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Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Microsoft® Office PowerPoint® 2003 by Read Gilgen

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Chapter 2. PowerPoint QuickStart

In this chapter

  • Jump right in and create a simple slide show

  • Learn various ways to view and work with slides

  • Understand the basic elements of a slide

  • Learn how to present a slide show

In Chapter 1, “What’s the Point?,” you learned just what PowerPoint can do for you and some of the things you’ll need to watch out for. Enough introduction, you say! Hopefully you took at least a little time with Chapter 1, but now you’re ready to jump right in to using PowerPoint.

Typically, beginning books tell you all about the screen, the menus, how to get help, and so on—you know, more stuff to make you wait even longer to use PowerPoint. All that is important, but you’re going to try something a little different in this book. You’re ...

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