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PowerPoint 2007 for Starters: The Missing Manual


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Fast-paced and easy to read, this new book teaches you the basics of PowerPoint 2007 so you can start using the program right away. This concise guide shows readers how to work with PowerPoint's most useful features and its completely redesigned interface. With clear explanations, step-by-step instructions, lots of illustrations, and plenty of timesaving advice, PowerPoint 2007 for Starters: The Missing Manual will quickly teach you to:

  • Create, save, set up, run, and print a basic bullets-and-background slideshow
  • Learn how to add pictures, sound, video, animated effects, and controls (buttons and links) to your slides
  • Discover how to incorporate text, spreadsheets, and animations created in other programs

The new PowerPoint is radically different from previous versions. Over the past decade, PowerPoint has grown in complexity, but its once-simple toolbar has been packed with so many features that not even the pros could find them all. For PowerPoint 2007, Microsoft redesigned the user interface completely, adding a tabbed toolbar that makes every feature easy to locate.

Unfortunately, Microsoft's documentation is as scant as ever, so even if you find the features you need, you still may not know what to do with them. But with this book, you can breeze through the new user interface and its timesaving features in no time. PowerPoint 2007 for Starters: The Missing Manual is the perfect primer for anyone who needs to create effective presentations.

Book News Annotation:

Drawing on years of experience in the computer industry as a software and program developer and author, Vander Veer presents a practical guide designed for readers just starting out with PowerPoint presentations. The text guides the readers through the basics of creating their very first slideshow in PowerPoint 2007, options for delivering it to an audience, and building beyond bullet points with the addition of pictures, spreadsheets, sound and video clips, and macros to create professional-quality slide presentations. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (


Fast-paced and easy to read, this new guide teaches the basics of PowerPoint 2007 so readers can take advantage of the new user interface and its timesaving features.

About 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,, WEBTechniques,, and a bunch you've never heard of. She lives in Minnesota with her husband and daughter. Email:

Table of Contents

The Missing CreditsIntroductionPart I: CREATING SLIDESHOWSChapter 1: Creating a Basic PresentationChapter 2: Editing SlidesChapter 3: Formatting and Aligning Your TextChapter 4: Formatting and Laying Out Your SlidesChapter 5: Editing Your SlideshowChapter 6: Adding Charts, Diagrams, and TablesPart II: DELIVERING SLIDESHOWSChapter 7: Delivering PresentationsChapter 8: Printing PresentationsPart III: BEYOND BULLET POINTS—GRAPHICS AND TRANSITIONSChapter 9: Putting Images on SlidesChapter 10: Slide TransitionsAppendix A: Appendix Getting HelpColophon

Product Details

The Missing Manual
Veer, Emily A. Vander
Moore, E.
Moore, Emily
Veer, E. A. Vander
O'Reilly Media
Business Software - Powerpoint
Business Software - General
Software Engineering - Programming and Languages
Personal Computers-Desktop Applications-Presentation Software
Microsoft Office;Office;PowerPoint;PowerPoint 12;PowerPoint 2007;presentations
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Missing Manual
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9.19 x 7 x 0.76 in 1.12 lb

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