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How to Crop a Graphic in PowerPoint 2007

You can use PowerPoint’s cropping tool to remove unwanted parts of a graphic in your PowerPoint slide. PowerPoint’s cropping tool doesn’t give you the fine control that some photo editing equipment has [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 Connect PowerPoint 2007 Shapes on a Diagram

The PowerPoint Shape gallery offers six different connectors. Use PowerPoint connectors to link different shapes and text boxes in a PowerPoint diagram. Connectors help describe the relationships between [more…]

How to Add Clip Art to a PowerPoint 2007 Slide

You access clip art through the PowerPoint Clip Art task pane that lets you search by keyword for a picture to embellish your PowerPoint presentation. The first time you access the PowerPoint Clip Art [more…]

How to Add Captions to Pictures in Your PowerPoint 2007 Photo Album

You can place captions under the pictures in your PowerPoint photo album. PowerPoint initially places the picture filename in the caption, but you can delete this caption and enter one of your own. To [more…]

How to Insert Pictures from a File in a PowerPoint 2007 Slide

If you already have an image file on your computer that you want to insert into a PowerPoint presentation, PowerPoint lets you insert the file. Follow these steps to insert Pictures from a file into your [more…]

How to Insert WordArt into a PowerPoint 2007 Table

PowerPoint offers WordArt on the Insert tab on the Ribbon providing a convenient way to add text box text with WordArt formatting onto your PowerPoint slide. To insert WordArt, Move to the slide on which [more…]

Change Layers in PowerPoint 2007 Drawings

Whenever you have multiple objects on a PowerPoint slide, they can overlap. PowerPoint handles this problem by layering objects. The first object that you draw is at the bottom of the stack; the second [more…]

Set the Shape Outline on a PowerPoint 2007 Slide

PowerPoint’s Shape Outline control lets you change the style of line objects or the border for solid shape objects on your PowerPoint slides. The Shape Outline control is located in the Shape Styles group [more…]

Recolor a Graphic in PowerPoint 2007

Recolor a graphic in PowerPoint 2007 when you want to bleach it a certain color. Recoloring gives your PowerPoint graphic a uniform color. Recolored graphics are useful for backgrounds. Select a graphic [more…]

How to Change an Animation’s Size in PowerPoint 2007

Animation effects that fall in the PowerPoint’s Grow/Shrink category change an element’s size on-the PowerPoint screen. Changing an element’s size is a great way to call attention to part of your PowerPoint [more…]

How to Scribble on Your PowerPoint 2007 Slides

PowerPoint offers a pen you can use to scribble on your PowerPoint slide as you are giving your presentation. Use this to make important points, or highlight text on your PowerPoint slides the way John [more…]

Creating PowerPoint Diagrams

To create a diagram in PowerPoint 2007, you must first choose a SmartArt graphic in the Choose a SmartArt Graphic dialog box. After that, you can change the diagram's size and shape, and enter the text [more…]

How to Apply a Picture Shape in PowerPoint 2007

PowerPoint lets you apply a picture shape to any pictures inserted on the slides in your PowerPoint presentation. If you choose a circle, PowerPoint crops the picture to a circle. To apply a PowerPoint [more…]

Apply Shape Effects on Your PowerPoint 2007 Slides

The PowerPoint Shape Effects button on the Drawing Tools tab on the PowerPoint Ribbon lets you apply effects to shapes you have added to your slides. When you click this button, a menu with the following [more…]

How to Tweak a PowerPoint 2007 SmartArt Diagram

When you’ve create a PowerPoint SmartArt diagram, PowerPoint applies a Quick Style to it. PowerPoint provides a large assortment of Quick Styles to choose from. To change the Quick Style for a SmartArt [more…]

How to Apply a Border or Other Effect to a Picture on a PowerPoint Slide

You can draw attention to pictures by adding borders, shadows, and reflections to pictures in PowerPoint slides. If you have applied a PowerPoint shape to the picture, the border is applied to the shape [more…]

How to Use a Clip-Art Image in a PowerPoint 2007 Slide Background

PowerPoint comes with numerous clip-art images. As long as they are pale or transparent, clip-art makes fine PowerPoint slide backgrounds, especially on PowerPoint title slides. To add a clip-art image [more…]

What Kind of Use Clip Art Can I Use in My PowerPoint 2007 Slides

PowerPoint comes with thousands of pictures, sound clips, and motion clips that you can pop directly into your PowerPoint presentations. PowerPoint lets you access clip art through a special Clip Art task [more…]

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