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MS-OneNote: 10 cool features to explore

imagesWheather you are a regular user of Microsoft OneNote or you have never used it and you want to start using, then the below 10 features (of my choice) might be helpful for you.  Just  have a look and if you know more features share the same. Let’s share our thoughts on OneNote here.

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#2 MS-Office Gyan for the day… (PowerPoint 2013)

In my last post I wrote about the new feature “eye dropper” in PowerPoint 2013, this time I am writing about another features of PowerPoint.

 

How many of you used a screenshot in your presentation?

 

So you have used the paintbrush or other such tool to make it more good looking and then copy it to the presentation in your PowerPoint. You might have saved it and inserted it as a picture as well.

How about using any open window’s screen shot on the fly while designing your presentation and without  any help of picture editing tools. Yes no need to take it to the paintbrush and giving it a final touch. Everything is ready for you in PowerPoint itself.

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Open the Microsoft PowerPoint and you can start with a blank page or a template of your choice.

Now open the window from which you want to copy a screen shot to your PowerPoint presentation. Navigate to the page or the window and you are done. No copy, no screen capture, nothing. For example I opened my blog in IE i.e. web browser window.

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Now lets get back to the PowerPoint presentation and click on Insert menu and take your mouse to the Screen Shot button of the Images area. Just keep it there and read the tooltip.

Take a screenshot!!!!!

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Now click the Screenshot button with small camera and a plus image on it. It will display you a list of Available Windows, (the current opened one in your system). Now its time to pick up the one you want to insert as a screen shot. The dialogue box that appears is asking for a hyperlink to the page if it’s a browser window. Choice is yours…just go ahead Smile

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Remember my choice !!

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…and what you thought … easy right Smile Smile Smile . Just a few steps and we are ready with the screen shot.

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Guess what… it opens with an option to edit the image , the picture tools is all set for you. Now edit your picture inside PowerPoint, instead of going to other picture editing tools.

Power point 2013 has more features and options like this and you can learn More From Here & Here.

Till next time “Happy Learning & Sharing” :)

#1 MS-Office Gyan for the day (PowerPoint 2013)

This is the first blog post on tips or tricks for MS-Office by me and am excited to start this series, but it may not be a series of post that you get everyday. When ever I come across a new features or some interesting things to share I will just summarize my learning here. I consider all my blog post as my personal database of my learning and for future use. It may or may not help you and all the blog post are just my learning , there may be better idea and process or option which you can go for. Feel free to read and think before you implement if its useful.

 

So here we go with one of the feature of Power Point 2013 …

Most of the time we get confused (am for sure) during color selection for a logo or a picture we saw somewhere say in a website and we need the same color for our logo.

So today we will take the help of Power Point and one of its new feature “eye dropper” which can be found form the format menu.

So Lets try to mimic the design (its a copy)  of the new logo of Microsoft here. Check the below screen shot taken from Microsoft Power Point 2013 Preview and I will take you through designing this logo from Microsoft.com website logo-lg-1x[1]

 

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So start Power point 2013 and then take those four square (from Insert menu and select shape). Now when you copy and paste the first square and create other three you can see those are not in proper order and alignment with each other as required).

Even when you organize them in order Power point will help you by providing exact line-up from all the possible ways (Line-up and space objects equally). You can see those horizontal and vertical lines while moving the object and placing them in line-up with other.

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Now you got the four square, its time to choose the color, look at the color at your target image. You have to decide the exact color, say for the first box whether its  Orange…no its a red.. I think its a  mix of orange and red. Oooopss!!!! Don’t worry lets ask Power point.

Select the First box, Go to Format – Shape Fill and select Eye Dropper. Now with out releasing the left mouse button go to the Internet explorer and click the first square in the Microsoft Logo(which you have opened already as www.microsoft.com).

 

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Immediately you will find that your box (part of the logo) in Power Point is filled with the color that you selected from the website.

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       Now continue the same for all the four boxes and and the design is ready. You can select the borders to none from Shape Out line. Once you are done with all the finishing touch your logo is ready. If you want save the same as a png or a jpeg format and you have one image ready. Now choice is yours whether you want to design something with all the colors in the world 🙂 .

 

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Power point 2013 has more features and options like this and you can learn More From Here & Here.

Till next time “Happy Learning & Sharing” 🙂