PowerPoint 2007 Bible

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John Wiley & Sons, Feb 27, 2007 - Computers - 801 pages
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Creating a good presentation is much more than just clicking a few dialog boxes and typing some text. It requires knowledge and planning—lots of it. With the PowerPoint 2007 Bible you will not only be able to build a presentation with PowerPoint, but you’ll also be able to explain why you made the choices you did, and you’ll deliver that presentation smoothly and with confidence.

Experienced PowerPoint presenters will find the book full of coverage of Microsoft's new Office user interface for PowerPoint, including the innovative Ribbon. Anyone using PowerPoint will appreciate the advice on how to avoid really bad PowerPoint, get beyond bullet points, and engage the audience by creating PowerPoint presentations that don't suck.

Valuable CD-ROM included! The CD-ROM included with the book contains more than 500 ready-to-use PowerPoint templates, backgrounds and themes from some of the best-known professional PowerPoint designers

Some of the topics covered include:

  • Getting familiar with PowerPoint, the new tabs and Ribbon, the Office menu, SmartArt, and PowerPoint views
  • Delivering an effective presentation from identifying your audience and purpose through developing the content and rehearsing to preparing the room and equipment and finally getting on stage
  • Working with slides, text, and text formatting including the right fonts for your presentation format
  • Laying out slides and presentations with layouts, masters,backgrounds, and the new PowerPoint 2007 Themes
  • Working with tables and including tabluar material and data from Word or Excel
  • Drawing, working with photos and using charts, clip art, and PowerPoint 2007's new SmartArt
  • Adding sound effects, music, video, and soundtracks
  • Creating animations and transitions
  • Supporting your audience and presentation with handouts, speaker notes, and outlines
  • Working with PowerPoints live presentation tools including on-screen controls, backup slides, custom shows, preparing your presentation for use on another computer, and preparing your AV equipment or projectors
  • Building other presentation types including a self-running kiosk and a web and CD/DVD presentations
  • Sharing and collaborating on presentations on a LAN or using the new SharePoint Slide Library
  • 4 special labs to help you put all of your PowerPoint skills to us in great content including presenting content with out Bullet lists
  • The CD-ROM included with the book contains more than 500 ready-to-use PowerPoint templates, backgrounds and themes from some of the best-known professional PowerPoint designers
 

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Contents

Chapter
4
What Makes a Great Presentation?
43
Creating and Saving Presentation Files
63
Creating Slides and Text Boxes
93
Working with Layouts Themes and Masters
119
Formatting Text
157
Formatting Paragraphs and Text Boxes
187
Correcting and Improving Text
213
Incorporating Motion Video
453
Creating Animation Effects and Transitions
473
Interfacing with Your Audience
507
Preparing for a Live Presentation
531
Summary
560
Preparing a Presentation for Mass Distribution
587
Sharing and Collaborating
617
Working with Slide Properties
639

Creating and Formatting Tables
235
Using Graphics and Multimedia Content
261
Creating SmartArt Diagrams
309
Using and Organizing Clip Art
331
Working with Photographic Images
353
Working with Charts
377
Controlling the Axes
400
Incorporating Data from Other Programs
413
Adding Sound Effects Music and Soundtracks
429
Project Labs
643
Presenting Content Without Bulleted Lists
645
Project Lab Adding Sound and Movement to a Presentation
661
Creating a MenuBased Navigation System
683
Creating a Classroom Game
705
Appendixes
727
Customizing PowerPoint
745
Whats on the CDROM
759
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Faithe Wempen, M.A., is an A+ Certified hardware guru, Microsoft Office Specialist Master Instructor, and software consultant with over 90 computer books to her credit. She has taught Microsoft Office applications, including PowerPoint, to over a quarter of a million online students for corporate clients including Hewlett Packard, CNET, Sony, Gateway, and eMachines. When she is not writing, she teaches Microsoft Office classes in the Computer Technology department at Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis (IUPUI), does private computer training and support consulting, and owns and operates Sycamore Knoll Bed and Breakfast in Noblesville, Indiana (www.sycamoreknoll.com).