Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 On Demand
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Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 On Demand

by Steve Johnson, Perspection, Inc. Staff
     
 

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How to Use

• Create powerful presentations faster using ready-made templates and Smart Tags

• Organize information and add impact with clip art, SmartArt diagrams, tables, and charts

• Make your presentation come alive with custom animations

• Add narration, animation, 3-D effects, and movie

• Add comments and e-mail your

Overview

How to Use

• Create powerful presentations faster using ready-made templates and Smart Tags

• Organize information and add impact with clip art, SmartArt diagrams, tables, and charts

• Make your presentation come alive with custom animations

• Add narration, animation, 3-D effects, and movie

• Add comments and e-mail your presentation to others for review and collaboration

• Deliver your presentation in a meeting room on multiple screens

• Use Groove and SharePoint Team Services to collaborate and share documents and information

• Prepare for the Microsoft Certified Application Specialist exam.

• Practice your new skills with the useful workshops inside

On the Web

This book uses real-world examples to give you a context in which to use the task. This book also includes workshops to help you put together individual tasks into projects. The PowerPoint example files that you need for project tasks are available at www.perspection.com.

Perspection has written and produced books on a variety of computer software–including Microsoft Office 2003 and XP, Microsoft Windows XP, Apple Mac OS X Panther, Adobe Photoshop CS2, Macromedia Flash 8, Macromedia Director MX, and Macromedia Fireworks–and Web publishing. In 1991, after working for Apple Computer and Microsoft, Steve Johnson founded Perspection, Inc. Perspection is committed to providing information and training to help people use software more effectively. Perspection has written more than 80 computer books, and sold more than 5 million copies.

Includes MCAS Exam Objectives!

This courseware meets the objectives for the Microsoft Certified Application Specialist (MCAS). Upon completion of this courseware, you may be prepared to take the exam for MCAS qualification. To learn more about becoming a Microsoft Certified Application Specialist, visit www.microsoft.com.

Chapter 1 Getting Started with PowerPoint 1

Chapter 2 Developing Presentation Content 31

Chapter 3 Designing a Look 73

Chapter 4 Drawing and Modifying Shapes 105

Chapter 5 Inserting Pictures and Multimedia 151

Chapter 6 Inserting Charts and Related Material 189

Chapter 7 Creating a Web Presentation 243

Chapter 8 Finalizing a Presentation and Its Supplements 267

Chapter 9 Preparing a Slide Show 299

Chapter 10 Starting a Slide Show 321

Chapter 11 Reviewing and Securing a Presentation 335

Chapter 12 Working Together on Office Documents 363

Chapter 13 Customizing the Way You Work 391

Chapter 14 Expanding PowerPoint Functionality 401

W Workshops: Putting It All Together 425

New Features 439

Microsoft Certified Applications Specialist 444

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780789736437
Publisher:
Que
Publication date:
12/14/2006
Series:
On Demand Series
Pages:
478
Product dimensions:
7.48(w) x 9.12(h) x 0.83(d)

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IntroductionIntroductionHow You'll Learn

How This Book Works

What's New

Keyboard Shortcuts

Step-by-Step Instructions

Real World Examples

Workshop

Microsoft Certified Applications Specialist

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Welcome to Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 On Demand, a visual quick reference book that shows you how to work efficiently with Microsoft Office PowerPoint. This book provides complete coverage of basic to advanced PowerPoint skills.

How This Book Works

You don't have to read this book in any particular order. We've designed the book so that you can jump in, get the information you need, and jump out. However, the book does follow a logical progression from simple tasks to more complex ones. Each task is presented on no more than two facing pages, which lets you focus on a single task without having to turn the page. To find the information that you need, just look up the task in the table of contents or index, and turn to the page listed. Read the task introduction, follow the step-by-step instructions in the left column along with screen illustrations in the right column, and you're done.

What's New

If you're searching for what's new in PowerPoint 2007, just look for the icon: New!. The new icon appears in the table of contents and through out this book so you can quickly and easily identify a new or improved feature in PowerPoint 2007. A complete description of each new feature appears in the New Features guide in the back of this book.

Keyboard Shortcuts

Most menu commands have a keyboard equivalent, such as Ctrl+P, as a quicker alternative to using the mouse. A complete list of keyboard shortcuts is available on the Web at http://www.perspection.com.

Step-by-Step Instructions

This book provides concise step-by-step instructions that show you "how" to accomplish a task. Each set of instructions include illustrations that directly correspond to the easy-to-read steps. Also included in the text are timesavers, tables, and sidebars to help you work more efficiently or to teach you more in-depth information. A "Did You Know?" provides tips and techniques to help you work smarter, while a "See Also" leads you to other parts of the book containing related information about the task.

Real World Examples

This book uses real world examples files to give you a context in which to use the task. By using the example files, you won't waste time looking for or creating sample files. You get a start file and a result file, so you can compare your work. Not every topic needs an example file, such as changing options, so we provide a complete list of the example files used through out the book. The example files that you need for project tasks along with a complete file list are available on the Web at http://www.perspection.com.

Workshop

This book shows you how to put together the individual step-by-step tasks into indepth projects with the Workshop. You start each project with a sample file, work through the steps, and then compare your results with project results file at the end. The project files are available on the Web at http://www.perspection.com.

Microsoft Certified Applications Specialist

This book prepares you for the Microsoft Certified Applications Specialist (MCAS) exam for Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007. Each MCAS certification exam has a set of objectives, which are organized into broader skill sets. To prepare for the certification exam, you should review and perform each task identified with a MCAS objective to confirm that you can meet the requirements for the exam. Throughout this book, content that pertains to an objective is identified with the following MCAS logo and objective number next to it.

Get More on the Web

In addition to the information in this book, you can also get more information on the Web to help you get up to speed faster with PowerPoint 2007. Some of the information includes:

Transition Helpers

  • Only New Features. Download and print the new feature tasks as a quick and easy guide.
Productivity Tools
  • Keyboard Shortcuts. Download a list of keyboard shortcuts to learn faster ways to get the job done.
More Content
  • Photographs. Download photographs and other graphics to use in your Office documents.
  • More Content. Download new content developed after publication. For example, you can download a complete chapter on Office SharePoint Server 2007.

You can access these additional resources on the Web at http://www.perspection.com.

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Meet the Author

Steve Johnson has written more than 35 books on a variety of computer software, including Microsoft Office 2003 and XP, Microsoft Windows XP, Apple Mac OS X Panther, Macromedia Flash MX 2004 and 8, Macromedia Director MX 2004, Macro-media Fireworks, and Adobe Photoshop CS and CS2. In 1991, after working for Apple Computer and Microsoft, Steve founded Perspection, Inc., which writes and produces software training. When he is not staying up late writing, he enjoys play­ing golf, gardening, and spending time with his wife, Holly, and three children, JP, Brett, and Hannah. When time permits, he likes to travel to such places as New Hampshire in October, and Hawaii. Steve and his family live in Pleasanton, Califor­nia, but can also be found visiting family all over the western United States.

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