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PowerPoint 2010 Power Shortcuts
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Creating custom bullets


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PowerPoint 2010 Power Shortcuts

with Alicia Katz Pollock

Video: Creating custom bullets

Let's take a look at Slide 5 in our presentation. By default, many design themes use round bullets for first level bullets and dashes for second level; others have variations, but for the most part the bullets are fairly straightforward. You have the ability to customize your bullets, including changing the size, the shape, or the color. You can even use images. So the first question I always ask myself is do I only want to change the bullets on this one slide, or do I want to change the bullets across the whole entire deck? And if that's the case, which it usually is, I'll go to View, and turn on the Slide Master.
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  1. 1m 44s
    1. Welcome
      54s
    2. Using the exercise files
      50s
  2. 31m 25s
    1. Autofitting text
      2m 40s
    2. Working with slide and handout masters
      3m 56s
    3. Working in Outline view
      3m 14s
    4. Adding photo albums
      4m 15s
    5. Creating custom bullets
      3m 16s
    6. Using shapes to mask images and videos
      2m 27s
    7. Copying formats
      3m 28s
    8. Arranging graphics
      4m 39s
    9. Importing outlines from Word
      1m 48s
    10. Embedding fonts in the file
      1m 42s
  3. 5m 8s
    1. Opening recent files
      2m 51s
    2. Changing the AutoRecover settings
      1m 8s
    3. Changing the default saving location
      1m 9s
  4. 5m 2s
    1. Tailoring the status bar
      1m 31s
    2. Using gridlines and guides
      3m 31s
  5. 8m 28s
    1. Selecting Ribbon commands using KeyTips
      3m 15s
    2. Using keyboard commands and function keys
      3m 35s
    3. Navigating with the keyboard
      1m 38s
  6. 14m 44s
    1. Using paste options
      3m 15s
    2. Using AutoCorrect to create abbreviations
      2m 2s
    3. Adding headers, footers, and today's date
      4m 1s
    4. Creating custom themes
      5m 26s
  7. 11m 49s
    1. Selecting objects vs. text
      2m 7s
    2. Adjusting paragraph spacing
      2m 8s
    3. Inserting and removing hyperlinks
      4m 19s
    4. Using the Font dialog box
      2m 14s
    5. Clearing formatting
      1m 1s
  8. 17m 29s
    1. Working with screenshots
      1m 52s
    2. Using SmartArt with picture placeholders
      3m 1s
    3. Creating transparent spot colors
      1m 26s
    4. Deconstructing and editing clip art
      3m 11s
    5. Disabling hardware graphics acceleration
      1m 15s
    6. Compressing images
      6m 44s
  9. 41m 35s
    1. Creating 3D shapes
      2m 38s
    2. Working with picture effects
      3m 44s
    3. Perfecting gradients
      4m 17s
    4. Adding action buttons
      4m 49s
    5. Animating bulleted lists
      4m 53s
    6. Designing motion paths
      7m 53s
    7. Creating cumulative animations
      8m 51s
    8. Coordinating transitions
      2m 38s
    9. Modifying object visibility
      1m 52s
  10. 4m 5s
    1. Reusing slides from other presentations
      2m 22s
    2. Exporting content to Word
      1m 43s
  11. 17m 21s
    1. Saving ink and paper when printing
      5m 16s
    2. Stripping out proprietary metadata
      1m 18s
    3. Creating custom slideshows
      2m 29s
    4. Exporting to PDF and JPEG
      3m 52s
    5. Saving as a template
      4m 26s
  12. 39s
    1. Goodbye
      39s

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PowerPoint 2010 Power Shortcuts
2h 39m Intermediate May 29, 2012

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Discover the power shortcuts the pros use to navigate PowerPoint 2010 with ease. Author Alicia Katz Pollock shows how to customize views, work with text, format slides, and publish your final presentation. The course also includes her top 10 tips for working with presentations, including autofitting text, creating custom bullets, and using shapes to mask images and video.

Topics include:
  • Opening recent files
  • Rearranging the interface
  • Using keyboard shortcuts
  • Using the Paste options effectively
  • Adding headers and footers
  • Clearing existing formatting
  • Incorporating screenshots and SmartArt
  • Editing clip art
  • Creating 3-D shapes
  • Animating bulleted lists
  • Coordinating transitions
  • Exporting content to Word
  • Creating custom slideshows
Subjects:
Business Productivity
Software:
Office PowerPoint
Author:
Alicia Katz Pollock

Creating custom bullets

Let's take a look at Slide 5 in our presentation. By default, many design themes use round bullets for first level bullets and dashes for second level; others have variations, but for the most part the bullets are fairly straightforward. You have the ability to customize your bullets, including changing the size, the shape, or the color. You can even use images. So the first question I always ask myself is do I only want to change the bullets on this one slide, or do I want to change the bullets across the whole entire deck? And if that's the case, which it usually is, I'll go to View, and turn on the Slide Master.

The next question is do I want to change all the slides with bullets or just certain master layouts? In this case I am going to work on the Slide Master. I am going to start with the third level and work my way up to the first, so that I can demonstrate to you the increasing complexity. I am going to start by clicking in the third level and then I am going to go to the Home Ribbon, here's my Bullets button, and if I use the dropdown, I can choose Bullets and Numbering. I have several built-in options that I could choose, but I am going to come down here and click on Customize. This shows me all the characters associated with text fonts, and I am going to use this dropdown to go straight down to Wingdings, which has a lot of pictures and flourishes. I am going to scroll down just a little bit until I find these flourishes right here. I'll click on this one and I am going to click on OK.

Now that I have a new shape for my bullet, I want to change the color. So I am going to dropdown Color and choose the second to last, Aqua. The next thing I am going to do is bump up the size a little bit and make it 105% of my text, just a little bit larger, and I'll click Ok. Now I have a graceful little flourish for a bullet. On the second level, I am going to try using a picture. It will start the same way. I'll go up to my Bullets button, drop it down and choose Bullets and Numbering. I am going to come over here and click on the Picture button. Now your pictures may look different than mine, depending on how your computer is set up. I am going to go down about 30% or 40% of my way down, and I am going to find this teal bullet right here. I am going to click on it and click OK, and now I have a ball for my second level bullet.

Now, for your last trick, let's go up to the main bullet level, same first step, dropdown the bullets, and choose Bullets and Numbering. We'll click on the Picture button again and this time go down to the Import button. I'm going to go to my Exercise Files, into Chapter 1, and the images folder, and I'm going to choose this image right here and double-click on it. Now I'm going to click Ok. It has now imported my image and it's using it as a bullet point.

I'll go back to the Slide Master tab in the upper left-hand corner and close the Master View. And now when I look at my slide 5, I can see my new art image and the ball as my new bullets. The ability to customize your bullets will certainly give your slide decks much more panache than they would have if you had simply based them on PowerPoint's built-in themes.

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