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Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 for Windows: Visual QuickStart Guide by Tom Negrino

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Chapter 2. Creating a Presentation

A PowerPoint file includes all of the items that make up your presentation, including text, images, and dynamic media, such as movies and sounds. It also includes the set of slide layouts for the presentation. Slide layouts are templates for slides that you can use throughout your presentation. Slide layouts contain slide backgrounds and boxes for text and graphics that you’ll fill in with your show’s content. Slide layouts help you make your presentation look more polished and consistent.

You’ll use each different sort of slide layout for a particular purpose in your show. For example, a common slide layout type for the beginning of a presentation is Title Slide, which gives you a large line of type for the presentation’s ...

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