Chapter 1. What’s the Point?

In this chapter

  • Learn what PowerPoint is all about

  • Discover how PowerPoint can help you communicate better

  • Avoid common pitfalls

  • See examples of unexpected uses for PowerPoint

  • Learn what’s new in PowerPoint 2003

Unless you’ve led a cloistered life over the past few years, chances are good that you’ve seen a PowerPoint slide show. From the corporate boardroom to the university classroom to the neighborhood church, PowerPoint is being used to visually communicate information that not long ago would only have been spoken or, at best, supplemented with printed handouts.

Like everyone else, you too want to “do” a PowerPoint slide show. After all, how hard could it be? Besides, you want to keep up with the rest of the world. So ...

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