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Microsoft® Office PowerPoint 2007 Step by Step

Book Description

The smart way to learn Office PowerPoint 2007—one step at a time! Work at your own pace through the easy numbered steps, practice files on CD, helpful hints, and troubleshooting help to master the fundamentals of working with the latest version of PowerPoint, including how to navigate the new, easy-to-use user interface. You will discover how to create presentation outlines, work with slide masters and slide designs, add graphics and drawings, and publish your presentations to the Web. You’ll even learn how to add narrations and custom animations—and more! With STEP BY STEP, you can take just the lessons you need or work from cover to cover. Either way, you drive the instruction—building and practicing the skills you need, just when you need them! Includes a companion CD with hands-on practice files.

For customers who purchase an ebook version of this title, instructions for downloading the CD files can be found in the ebook.

Table of Contents

  1. Microsoft® Office PowerPoint 2007 Step by Step
  2. SPECIAL OFFER: Upgrade this ebook with O’Reilly
  3. A Note Regarding Supplemental Files
  4. About the Authors
    1. Joyce Cox
    2. Joan Preppernau
    3. The Team
    4. Online Training Solutions, Inc. (OTSI)
  5. Introducing PowerPoint 2007
    1. New Features
      1. If You Are Upgrading from PowerPoint 2003
      2. If You Are Upgrading from PowerPoint 2002
      3. If You Are Upgrading from PowerPoint 2000
    2. Discontinued Features
  6. Information for Readers Running Windows XP
    1. Managing the Practice Files
    2. Using the Start Menu
    3. Navigating Dialog Boxes
  7. The Microsoft Business Certification Program
    1. Selecting a Certification Path
    2. Becoming a Microsoft Certified Application Specialist
    3. Taking a Microsoft Business Certification Exam
      1. Test-Taking Tips
      2. Certification
    4. For More Information
  8. Features and Conventions of This Book
  9. Using the Book’s CD
    1. What’s on the CD?
    2. Minimum System Requirements
      1. 2007 Microsoft Office System
      2. Step-by-Step Exercises
    3. Installing the Practice Files
    4. Using the Practice Files
    5. Removing and Uninstalling the Practice Files
  10. Getting Help
    1. Errata & Book Support
    2. Getting Help with PowerPoint 2007
    3. More Information
    4. We Want to Hear from You
    5. Stay in Touch
  11. Quick Reference
    1. 1 Exploring PowerPoint 2007
    2. 2 Starting a New Presentation
    3. 3 Working with Slide Text
    4. 4 Adjusting the Layout, Order, and Look of Slides
    5. 5 Adding Tables, Charts, and Diagrams
    6. 6 Enhancing Slides with Graphics
    7. 7 Adding Animation, Sound, and Movies
    8. 8 Reviewing and Sharing a Presentation
    9. 9 Creating Your Own Presentation Elements
    10. 10 Delivering a Presentation Electronically
    11. 11 Setting Up a Presentation for Web Viewing
    12. 12 Customizing PowerPoint
  12. 1. Exploring PowerPoint 2007
    1. Working in the PowerPoint Environment
    2. Opening, Moving Around in, and Closing a Presentation
    3. Displaying Different Views of a Presentation
    4. Saving a Presentation
    5. Key Points
  13. 2. Starting a New Presentation
    1. Quickly Creating a Presentation
    2. Creating a Presentation Based on a Ready-Made Design
    3. Converting an Outline to a Presentation
    4. Reusing Existing Slides
    5. Key Points
  14. 3. Working with Slide Text
    1. Entering Text
    2. Editing Text
    3. Adding and Manipulating Text Boxes
    4. Correcting and Sizing Text While Typing
    5. Checking Spelling and Choosing the Best Words
    6. Finding and Replacing Text and Fonts
    7. Changing the Size, Alignment, Spacing, and Look of Text
    8. Key Points
  15. 4. Adjusting the Layout, Order, and Look of Slides
    1. Changing the Layout of a Slide
    2. Rearranging Slides in a Presentation
    3. Applying a Theme
    4. Switching to a Different Color Scheme
    5. Using Colors That Are Not Part of the Scheme
    6. Adding Shading and Texture to the Background of a Slide
    7. Key Points
  16. 5. Adding Tables, Charts, and Diagrams
    1. Inserting and Formatting a Table
    2. Inserting and Updating an Excel Worksheet
    3. Inserting and Formatting a Chart
    4. Inserting and Formatting a Diagram
    5. Converting Existing Bullet Points into a Diagram
    6. Key Points
  17. 6. Enhancing Slides with Graphics
    1. Inserting and Modifying Clip Art Images
    2. Inserting and Modifying Pictures
    3. Creating a Photo Album
    4. Drawing, Modifying, and Connecting Shapes
    5. Inserting and Modifying Stylized Text
    6. Aligning and Stacking Graphics
    7. Key Points
  18. 7. Adding Animation, Sound, and Movies
    1. Animating Slide Elements
    2. Adding Transition Effects
    3. Inserting, Playing, and Modifying Sounds
    4. Inserting, Playing, and Modifying Movies
    5. Key Points
  19. 8. Reviewing and Sharing a Presentation
    1. Previewing and Printing a Presentation
    2. Restricting Access to a Presentation
    3. Inserting Review Comments in a Presentation
    4. Using a Document Workspace
    5. Finalizing a Presentation
    6. Key Points
  20. 9. Creating Your Own Presentation Elements
    1. Creating Theme Colors and Fonts
    2. Viewing and Changing a Presentation’s Master Slides
    3. Creating a Slide Layout
    4. Saving a Custom Design Template
    5. Key Points
  21. 10. Delivering a Presentation Electronically
    1. Adapting a Presentation for Different Audiences
    2. Rehearsing a Presentation
    3. Preparing Speaker Notes and Handouts
    4. Preparing a Presentation for Travel
    5. Showing a Presentation
    6. Key Points
  22. 11. Setting Up a Presentation for Web Viewing
    1. Creating a Hyperlink
    2. Attaching an Action to Text or an Object
    3. Saving a Presentation for the Web
    4. Key Points
  23. 12. Customizing PowerPoint
    1. Changing Default Presentation Options
    2. Making Favorite PowerPoint Commands Easily Accessible
    3. Making Commands Available with a Specific Presentation
    4. Key Points
  24. Glossary
  25. Index
  26. About the Authors
  27. SPECIAL OFFER: Upgrade this ebook with O’Reilly
  28. Copyright