Synopses & Reviews
Not too long ago (in a galaxy not too far away), the term presentation software
meant poster board and marker pens. Times sure have changed. Now, computer presentations are the norm; in fact, you may get some downright dirty looks from your boss if you come into a conference room carrying flip charts or a stack of handwritten transparencies.
The term PowerPoint has become synonymous with fancy-schmancy, computer presentations; in fact, PowerPoint is now a major tool in boardrooms everywhere. And if you haven't been instructed to create a PowerPoint presentation, it's only a matter of time before you will be!
But how do you get started with PowerPoint? How do you get those ideas in your head or on your legal pad into a slick presentation format? Despite Microsoft's valiant effort to make PowerPoint easy to use, it's still one of Microsoft's most complicated programs. And that's where PowerPoint 2000 For Windows For Dummies steps in to help.
Veteran Dummies author Doug Lowe introduces you to the power of PowerPoint 2000 in his typically humorous and easy-to-understand style. This book not only shows you how to get started with PowerPoint 2000, but it also shows you how to actually do what you need to do – without all the geeky jargon of the standard computer manual. Here's just a few of the topics covered in PowerPoint 2000 For Windows For Dummies:
- Creating a brand-spanking-new presentation
- Adding text to your slides
- Editing and printing your presentations
- Formatting your slides: From selecting colors to using templates
- Using clip art and drawing your own masterpieces
- Incorporating charts, graphs, and animation into your presentation
- Including Web links and serving up your presentation on the Web
- Collaborating with others on a presentation
- Top Ten lists on the new features of PowerPoint 2000, fixing things that go wrong, and powerful PowerPoint shortcuts
So whether you're an experienced PowerPoint guru or a newbie who has a presentation due by the end of the week (and it's Thursday!), you'll find all you need in PowerPoint 2000 For Windows For Dummies.
A guide to using PowerPoint 2000, including building and editing sites, using templates, adding graphics, creating charts, adding sound and video, creating Internet materials and sharing a presentation electronically or in front of a group.
PowerPoint "Cheat Sheet" Inside!
Create Effective, Eye-Catching Presentations Quickly and Easily! Not artistic? Not techno-savvy? Not a problem! You too can create dynamic presentations that will blow your audience away. With the expert advice of Doug Lowe, you'll find out how to organize, illustrate, and deliver your ideas with maximum impact using PowerPoint's easy-to-use built-in features. Whether you're preparing a slide show for a conference room, a sales presentation for your laptop, or a demo for your Web site, the tips and tricks you discover here will leave them saying "Wow!"
Inside, find helpful advice on how to:
- Master PowerPoint basics and start creating terrific-looking presentations today
- Use PowerPoint's slide masters, templates, and macros to save time and develop a consistent look
- Select a color palette that maximizes the impact of your presentation and create graphics, tables, and charts that drive your message home
- Speed up production with Tri-Pane view, the new feature that lets you toggle between slides, outlines, and notes
- Dazzle your audience with clip art, sounds, video, and other cool multimedia effects
- Make sure everything runs smoothly when you're broadcasting slides from your laptop
- Save your presentation in HTML format and post it on your Web site
Add visual impact to ideas by communicating with new tools for the Web, home, or office, using "PowerPoint 2000 for Windows For Dummies". The application's new Internet features make it easy to create new Web pages from scratch or convert existing PowerPoint applications into HTML format.
About the Author
About Doug Lowe Doug Lowe is a seasoned For Dummies?? author with 30 computer books to his credit, including Internet Explorer 5 For Windows?? For Dummies??, Networking For Dummies??, 4th Edition, and Client/Server Computing For Dummies??, 3rd Edition.
Table of Contents
PART I: Basic PowerPoint 2000 Stuff.
Chapter 1: PowerPoint 101.
Chapter 2: Editing Slides.
Chapter 3: Outlining Your Presentation.
Chapter 4: Doing It with Style.
Chapter 5: Don't Forget Your Notes!
Chapter 6: Printing Your Presentation.
Chapter 7: Help!
PART II: Looking Mahvelous.
Chapter 8: Fabulous Text Formats.
Chapter 9: Masters of the Universe Meet the Templates of Doom.
Chapter 10: When I Am Old, I Shall Make My Slides Purple.
Chapter 11: Using Clip Art.
Chapter 12: Drawing on Your Slides.
PART III: Neat Things You Can Add to Your Slides.
Chapter 13: Charts.
Chapter 14: Organizational Charts (Or, Who's in Charge Here?).
Chapter 15: Equations, WordArt, and Other Ornaments.
Chapter 16: Lights! Camera! Action! (Adding Sound and Video).
Chapter 17: Transitions and Animation Effects.
PART IV: Oh, What a Tangled Web We Weave.
Chapter 18: Working with Hyperlinks and Action Buttons.
Chapter 19: Surfing the Web with PowerPoint 2000.
Chapter 20: Creating Web Pages with PowerPoint 2000.
PART V: Working with Presentations.
Chapter 21: Online Collaborations.
Chapter 22: Juggling Multiple Presentations and Stealing Slides.
Chapter 23: Sharing Information with Other Programs.
Chapter 24: Managing Your Files.
Chapter 25: Creating 35mm Slides.
Chapter 26: It's Show Time -- PowerPoint Live!
PART VI: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 27: Ten New Features in PowerPoint 2000.
Chapter 28: Ten Things That Often Go Wrong.
Chapter 29: Ten PowerPoint Shortcuts.
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