Special Edition Using Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007

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Special Edition Using Microsoftreg; Office PowerPointreg;2007 THEONLYPOWERPOINT BOOK YOU NEED We crafted this book to grow with you, providing the reference material you need as you move toward PowerPoint proficiency and use of more advanced features. If you buy only one book on PowerPoint 2007,Special Edition Using Microsoftreg; Office PowerPointreg;2007is the only book you need. bull; Quickly move from learning PowerPoint 2007 basics to creating and delivering polished, dynamic presentations with Microsoft Officers"s new user interface bull; Collaborate on presentations using slide libraries, Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, and more bull; Communicate data in pictures using charts, diagrams, and graphs, including new SmartArt diagrams and enhanced graphics effects bull; Design sophisticated presentations even faster with themes and custom layouts bull; Create multimedia presentations using video, sound, pictures, and animation bull; Publish and deliver your presentations on the Web bull; Expand the power of PowerPoint with add-ins and third-party tools bull; Discover the secrets for powerful delivery of your presentation Patrice-Anne Rutledgeis a best-selling author of 24 computer and business books, a successful technology journalist, and an expert in business presentations. She has usedand has taught others to usePowerPoint for more than 10 years, designing presentations for meetings, seminars, trade shows, and worldwide audiences.Special Edition Using Microsoftreg;Office PowerPointreg; 2007is her fourth book on PowerPoint. Geetesh Bajajis a Microsoft PowerPoint MVP (Most Valuable Professional) who runs the Webrs"s foremost PowerPoint site at www.indezine.com. He is also author of another best-selling PowerPoint book. Geetesh believes that successful presentations are the sum of various elements as diverse as color, layout, and graphics. Tom Mucciolo, founder and president of MediaNet, is an acclaimed speaker on presentation skills. He is an expert at enhancing the key components of communication, including the message (script), the media (visual design), and the mechanics (delivery). His one-to-one coaching sessions, ranging from basic to advanced, develop individual style and prepare a person for presenting in a very visual world. On the CD-ROM bull; NXPowerLite bull; SmartDraw 30-Day Trial Edition bull; Exclusive cartoon from Mark Anderson (AnderToons) bull; ActiveSlide Thunder Trial plus examples bull; Camtasia Studio Trial bull; Sample presentations bull; Electronic version of this book in Adobe's Portable Document Format (PDF)

Author Biography

Patrice-Anne Rutledge is the bestselling author of 24 computer and business books and a business presentations specialist. She is also a successful technology journalist who has contributed to magazines, newspapers, and websites around the world. Patrice has used–and has trained others to use–PowerPoint for many years, designing presentations for meetings, seminars, trade shows, and worldwide audiences. Special Edition Using Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 is her fourth book on PowerPoint. She can be reached through her website (www.patricerutledge.com).


Geetesh Bajaj is a an MVP (Most Valuable Professional) for Microsoft PowerPoint, and heads Indezine, a presentation design studio based out of Hyderabad, India. Geetesh believes that any PowerPoint presentation is a sum of its elements–these elements include abstract elements like concept, color, interactivity, and navigation–and also slide elements like shapes, graphics, charts, text, sound, video, and animation. Geetesh also runs the well known indezine.com and ppted.com sites.


Tom Mucciolo, founder and president of MediaNet, Inc. is an accountant turned actor turned author and an acclaimed speaker on presentation skills. He started his company in 1985, and he is a recognized expert at enhancing the key components of communication, including the message (script), the media (visual design) and the mechanics (delivery). His seminars and workshops have been rated as "exceptional" and "entertaining" and many consider Tom one of the world's top presentation specialists. He is also part of the faculty at NYU where he lectures and coaches key faculty and administrators toward becoming more effective communicators. Tom's one-to-one coaching sessions develop individual style and prepare a person for presenting in a very visual world. Tom can be reached at tom@medianet-ny.com or through his Web site at www.medianet-ny.com.


Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
PowerPoint 2007 Basics
Introducing PowerPoint 2007p. 7
Creating a Basic Presentationp. 29
Editing and Formatting Presentations
Working with Textp. 45
Working with Tablesp. 67
Organizing Presentationsp. 89
Working with Themes, Color Schemes, and Backgroundsp. 95
Formatting Slides and Presentationsp. 109
Collaborating on Presentationsp. 119
Making Presentations
Presenting a Slide Showp. 139
Creating and Printing Presentation Materialsp. 161
Working with Graphics, Charts, and Multimedia
Working with Charts and Graphsp. 175
Working with SmartArtp. 205
Working with Pictures and Clip Artp. 221
Working with Media Clipsp. 245
Working with Shapes and Objectsp. 259
Working with Animationp. 283
Maximizing the Power of PowerPoint
Using PowerPoint's Web Featuresp. 303
Integrating with Office 2007p. 325
Working with PowerPoint Macrosp. 339
Customizing PowerPointp. 355
Using PowerPoint's Foreign Language Capabilitiesp. 389
Troubleshooting PowerPointp. 401
Extending the Power of PowerPoint
Office Online and Other Resourcesp. 411
Extending PowerPoint with Third-Party Toolsp. 421
From Concept to Delivery
The Message-Scripting the Conceptp. 433
The Media-Designing Visual Supportp. 477
The Mechanics of Form-Developing External Presentation Skillsp. 525
The Mechanics of Function-Developing Internal Presentation Skillsp. 561
Techniques and Technicalitiesp. 583
Presenting in a Variety of Settingsp. 613
Indexp. 661
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Introduction In this introduction Why You Should Use This Book How This Book Is Organized Conventions Used in This Book Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 is the latest version of this powerful presentation graphics software program and is part of the Microsoft Office 2007 family. Using PowerPoint, you can create a basic slide show quickly or you can delve into sophisticated features to create a customized presentation. Because it's part of the Microsoft Office suite of products, you'll find PowerPoint intuitive and very familiar if you already use any other Office applications, such as Word or Excel. In this new version, Microsoft has initiated a dramatic interface change that makes using PowerPoint even more intuitive. Because creating a successful presentation is more than just becoming a PowerPoint power user, we've included a special section in this book on presentation skills. After you master PowerPoint, you can master presentation techniques, such as creating a script, evaluating the use of multimedia and color, reaching your audience, rehearsing your speech, speaking in public, and dealing with the technicalities of presentation. This information combines with a thorough discussion of all PowerPoint's many features to create a complete reference manual for anyone who makes presentations with PowerPoint. Why You Should Use This Book Special Edition Using Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007is for experienced computer users who want to be able to use PowerPoint's more sophisticated features, as well as its basic ones. This book gets you up and running quickly and then spends more time exploring the advanced features PowerPoint has to offer--customization, web interface, animation, and multimedia. If you want to become a PowerPoint power user, this book is for you. How This Book Is Organized Special Edition Using Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007is divided into seven parts. Part I, "PowerPoint 2007 Basics," introduces the fundamentals of using PowerPoint, such as navigating, using views, getting help, creating a basic presentation, and saving and opening files. If you're an experienced computer user but are new to PowerPoint, these chapters will get you up and running quickly. If you've used PowerPoint extensively in the past, they can serve as a quick review and introduce you to the new, exciting features of PowerPoint 2007. In Part II, "Editing and Formatting Presentations," you continue on to the most essential, and universally used, features of PowerPoint--formatting, organizing, and adding content to your slides. You'll learn to work with text and tables, organize with Outline view, and customize and format your presentation. Part III, "Making Presentations," takes you to the logical next step--the actual delivery of a presentation. You'll learn how to set up a slide show easily, customize it to work with a particular projector, create timings and narrations, preview your work, and even create portable PowerPoint presentations to display from another computer. Finally, you'll learn how to create a variety of printed material, such as notes and handouts, to go with your slide show. Next, you can start exploring some of PowerPoint's more advanced capabilities. Part IV, "Working with Graphics, Charts, and Multimedia," introduces you to techniques that you can use to make your slideshows more varied and interesting. For example, you can add charts and diagrams--including organization charts--to provide additional information in a presentation. Or you can add clip art, photos, movies, sounds, and animation for a streamlined multimedia experience. For a finishing touch, you can format, customize, and ad

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