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Thursday, April 12, 2018, posted by Geetesh at 3:10 pm

When you change Background Style of the Slide Master, the Background Style for all dependent Slide Layouts will also change. However, it is not necessary for all your Slide Layouts to possess the same Background Style as the Slide Master. Each slide Layout can have its own independent Background Style, as you will learn in the rest of this tutorial.

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Wednesday, April 11, 2018, posted by Geetesh at 1:32 pm

Motion Path animations determine the route (path) and the direction in which the animated slide object moves across or around on the slide. When you add a motion path animation to an object, you see the path as a dotted line with two arrow-heads. PowerPoint 2016 sports a faded preview of the animated slide object at the end point of the motion path.

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Wednesday, April 11, 2018, posted by Geetesh at 1:30 pm

While working with Motion Paths, especially after drawing a Custom Motion Path to animate your slide object, you may feel that the path drawn is not very smooth. Or you may have used one of the Preset Motion Paths to animate your slide object, and now you want to make some changes. Maybe you want to extend the path or use smoother corners rather than the default pointed ones. Drawing with a mouse typically does result in paths that don’t look too good! Since Motion Paths are essentially lines drawn in PowerPoint, you can always edit them using the Edit Points option, and reorient them as required.

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Wednesday, April 11, 2018, posted by Geetesh at 11:42 am

Have you ended up with a presentation that has linked files, embedded media clips, and so much more? And now you have been asked to copy the entire presentation and all linked files to a CD? Burn a CD in these times? How ancient is that? Let’s rephrase that question: have you ever been asked to copy all the content for a presentation to a folder, a network location, or a USB drive? PowerPoint provides the Package Presentation for CD option that can do this task for you, with just a click or two. Don’t go by the CD mentioned in this feature name, because you can use this option to burn both data CDs and DVDs and also copy all content to a new folder.

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Monday, April 9, 2018, posted by Geetesh at 2:19 pm

When most people use Motion Path animations, the feature they probably use the least is locking and unlocking the Motion Paths. That may be because these options are not too well documented. But that’s no reason to ignore this option. Especially, since locking and unlocking Motion Paths can help you create better animations.

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Monday, April 9, 2018, posted by Geetesh at 2:02 pm

While changing the Slide Layout for any given slide(s) in PowerPoint, you typically access the Home tab of the Ribbon and click the Layout button. This brings forth the Layout drop-down gallery. The number of Slide Layouts that you see within this gallery may differ depending upon the Theme of your active presentation. However, with PowerPoint’s default Office Theme applied, you may see 11 layouts. So, where do these Slide Layouts come from? What influences how they look, or how the placeholders within them are laid out? To find out answers to these questions, you need to access Slide Master view within PowerPoint.

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Wednesday, April 4, 2018, posted by Geetesh at 1:10 pm

To begin, let’s start with the basics. What are Guides in PowerPoint? Consider Guides as individual lines from a grid on your slide that you create. Every single Guide can be moved, added, or deleted. Guides also have snap options that are always on. Once the Guides are made visible on the slide, all objects that venture close enough to them just snap. Along with Rulers, Guides help you position your slide objects with more precision, and you can make them work for you.

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Tuesday, April 3, 2018, posted by Geetesh at 2:43 pm

Once you have made Guides visible on your PowerPoint slides, they show up in the same position on all other slides within the presentation. You’ll find that only two Guides — one horizontal and one vertical Guide are visible at first, and these two Guides intersect at the center of the slide. Most of the time, this might work for you, but you can actually add more Guides since these can help in positioning slide objects better across successive slides.

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Tuesday, April 3, 2018, posted by Geetesh at 11:58 am

Applying a preset motion path or even drawing your own custom motion path are not the only high-end tricks you can master. There are several other tricks that can help you become a better PowerPoint animator. The simplest Motion Path trick is to reverse them! This option is very helpful if you want an object to animate using a Motion Path, and then animate it again from the end of the motion path to the beginning!

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Monday, April 2, 2018, posted by Geetesh at 2:09 pm

Motion paths are paths (or lines) through which slide objects animate. These motion paths are like any other line with curves, points, etc. If you are familiar with the Line, Curve, Scribble, and Freeform drawing tools in PowerPoint, you know that paths can be either open or closed. A circle is a good example of a closed path, whereas an arc is an open path. So, how is the concept of open and closed paths relevant to Motion Path animations in PowerPoint?

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