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How to Create Great Artwork by Using PowerPoint Tools

Updated on October 22, 2012

PowerPoint is generally known as a program for its great presentation features. However, it also has easy to use, intuitive drawing tools that can be used to create all kinds of artwork and graphics for hub pages as well as other websites. I would like to share with you how I use PowerPoint 2003 to create my graphics presentations. The following are examples of work that I created in PowerPoint.

Use of Bar Chart

National Debt
National Debt | Source

Use of Pie Chart

Wealth
Wealth | Source

Use of Drawing Tools

Timeline
Timeline | Source

Use of Drawing Tools

Federal Reserve
Federal Reserve | Source

Video Overviews

I have included two videos on how to use the drawing tools. The first video is an overview of the drawing tool bar. The second video is an overview of the chart feature. These are best viewed at full screen.

How to use PowerPoint to create Great Looking Charts

Now it's Your Turn

Now that you have viewed the videos, you can create your own. I used PowerPoint 2003, but PowerPoint 2010 will work just as well. Also, If you don't have any version of PowerPoint, there is a Microsoft equivalent suite that is free. Its called OpenOffice.org. Here is the link: http://www.openoffice.org/ You can not only download their version of PowerPoint, but their version of the entire office suite for free.

When you want to avoid the dreaded duplication of content warning, try using artwork to depict your content instead of text and see what you can create. I have included three books on visual language that may help you in this endeavor.

Have fun creating your great artwork. Thanks for watching.

Here are also good deals on Microsoft Office programs.

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      Mark G Weller 4 years ago from Lake Charles, LA.

      Well done here, this should be helpful to anyone wanting to know more about this application!

      Mark

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      Mike Russo 4 years ago from Placentia California

      Curiad: Thanks. I just wanted to share my knowledge of how I use PowerPoint to create artwork. Thanks for dropping by.

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      Panagiotis Tsarouchakis 4 years ago from Greece

      Very nice! i hope for more tips!

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      Mike Russo 4 years ago from Placentia California

      panpan1972: Do you want more tips on PowerPoint or just more tips in general. Thanks for dropping by.

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      Panagiotis Tsarouchakis 4 years ago from Greece

      Thanks for your replay! I am mostly interested on powerpoint and how to use it to make pics.

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      Mike Russo 4 years ago from Placentia California

      I think the best thing you can do is play with it. If you don't have PowerPoint , here is a website where you can download the equivalent of the whole Microsoft Office Suite, which includes PowerPoint...and it's free.

      http://www.openoffice.org/ Good luck!

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      Nancy Yager 4 years ago from Hamburg, New York

      Thanks watched the videos and I just may use them in my hubs.

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      Mike Russo 4 years ago from Placentia California

      Lipnancy: Thanks for watching. I just wanted to share this with everybody. It's so easy to use.

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      Aunt Jimi 3 years ago from The reddest of the Red states!

      Great ideas here. I just wonder when I will find time to learn how Power Point works again. I used to know. You make a good point regarding the use of graphics to avoid the accusation of duplication. Voted up, useful, and I will ask my dear friend Au fait to pin this hub. I would, but I don't have an account and Pinterest is another one of those things I need to find time to figure out. Will also share.

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      Mike Russo 3 years ago from Placentia California

      Aunt Jimi: Thank you for your comments and votes. I used Power Point 2003 for my examples. I now have pp 2013, but the concept is still the same. Thanks for sharing.

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