This is a common requirement. From drawing board to finished product or from a sketch to a real building. Let me show you how to do this with just the finished product image. Simple, but extremely impressive. It also shows the effort involved in converting an idea into reality. (Reading time 3 min, Practice time 12 min)
Continue reading Applied Knowledge: How to show concept translating into reality using PowerPoint
Suppose you want a blank slide. But the master has some design on it and a logo. You don’t even want that… how do you manage? Most of us put a full size white (or black) rectangle to physically hide the unwanted graphics. Don’t do that. Just use the Hide Background Graphics option from Format Background!
You can create this impressive effect to split text and pictures using PowerPoint 2013. This works with text as well as pictures. Find out how (Time required, 10 min).
Continue reading How to split text and pictures
This is possible if you have Windows 8.1 or above. Emojis are very popular but were restricted to chat applications. Read on to find out how to use Emoji in Windows and Office.
If you are using an older version of windows, you can copy paste Emoji from Getemoji.com
Continue reading Use Emojis with Office, FB, Twitter ☔
Manual formatting takes time.
For similar layout requirements, custom layouts are most suitable.
Create once and reuse life-long!
Estimated reading time 4 min
Continue reading PowerPoint Custom Layouts – Prevention is better than cure
Alignment is important. Our eyes detect misaligned things very quickly.
That is what makes presentations look shabby and amateurish.
Here is how PowerPoint helps you in aligning things.
Estimated reading time 6 min
Continue reading The art of Alignment – PowerPoint misuse – Part 2
PowerPoint drains your energy every day.
In spite of wasting time on it, the results are still shabby.
Here is the solution.
Estimated reading time 6 min
Continue reading How to misuse PowerPoint efficiently? By deleting layouts!
Just found an extremely useful
way of editing complex gradients. Try it out NOW. You will love it.
Estimated reading time 3 min
Continue reading What did I learn today: Keyboard shortcuts for editing gradients
Please read the first part of this article – High Impact Presentations: Using Gradient
Fun with gradients continues in this article. I will cover nuances of the gradients like direction, angle, color stops, brightness, transparency. Finally we will see how to apply all this knowledge practically using common scenarios.
Gradient is a smooth transition from one color to another color. It is a simple concept. Rarely used properly, but misused often. The technology is simple, but effective usage is not.
Let us explore why we should use gradients and how to use them with finesse. This article is for Office versions 2010 and above. The concepts shown here work across all Office tools.
Continue reading High Impact Presentations: Using Gradient