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Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 Complete Makeover Kit

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Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 Complete Makeover Kit

This book is not as much about reading as it is about seeing and doing! That’s why we call it a kit. Full-color pages show you exactly how your slides will look as you follow the makeover steps, and all presentations in various stages of the makeover are on the accompanying CD.

Each of the eight makeovers has been carefully chosen so it’s relevant to anyone who has ever used PowerPoint. And if you just upgraded to PowerPoint 2007, this book gives you a great introduction to the new version of the program, along with ample experience in using all the new features. There’s no better way of getting up to speed with PowerPoint 2007.

          •        Learn the tricks used by the creators of award-winning presentations

          •        Every makeover includes step-by-step instructions that are illustrated in full color

          •        Separate chapters dedicated to the PowerPoint 2007 interface and galleries

          •        Explore everything from choosing appropriate colors to visually representing data

          •        Perfect presentations by incorporating high-impact animation and multimedia elements

             ON THE CD

          •        All sample presentations, plus all the files you need to do the makeovers

          •        Royalty free pictures

          •        Music tracks

          •        Templates and Themes

Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
    1. Dedication
  2. About the Authors
  3. Acknowledgments
  4. We Want to Hear from You!
  5. Reader Services
  6. Introduction
    1. Why We Wrote This Book
    2. How to Use This Book
    3. How This Book Is Organized
      1. Part I: The Basics
      2. Part II: The Makeovers
      3. Part III: Resources
    4. Who Should Use This Book?
  7. I. The Basics
    1. 1. Exploring PowerPoint 2007
      1. The Interface
        1. The Ribbon
        2. The Slide Pane
        3. The Slide Workspace
        4. The Status Bar
      2. New and Different Features
        1. New Features
        2. Changed or Missing Features
  8. II. The Makeovers
    1. 2. Makeover 1: A Corporate Presentation
      1. About This Makeover
      2. Step 1. Apply a Theme
      3. Step 2. Create a Slide Layout
        1. Add the Layout
        2. Add Placeholders to the Layout
        3. Name the Layout
      4. Step 3. Apply the Slide Layout to Existing Slides
      5. Step 4. Add Pictures to the Picture Placeholder
      6. Step 5. Fine-tune Your Text
        1. Change Line Spacing on the Slide Layout
        2. Turn Off Autofitting and Reapply Line Spacing to One Slide
    2. 3. Makeover 2: Medical Speaker Training
      1. About This Makeover
      2. Step 1. Apply a Theme
      3. Step 2. Anchor the Text in the Title Placeholder
      4. Step 3. Putting the Placeholders to Work
        1. Reset the Slide Layout
        2. Apply Appropriate Layouts as Necessary
        3. Add Text to Placeholders
      5. Step 4. Add and Format Tabs for Uniform Alignment
      6. Step 5. Use SmartArt Diagrams
        1. Add and Format a SmartArt Diagram
        2. Format the Events Labels and Lines
      7. Step 6. Create a Table
      8. Step 7. Use Quick Styles to Create Great-looking Charts
    3. 4. Makeover 3: School Project
      1. About This Makeover
      2. Step 1. Apply and Edit Themes
        1. Apply the Theme to the Entire Presentation
        2. Change the Border
      3. Step 2. Edit the First Slide
      4. Step 3. Add Some Pictures, Add Some Effects
      5. Step 4. Compress Your Presentation
    4. 5. Makeover 4: A Group Presentation
      1. About This Makeover
      2. Step 1. Reapply Slide Layouts
      3. Step 2. Choose a New Theme
      4. Step 3. Prune Text and Add New Slides
        1. Pruning Text
        2. Adding New Slides
      5. Step 4. Add the Footnotes
      6. Step 5. A Table Overhaul
      7. Step 6. Fix Those Incomplete Slides
