For some presentation slides you might need a calendar as a background picture. For example, when you want to present some events or process. Sure, there are a lot of existing templates that you can use, but it is easy to create your own calendar from scratch.
This is a very simple operation, but Microsoft PowerPoint tables are different from their realization their counterparts in MS Word or MS Excel, where you can change color for the border in the same place (see How to use paragraph borders and shading in Word and Apply or remove cell borders in Excel).
When you create a presentation, you might need to insert Greek symbols into the slide. This tip demonstrates how to insert Greek symbols using the equation block.
Sometimes you need to insert the special symbols to your slide. There are several different ways that you can use, but here you can see fast and easy way is to use the equitation block. See also How to insert Greek symbols very quickly.
This seven elements pie or doughnut chart will teach you some important PowerPoint tricks, which will allow you to create an appealing circular diagram. It is using a combination of Excel charts and SmartArt shape editing tricks.
Venn diagram (also called primary diagram, set diagram or logic diagram) is a diagram that shows all possible logical relations between a finite collection of different sets.
Circular diagrams are very popular and you probably tried various SmartArt cycle flow diagrams in your presentations. This tip shows how to create a great presentation using an unconventional type of the circular four steps diagram.
For the illustration of the complex organizational structure you might think about using Jigsaw puzzle. At a first glance pieces of Jigsaw puzzle look extremely complex, but this isn't true and you will need a few simple steps to create an impressive Jigsaw puzzle chart.
If you have mastered simple Jigsaw puzzle pieces (see How to create simple Jigsaw pieces using PowerPoint shapes) and 2-D realistic pieces (see How to create 2D realistic Jigsaw pieces using PowerPoint shapes), you are ready to create 3-D realistic pieces. This will give you presentation a look of a professional graphical designer work.
Using PowerPoint union and subtract operations you can create basic Jigsaw puzzle pieces in a few minutes (see How to create simple Jigsaw pieces using PowerPoint shapes), but, if you want them to look close to the real ones, you will need to master re-shaping tricks.