Drawings & Graphics in PowerPoint 2007

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How to Draw Straight Lines on PowerPoint 2007 Slides

PowerPoint provides a Line button so you can draw straight lines on your slides. With your PowerPoint slide open, choose a location for your line, then follow these steps: [more…]

How to Draw Polygon or Free-Form Shapes on Your PowerPoint 2007 Slides

One of the most useful tools in the PowerPoint Shapes Gallery is the Freeform Shape tool. It’s designed to create polygons on your PowerPoint slides, but with a twist: Not all the sides have to be straight [more…]

How to Fill a PowerPoint 2007 Shape with Color

A PowerPoint shape or text box is transparent until you add a fill color. Besides colors, you can fill PowerPoint shape with a picture, a gradient, or a texture. To add fill to a PowerPoint shape, follow [more…]

How to Draw a Curved Line on Your PowerPoint 2007 Slide

PowerPoint has a Curve Shape tool that lets you draw curved lines or shapes on your PowerPoint slides. With the PowerPoint Curve Shape tool you can produce lines and shapes. Here is the procedure for drawing [more…]

How to Draw Simple Geometric Shapes on a PowerPoint 2007 Slide

PowerPoint 2007 drawing tools make it easy to draw variety of shapes on your PowerPoint slides. To draw a rectangle on your PowerPoint slide, follow these steps: [more…]

How to Promote and Demote Shapes in PowerPoint 2007 Organization Charts

The PowerPoint (SmartArt Tools) Design tab holds a Promote or Demote button. If the shapes you are promoting or demoting are attached to subordinate shapes in your PowerPoint diagram, the subordinate shapes [more…]

How to Create a PowerPoint 2007 SmartArt Diagram

The easiest way to create a PowerPoint SmartArt diagram is to create a new PowerPoint slide and enter a bulleted list and then convert it to SmartArt. First create your slide using the Title and Content [more…]

What Is SmartArt in PowerPoint 2007?

PowerPoint includes a feature called SmartArt that lets you add diagrams to your PowerPoint slides. With PowerPoint SmartArt, you can create List, Process, Cycle, Hierarchy, Relationship, Matrix, and Pyramid [more…]

How to Hang a Shape Below Another Shape in a PowerPoint 2007 Organization Chart

Besides the standard relationship between shapes above and below one another in a chart, PowerPoint lets you create hanging relationships. In PowerPoint you can create a hanging relationship between shapes [more…]

Draw on Your PowerPoint 2007 Slides

PowerPoint has powerful drawing tools for creating drawings on your PowerPoint slides. The following section include general tips for drawing pictures. [more…]

How to Turn a Bulleted List into a Diagram on Your PowerPoint 2007 Slide

PowerPoint allows you to convert a bulleted list into SmartArt. For example, suppose you’re puttering along in a PowerPoint presentation, gazing at the text, when suddenly it strikes you — a bulleted list [more…]

How to Enter Text on a Shape on a PowerPoint 2007 Organization Chart

When you create a new diagram in PowerPoint, [Text] appears on the shapes in your diagram. To replace PowerPoint’s placeholder, you can click in a shape and start typing, but the PowerPoint Text pane gives [more…]

How to Swap One Diagram for Another on Your PowerPoint 2007 Slides

If the diagram you chose initially doesn’t do the job, you can swap it for a different diagram. How successful the swap is depends on how far along you are in creating your diagram and whether your diagram [more…]

How to Add Transitions to a PowerPoint Presentation

Adding slide transitions to PowerPoint presentations adds flair and life to your slide shows. Use effects like wipes, fades, cut, and dissolves to move from slide to slide, and even downloaded transitional [more…]

How to Create Graphics with Shapes for Your PowerPoint Presentation

Key messages in your PowerPoint presentations can stand out if you add shapes -- such as arrows, circles, stars, or callouts -- to your text. This video covers ways to dress up your PowerPoint slides with [more…]

How to Pull SmartArt into PowerPoint

SmartArt in PowerPoint gives you built-in options for various diagrams like lists, processes, cycles, hierarchies, relationships, matrices, and pyramids. This video shows you how to customize shapes, colors [more…]

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