    5. 6. Makeover 5: Halloween Scrapbook
      1. About This Makeover
      2. Step 1. Change the Background
      3. Step 2. Create Theme Fonts
      4. Step 3. Apply Theme Fonts
      5. Step 4. Fine-tune Your Fonts Further
      6. Step 5. Create New Theme Colors
      7. Step 6. Apply Theme Variations
      8. Step 7. Add and Rename Slide Layouts
        1. Adding Placeholders to the Slide Layout
        2. Resizing Picture Placeholders
        3. Final Adjustments to the Picture Slide Layout
      9. Step 8. Refine Your Picture Placeholders
      10. Step 9. Apply Slide Layouts
      11. Step 10. Slide Layout Finishing Touches
      12. Step 11. Create or Import Graphic Elements
      13. Step 12. Add Scary Music
    6. 7. Makeover 6: Kiosk Presentation
      1. About This Makeover
      2. Step 1. Create and Apply Appropriate Slide Layouts
        1. Reposition and Fade the Logo
        2. Create Graphic Text
        3. Duplicate and Reorder the Layouts
        4. Apply Slide Layouts
      3. Step 2. Create Buttons and Add Links for Navigation
        1. Create the Buttons
        2. Add Navigation Links
        3. Copy and Format the Buttons for Each Slide
      4. Step 3. Improve the Appearance of Other Elements
        1. Apply Transparency and Shape Effects
        2. Format the Calendar Table
      5. Step 4. Apply Trigger Animations
        1. Add Shapes to Animate
        2. Apply Animations and Add Trigger Settings
        3. Apply Exit Animation
        4. Set Up Kiosk Mode
      6. Step 5. Create the Awards Slide
    7. 8. Makeover 7: No Bullets Presentation
      1. About This Makeover
      2. Step 1. Apply a Clean Theme
      3. Step 2. Create a Slide from Each Bullet
      4. Step 3. Change the Slide Layout
      5. Step 4. Consolidate the Slides
      6. Step 5. Add More Slides
      7. Step 6. Add Pictures
      8. Step 7. Work with the Titles and Slide Backgrounds
    8. 9. Makeover 8: Trade Show Loop Presentation
      1. About This Makeover
      2. Step 1. Set Up Theme Colors and Slide Master
      3. Step 2. Prepare the Logo for Animation
        1. Add Shapes to Frame the Logo
        2. Crop and Align the Logo and Shapes
      4. Step 3. Animate the Logo
      5. Step 4. Create and Animate a Message Slide
        1. Add Graphics to a Copy of a Slide
        2. Add Animation
      6. Step 5. Add Some Oomph to Lists of Customers
        1. Add Graphics to a Copy of a Slide
        2. Animate the Objects
        3. Create a New Slide Based on the Existing Slide
      7. Step 6. Dress Up a Basic Text Slide
        1. Start with a Copy of an Existing Slide
        2. Copy and Modify Existing Graphics
        3. Add Exit Animations
      8. Step 7. Add a Picture of the Product
        1. Start with a Copy of an Existing Slide
        2. Add Animation
      9. Step 8. Create an End Slide to Close the Loop
      10. Step 9. Add Music
  9. III. Resources
    1. 10. The Gallery
      1. Color Coordination
        1. Choose Themes Wisely
        2. Consider Color When Using Text Effects
        3. Consider Changing Theme Colors
        4. Avoid Clashing Colors That Sacrifice Contrast
      2. Text Contrast
        1. Examine Theme Text Colors
        2. Contrasting Colors
        3. Contrast in Gradients
        4. Text and Pictures
      3. Shape Styles Gallery
      4. Picture Styles
      5. Don’t Use These Fonts
        1. Avoid Using Too Many Font Styles in a Presentation
        2. Use Suitable Fonts
        3. Use Caution with Dingbats
      6. Color Harmonies
        1. Monochromatic
        2. Analogous
        3. Split Complementary
        4. Double Complementary
    2. On the CD
      1. Makeover Files
      2. Utilities and Supporting Applications
    3. 11. Everything Else We Wanted to Squeeze In!
      1. PowerPoint 2007 Editions
      2. PowerPoint 2007 Installation Notes
      3. Customizing the Ribbon
      4. Resources
        1. The PowerPoint Makeover Kit Site
        2. PowerPoint Sites
        3. PowerPoint Discussion Groups
        4. Blogs
        5. Media (Clip Art, Photos, Music, and Video)
        6. PowerPoint Templates