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A theme is a predefined combination of colors, fonts and effects and it can be used in different slide layouts. By default Office theme is applies to all the slides but you can select any other one of your choice froma variety of new themes at any time thus giving your presentation an appealing look. You can also learn about WordStyles in MS Word 2013. Every theme is composed of various themes elements which are as under.
Theme Fonts: There are two theme fonts available at the top of the Font menu under Theme Fonts.
Theme Colors: There are 10 theme colors along with darker and lighter variations which are available from every Color menu.
Theme Effects: These effects can be found in the shape styles on the Format tab.
Applying Themes in your Presentation:
In order to apply themes in your presentations you are required to follow these simple steps.
- 1st of all you need to select the Design tab loacted in the Ribbon menu.
- Now you need to locate the Themes group and each image represents a theme.
- Now in the next step you need to click the More drop-down arrow in order to see all of the available themes.
- Now you need to select the desired theme from the list.
- Once you select the desired theme it will be applied to the entire presentation.
- Now for applying a different theme you need to simply select it from the Design tab.
- With these simple steps you will be able to apply various themes into your presentations.
There are many features as well as commands which can be used in PowerPoint for creating some scintillating slides. One of these features is WordArt. WordArt lets you create stylized text with different effects like textures, outlines and shadows etc. MS PowerPoint lets you add various different effects to the text inside of the text box which is called WordArt.You can also learn about Applying Transitions to MS PowerPoint 2010. Now for applying WordArt style to your text you need to follow these simple steps.
- 1st of all you need to select the text box or select some text in the text box.
- Now on the Format tab you need to click the More drop-down arrow in the WordArt Styles group.
- Now a drop-down menu of WordArt Styles will appear and you need to select the style which you want to use.
- Now text will appear in the style which has been selected now if you desire you can modify the font or font color from the Home tab.
Adding or Modifying the Text Effects:
- 1st of all you need to select the text box or select some text in the text box. A Format tab will appear.
- From the Format tab you need to click the Text Effects command in the WordArt Styles group.
- Now a drop-down menu will appear which will show various different effect categoriesn Now you need to hover the mouse over an effect category and then select the desired effect from the menu which appears.
- The effect will be applied to your text . You can also combine several different effects .
Transitions aer the motion effects in the slides which will add movement to your slides as you will advance from one slide to another one. You can choose from loads of transitions and each one of them lets you control the speed as well as add sound. In this tutorial you will learn how to apply and customize the transitions in your slideshows. You can also learn about How to Experience Windows Mixed Reality without a Headset.
Applying Transitions in MS PowerPoint Presentation:
If you have seen a PowerPoint presentations which has got special effects between each slide you have actually seen slide transitions. A transition can be a simple one like fading to the next slide or can be a complex one as a flashy or eye-catching effect. Now for applying the transitions you need to folow these simple steps.
- 1st of all you need to select the slide which you want to modify.
- Now you need to click the Transitions tab.
- Now locate the Transition to This Slide group. By default None os applied for every slide.
- Now you need to click the More drop-down arrow for displaying all the transitions.
- Click on the transition to apply it to the selected slide.
- Previewing the Transitions in PowerPoint presentations
- You can easily preview the transition for a selected slide at any time by using one of these two methods:
- Click on the Preview command on the Transitions tab.
- Click on the star Play Animations icon. The icon appears on the slides tab in the left pane besides all the slides which include transition.
Modifying the Transitions in PowerPoint presentation:
In order to modify the duration of the PowerPoint presentations you need to follow these steps.
- 1st of all select the slide that includes the transition which you need to modify.
- Now in the Duration field in the Timing group you need to enter the amount of time you need the transition to take.
Adding Sound into your Transitions:
- Select the slide that has got the transition which you want to modify.
- Now click on the sound drop-down menu from the Timing group.
- You will hear the sound and will see alive preview of the transition as you will hover over every sound.
- Click on the desired sound for applying it to the selected slide.
Removing Transition from a Slide:
- 1st of all select the slide which you want to modify.
