Synopses & Reviews
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.
A quick and easy introduction to the new features and functions of PowerPoint 2007 outlines the basics of the presentation software, including how to create, save, set up, run, and print a basic bullets-and-background slideshow; how to add pictures, sound, video, animated effects, and controls; and how to incorporate text, spreadsheets, and animations created in other programs. Original. (Beginner)
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
Table of Contents
The Missing Credits; About the Author; About the Creative Team; Acknowledgements; The Missing Manual Series; Introduction; What You Can Do with PowerPoint 2007; What's New in PowerPoint 2007; The Very Basics; About This Book; Part I: CREATING SLIDESHOWS; Chapter 1: Creating a Basic Presentation; 1.1 Beginning a New Presentation; 1.2 Choosing a Theme for Your Presentation; 1.3 Adding Text; 1.4 Adding More Slides; 1.5 Moving Around Inside a Presentation; 1.6 Adding Speaker Notes; 1.7 Creating and Printing Handouts; 1.8 Saving and Closing a Presentation; 1.9 Running a Presentation; Chapter 2: Editing Slides; 2.1 Editing Text; 2.2 Reversing an Action (Undo); 2.3 Finding and Replacing Text Automatically; 2.4 Checking Spelling; 2.5 Adding Special Characters; Chapter 3: Formatting and Aligning Your Text; 3.1 Automating Text Formatting; 3.2 Manually Formatting Text Appearance; 3.3 Manually Aligning and Indenting Text; 3.4 Formatting Text Boxes; Chapter 4: Formatting and Laying Out Your Slides; 4.1 Changing Slide Layout; 4.2 Changing Background Color; 4.3 Reapplying Themes, Colors, and Fonts; Chapter 5: Editing Your Slideshow; 5.1 Viewing Multiple Slides; 5.2 Adding, Deleting, and Moving Slides; 5.3 Inserting Slides from Other Slideshows; 5.4 Editing Slide and Layout Masters; 5.5 Adding Headers and Footers; Chapter 6: Adding Charts, Diagrams, and Tables; 6.1 Creating Charts; 6.2 Creating Diagrams; 6.3 Creating Tables; Part II: DELIVERING SLIDESHOWS; Chapter 7: Delivering Presentations; 7.1 Setting Up a Slideshow; 7.2 Slideshows for Multiple Audiences; 7.3 Presenting Your Slideshow; 7.4 Creating PowerPoint Shows; 7.5 Emailing Your Presentation; 7.6 Packaging Presentations for CD; 7.7 Optimizing Presentations; Chapter 8: Printing Presentations; 8.1 Printing Slides (One Slide per Page); 8.2 Handouts (Multiple Slides per Page); 8.3 Overhead Transparencies; 8.4 Speaker Notes; 8.5 Presentation Outline; Part III: BEYOND BULLET POINTS--GRAPHICS AND TRANSITIONS; Chapter 9: Putting Images on Slides; 9.1 Drawing on Slides; 9.2 Modifying Drawings; 9.3 Adding Pictures from Other Programs; 9.4 Modifying Pictures; Chapter 10: Slide Transitions; 10.1 Slide Transitions; Appendix A: Appendix Getting Help; A.1 Getting Help from PowerPoint; A.2 Getting Help from Microsoft; A.3 Getting Help from the PowerPoint Community; Colophon;