Sunday, November 23, 2014

A 'magnifying glass' effect in PowerPoint (takes only 5 seconds)

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The Magnifying Glass effect can be used to enlarge a small detail on the slide. To use it, first draw a shape over the area to be magnified.

Select the shape, then click Magnifying Glass from the Effects Lab dropdown.

 This magnifies the area covered by the shape:
Though the example shown here uses a circle, any type of shape can be used as the magnifier. Here is another examples:


Here is a demo video:

 
The 'Magnifying glass' feature comes with the free PowerPointLabs add-in and works for both PowerPoint 2010 and 2013 on Windows. 

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