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Special Edition Using Microsoft® Office XP by Woody Leonhard, Ed Bott

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Delivering a Perfect Presentation

The perfect presentation makes your point. It's that simple. Ultimately, of course, you control the quality of your presentation, but a few tricks can help you master the mechanics of presenting.

Running a Slide Show

PowerPoint contains an enormous—even overwhelming—variety of options to help you run a slide show. One piece of advice rises above all others: If you're not sure what to do next during a presentation, right-click the screen. Don't press Escape. Right-click.

The right-click context menu available from the presentation screen gives you instant access to nearly every option you'll ever need to run a slide show. For example, you can jump to any slide if you know the title; you can move backward, or blank ...

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