19. Better Slides with Clip Art, Pictures, and SmartArt

PowerPoint presentations are meant to tell a story. Whether you are providing coworkers an update on the company’s quarterly sales or sharing your latest vacation photos and experiences with your travel club, a presentation needs to be succinct and complete (with a beginning, middle, and end). Much of the information can be shared as text, but images and other graphics can greatly enhance the audience’s understanding of the presented information. Clip art, pictures, and SmartArt can also make slides more visually interesting and appealing.

In this chapter, we look at adding graphics such as clip art, pictures, and SmartArt to your PowerPoint slides. We explore how graphics can serve as informational ...

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