PowerPoint 2007 for Starters : The Missing Manual

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  • Copyright: 2007-01-25
  • Publisher: Oreilly & Associates Inc
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Fast-paced and easy to read, this new guide teaches you the basics of PowerPoint 2007 so you can start using the program right away. The new PowerPoint is radically different from previous versions, but with this book, you can breeze through the new user interface and its timesaving features in no time. For PowerPoint 2007, Microsoft redesigned the user interface completely, adding a tabbed toolbar that makes every feature easy to locate. With clear explanations, step-by-step instructions, lots of illustrations, and plenty of friendly advice, this For Starters Manual is the perfect primer for anyone who wants to create effective presentations with PowerPoint 2007.

Author Biography

E. A. Vander Veer started out in the software trenches, lexing and yaccing and writing shell scripts with the best of them. She remained busy and happy for years writing C++ programs and wresting data from recalcitrant databases until reaching the proverbial fork in the road, when she chose the dark path-marketing. After a stint as an Object Technology Evangelist (yes, that's an actual job title), she found a way to unite all of her passions: writing about cool computer stuff in prose any human being can understand. Books followed-over a dozen so far-including JavaScript for Dummies, XML Blueprints, and the fine tome you're holding right now. Her articles appear in online and print publications including Byte, CNET, Salon.com, WEBTechniques, CNN.com, and a bunch you've never heard of. She lives in Minnesota with her husband and daughter. Email: eav_mm@comcast.net.

Table of Contents

The Missing Credits
creating Slideshows
Creating a Basic Presentation
Beginning a New Presentation
Creating a New Presentation from Scratch
Creating a Presentation from an Existing Template, Theme, or Presentation
Choosing a Theme for Your Presentation
Adding Text
Adding Text to an Existing Text Box
Adding a New Text BoxAdding More Slides
Moving Around Inside a Presentation
Navigating with the Scroll Bar
Navigation with the Slides and Outline Tabs
Using Find
Adding Speaker Notes
Creating and Printing Handouts
Saving and Closing a Presentation
Running a Presentation
Editing Slides
Editing Text
Selecting Text
Cutting Text
Copying Text
Pasting Text
Moving Text
Deleting Text
Reversing an Action (Undo)Finding and Replacing Text Automatically
Checking Spelling
Adding Special Characters
Formatting and Aligning Your Text
Automating Text Formatting
Using AutoFormat
Using AutoFit
Manually Formatting
Text Appearance
Changing the Font
Changing Font Size
Bolding, Italicizing, and Underlining Text
Changing Text Color and Background Color
Adding Special Text Effects
Manually Aligning and Indenting Text
Aligning Text and Creating Columns
Creating Lists
Changing Indents
Changing Tab Stops
Changing Text Direction
Formatting Text Boxes
Formatting and Laying Out Your Slides
Changing Slide Layout
Applying a Canned Layout
Switching Orientation from Landscape to Portrait (and Back)Repositioning Text Boxes
Help for Positioning Text Boxes: Zoom, Guides, and Grid
Changing Background Color
Adding a Gradient Effect
Reapplying Themes, Colors, and Fonts
Reapplying a Theme
Reapplying a Color Scheme
Reapplying a Font
Editing Your Slideshow
Viewing Multiple SlidesSlides Pane
Slide Sorter View
Adding, Deleting, and Moving Slides
Adding Blank Slides
Deleting Slides
Moving Slides
Duplicating Slides
Cutting, Copying, and Pasting Slides
Inserting Slides from Other Slideshows
Editing Slide and Layout Masters
Applying Multiple Slide Masters
Adding Headers and Footers
Adding Footers to Your Slides
Adding Headers and Footers to Notes Pages and Handouts
Adding Charts, Diagrams, and Tables
Creating Charts
Choosing a Chart Type
Creating a Chart
Customizing Charts with Prebuilt Layouts and Styles
Creating Diagrams
Adding Diagrams to Slides
Turning Lists into Diagrams
Applying Prebuilt Styles and Color Themes to Diagrams
Tweaking Diagrams
Creating Tables
Creating a Basic Table
Tweaking Tables
Resizing Tables
Repositioning Tables
Deleting Tables
delivering Slideshows
Delivering Presentations
Setting Up a Slideshow
Choosing a Slideshow Mode
Hiding Individual Slides
Setting Up a Speaker Notes Screen
Setting Up Automatic Timing
Looping Continuously
Slideshows for Multiple Audiences
Creating a Custom Slideshow
Editing a Custom Slideshow
Presenting Your Slideshow
Creating PowerPoint Shows
Emailing Your Presentation
Packaging Presentations for CD
Optimizing Presentations
Choose Insert over Dragging or Pasting
Recycle Your Images
Get Rid of Invisible Stuff
Compress Your Images
Don''t Embed Fonts (But If You Have To, Do So Wisely)
Printing Presentations
Printing Slides (One Slide per Page)
Handouts (Multiple Slides per Page)
Overhead Transparencies
Speaker Notes
Presentation Outline
Beyond Bullet Points-graphics and transitions
Putting Images on Slides
Drawing on SlidesDrawing Lines and Shapes
Drawing Connectors
Modifying Drawings
Selecting Lines and Shapes
Applying Shape Styles
Modifying Lines, Connectors, and Shape Outlines
Modifying the Inside of a Shape
Applying Special Effects
Rotating Drawings
Repositioning Lines and Shapes
Resizing Drawings
Changing the Type of a Shape or Connector
Adding Text to Shapes
Reshaping and Distorting Shapes
Aligning Shapes and Lines
Adding Pictures from Other Programs
Inserting a Picture Stored on Your Computer
Adding Built-in Clip Art Drawings
Modifying Pictures
Applying a Picture Style
Recoloring Your Picture
Making Your Picture Transparent
Adjusting Brightness and Contrast
Applying Special Effects
Cropping Your Picture
Applying a Picture to a S
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