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Microsoft® Office PowerPoint® 2007: Top 100 Simplified® Tips & Tricks

Book Description

You already know PowerPoint 2007 basics. Now you'd like to go beyond with shortcuts, tricks, and tips that let you work smarter and faster. And because you learn more easily when someone shows you how, this is the book for you. Inside, you'll find clear, illustrated instructions for 100 tasks that reveal cool secrets, teach timesaving tricks, and explain great tips guaranteed to make you more productive with PowerPoint 2007.

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Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
  2. Praise for Visual Books
  3. Credits
  4. About the Author
  5. How To Use This Book
  6. 1. Customize PowerPoint Options to Suit Your Needs
    1. #1. Change the Default View of Your Presentation
    2. #2. Add a Shortcut to the Favorite Links
    3. #3. Customize the Quick Access Toolbar for Easier Command Access
    4. #4. Customize PowerPoint’s Most Popular Options
    5. #5. Customize How PowerPoint Saves Your Presentations
    6. #6. Modify the Display and Slide Show Options
    7. #7. Change the Editing Settings
    8. #8. Work with the Print Options
    9. #9. Change the AutoFormat Settings
  7. 2. Give Your Presentation the Look You Want
    1. #10. Customize a Layout by Removing Placeholders
    2. #11. Change Layouts When You Create Your Own Masters
    3. #12. Add a Watermark to Your Slides
    4. #13. Place Slide Numbers on All Slides
    5. #14. Replace All Instances of a Font in Your Presentation
    6. #15. Make a Document Theme the Default for New Presentations
    7. #16. Create Unique Bullets from Your Own Custom Graphics
    8. #17. Change the Layout of an Existing Slide
    9. #18. Add Emphasis by Inserting a Custom Background Image
    10. #19. Display Content in Different Languages
    11. #20. Create a Custom Slide Theme
  8. 3. Add Impact with Graphics
    1. #21. Communicate Information with a SmartArt Graphic
    2. #22. Add Connector Lines to Objects
    3. #23. Emphasize Images with Borders
    4. #24. Crop Images to Attract Attention
    5. #25. Compress Graphics to Make Presentations Load Faster
    6. #26. Display Pictures in a Photo Album
    7. #27. Blend Graphics into the Background
    8. #28. Add Text to Your Shapes
    9. #29. Apply 3-D Effects to Make Graphics Stand Out
    10. #30. Align Graphics Perfectly Using the Grid and Guidelines
  9. 4. Using Timesaving Tools
    1. #31. Paste Slides from One Presentation to Another
    2. #32. Turn a Word Outline into a PowerPoint Presentation
    3. #33. Copy Formatting from One Slide to Another
    4. #34. Publish Slides to a Slide Library
    5. #35. Reuse Slides from a Slide Library
    6. #36. Send Slides from a Slide Library to PowerPoint
    7. #37. Translate Words from within PowerPoint
    8. #38. Turn Your Presentation into a PowerPoint Template
    9. #39. Configure Security Settings to Run Macros
    10. #40. Create a Macro in the Visual Basic Editor
    11. #41. Run a Macro to Automate Your Functions
  10. 5. Add Sizzle to Your Presentation with Effects
    1. #42. Highlight Graphics When You Use Custom Shadows
    2. #43. Create a Link to Go Elsewhere in the Presentation
    3. #44. Open a Document with the Click of a Button
    4. #45. Add Motion to Illustrate Your Content
    5. #46. Make an Entrance with Custom Animations
    6. #47. Orchestrate an Exit with Custom Animations
    7. #48. Choreograph Effects to Make a Multimedia Presentation
    8. #49. Give Your Presentation a Professional Look with Transition Effects
    9. #50. Enhance a Transition with a Sound Effect
  11. 6. Communicate with Audio and Video
    1. #51. Add a Button to Play Your Video Clip
    2. #52. Embed Video to Turn Your Slide into a Movie
    3. #53. Add Sound from a File
    4. #54. Loop an Audio File
    5. #55. Boost Your Presentation with Audio from a CD
    6. #56. Insert an Audio Button in Your Slide
    7. #57. Hover Your Mouse to Play a Sound
    8. #58. Record Narrations for Your Slides
    9. #59. Create a Narrated Slide Show
    10. #60. Produce a Professional Presentation When You Synchronize Effects
  12. 7. Enhance Your Presentations with Custom Content
    1. #61. Link to the Web from Your Presentations
    2. #62. Add a Link to an E-mail Address
    3. #63. Explain It Better with Equations
    4. #64. Type Specialized Characters and Symbols
    5. #65. Add an Excel Spreadsheet to Leverage Data
    6. #66. Add an Excel Spreadsheet to Calculate Data
    7. #67. Tell Your Story with Illustrated Charts
    8. #68. Make a Point When You Connect Graphics
    9. #69. Show Relationships with Organization Charts
    10. #70. Get Your Presentation Noticed with Ink Annotations
  13. 8. Expand Your Audience by Publishing to the Web
    1. #71. Turn Your Presentation into an Online Resource
    2. #72. Publish Your Presentation Directly to a Web Site
    3. #73. Publish Your Presentation to an XPS or PDF File
    4. #74. Navigate a Presentation in a Browser
    5. #75. Specify the Default Fonts for Web-Based Presentations
    6. #76. Customize Colors in Web-Based Presentations
    7. #77. Change the Title for a Web-Based Presentation
    8. #78. Change the Target Screen Resolution for Web-Based Presentations
    9. #79. Optimize Your Presentation for a Specific Browser
    10. #80. Link Your Presentation to Another Web Page
  14. 9. Collaborate with Others
    1. #81. Safeguard Your Presentation with a Password
    2. #82. Use Comments to Add Notes
    3. #83. Send Your Presentation as an E-mail Attachment
    4. #84. Collaborate by Saving a Presentation to a SharePoint Site
    5. #85. Collaborate on Presentations with a Document Workspace
    6. #86. Add Related Documents to a Document Workspace
    7. #87. Change Team Members in a Document Workspace
    8. #88. Track Your Presentation History
    9. #89. Stay Current When You Subscribe to Alerts
    10. #90. Add Related Links to a Document Workspace
  15. 10. Deliver and Distribute Your Presentation Effectively
    1. #91. Create a Custom Show Instead of a New Presentation
    2. #92. Display Hidden Slides during a Presentation
    3. #93. Practice Your Presentation with Rehearse Timings
    4. #94. Repeat Your Presentation with Continuous Loops
    5. #95. Add Comments during Your Presentations
    6. #96. Create a Kiosk Presentation That Runs Unattended
    7. #97. Work with Multiple Monitors and Presenter View
    8. #98. Make Your Slide Show Start Automatically
    9. #99. Distribute Your Presentation with the PowerPoint Viewer
    10. #100. Burn a Presentation CD for a Wider Distribution