PowerPoint 2007: The Missing Manual

book cover
PowerPoint 2007: The Missing Manual
By Emily A. Moore
Publisher: O'Reilly
Pub Date: December 01, 2006
ISBN-10: 0-596-52738-1
ISBN-13: 978-0-596-52738-9
Pages: 504

Table of Contents   Index

Like every other application in Microsoft Office suite, PowerPoint is loaded with features. So many, in fact, that even veterans don't know where to find them all. Microsoft solved this problem in PowerPoint 2007 by redesigning the user interface with a tabbed toolbar that makes features easy to locate and use. PowerPoint 2007 also boasts improved graphics, additional templates, the ability to save custom layouts, and improved collaboration through SharePoint. One thing Microsoft hasn't improved is its poor documentation. To learn the ins and outs of all the features in PowerPoint 2007, Microsoft merely offers online help. If you're familiar with previous versions of the program, you may be lost the first time you fire up the new PowerPoint; or you would be if it weren't for PowerPoint 2007: The Missing Manual .

This new book, written specifically for this version of the software, not only offers the basics of how to create, save, set up, run, and print a basic bullets-and-background slideshow, but takes you into the world of multimedia, animation, and interactivity. You'll learn how to add pictures, sound, video, animated effects, and controls ( buttons and links) to their slides, along with ways to pull text, spreadsheets, and animations created in other programs. You can also create your own reusable design templates and learn to automate repetitive tasks with macros. Learn how to take advantage of advanced functions (such as adding custom background images) that existed in previous PowerPoint versions, but were so cleverly hidden that few people ever found them.

book cover
PowerPoint 2007: The Missing Manual
By Emily A.  Moore
Publisher: O'Reilly
Pub Date: December 01, 2006
ISBN-10: 0-596-52738-1
ISBN-13: 978-0-596-52738-9
Pages: 504

Table of Contents    Index

      Part 1:   Slideshow Basics
        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.   Spell Check and Other Editorial Tools
        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.   Creating Slide Masters and Layout Masters
        Section 5.6.   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
      Part 2:   Presenting Your Slideshow
        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.   Presentations over the Web
        Section 7.8.   Converting to Other Formats
        Section 7.9.   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
        Section 8.6.   Tent Cards
      Part 3:   Beyond Bullet Points: Multimedia, Animation, and Interactivity
        Chapter 9.   Putting Images and Documents on Slides
        Section 9.1.   Drawing on Slides
        Section 9.2.   Modifying Drawings
        Section 9.3.   Working with Multiple Drawings
        Section 9.4.   Adding Pictures from Other Programs
        Section 9.5.   Modifying Pictures
        Section 9.6.   Adding Documents from Other Programs
        Chapter 10.   Adding Sound and Video
        Section 10.1.   Adding Sound
        Section 10.2.   Adding Video
        Chapter 11.   Slide Transitions and Animated Effects
        Section 11.1.   Slide Transitions
        Section 11.2.   Custom Animations
        Chapter 12.   Make Your Slides Clickable
        Section 12.1.   Adding Links
        Section 12.2.   Adding Actions
        Section 12.3.   Editing Links and Actions
      Part 4:   Working Faster and More Effectively
        Chapter 13.   Customizing PowerPoint
        Section 13.1.   Customizing How PowerPoint Looks
        Section 13.2.   Customizing How PowerPoint Behaves
        Section 13.3.   Customizing the Way Your Slideshows Run
        Section 13.4.   Installing Add-Ins
        Chapter 14.   Macros: Putting Slideshows on Autopilot
        Section 14.1.   Creating and Editing Macros
        Section 14.2.   Running Macros
        Chapter 15.   Collaborating with Others
        Section 15.1.   Preparing for Collaboration
        Section 15.2.   Sending Out a File for Review
        Section 15.3.   Reviewing with Comments
        Section 15.4.   Finalizing Presentations
        Section 15.5.   SharePoint and Groove
        Section 15.6.   Security
      Part 5:   Appendix
        Appendix A.   Getting Help
        Section A.1.   Getting Help from PowerPoint
        Section A.2.   Displaying Screen Tips
        Section A.3.   Searching Help Topics
        Section A.4.   Getting Help from Microsoft
        Section A.5.   Help from the Community