Office hacks: colorful PPT list of lists

When we usually complete some more complicated tasks, we usually rule out a list of checklists beforehand to mark everything to be done clearly so as not to miss it. In PPT to make a complex thing clear, this list list way is also very effective. Here I share two extremely personalized ways of making a list of lists, which are provided for your reference.

Spiral-dispersion list

Before we start making them, let’s take a look at the final result of this example (Figure 1). As you can see from the effect, the difficulty of this list is the three basic shapes that make up the spiral graphic in the middle. As long as one of them is created, the other two can be done quickly by copying and rotating.


Fig. 1 Spiral list

First switch to the “Insert” tab, click “Shape”, select the basic shape of the oval, then hold down the Shift key, so that you can use the mouse to draw a regular circle. This circle and then duplicate two, cross overlapping put together, and then press the Ctrl key and do not release, the mouse click on the two circles in turn, they will be selected at the same time (Figure 2). Note that, for the convenience of the demonstration, I will be three circles set to different colors, the actual operation of this step is not necessary.


Figure 2 Draw three circles of the same size and then select two of them after crossover

Next, switch to the “Format” tab, click on the toolbar “Merge Shapes”, select “Intersect” from the drop-down menu, then the two circles will become olive-shaped (Figure 3). .


Figure 3 The effect of intersecting and merging two circles

Select both the olive shape and the remaining circle, click on “Merge Shapes” again, this time choose the “Cut Out” command, and the basic shape of the crescent we need is successfully created (Figure 4).


Figure 4 Creation of the basic shape

Make two copies of this basic shape, set them to different colors, and then rotate and shift them to make a circle again, leaving a little space between each basic shape. After the effect is satisfactory to select them all, right-click the mouse, from the pop-up menu, select “Combine → Combine”, composite the same figure (Figure 5).



The last thing is to resize and add the appropriate title, text, etc. to get the effect shown at the beginning of the article.

Long Projected List of Numbers

As above, let’s take a look at the final result of this example (Figure 6). This list graphic features numbers and graphics integrated into one, and the graphic seems to become a long projection of the numbers, which is a beautiful effect.


Figure 6 Projected list effect

First create the outline effect. Insert a text box, enter the number “1”, in order to give the number a three-dimensional feeling, here we choose Arial Black font and set it to the maximum font size of 96. make two more copies of this number, then select one of them, right-click, select ” Set Shape Format” command from the context menu, and open the settings pane on the right. Click the “Text Options” above, and then set the text fill method to “Solid Color Fill” below, and set the color to the border color you want (here I set to gray). And then the text border set to “solid line”, the color of the same as the above fill color, the most adjust the width value, the larger the number of fonts will expand the larger (Figure 7).


Figure 7 Font Enlargement

Tip: Some users enlarge the numbers by adjusting the font size, but this will cause problems when aligning multiple numbers later, we will find that many places do not correspond, thus not achieving the final desired effect.

Then select a number “1”, the same operation to enlarge it, but the color should be set to white, in addition to the first enlargement of the number slightly smaller than. The last remaining number “1”, in addition to set to their desired color (such as blue), do not make any other adjustments. Finally, the three numbers overlapped together, from the top to the bottom of the order of blue, white and gray, centered and aligned after an outline of the word is complete. (Figure 8).


Figure 8 Outline word effect

Immediately after that, draw another rectangle with a white fill color and the same border color as the gray letters above, and adjust the thickness of the border appropriately. Then place this rectangle into the layer between the blue and white numbers, adjust the position and size (Figure 9).


Figure 9 Adding a rectangular box

Next draw another rectangular box, the same color as the blue numbers, and join it to the numbers as one (Figure 10).


Figure 10 Adding a projection effect box to the figures

Finally, select all the above graphics, press Ctrl + C to copy, paste the actual number of lists needed, arrange the ladder position, directly modify the numbers and add the corresponding text content, you can achieve the effect shown in the previous figure.

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