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Modify Text Preset Visual Effects

All of the presets are based on the template color scheme. But perhaps you like one effect, but it is not in the needed color – here the subtle gradient and subtle reflection are the effect desired.

But what is really needed is a blue gradient. Instead of going in and manually setting options, I can apply the preset effect (shown above), then open the manual settings dialog and just adjust the colors to achieve the needed graphic.

So you can create this effect in a matter of seconds:

– Troy @ TLC

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Text Effect Presets

One of the nice features is the new preset effects. Once text is selected you can use any of the preset visual effects to easily add a dynamic look.

– Troy @ TLC

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Image Fills to Text

Just like a shape, an image can be used for the fill on text. Here is an example where I selected the text desired and filled with an abstract image that becomes further abstract by being stretched across the width of the selected text and compressed to just the height of the text.

Just like previous examples, this remains editable text and is applied to select text within one text box.

– Troy @ TLC

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Gradient Fills to Text

I showed this effect earlier – but it is definitely worth looking at again. Here I have applied a gradient fill to the two key elements of the text box. The great thing is that gradient fills can also be applied to select text within one text box.

For design purposes on this one, I reversed the gradient so the top text goes from dark-to-light and the bottom text is the reflection of the gradient going from light-to-dark. And again, all of this remains editable text too. There is a lot of design potential with this feature!

– Troy @ TLC

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Outline and Glow Per Word – Absolutely!

Just like the drop shadow to select text in the same text box, we can also now add outlines and glows! Here I have added a nice bold red outline to one key phrase and a blue glow to another key phrase – all within the same text box.

– Troy @ TLC

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Drop Shadow on Select Text Same

One of the frustrations of earlier versions was that drop shadows were applied to all or none in a text box. Fortunately PPT 2007 solves that limitation!

As example, PPT 2003 you cannot apply a drop shadow to just one word – here I want to apply the yellow drop shadow to just certain words … can’t be done.

And here is the same text in PPT 2007 – now you can apply the drop shadow to any selected text desired

– Troy @ TLC

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Applying Effects Inside One Text Box

With previous versions select words could be a different color, font or size. With PPT 2007 the same is true and now to an even greater degree. Several of the new visual effects can be applied to select words in the same text box.

As example, here I have selected a few key words and given them a multi-colored gradient fill.

– Troy @ TLC

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Text is Word Art

One of the great features is that ALL text is now basically Word Art. That means it can have lots of visual customization:

This sample is standard text I typed in and then applied visual formatting to – these new capabilities have opened huge design options within PowerPoint!

– Troy @ TLC

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Awesome has Great Examples of PPT 2007

Why reinvent something that already exists… I am coming to the party later than many, so I thought my first stop would be to point out some already great examples of what can be accomplished with PPT 2007.

Taj at Awesome Backgrounds has a page that showcases many of the great effects that can be achieved with the graphics engine in PPT 2007.

Click here to go to Awesome Backgrounds.

– Troy @ TLC

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PowerPoint 2007 Examples, Tips & Tricks

PowerPoint 2007 has been out for a while now and I have finally caught up with things. Actually I have spent the past months working extensively in it. To be honest, my list of “issues” is really long, but those annoyances almost balance out with my list of praises.

Over the next few weeks I have cued up dozens of examples of the visual effects possible with PPT 2007 as well as many real slides and some tips on maximizing the new capabilities!

– Troy @ TLC