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Tutorial for Concepts 004 – Torn Pages

Using the Torn Page

These little "scraps of paper" are fun as well as useful. You can use a clipart paper clip and "clip" them to other objects on your slide or you can use the different styles in this series to create a bulletin board. You can also use them for quotes, as if you ripped the quote right out of a publication.

Also, the text on these little scraps of paper look best if they are in a handwriting font. You probably have a few that will work already on your computer. There are many others out there that you can purchase. There are a few websites that will even make a font out of your own handwriting. We have not used any of these services, so we don't make any recommendations about these resources. As with any online purchase, research it first.

The frameworks are in PNGs (not editable other than sizing) or EMFs (editable). This gives you a lot of looks and uses.


Customizing the Torn Pages

Adjust size

To keep the same scale, hold the shift key down while sizing.


Color variations

Most of these pieces of paper are downloaded as PNGs because of the shadow. They can't be recolored or manipulated in any way in pre-PowerPoint 2007 versions. In PowerPoint 2007, they can be recolored.

V05 is an EMF version of the pieces of paper. They can be edited with fill and line colors as you choose, but they don't have the pretty shadow. If you'd like to bring a PNG in and place the colored EMF over it, you can have the color you wish and the shadow. Just size the EMF to match the PNG. Remember that you need to ungroup the EMF twice before it becomes available to apply color or any other formatting.


3D variations

Do not add 3D to the PNGs. 3D applications to EMFs tend to make the pages a tablet, which may serve your purpose better.


Shadows

Don't apply shadows to the PNGs; they are already built into the framework. Shadows on the EMFs tend to lift the torn page off the screen a bit.


Gradients, patterns, and pictures

PNGs are not eligible for this type of formatting. The EMFs can be ungrouped and can take any formatting you wish to use.


Animations

These frameworks can be animated as reveals.

Series that relate to this tutorial:

CN004 – Concept 004 – Torn Pages

Possible use example

Links to instructions for getting the framework into your presentation

  1. Determine the best file type for your needs
  2. Download the file
  3. Import the framework into your presentation
    1. Importing a PPT file
    2. Importing a EMF or PNG
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