Is it really necessary to create a chart in Excel and then import it to your PowerPoint presentation? Here you will see how to create a complex chart in PowerPoint that later will be used for adding additional effects.
During the presentation, you need to attract and retain the audience's attention. Slides that look like a blackboard with charts and diagrams drawn with chalk can help to keep wandering eyes on your presentation.
PowerPoint offers a variety of predefined charts, pictures, texts, and diagrams, but still, many presentations look alike. This tip describes some of the features of PowerPoint that will allow you to create graphs and charts with chalk, pencil, or crayon effects, just like in childhood.
Some popular presentations show slides that mimic blackboards, and charts or diagrams look drawn with chalk. Here you will find some tricks that help to create slides like this:
Hand-drawn diagrams and flowcharts have become popular lately, but you cannot use default PowerPoint shapes to create them. In this tip, you will see how to create a custom arrow shape with a freehand effect.
PowerPoint provides many tools that help you create unique and memorable presentations. Custom shapes allow you to develop reusable pieces and use them many times in the presentation or multiple presentations.
For some charts or diagrams, you need to create a regular polygon – equiangular (all angles are equal) or equilateral (all sides have the same length). E.g., equilateral triangle, regular square, etc.
When you create a text box in your presentation, any text you type appears with the default font that can be different from version to version...
When you create a shape in your presentation, it is created with the default style, and any text you type has the default font.
Using different fonts for creating shapes is useful, fast, and easy. Different letters of different fonts can give your pictures a creative and modern look. Letters can emulate brush or crayon effects, water stains, or even drops and waves. This tip is about the drops effect that can help you create beautiful pictures.