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    Help with Power Point please

    Ok, so I'm no genius with computers and am yet again after some help please:)

    For something I am doing I'm trying to put together a single slide on what I'm calling "The Circle of Scouting".

    I have done a very basic version , which is designed to be run as a slide show to get the desired "effect" but I think it needs some TLC from an expert.

    For example I have put some photos on but don't know how to shape them or make them "appear" as part of the slide show - or even if you can.

    Is there anyone out there prepared to take a look and help me please:o
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    Hi Louise
    You can do all of what you want in Power Point.
    To shape pictures, if you want shapes other than rectangular it becomes a little more difficult. Select the picture and then select the cropping tool from the picture toolbar (if picture toobar is not visible the go to View Toolbars and check the picture tool bar). Use the cropping tool to cut off the parts of the picture you do not want. Use the roation tool to rotate the picture and drop where you want.
    To animate you need to use the Slide Show menu. Select "Custom Annimation" and this will bring up a menu on the right of the screen. Select the object you want to appear first and then on the menu at the side pick the animation you want. Repeat with the other objects. This may be difficult to follow! If you want me to do some of it and return to you them PM me and I can give you my email address.
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    Now that's what I call international scouting:beer:

    Thanks and yes please, I really am quite a dunce with this:D Have pm'd you.
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    One thing I would suggest when doing things like custom animations on powerpoint is not to have the sound on, as it usually makes everyone jump. Good if you want to keep your audience awake!
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    [QUOTE]To shape pictures, if you want shapes other than rectangular it becomes a little more difficult. Select the picture and then select the cropping tool from the picture toolbar (if picture toobar is not visible the go to View Toolbars and check the picture tool bar). Use the cropping tool to cut off the parts of the picture you do not want. Use the roation tool to rotate the picture and drop where you want.[/QUOTE]

    Doug,

    I've never tired to shape pictures in Power Point, if you do, is there an issue with transparency? ie, you crop a circle shaped image from a rectangle and when you place it in the presentation the cropped area is white against a coloured background?

    I do recall having to set the background of an image as transparent, or match the excess area to the background colour of the powerpoint.

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    I would have done it as well if I'd seen this sooner wolfie.


    Busfella it is often best to edit the pictures before putting them in powerpoint especially resizing as the file size of the presentation can get a bit big.

    Depending on how you use the slideshow you want to make it a PPS file so it automatically opens as a slideshow.
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    Thanks for all this everyone.

    Isn't :escouts: great:beer:

    Doug is doing a great "job" thus far and would be happy by him a pint or two in return...just need to convince the Group to pay the air fare;)

    (in case anyone is wondering it shows what I call the "circle of scouting" in words and pictures - from the child wearing the uniform for the first time to the adult giving something back..... so that another child can wear the uniform for the first time... with fun and adventure etc in between)
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    It is always best to use an application that is designed for Image Manipulation to do just that. As a side note, Word is terrible at it. If you have a lot of images it is worth the effort to export them.

    Is this PP presentation just one slide with animations?
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    Powerpoint is also not very good at editing the shape of pictures


    Powerpoint is also not very good at editing picture shapes - you get a choice of square or rectangular! Even something like MS photo editor does not do a great job but at least you can get to circles or ovals! Best is to use a program designed for graphics editing like Photoshop.
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