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PowerPoint 2007: The Missing Manual

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Like every other application in Microsoft Office suite, PowerPoint is loaded with features. So many, in fact, that even veterans don't know where to find them all. Microsoft solved this problem in PowerPoint 2007 by redesigning the user interface with a tabbed toolbar that makes features easy to locate and use. PowerPoint 2007 also boasts improved graphics, additional templates, the ability to save custom layouts, and improved collaboration through SharePoint. One thing Microsoft hasn't improved is its poor ...

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Overview

Like every other application in Microsoft Office suite, PowerPoint is loaded with features. So many, in fact, that even veterans don't know where to find them all. Microsoft solved this problem in PowerPoint 2007 by redesigning the user interface with a tabbed toolbar that makes features easy to locate and use. PowerPoint 2007 also boasts improved graphics, additional templates, the ability to save custom layouts, and improved collaboration through SharePoint. One thing Microsoft hasn't improved is its poor documentation. To learn the ins and outs of all the features in PowerPoint 2007, Microsoft merely offers online help. If you're familiar with previous versions of the program, you may be lost the first time you fire up the new PowerPoint; or you would be if it weren't for PowerPoint 2007: The Missing Manual.

This book, written specifically for this version of the software, not only offers the basics of how to create, save, set up, run, and print a basic bullets-and-background slideshow, but takes you into the world of multimedia, animation, and interactivity. You'll learn how to add pictures, sound, video, animated effects, and controls (buttons and links) to their slides, along with ways to pull text, spreadsheets, and animations created in other programs. You can also create your own reusable design templates and learn to automate repetitive tasks with macros. Learn how to take advantage of advanced functions (such as adding custom background images) that existed in previous PowerPoint versions, but were so cleverly hidden that few people ever found them.

This new book, written specifically for PowerPoint 2007, not only offers the basics of how to create, save, set up, run, and print a basic bullets-and-background slideshow, but takes readers into the world of multimedia, animation, and interactivity.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780596527389
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/28/2007
  • Series: Missing Manual Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 490
  • Product dimensions: 7.06 (w) x 9.18 (h) x 0.85 (d)

Meet the Author

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, http://Salon.com, WEBTechniques, http://CNN.com, and a bunch you've never heard of. She lives in Texas with her husband and daughter. Email: eav_mm@comcast.net.

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Table of Contents

Introduction

Part 1: Slideshow Basics

Chapter 1: Creating a Basic Presentation

Chapter 2: Editing Slides

Chapter 3: Formatting and Aligning Your Text

Chapter 4: Formatting and Laying Out Your Slides

Chapter 5: Editing Your Slideshow

Chapter 6: Adding Charts, Diagrams, and Tables

Part 2: Presenting Your Slideshow

Chapter 7: Delivering Presentations

Chapter 8: Printing Presentations

Part 3: Beyond Bullet Points: Multimedia, Animation, and Interactivity

Chapter 9: Putting Images and Documents on Slides

Chapter 10: Adding Sound and Video

Chapter 11: Slide Transitions and Animated Effects

Chapter 12: Make Your Slides Clickable

Part 4: Working Faster and More Effectively

Chapter 13: Customizing PowerPoint

Chapter 14: Macros: Putting Slideshows on Autopilot

Chapter 15: Collaborating with Others

Part 5: Appendix

Appendix A: Getting Help

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