If you create Microsoft PowerPoint presentations, you'll discover that using Visio shapes and diagrams as slide illustrations offers some great benefits. Slides with visuals—including charts, diagrams, and conceptual illustrations—have more impact with your audience. Moreover, research has proven that an audience can remember information more easily when presented in a visual form. PowerPoint's drawing tools work well for quick, one-use-only slide art. But if you want to invest a little more time in your slide graphics, take advantage of the shapes and tools in Visio to create just the image you want.
The other chapters in this book describe in detail how to create those images. This chapter provides tips for formatting Visio diagrams for display on the big screen and tells you how to get that shape or diagram into PowerPoint with minimum fuss.