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.
|Series:||For Dummies Series|
|Product dimensions:||7.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)|
About 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.