Quick Course in Microsoft PowerPoint 2000 

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New features of Microsoft PowerPoint 2000 helps PC users create great presentations (and great impressions) and deliver them in any setting -- from meeting rooms and formal presentations to kiosks and virtual presentations on the Internet.

""Quick Course ""RM"" in Microsoft Powerpoint 2000"" offers fast-paced, to-the-point tutorials and learning exercises for quickly grasping presentation graphics basics and building proficiency. Designed for the beginning to intermediate student, Quick Course ""RM"" books can ...

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Overview


New features of Microsoft PowerPoint 2000 helps PC users create great presentations (and great impressions) and deliver them in any setting -- from meeting rooms and formal presentations to kiosks and virtual presentations on the Internet.

""Quick Course ""RM"" in Microsoft Powerpoint 2000"" offers fast-paced, to-the-point tutorials and learning exercises for quickly grasping presentation graphics basics and building proficiency. Designed for the beginning to intermediate student, Quick Course ""RM"" books can be used for self training and instructor-led classes, focusing on using the computer to get specific tasks done at work or home. The core of each book is a logical sequence of straightforward, easy-to-follow instructions for creating outstanding presentations -- the kind of presentations people create and use every day.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780735610842
  • Publisher: Microsoft Press
  • Publication date: 2/28/2000
  • Series: Quick Course Series
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 7.45 (w) x 9.14 (h) x 0.55 (d)

Table of Contents

Part 1 Learning the Basics
1 Creating a Simple Presentation 2
Using the AutoContent Wizard 5
Saving a Presentation 10
Switching Views 12
Editing Slides 13
Editing Text 13
Promoting and Demoting Items 16
Deleting Slides 18
Adding Special Effects 19
Viewing a Presentation 22
Getting Help 24
Quitting PowerPoint 27
2 Presenting Information Visually 28
Adding Clip Art to Slides 31
Sizing and Positioning Clip Art 33
Changing Clip Art Colors 34
Searching for Clip Art 35
Cropping Clip Art 36
Adding Clip Art to the Background 37
Importing Graphics 38
Adding Graphics to the Clip Gallery 40
Animating Graphics 42
Adding Graphs 42
Using a Graph AutoLayout 43
Changing the Chart Type 46
Customizing Graphs 49
Working with Titles 50
Working with Legends 51
Working with Axes, Tick Marks, Gridlines, and Labels 52
Working with Chart and Plot Areas 55
Moving and Sizing Graphs in PowerPoint 56
3 Fine-Tuning a Presentation 58
The Characteristics of a Good Presentation 60
Using a Design Template 61
Adding Slides 63
Switching Templates 65
Formatting Text 66
Opening an Existing Presentation 68
Checking Your Spelling 69
More Editing Techniques 71
Moving and Copying Text on Slides 72
Moving and Copying Text Between Presentations 74
Reordering Slide Text in Outline View 74
Rearranging a Presentation 76
Reordering Slides in Outline View 76
Reordering Slides in Slide Sorter View 77
Changing the Thumbnail Size 78
Adding Transitions 80
Delivering a Presentation 81
Printing Transparencies 81
Printing Handouts 83
Preparing a File for Slides 83
Delivering a Presentation over the Internet or an Intranet 84
Part 2 Building Proficiency
4 More Visual Effects 88
Adding Organization Charts 90
Adding and Removing Boxes 93
Rearranging Boxes 94
Switching Styles 95
Formatting an Org Chart 97
Formatting Org Chart Text 97
Formatting Org Chart Boxes 97
Formatting Org Chart Lines 98
Returning to PowerPoint 99
Adding Tables 100
Entering Data 101
Inserting and Deleting Columns and Rows 103
Adjusting Column Width and Row Height 104
Merging and Splitting Cells 105
Formatting a Table 106
Using WordArt for Fancy Type Effects 108
Using PowerPoint's Drawing Tools 112
5 Creating a Custom Template 116
Designing a Template 118
Using Masters 119
Formatting the Slide Master 120
Changing the Font 120
Saving the Template 122
Creating a Background 122
Adding a Graphic to the Background 126
Changing the Bullet Character 127
Adding a Footer and a Slide Number 129
Changing the Color Scheme 131
Applying a Custom Template 133
Fine-Tuning 134
6 More About Electronic Presentations 136
Equipment for Electronic Slide Shows 138
Using the Slide Show Tools 140
Running a Presentation Automatically 141
Preparing Speaker-Controlled Presentations 143
Adding Interaction 143
Drawing on the Slides 144
Hiding Supporting Information 145
Branching to a Subordinate Presentation 147
Preparing for Delivery 150
PowerPoint Rehearsals 150
Taking Care of Logistics 153
Taking a Show on the Road 154
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