Creative PowerPoint Presentations in a Weekend


Demystifying the elements of multimedia presentations, Create PowerPoint Presentations In a Weekend provides easy-to-follow guidelines for the beginner and intermediate computer user. This book is a guide to utilizing the most effective media in the shortest time possible to dazzle, delight, and persuade.
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Demystifying the elements of multimedia presentations, Create PowerPoint Presentations In a Weekend provides easy-to-follow guidelines for the beginner and intermediate computer user. This book is a guide to utilizing the most effective media in the shortest time possible to dazzle, delight, and persuade.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761512943
  • Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 10/28/1997
  • Series: Computer Books
  • Pages: 324
  • Product dimensions: 7.37 (w) x 9.12 (h) x 0.92 (d)

Table of Contents

Friday Evening
The Three Key Elements of Any Presentation
How the Presentation is Shown
Screen Shows
The Internet
35mm Slides
Paper Prints and Transparencies
How the Presentation Looks
The Template - The Glue that holds a PowerPoint Presentation Together
How Does the Template Work?
The Title Area for AutoLayouts Placeholder
The Object Area for AutoLayouts Placeholder
The Background
Graphics That Appear on Every Page
How the Presentation Reveals Content
The Slide Layout - Using AutoLayout
Covering Most Needs with Ten predefined Layouts
Getting Started with a Simple Presentation
Take a Break
Choosing a Template
Creating a Title Page
Adding Bulleted Points
Adding a Table
Adding a Chart
Understanding the Chart Datasheet
Creating the Chart
Adding Pictures and Clip Art
Adding an Organization Chart
Viewing the Show
Adding a Special Effect
Wrapping Up
Saturday Morning
Creating the Presentation
Planning the Presentation
The Presentation Color Scheme
Viewing the Color Scheme
Switching to Another Color Scheme
How It Looks: The Slide Master
Slide Master
The Slide Title Placeholder
The Body Text Placeholder
The Background
Graphics to Appear on Every Page
Animations to Appear on Every Page
How it Looks: AutoLayouts
Understanding AutoLayouts
Modifying Layouts to Suit Your Needs
Changing the Attributes of Placeholders
Inserting Clip Art Outside of the AutoLayout
Using Multiple Masters in the Same Presentation
Inserting a Presentation into Another Presentation
Inserting Windows Metafiles into a Presentation
Take A Break
How It Reveals Content: Text, Tables, and Charts
Text and Text Boxes
Modifying Bullets
Typing Text in the Outline Page
Importing Text from Word Outlines
WordArt Text
Creating Tables in Word
Formatting a Word Table
Changing Font Colors in Word
Creating Tables in Excel
Creating Tables in PowerPoint with Text Boxes
Advantages and Disadvantages of Each Method
Understanding the Datasheet in MS Graph
Creating a New Chart
Working with Chart Types
Formatting Chart Elements
Combining Chart Types
Animating Charts for Screen Shows
Linking Chart Data to Excel Workbooks
Creating Charts in Excel vs. MS Graph
Wrapping Up
Saturday Afternoon
How It Reveals the Content: Clip Art, Pictures, and Media Clips
Microsoft Clip Gallery 3.0
Adding Your Own Files to the Clip Gallery
Adding New Clips from Microsoft to the Clip Gallery
Bypassing the Clip Gallery
Clip Art
Modifying Clip Art
Rotating Clip Art
Drawing Tool
Auto Shapes
AutoShape Group
3-D Effects
Lighting Effects
Edit Points
Scanning Pictures
Scanning Guidelines
Scaling and DPI
File Format Guidelines
Linking to Pictures
Playing Sound from CD’s
Adding Narration to Slides
Wrapping Up
Saturday Evening
How It Is Shown: Animation Effects
The Anatomy of an Animation
Animation Effects
Entry Animation Effects
Mixing Entry Animation Effects
Sound Effects
Recording Your Own Sound Effects
Graphical Builds
The Tic-Tac-Toe Build
The Transition Build
Advanced Animation Techniques
Animation for the Web
Animation Charts
Wrapping Up
Sunday Morning
How It Is Shown: Transitions and Interactivity
Slide Transitions
Transition Effects
Transition Timing
Advanced Slides by Present Times
Interactive Presentations
Creating Hyperlinks
Linking to Other Presentations
Linking to Other Programs of Files
Linking to Internet Sites
Planning Interactive Presentations
Wrapping Up
Sunday Afternoon
How It Is Shown: Finishing Touches and Distribution
Finalizing the Presentation
Rehearsing Slide Timings and Transitions
Rehearsing Timings on Selected Slides
Distributing the Presentation
Moving the Presentation on Floppy Disks
Pack and Go Issues
Moving the Presentation on Removable Media
Moving the Presentation by Cable to Another Computer
Moving the Presentation by Modem
Starting a Presentation Automatically
Font Issues
File Size Issues
Presenting to an Audience at a Meeting
Creating Speaker Notes
Creating Handouts for the Audience
Customizing Existing Presentations for Multiple Audiences
Multimedia Projectors
LCD Overhead Panels
Portable Projectors
Semi-Permanent Projectors
Renting vs. Purchasing Projectors
Presenting on Your Web Site
Wrapping Up
Appendix A
PowerPoint Viewer Issues
Difference Between the Three Available Viewers
Potential Problems with the PowerPoint Viewers
Fonts and Bullets May Change
Special Effects May Not Work
Visual Basic Code Won’t Run
Installing the PowerPoint Viewer
Launching a Presentation Automatically with the Viewer
Running the Viewer from A List File
Messages Cannot Register Hlink.dll during PowerPoint Viewer Setup
Files Installed with the Various PowerPoint Viewers
PowerPoint 97 Viewer (PPView97.exe)
PowerPoint Viewer for Windows 95 (PPView32.exe)
16- Bit PowerPoint Viewer (PPTView16.exe)
Appendix B
Troubleshooting PowerPoint Tasks
Printing Problems
Slow Printing
Printed Shapes are the Same Color as the background
Pack and Go Problems
Cannot Open PowerPoint File
No Password Protection
Not Enough Memory
Screen Captures Distort Slightly
Appendix C
Installation Issues
How to Prepare for a Clean Install
Installation - Step by Step
Troubleshooting a Failed Installation
The Sledgehammer Approach
The Subtle Approach
Other Programs Overwrite Files That You Need
Server Applications Cannot Be Found
Microsoft Graph Issues
Running Multiple Versions of PowerPoint on the Same Computer
Appendix D
Other Resources
Getting Answers to Your Questions
Microsoft Web Sites
Additional Software
Examples of Applications
Appendix E
Cross-Platform Issues
Moving PowerPoint Files Between Platforms
Opening the File on the Other Platform
File Differences Between Platforms
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