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 graphics.
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 a circle and use them for the background picture.
PowerPoint proposes several predefined features for circular diagrams such as SmartArt, and you can find
plenty of them on the Internet. However, it is easy to create your own diagram that will give your
presentation a professional look.
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.
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.
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.
Sometimes you need to combine two or more shapes for creating a fancy diagram or other visual elements. Sure,
you can add these shapes to the slide and then group them. But in some situations, such as frequent use of
the same groups of shapes, it will be more useful to create your own shape.
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.
When you create your own design on the slide, very often, it contains a lot of different objects such as
pictures, diagrams, charts, text boxes, shapes, etc. Sometimes it is difficult to select one of the objects
- it can be behind other objects, or it can be too small, etc.
PowerPoint proposes an excellent feature named Selection pane that can help to navigate between
different objects and groups.
Visual consistency of the presentation is one of the keys to success. The audience often finds averting
presentations with misaligned titles and font styles. Fortunately, PowerPoint provides you all the necessary
tools for making your presentations consistent.