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Shape chef introduction

  1. 1. Getting Started with ShapeChef ShapeChefIntroduction 1 Add your first shape to the slide Click to show or hide the ShapeChef Shapes pane. ShapeChef Shapes pane Select a shape and drag it onto the slide.
  2. 2. Adding Shapes to the Library ShapeChefIntroduction 2 Create your own custom shapes 1. Select a shape (or group of shapes) on the slide. 2. Right-click on the ShapeChef Shapes pane where you want to add the shape. 3. Select Add Shape from the context menu. 4. Enter a name for the new shape, and hit the return key.
  3. 3. Finding Shapes ShapeChefIntroduction 3 Use the instant search function Use the search box to filter the list by name or keyword. Click the x symbol to clear the search.
  4. 4. Working with Categories ShapeChefIntroduction 4 Organize your shapes into categories and sub categories Right-click on the category header and select Add Root Category or Add Sub Category to create a new category. Select Category Settings to configure the size of the icons.
  5. 5. Downloading Shapes ShapeChefIntroduction 5 Get access to ready-to-use shape collections Click the Download More Shapes link at the bottom of the My Shapes page. Select an item from the list, and click on Download Now.
  6. 6. Creating an Online Shape Library ShapeChefIntroduction 6 Create a shape library that “lives” on the ShapeChef servers and can be accessed by multiple users Enter your email address to create a new online shape library. Switch to the Shared Shapes tab … … or click the + button. • The system will check if there’s already an account for your email address. If no account exists, you can create a new one by entering your name and a password. • Once the new online shape library is created, it can be used just like a local shape library. The only exception is that changes are automatically uploaded to the server.
  7. 7. Adding Users ShapeChefIntroduction 7 Invite other users to your online shape library Right-click the shape library tab, and select Add/invite user. • Enter the user’s name and email address, and choose the user’s access rights for the shape library. • The user will receive an email with instructions on how to access the shape library. • You can also manage your shape library settings online in your web browser at https://www.shapechef.com/account.
  8. 8. Importing/Exporting Shapes ShapeChefIntroduction 8 Export a category (including all contained shapes and sub categories) to a single .scshapes file Right-click on the category’s header, and select Export Category. Save the category to a .scshapes file. Import
  9. 9. Getting the Full Version • The trial version of ShapeChef is fully functional and will run for 30 days. After the trial period expires, you will need to purchase a license from the ShapeChef website: http://www.shapechef.com/order • As soon as your payment is received, you will be sent a license name and code that can be used to unlock the full version of ShapeChef: 1. Start PowerPoint. 2. Select the ShapeChef Ribbon tab. 3. Click on Enter License Code. ShapeChefIntroduction 9 Purchase a license
  10. 10. Troubleshooting • Check the Frequently Asked Questions section on the ShapeChef website: http://www.shapechef.com/support/faq • Ensure you have the latest version of ShapeChef installed: • If you see an error message in the status bar, hover over it with the mouse to view additional details: • Contact us at support@shapechef.com. • Attach the log files from the My DocumentsShapeChefLogs directory. • Include a screenshot if applicable. ShapeChefIntroduction 10 Get help with a problem

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