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How to create simple Jigsaw pieces using PowerPoint shapes

Currently, templates with Jigsaw puzzles are very popular on the Internet. Some of them are pretty expensive, but creating your own Jigsaw puzzle piece won't take a lot of time.

How to create a timeline in PowerPoint

If you show a historical data, it is often more informative to create a timeline chart. There are several different predefined SmartArt graphics that can be used for timeline charts.
This tip shows simple steps for creating simple and informative timeline using data for Microsoft logo designs changes (see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft#Logo).

How to create a timeline using SmartArt

PowerPoint proposes a lot of predefined SmartArt graphics, which can help to create your perfect presentation. Sure, all predefined graphics can be modified, but some modifications don't work correctly. This tip shows simple steps that can help you to modify SmartArt graphic.

How to stress on cyclic processes using two arrow circle diagram

If you want to stress on the cyclic nature in a diagram, schema or chart, will be useful to create circling arrows or arrows in circle and use them for the background picture.
PowerPoint proposes several predefined features for circular diagram such as SmartArt, and you can find a plenty of them on the Internet. However, it is easy to create your own diagram that will give your presentation a professional look.

How to create a cycle flow chart using four arrows in a circle

If you create a diagram, graphic or even flow chart with cyclic procedures, you can use predefined SmartArt graphics, but Cycle diagrams set is very limited. Moreover, modification of SmartArt graphic is not easy and sometimes you will spend a lot of time for even trivial change. So, it is easier to create your own arrows in a circle diagram if you want to add a fresh look for your presentation.

How to use 3D cubes for numbering

3D effects for your presentation help to make it more visually appealing. This tip shows you how to replace boring numbered lists with 3D cubes.

How to correct unchangeable elements on your slide

Often you see the elements of the slide like the company logo, copyright notice or background picture, which you can't change or remove because they are part of the company template and seem to be read only. However, the secret is that if you open the Slide Master, you can change every element of the slide.

How to create a custom shape

Sometimes you need a unique or a specific shape for cool visualization, but you can't find any suitable shape among predefined shapes in PowerPoint.
Sure, professional designers prefer to use other programs such as Corel Draw, Photoshop, etc. to modify the picture, photo, etc. or create a new object. But, why casual users should buy and master other tools than PowerPoint?

How to combine shapes to create a custom shape

Sometimes you need to combine two or more shapes for creating a fancy diagram or other visual element. Sure, you can add these shapes to the slide and then group them. But in some situation, such as frequent use of the same groups of shapes, it will be more useful to create your own shape.

How to compress pictures in the presentation

Often PowerPoint presentations contain a lot of different pictures and photos. This can become a serious problem because top-quality digital cameras nowadays create very high-resolution pictures, much higher than you need for the on-screen PowerPoint presentation.