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Tutorial about how to draw cool beveled boxes in powerpoint

This quick tutorial guides you through how to draw quick beveled boxes in all versions of Powerpoint.
It's great for:

a tutorial all about creating beveled boxes in powerpoint Metallic Globe from the Globes Set
  • Adding a quick professional touch to your presentations
  • Creating cool boxes that you can use on titles, section breaks and diagrams
  • Making your own style of boxes that you can re-use
  • Impressing your fellow powerpoint users
  • FREE Downloadable files available at the end of the tutorial

Quick Beveled Boxes in PPT

1 Start Powerpoint.
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Open your slideshow, or create a New Blank Presentation.

These are the four easy steps you are going to do...
4 simple steps
2 Make sure the 'snap on grid' is switched ON.
The setting for the Snap-On-Grid is located on the Draw Menu.
For powerpoint 97: Draw > Snap > To Grid
For powerpoint 2002: Draw > Grid and Guides > Snap objects to grid camtasia recorder - input set to screen
3 Draw a rectangle on your slide big enough to hold your text.
If your rectangle has an outline color, give the shape no line color. Line Color > no line
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4 Fill color > Fill Effects
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5 Gradient > One Color > choose a nice mid bright color (eg. Navy Blue or Red)
Tick Diagonal Up and choose the 1st Variant. Shown here with the red circle. Then click OK
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6 Draw another rectangle on your slide, but this time draw it slightly smaller on top of the existing rectangle. The snap on grid will help you get the size just right
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7 Choose the same fill colour, but this time tick the 2nd variant. Shown here with the yellow circle. Click OK
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8 While the 2nd text box is still selected, Press F2 on your keyboard to enter your text. Just start typing.
9 Select the Color, font and align your text as normal
10 That's it. We told you it was quick
Tip: Experiment with other autoshapes, colors and fill types.
The free sample file contains some examples.
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  • The file contains more example beveled boxes tutorial. Filesize 0.25mb
Have Fun!

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