If you’re like me, you’ve had enough snow to last a lifetime — but if not, you can always make more using PowerPoint. It’s a simple technique that doesn’t require specialized knowledge, and you can make it stop anytime you want! So, get your snow shovels… I mean, launch PowerPoint, and let’s get started. Downloadable demo files are available in pptx and ppt formats. In this section, I’ll show you how to create and format snowflakes. To make the scene realistic, you’ll want a dark background. You can even add a picture if you like. For now, we’ll work with a solid background of dark blue, which you can create as follows:Right-click a blank slide and choose Format Background from the resulting submenu. Solid Fill is the default setting. From Fill Color drop-down menu, choose a color (Figure A).Figure A Click Close. We’ll use a shape to mimic our first snowflake. To create the first flake, do the following:Click the Insert tab. If you’re still using PowerPoint 2003, you’ll need the Drawing toolbar. To display it, choose Toolbars from the View menu, and check Drawing. From the Shapes drop-down menu in the Illustrations group, select the Oval. Hold down the… Read full this story
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