Synopses & Reviews
Special Edition Using Microsoft® Office PowerPoint® 2007
THE ONLY POWERPOINT BOOK YOU NEED
We crafted this book to grow with you, providing the reference material you need as you move toward PowerPoint proficiency and use of more advanced features. If you buy only one book on PowerPoint 2007, Special Edition Using Microsoft® Office PowerPoint® 2007 is the only book you need.
• Quickly move from learning PowerPoint 2007 basics to creating and delivering polished, dynamic presentations with Microsoft Office’s new user interface
• Collaborate on presentations using slide libraries, Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, and more
• Communicate data in pictures using charts, diagrams, and graphs, including new SmartArt diagrams and enhanced graphics effects
• Design sophisticated presentations even faster with themes and custom layouts
• Create multimedia presentations using video, sound, pictures, and animation
• Publish and deliver your presentations on the Web
• Expand the power of PowerPoint with add-ins and third-party tools
• Discover the secrets for powerful delivery of your presentation
Patrice-Anne Rutledge is a best-selling author of 24 computer and business books, a successful technology journalist, and an expert in business presentations. She has used–and has taught others to use–PowerPoint for more than 10 years, designing presentations for meetings, seminars, trade shows, and worldwide audiences. Special Edition Using Microsoft® Office PowerPoint® 2007 is her fourth book on PowerPoint.
Geetesh Bajaj is a Microsoft PowerPoint MVP (Most Valuable Professional) who runs the Web’s foremost PowerPoint site at www.indezine.com. He is also author of another best-selling PowerPoint book. Geetesh believes that successful presentations are the sum of various elements as diverse as color, layout, and graphics.
Tom Mucciolo, founder and president of MediaNet, is an acclaimed speaker on presentation skills. He is an expert at enhancing the key components of communication, including the message (script), the media (visual design), and the mechanics (delivery). His one-to-one coaching sessions, ranging from basic to advanced, develop individual style and prepare a person for presenting in a very visual world.
On the CD-ROM
• SmartDraw 30-Day Trial Edition
• Exclusive cartoon from Mark Anderson (AnderToons)
• ActiveSlide Thunder Trial plus examples
• Camtasia Studio Trial
• Sample presentations
• Electronic version of this book in Adobe's Portable Document Format (PDF)
A guide for experienced users explains how to design and create dynamic multimedia presentations, covering the all new features of the presentation software program, from SmartArt Graphics to formatting capabilities, and offering suggestions on how to use animation, video, and sound to customize a presentation and how to integrate PowerPoint with other applications. Original. (Intermediate)
Serious PowerPoint users will appreciate this edition's comprehensive coverage of PowerPoint's features and the authors' insight into maximizing this new version. Readers learn how to create a great presentation and to customize it to meet the needs of the audience.
About the Author
Patrice-Anne Rutledge is the bestselling author of 24 computer and business books and a business presentations specialist. She is also a successful technology journalist who has contributed to magazines, newspapers, and websites around the world. Patrice has used–and has trained others to use–PowerPoint for many years, designing presentations for meetings, seminars, trade shows, and worldwide audiences. Special Edition Using Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 is her fourth book on PowerPoint. She can be reached through her website (www.patricerutledge.com).
Geetesh Bajaj is a an MVP (Most Valuable Professional) for Microsoft PowerPoint, and heads Indezine, a presentation design studio based out of Hyderabad, India. Geetesh believes that any PowerPoint presentation is a sum of its elements–these elements include abstract elements like concept, color, interactivity, and navigation–and also slide elements like shapes, graphics, charts, text, sound, video, and animation. Geetesh also runs the well known indezine.com and ppted.com sites.
Tom Mucciolo, founder and president of MediaNet, Inc. is an accountant turned actor turned author and an acclaimed speaker on presentation skills. He started his company in 1985, and he is a recognized expert at enhancing the key components of communication, including the message (script), the media (visual design) and the mechanics (delivery). His seminars and workshops have been rated as "exceptional" and "entertaining" and many consider Tom one of the world's top presentation specialists. He is also part of the faculty at NYU where he lectures and coaches key faculty and administrators toward becoming more effective communicators. Tom's one-to-one coaching sessions develop individual style and prepare a person for presenting in a very visual world. Tom can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or through his Web site at www.medianet-ny.com.
Table of Contents
I PowerPoint 2007 Basics
1 Introducing PowerPoint 2007 7
2 Creating a Basic Presentation 29
II Editing and Formatting Presentations
3 Working with Text 45
4 Working with Tables 67
5 Organizing Presentations 89
6 Working with Themes, Color Schemes, and Backgrounds 95
7 Formatting Slides and Presentations 109
8 Collaborating on Presentations 119
III Making Presentations
9 Presenting a Slide Show 139
10 Creating and Printing Presentation Materials 161
IV Working with Graphics, Charts, and Multimedia
11 Working with Charts and Graphs 175
12 Working with SmartArt 205
13 Working with Pictures and Clip Art 221
14 Working with Media Clips 245
15 Working with Shapes and Objects 259
16 Working with Animation 283
V Maximizing the Power of PowerPoint
17 Using PowerPoint’s Web Features 303
18 Integrating with Office 2007 325
19 Working with PowerPoint Macros 339
20 Customizing PowerPoint 355
21 Using PowerPoint’s Foreign Language Capabilities 389
22 Troubleshooting PowerPoint 401
VI Extending the Power of PowerPoint
23 Office Online and Other Resources 411
24 Extending PowerPoint with Third-Party Tools 421
VII From Concept to Delivery
25 The Message–Scripting the Concept 433
26 The Media–Designing Visual Support 477
27 The Mechanics of Form–Developing External Presentation Skills 525
28 The Mechanics of Function–Developing Internal Presentation Skills 561
29 Techniques and Technicalities 583
30 Presenting in a Variety of Settings 613