PowerPoint 2007 for Starters: The Missing Manual

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PowerPoint 2007 for Starters: The Missing Manual
By E. A. Vander Veer
Publisher: O'Reilly
Pub Date: January 01, 2007
ISBN-10: 0-596-52831-0
ISBN-13: 978-0-596-52831-7
Pages: 352

Table of Contents   Index

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.

book cover
PowerPoint 2007 for Starters: The Missing Manual
By E. A. Vander  Veer
Publisher: O'Reilly
Pub Date: January 01, 2007
ISBN-10: 0-596-52831-0
ISBN-13: 978-0-596-52831-7
Pages: 352

Table of Contents    Index

      The Missing Credits
        Chapter 1.   Creating a Basic Presentation
        Section 1.1.   Beginning a New Presentation
        Section 1.2.   Choosing a Theme for Your Presentation
        Section 1.3.   Adding Text
        Section 1.4.   Adding More Slides
        Section 1.5.   Moving Around Inside a Presentation
        Section 1.6.   Adding Speaker Notes
        Section 1.7.   Creating and Printing Handouts
        Section 1.8.   Saving and Closing a Presentation
        Section 1.9.   Running a Presentation
        Chapter 2.   Editing Slides
        Section 2.1.   Editing Text
        Section 2.2.   Reversing an Action (Undo)
        Section 2.3.   Finding and Replacing Text Automatically
        Section 2.4.   Checking Spelling
        Section 2.5.   Adding Special Characters
        Chapter 3.   Formatting and Aligning Your Text
        Section 3.1.   Automating Text Formatting
        Section 3.2.   Manually Formatting Text Appearance
        Section 3.3.   Manually Aligning and Indenting Text
        Section 3.4.   Formatting Text Boxes
        Chapter 4.   Formatting and Laying Out Your Slides
        Section 4.1.   Changing Slide Layout
        Section 4.2.   Changing Background Color
        Section 4.3.   Reapplying Themes, Colors, and Fonts
        Chapter 5.   Editing Your Slideshow
        Section 5.1.   Viewing Multiple Slides
        Section 5.2.   Adding, Deleting, and Moving Slides
        Section 5.3.   Inserting Slides from Other Slideshows
        Section 5.4.   Editing Slide and Layout Masters
        Section 5.5.   Adding Headers and Footers
        Chapter 6.   Adding Charts, Diagrams, and Tables
        Section 6.1.   Creating Charts
        Section 6.2.   Creating Diagrams
        Section 6.3.   Creating Tables
        Chapter 7.   Delivering Presentations
        Section 7.1.   Setting Up a Slideshow
        Section 7.2.   Slideshows for Multiple Audiences
        Section 7.3.   Presenting Your Slideshow
        Section 7.4.   Creating PowerPoint Shows
        Section 7.5.   Emailing Your Presentation
        Section 7.6.   Packaging Presentations for CD
        Section 7.7.   Optimizing Presentations
        Chapter 8.   Printing Presentations
        Section 8.1.   Printing Slides (One Slide per Page)
        Section 8.2.   Handouts (Multiple Slides per Page)
        Section 8.3.   Overhead Transparencies
        Section 8.4.   Speaker Notes
        Section 8.5.   Presentation Outline
        Chapter 9.   Putting Images on Slides
        Section 9.1.   Drawing on Slides
        Section 9.2.   Modifying Drawings
        Section 9.3.   Adding Pictures from Other Programs
        Section 9.4.   Modifying Pictures
        Chapter 10.   Slide Transitions
        Section 10.1.   Slide Transitions
      Appendix A.   Appendix Getting Help
        Section A.1.   Getting Help from PowerPoint
        Section A.2.   Getting Help from Microsoft
        Section A.3.   Getting Help from the PowerPoint Community