- Now select None from the gallery in the Transition to This Slide group.
- Repeat this process for each slide you need to modify.
Normally you need a Mixed Reality headset in order to get a taste of Microsoft’s new MR content in the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. But if you have not got such a hardware then you can simulate it with just your computer. For running MR you need a machine with the these minimum specs: 8GB of RAM, 10GB of free space, an Intel HD Graphics 620 integrated GPU and a dual core Core i5-7200U CPU with Hyper-Threading Technology enabled. With MR simulation you can walk around a virtual house reminiscent of PlayStation Home and also can experience Windows apps like Edge, Skype and Photos. You can also learn about How to Map OneDrive as a Network Drive to See All your Files. In order to unlock the headset-free version of Mixed Reality Portal you need to follow these simple steps.
- 1st of all you need to click the Start button.
- After this you need to click the Settings gear.
- After this you are required to click on Update & Security.
- In the next step you need to click for developers.
- Now you need to select the Developer mode.
- Now click Yes.
- Click in the Search field in the taskbar.
- In the Search field type “mixed reality portal.”
- After this you need to select Mixed reality Portal.
- Now in the next step you are required to click on Get Started.
- Now you need to click on I agree.
- Click on Set up simulation after you discover if your hardware supports the experience.
- Now you need to click Set up.
- In the next step you are required to click the Tools icon located in the bottom left corner.
- Now turn the switch under Headset to the ON position.
- Now click on the Tools icon for hiding the panel.
- With these steps you have got the Windows Mixed Reality Portal running without a headset! Click Win+Y in order to switch controls between keyboard and display.
In Windows 10 you can easily select which folders get synced between OneDrive online and OneDrive folder on your hard drive but the File Explorer will not show you the data that is stored only on OneDrive cloud storage space. There is a method for overcoming this limitation which will let you see as well as access all the files which you have in OneDrive and that is to map it in a network drive. Mapping of OneDrive in Windows 10 will make it work similarly the way OneDrive works in Windows 8.1. You can see a full list of files and folders which are available even the ones which are not stored locally on your system. Once the OneDrive is mapped you can double click on any file which is stored online which will download it to your machine. You can also learn How to Format a Hard Drive For Windows 10. Now in order to map OneDrive as a Network Drive you can follow these simple steps.
- 1st of all you are required to log into Onedrive.com.
- Now you need to copy the CID number from the address bar. These are actually the numbers and letters after the “cid=” part of the URL. Remember don’t include any other characters that separate the CID like % or &.
- Now in the Windows Explorer, go to This PC.
- Now you are required to click on Computer tab and then “Map network drive”.
- Now in the Folder field you need to enter https://d.docs.live.net/ which should be followed by CID which you had copied in the step 1.
- Now in the next step check the “Connect using different credentials” box.
- Now click Finish and the enter your OneDrive login.
- With these simple step you will see all of your OneDrive folders and files under This PC in Windows Explorer.
In this tutorial you will learn how to format an external drive in Windows 10. Witht he below mentioned step by step guide you can format the external drive on older versions of Windows i.e. Windows 7 and up. In this tutorial we will be using exFAT in place of FAT32 which is another filesystem that can be read by both windows and Mac. FAT32 has a maximum 4GB file size limit and on the other hand exFAT can work with files which are as large as 16EB (exabytes). In order to format the external drive you need to folllow these simple steps.
- 1st of all you need to connect the drive to your Windows PC.
- Now you need to open the Disk Management tool and it can be done by typing “diak format” or “disk management” in your Windows search or you can go to Control Panel>Administrative Tools>Create and format hard disk partitions.
- Now you need to right click on the external drive’s partition or the unallocated space which you want to format and select New Simple Volume…
- Now in the next step you are required to follow the wizard to select a volume size.
- IN the next step you are required to assigna drive letter.
- Now you need to select exFAT as the file system in the Format Partition screen.
- Now give the volume a new name.
- Now you need to click next and then click Finish.
- With these simple steps you will be able to format the drive as exFAT and you will also be able to use the drive on Windows.