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Do most slide show put you right to sleep? Do you want to put on a killer presentation that will blow your audience away, but you’re not quite sure how to compose one? With PowerPoint 2003 For Dummies
, you can make your slides come alive with video, sound, and animations that will leave your audience cheering for more.
PowerPoint is one of the standard components of Microsoft Office. With over 120 million users worldwide, it is one of the most popular presentation programs available. It is highly versatile and can be used in many events including:
- Class lessons and lectures
- Business meetings
PowerPoint 2003 For Dummies lays down the basic functions to help you get started creating great slides, as well as some tips and tricks for improving your presentation. Chapters focus on useful topics like:
- Inserting texts, visuals, and notes in your slides
- Editing content and images
- Importing data from other applications
- Working with hyperlinks and action buttons
- Creating Web pages from your slides
- Presenting your slides online
- Designing your own images for slides
- Adding video, animation, and sound
- Troubleshooting, such as using the Assistant, repairs, and online resources
This book also shows you how to run projectors, present shows with a mouse and computer, time your slides, and more! Penned by a leading expert in computers, this quick and easy guide is sure to not only familiarize you with PowerPoint but also have you taking command, designing beautiful and creative slides and effective presentations that everyone in your audience will love.
PowerPoint, a presentation graphics program built to communicate in business and Internet settings, remains one of the most popular Microsoft Office programs. This book walks readers through the basics of the newest version, then shows them how to create powerful and effective presentations.
A simple, easy-to-use guide to PowerPoint X
Make your slides come alive with video, sound, and animations
Put together powerful presentations that get your point across and leave your audience cheering
Worried about that big presentation? Relax! In this friendly guide, Doug Lowe walks you through PowerPoint fundamentals and gives you the lowdown on all those special effects that can make your presentation truly memorable. From basic formatting to clip art, animations, and other cool stuff, it delivers just what you need to present like a pro!
The Dummies Way
- Explanations in plain English
- "Get in, get out" information
- Icons and other navigational aids
- Tear-out cheat sheet
- Top ten lists
- A dash of humor and fun
About the Author
Doug Lowe is the author of more than 40 computer books, including the bestselling Networking For Dummies, now in its sixth edition.
Table of Contents
Part I: Basic PowerPoint 2003 Stuff.
Chapter 1: Opening Ceremonies.
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: Show Time!
Chapter 8: Help!
Part II: Making Your Presentations Look Mahvelous.
Chapter 9: Fabulous Text Formats.
Chapter 10: Working with Pictures and Clip Art.
Chapter 11: A Slide of a Different Color.
Chapter 12: Yes, Master! (Igor's Favorite Chapter).
Chapter 13: All About Templates.
Part III: PowerPoint Gone Wild.
Chapter 14: Drawing on Your Slides.
Chapter 15: Charts, Diagrams, and Other Embellishments.
Chapter 16: Lights! Camera! Action! (Adding Sound and Video).
Chapter 17: Animation: It Ain't Disney, But It Sure Is Fun.
Chapter 18: Working with Hyperlinks and Action Buttons.
Chapter 19: Creating a Video Presentation with Microsoft Producer.
Part IV: PowerPoint and the Net.
Chapter 20: Going Online with PowerPoint.
Chapter 21: Creating Web Pages with PowerPoint.
Chapter 22: Online Collaborations.
Part V: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 23: Ten PowerPoint Commandments.
Chapter 24: Ten Tips for Creating Readable Slides.
Chapter 25: Ten Ways to Keep Your Audience Awake.
Chapter 26: Ten Things That Often Go Wrong.
Chapter 27: Ten Things That Didn't Fit Anywhere Else.