Cutting Edge PowerPoint 2007 For Dummies

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Get ready to add punch and pizzazz to your presentations and wow your audience using the latest PowerPoint techniques. This friendly book/CD-ROM combo covers all of the new features of Microsoft PowerPoint 2007, including interface changes, presentation themes, multimedia, the Slide Library, and more. The guide introduces you to the elements of PowerPoint: text; background, images, and info-graphics; shapes; fills, lines, and effects; sound and video; animations and transitions; and interactivity, flow, and ...

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Overview

Get ready to add punch and pizzazz to your presentations and wow your audience using the latest PowerPoint techniques. This friendly book/CD-ROM combo covers all of the new features of Microsoft PowerPoint 2007, including interface changes, presentation themes, multimedia, the Slide Library, and more. The guide introduces you to the elements of PowerPoint: text; background, images, and info-graphics; shapes; fills, lines, and effects; sound and video; animations and transitions; and interactivity, flow, and navigation. Packed with numerous tips, shortcuts, workarounds, and timesaving techniques, it shows you step-by-step how to:

  • Dress up your text by using fonts creatively and using WordArt to create artistic effects
  • Work with masters and layouts, templates and themes, and fills, lines, and effects
  • Maximize visual appeal by combining Photoshop with PowerPoint
  • Add transitions, photos, motion, sound (narration and music), video, and animation
  • Use SmartArt to create diagrams
  • Create dynamic charts, equations, maps, and more
  • Use PowerPoint’s extensive clip art collection
  • Test and set up your presentation
  • Link to Flash, Acrobat, Word, and Excel
  • Print presentation materials and create helpful handouts

The CD includes templates, textures, backgrounds, background music scores, images, alpha channel equipped graphics, maps, illustrations, and more, so this combo gives you the know-how and the tools. An 8-page color insert shows you how to use color effectively. With this friendly guide, you’re ready to bring your presentation to life with PowerPoint 2007.

Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470095652
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/30/2007
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition description: BK&CD-ROM
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 394
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Geetesh Bajaj is based in Hyderabad, India, and he got started with his first PowerPoint presentation more than a decade ago. He has been working with PowerPoint ever since.
Geetesh believes that any presentation is a sum of its elements. Everything in a presentation can be broken down to this element level, and PowerPoint’s real power lies in its ability to act as glue for all such elements.
Geetesh contributes regularly to journals and Web sites, and has authored two other PowerPoint books. He’s also a Microsoft PowerPoint MVP (Most Valuable Professional) and a regular on Microsoft’s PowerPoint newsgroups. Geetesh’s own Web site at indezine.com has thousands of pages on PowerPoint usage. It also has a blog, an e-zine, product reviews, free templates and interviews.
Geetesh welcomes comments and suggestions about his books. He can be reached at geetesh@geetesh.com.

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Table of Contents

Introduction.

Part I: Powering Up PowerPoint.

Chapter 1: PowerPointing with the Best of Them.

Chapter 2: Empowering Your PowerPoint Program.

Chapter 3: Color Is Life.

Chapter 4: Masters and Layouts, Templates and Themes.

Part II: Achieving Visual Appeal.

Chapter 5: Shape Magic.

Chapter 6: Working with Fills, Lines, and Effects.

Chapter 7: Drawing in PowerPoint.

Chapter 8: Dressing Up the Text Stuff.

Chapter 9: Adding Images to Your Presentations.

Chapter 10: Pulling in SmartArt, Charts, Equations, and Maps.

Part III: Adding Motion, Sound, and Effects.

Chapter 11: Listening and Watching: The Sound and Movie Stuff.

Chapter 12: Moving On with Animations and Transitions.

Part IV: Communicating Beyond the PowerPoint Program.

Chapter 13: Interactivity and Linking.

Chapter 14: Preparing and Delivering Your Awesome Presentation.

Chapter 15: Distributing, Repurposing, and Extending.

Part V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 16: My Ten Favorite PowerPoint Tips.

Chapter 17: Ten Solutions to PowerPoint Problems.

Appendix: About the CD.

Bonus Chapter: Exchanging Information.

Index.

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