Creating a PowerPoint presentation from start to finish is an impressive task, and this tutorial will show you just how it’s done.
In Total Training for Microsoft PowerPoint 2007: Essentials, you’ll learn about themes and schemes – which are the foundation for a solid presentation file, plus numerous new PowerPoint features such as picture effects, text effects, and quick styles, all of which make it easy to create great-looking presentations. Plus, you’ll also uncover more advanced techniques including charts, tables, diagrams and even animations.
Discover PowerPoint’s drawing tools including soft drop shadows, smooth and elegant gradients, one-click shape formatting, and great effects like reflections and bevels.
Learn how to work with text in your presentations including how to control character spacing and have more precise paragraph and tab settings.
Find out about PowerPoint’s new diagramming tool, SmartArt with lessons showing you how to convert text to SmartArt, and apply formatting to the SmartArt diagram.
Get an introduction to animating your presentation and discover how to animate text, objects, charts and smartart.
Learn how to add sound and video to your presentations.
Chapter I: SEEING POWERPOINT WITH NEW EYES (17 min)
Navigating the Ribbon
The Quick Access Toolbar
The Office File Button
Examining the Different Views
Chapter II: UNDERSTANDING THE BASICS (20 min)
Creating Color Schemes
Specifying Theme Fonts & Effects
Modifying Slide Masters & Layouts
Choosing Background Styles
Creating Custom Slide Layouts
Chapter III: STARTING YOUR PRESENTATION (17 min)
Starting the Presentation
Working with the Outline Pane
Adding Slides from Text Files
The Reuse Slides Pane
Editing Slides Using Copy & Paste
Chapter IV: FORMATTING TEXT (14 min)
The Font Dialog Box
Applying Text Fills & Effects
Using Tabs & Indent Markers
Chapter V: USING DRAWING TOOLS (16 min)
Inserting & Modifying Shapes
Using the Picture Fill
Using the Gradient Fill
Applying Shape Effects
Arranging Your Shapes
Chapter VI: USING PICTURES 19 min)
Using the Clip Art Pane
Formatting & Arranging Images
Creating a Photo Album
Chapter VII: WORKING WITH SMARTART™ 10 min)
Converting Text to SmartArt
Formatting SmartArt Diagrams
Modifying SmartArt Diagrams
Chapter VIII: CREATING TABLES & CHARTS 28 min)
Creating a Table
Formatting a Table
Creating a Chart
Adjusting the Design & Layout of a Chart
Additional Formatting Options for Charts
Chapter IX: USING ANIMATION (41 min)
Types of Animations
Creating Trigger Animations
Applying Slide Transitions
Chapter X: ADDING MULTIMEDIA (17 min)
Adding Sound to a Presentation
Playing Sound across Slides
Adding Video to the Presentation
Adding Adobe® Flash® SWFs
Chapter XI: MAKING YOUR PRESENTATION (12 min)
Opening in Slide Show View
Navigating with the Keyboard
Using Presenter View
Printing Handouts & Speaker Notes
Chapter XII: SHARING YOUR PRESENTATION (22 min)
Adding Action Buttons & Links
Using the File Inspector
Using the Package for CD Command
Chapter XIII: TIPS & TRICKS (11 min)
Pinning Files to the Open Panel
Using Connectors & Edit Points
Using the Freeform, Scribble & Curve Tools
Animating Master Slides
Exploring the Save As Options
Final Comments & Credits
Total Run Time: 4 hrs
Echo Swinford is a Microsoft PowerPoint MVP who has contributed to numerous books about PowerPoint, including her own book, Fixing PowerPoint Annoyances and The PowerPoint 2007 Complete Makeover Kit which she co-authored in 2007. Echo specializes in developing templates, creating presentations, user education and training. A committed proponent of contributing to the community of PowerPoint users, Echo conducts sessions and workshops, and participates in numerous conferences, in addition to offering her expertise to popular Microsoft newsgroups.
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