Rearranging shapes in Organization Chart

You can insert an Organization Chart by clicking Insert > Diagram > Organization Chart. You will though realize that if the shapes are in incorrect order, you cannot reposition or reorder the shapes in the organization chart while AutoLayout is on. Here’s one simple and neat trick to reorder the shapes. Lets say you have 3 subordinates, 1, 2 and 3. What you want to achieve is to reorder the subordinates in such a way so that it becomes 2, 3 and 1. To achieve this, select subordinate 1 and drag it onto any of its co workers (either 2 or 3) so … Continue reading Rearranging shapes in Organization Chart

Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 3 (SP3)

Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 3 is out! The service pack includes several security updates and stability improvements. The download is available at:

Inserting a watermark in PowerPoint

Microsoft Word has a feature to insert a watermark, but not PowerPoint. Here’s how you can insert a watermark with the help of Custom Animation (Emphasis > Transparency): First, you will need to enter the Slide Master. Click View > Master > Slide Master. If you have a watermark image, insert it on the content master. If not, you can insert text or WordArt (the 2nd style) onto the content master. Next, click Slide Show > Custom Animation. Select the watermark, click Add Effect > Emphasis > Transparency. The default will give it a 50% transparency. You can adjust the … Continue reading Inserting a watermark in PowerPoint

Rotating on hidden pivot

PowerPoint Heaven‘s new tutorial, Hidden Pivot. The Emphasis > Spin effect in PowerPoint 2002/XP and above allows you to rotate an object. Unfortunately, the point of rotation is on the center of the object and there is no setting for you to modify its rotation point. In this tutorial, you will learn how to rotate an object on a hidden pivot.

Change picture, retain custom animation

If you have added a lot of custom animations onto an image and wanted to change it to another image, you can easily do so in PowerPoint 2007 by right clicking on it. How about earlier versions of PowerPoint?Here’s a workaround: First of all, save the ppt as html. To do so, click File > Save as. Select Web Page under Save as type. Once saved, exit PowerPoint. Open the output folder, and look for the picture. Replace it with a new picture that you want, and at the same time, ensure that the filename still remain the same. For … Continue reading Change picture, retain custom animation

Animation Schemes gone in PowerPoint 2007?

If you use Animation Schemes often in the earlier versions of PowerPoint, you will realize that PowerPoint 2007 has this feature removed. Now you might be thinking… “I have 100+ slides, do I have to add the same animations onto every slide manually?” The answer is no. If you add your animations through the slide master, the animations will be applied onto every slide. In fact, this method works on earlier versions of PowerPoint such as PowerPoint 2000, 2002/XP, 2003. Here’s the steps: In PowerPoint 2007, click View > Slide Master. On the Slide Master, select the content placeholder (the one … Continue reading Animation Schemes gone in PowerPoint 2007?

Pointer’s Way [arcade]

Fikree’s PowerPoint Game, Pointer’s Way [arcade] is out! Scroll your way through 84 levels, with new improved graphics, hazardous obstacles and a hidden environment world. Link:

Dragon Ball PowerPoint Artworks, Pixels Neon 2

2 new updates! Lee Cherry (Yholl) is our new PowerPoint Heaven‘s contributor! He began using PowerPoint since Year 2003. He is a big fan of the Japanese manga, Dragon Ball, and is the creator of The Howard Chronicles (A parody of Dragon Ball Z). He specializes in drawing manga characters using PowerPoint and most of his works revolve around Dragon Ball. Yholl’s PowerPoint artworks is now available here. Pixels Neon 2 is out! Larm and Darm have captured the 6 Neons and they are on their way to create The Perfect Neon (TPN). With TPN, they will be able to … Continue reading Dragon Ball PowerPoint Artworks, Pixels Neon 2