Synopses & Reviews
If PowerPoint 2003 can do it, you can do it too...
Its known as a leading sales presentation tool, but PowerPoint can do so much more. This comprehensive volume shows you not only how to use PowerPoint 2003, but more importantly, when and why. Learn to develop a plan for your presentation, analyze your audience, and make the technology meet your needs.
Then create knockout PowerPoint presentations that will dazzle your audience.
Inside, youll find complete coverage of PowerPoint 2003
- Incorporate information into a PowerPoint presentation from Word, Access, and Excel, easily and consistently
- Troubleshoot common PowerPoint problems and general presentation problems
- Discover shortcuts and enhancements that extend PowerPoints capabilities
- Integrate video, sound, animation, and graphics to enhance your presentations
- Learn how to select the most appropriate format for your audience and your objectives
- Manage files, set passwords and encryption, work with multiple presentations, and package your work on a CD
- Use colors, text, clip art, charts and tables, learn to size and position objects, and work with embedded files
- Design self-running and user-interactive presentations and package them for distribution
Bonus CD-ROM and Companion Web site!
- Exclusive Office 2003 Super Bible eBook, with more than 500 pages of information about how Microsoft Office components work together
- Bonus shareware, freeware, trial, demo, and evaluation programs that work with or enhance Microsoft Office
- Searchable eBook version of PowerPoint 2003 Bible
- An easy-to-use interface that allows you to browse and install everything on the CD
This book is ideal for corporate professionals who need to prepare the best PowerPoint presentations. In addition to the basics of creating, editing, and delivering presentations, readers learn how to incorporate information easily and consistently from Word, Access, and Excel, how to troubleshoot common PowerPoint problems and presentation problems.
- Offers greater focus on Web collaboration and delivery
- Increased coverage with 200 more pages than previous edition including.
- Features expert advice for designing effective presentations effectively communicate with the audience.
- Expanded coverage of graphics and video integration and more coverage of troubleshooting.
This title is useful for corporate professionals who need to prepare the best PowerPoint presentations. In addition to the basics of creating, editing, and delivering presentations, readers learn how to incorporate information easily and consistently from Word, Access and Excel.
* Expanded coverage of graphics and video integration and more coverage of troubleshooting.
About the Author
Faithe Wempen, M.A., is an A+ Certified hardware guru, Microsoft Office Specialist Master Instructor, and software consultant with over 70 computer books to her credit. When she is not writing, she teaches Microsoft Office classes in the Computer Technology department at Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis (IUPUI), does private computer training and support consulting, and is the business manager of Sycamore Knoll Bed and Breakfast in Noblesville, Indiana (www.sycamoreknoll.com). Faithe is a contributing editor at CertCities.com, and a frequent contributor to CertCities.com, TechProGuild.com, and several magazines. She teaches online classes for the Hewlett-Packard Learning Center, and serves on the advisory board for the Computer Technician program at Training, Inc. in Indianapolis.
Table of Contents
Part I: The Basics.
Chapter 1: A First Look at PowerPoint.
Chapter 2: Controlling the On-Screen Display.
Chapter 3: Managing Presentation Files.
Chapter 4: Project Lab: Basic PowerPoint Navigation Practice.
Part II: Building Your Presentation.
Chapter 5: Developing Your Action Plan.
Chapter 6: Starting a New Presentation.
Chapter 7: Changing the Presentation’s Look.
Chapter 8: Conveying Your Message with Text and Tables.
Chapter 9: Formatting Text and Text Boxes.
Chapter 10: Correcting and Improving Presentation Text.
Chapter 11: Inserting, Positioning, and Sizing Objects.
Chapter 12: Formatting Objects.
Chapter 13: Project Lab: Building a Simple Presentation with Text and Graphics.
Part III: Improving the Visual Impact.
Chapter 14: Adding Clip Art and Other Images.
Chapter 15: Using the Drawing Tools.
Chapter 16: Working with Charts.
Chapter 17: Working with Diagrams.
Chapter 18: Incorporating Data from Other Sources.
Chapter 19: Project Lab: Improving the Visual Impact.
Part IV: Sound, Movement, and Video.
Chapter 20: Adding Sound Effects, Music, and Soundtracks.
Chapter 21: Adding Videos.
Chapter 22: Creating Animation Effects and Transitions.
Chapter 23: Project Lab: Adding Sound and Movement to a Presentation.
Part V: Presenting Speaker-Led Presentations.
Chapter 24: Creating Support Materials.
Chapter 25: Controlling a Live Presentation.
Chapter 26: Managing Long or Complex Shows.
Chapter 27: Project Lab: Preparing a Speaker-Led Presentation.
Part VI: Distributing Self-Serve Presentations.
Chapter 28: Designing Self-Running Kiosk Presentations.
Chapter 29: Designing User-Interactive Presentations.
Chapter 30: Preparing a Presentation for Online Distribution.
Chapter 31: Project Lab: Preparing a Presentation for Users to View on Their Own.
Part VII: Cutting-Edge Solutions.
Chapter 32: What Makes a Great Presentation?
Chapter 33: Team Collaboration.
Chapter 34: Using Speech and Handwriting Recognition Tools.
Chapter 35: Making PowerPoint Easier to Use.
Chapter 36: Extending PowerPoint with Macros and Add-Ins.
Chapter 37: Project Lab: Putting It All Together.
Appendix A: What’s New in PowerPoint 2003?
Appendix B: Installing PowerPoint.
Appendix C: What’s on the CD-ROM?
End-User License Agreement.