartArt is available in PowerPoint 2007 and 2010. For example, the Gears graphic limits you to 3 gears, but by ungrouping, duplicating, and choosing Format tab> Rotate> Flip Horizontal or Flip Vertical, you can get the result you want.

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How to create a poster in PowerPoint 2007 & PowerPoint 2010

PowerPoint Tips

Let’s create a couple of posters in PowerPoint 2007 or 2010. Follow these steps: In PowerPoint 2007 or PowerPoint 2010, click the Design tab. I have more detailed information on shadows in PowerPoint 2007 and 2010 here and here.

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Create a product catalog with custom layouts

PowerPoint Tips

Create a custom layout in PowerPoint 2007 and 2010. Choose Duplicate Layout. Right-click the duplicate and choose Rename Layout. Sales reps can use PowerPoint to create a product catalog that they bring to potential customers.

3 ways to make objects equidistant in PowerPoint

PowerPoint Tips

Duplicate, place, duplicate. PowerPoint duplicates the original object and offsets the 2nd object slightly in both the X and Y directions. PowerPoint 2010 has alignment markers, but not equidistance markers.

Create a hover-over effect on a slide

PowerPoint Tips

Duplicate the first slide as many times as you need for your situation. A subscriber recently asked me, “I am currently trying to figure out if it is possible to hover over text and have an image pop up when I hover over the text, like you do on most websites these days.

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Highlight one part of an image in color

PowerPoint Tips

It uses the Remove Background feature of PowerPoint 2010. Select the photo, then copy and paste it to duplicate it. Highlighting a part of a grayscale image in color really makes it stand out!

Free PowerPoint backgrounds and how to make your own

PowerPoint Tips

I’ve updated that e-booklet through PowerPoint 2010 and included information on what I call “unbackgrounds,&# which are slides with no background (plain white). If you’re already a subscriber, you won’t get duplicate e-mails.).

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Getting a shiny Web 2.0 look in PowerPoint-Part I: Reflections

PowerPoint Tips

Reflections are easy in PowerPoint 2007 and 2010. Press Ctrl + D to duplicate the rectangle and drag it to the right of the first one. Maybe Web 2.0 is already an old look, but you still see a lot of it. Of course, Web 2.0

Create your own graphics and icons for PowerPoint: Part I–Using clip art

PowerPoint Tips

That’s the quick keyboard shortcut in PowerPoint 2007 and 2010. In PowerPoint 2007 & 2010, press Ctrl + G. Duplicate and move objects. Then I moved the duplicate up and to the right to extend the stairs, matching the spacing so the 2 stairs seemed like 1.

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Do you present with printed slides? What if your slides were the size of your paper?

PowerPoint Tips

How to create a poster in PowerPoint 2007 & PowerPoint 2010. Start with the Two Content placeholder, duplicate it, and then make adjustments. I’ve often been surprised at how many people create PowerPoint slides to print.

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6 steps to create cool stickout photos in PowerPoint

PowerPoint Tips

Duplicate the image. In PowerPoint 2010, click the Format tab and use the Remove Background tool to remove its background. A subscriber turned me on to Before & After Magazine ‘s YouTube videos, showing great design tips.

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Timeline 3D: A Review

Thoughts On Presenting And Design

Another issue that I ran into at work on both the trial and fully registered versions of the software was the duplication of events. When I went into the bulk edit view (spreadsheet-like option for entering events), each event was duplicated.

Google Interview

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

He posed a simple problem: Given a lot of files, find all the duplicates. Prompted by a recruiter, I submitted a resume to Google. They let me skip the phone screen and just do the full-day interview with 5 guys. It was easier than I feared. If you can do the first half of CLR you should be fine, except for trick questions. Unfortunately, I think I blew my last interview. This is easy.

Easily sync lyrics with a music video in PowerPoint

PowerPoint Tips

If you prefer to have a “staging screen” that segues into the video, duplicate the first slide, and insert the video on the second slide. In PowerPoint 2010 and 2013, click the Animation Pane button. This is a guest blog post from Larry First.

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More Misguided App Store Hysteria

Thoughts On Presenting And Design

Technical people often don't understand how duplicating core functionality violates this, but technical people who like to tinker and hack aren't Apple's core target audience. Infoworld is one of the many tech news outlets that I read daily (well, M-F) that contributes to a well-rounded understanding of what's going on in the industry in which I work. Unfortunately, I have yet to see that kind of cross-domain & cross-discipline approach in my daily travels, but I digress.

Sex Tape: Is Andrew Young Hedging?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  In response to a contempt of court charge for refusing to hand over all copies of the alleged Edwards-Hunter sex tape, Young handed over a duplicate today, reports Andy Barr in  What game is Andrew Young playing now?    Young is retaining the master copy under lock and key.    He contends that he was offered plenty of money for the tape but declined the opportunities to sell it.

PowerPoint keyboard shortcuts

PowerPoint Tips

Minimize ribbon (2007 & 2010). Press and hold Shift while dragging objects (not as big a deal in PowerPoint 2010, with the built-in guides). Duplicate a slide. Press Ctrl+D to duplicate. I follow several LinkedIn groups related to PowerPoint and presenting (and started one of my own, Great Communicators! Effective Presenting & PowerPoint). Sometimes, you can find gems of useful information.

How to create a poster in PowerPoint 2013

PowerPoint Tips

This is an update of a similar post on creating posters in PowerPoint 2007 and 2010.). Now, you’ll duplicate the vertical dashed line and the text box. Do you create posters for personal or business use?

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Create a swinging bell or pendulum in PowerPoint

PowerPoint Tips

I used PowerPoint 2010’s background remover to do this. Select the object and press Ctrl+D to duplicate it. Have you ever received a greeting card created in PowerPoint? Maybe I receive more of these than most people, but I get them several times a year.

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Public Speaking – 5 Powerful Tips for Persuasive and Captivating Presentations

Pivotal Public Speaking

The point is, it can be duplicated. Best of all, now you can consciously duplicate this proven process and implement them as your own. Let’s face it. Most of us are not comfortable speaking in front of groups, especially when giving formal speeches or presentations. Standing on stage under bright lights, with all those blank faces staring at you, can be incredibly nerve racking. In fact, some people tremble at the mere thought of public speaking.

Quick takeaways from Presentation Summit 2011–Day 2

PowerPoint Tips

Some of her points were: Leave in all the layouts in the slide master (this is for PowerPoint 2007 and 2010) so that if you bring in a slide from another presentation, the layout it uses is sure to be available.

PowerPoint wishlist – “mini master slides”

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

So for example, imaging that you your presentation has 10 slides containing a map of South Africa, each of which highlights a FIFA 2010 world cup football venue. South Africa FIFA Map 2010.

Complimentary Webinar on Creating Audio Products

Great Public Speaking

Please join Tom Antion and Mike Stewart as they explain the latest software, hardware and technologies for 2010 to easily make audio CD information products, This is a complete step by step COMPLIMENTARY demonstration, holding nothing back! This Thurs. Dec 3rd, 9PM EST Can't make it? Register anyway and we'll send you the replay. Also note: You don't have to phone in to participate in this webinar. You can if you want to, or you can listen and watch on your computer.