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Fixing PowerPoint Annoyances: How to Fix the Most Annoying Things about Your Favorite Presentation Program (Annoyances)

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If you're vexed and perplexed by PowerPoint, pick up a copy of Fixing PowerPoint Annoyances. This funny, and often opinionated, guide is chock full of tools and techniques for eliminating all the problems that drive audiences and presenters crazy.

There's nothing more discouraging than an unresponsive audience--or worse, one that snickers at your slides. And there's nothing more maddening than technical glitches that turn your carefully planned slide show into a car wreck. Envious when you see other presenters effectively use nifty features that you've never been able to get to work right? Suffer no more! Fixing PowerPoint Annoyances by Microsoft PowerPoint MVP Echo Swinford rides to the rescue.

Microsoft PowerPoint is the most popular presentation software on the planet, with an estimated 30 million presentations given each day. So no matter how frustrated you get, you're not about to chuck the program in the Recycle Bin. Fixing PowerPoint Annoyances, presents smart solutions to a variety of all-too-familiar, real-world annoyances.

The book is divided into big categories, with annoyances grouped by topic. You can read it cover to cover or simply jump to the chapter or section most relevant to you. Inside its pages you'll learn how to create your own templates, work with multiple masters and slide layouts, and take advantage of various alignment and formatting tools. You'll also learn how to import Excel data; insert graphics, PDF, and Word content; create, edit, and format organization charts and diagrams; use action settings and hyperlinks to jump to other slides; and add sound, video, and other types of multimedia to spark up your presentations.

Entertaining and informative, Fixing PowerPoint Annoyances is filled with humorous illustrations and packed with sidebars, tips, and tricks, as well as links to cool resources on the Web.

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The time to fix PowerPoint annoyances is definitely not while you are using it in front of an audience. Superuser Swinford gives very practical advice on getting ready, presenting and evaluating performance, including setting up equipment, viewing the presentation beforehand, fixing "stuff that keeps moving around," customizing, dealing with file sizes and defaults, creating templates and masters, formatting, importing, creating charts, graphs and diagrams, setting up animation, actin settings and hyperlinks, adding sound and video, printing and distribution. The text is set up to make it easy to find your specific issues (rather like a help file) and the index is truly helpful.
Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Book News Annotation:

The time to fix PowerPoint annoyances is definitely not while you are using it in front of an audience. Superuser Swinford gives very practical advice on getting ready, presenting and evaluating performance, including setting up equipment, viewing the presentation beforehand, fixing "stuff that keeps moving around," customizing, dealing with file sizes and defaults, creating templates and masters, formatting, importing, creating charts, graphs and diagrams, setting up animation, actin settings and hyperlinks, adding sound and video, printing and distribution. The text is set up to make it easy to find your specific issues (rather like a help file) and the index is truly helpful. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Now users vexed by PowerPoint's most annoying features can go straight to t

About the Author

Echo Swinford began making slides as a medical meeting planner in 1997 and just never stopped. She uses PowerPoint as the basis for webcasts, CDs, and online applications. Her web site (http://www.echosvoice.com/) is graced by dozens of downloadables and helpful documents, and she has been a member of the Microsoft PowerPoint MVP team since 2000. She's also probably answered more questions on the PowerPoint newsgroup than anyone else.

Table of Contents

CopyrightIntroductionChapter 1: Presenting Your PresentationChapter 2: Dumb DefaultsChapter 3: Formatting and EditingChapter 4: ImportingChapter 5: Organization Charts, Diagrams, and Drawing ToolsChapter 6: Charts and GraphsChapter 7: Animations, Action Settings, and HyperlinksChapter 8: Sound and VideoChapter 9: Printing and DistributionAbout the AuthorColophon

Product Details

ISBN:
9780596100049
Author:
Swinford, Echo
Publisher:
O'Reilly Media
Author:
Warren, Eda
Author:
Bunzel, Tom
Subject:
Business Software - Powerpoint
Subject:
Presentation graphics software
Subject:
Business Software - General
Subject:
Software Engineering - Programming and Languages
Subject:
Personal Computers-Desktop Applications-Presentation Software
Subject:
Charts;Graphics;Microsoft;PowerPoint;Presentation;Projector;Slides
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Annoyances
Publication Date:
20060231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
9.75 x 8 x 0.67 in 1.42 lb

Related Subjects

Computers and Internet » Operating Systems » Microsoft Windows » Applications
Computers and Internet » Personal Computers » Desktop Applications » Presentation Software
Engineering » Industrial and Control Engineering » General

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