PowerPoint 2007: Essentials

PowerPoint 2007: Essentials

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Total Run Time: 4 hrs

Creating a PowerPoint presentation from start to finish is an impressive task, and this tutorial will show you just how it's done.

Highlights

  1. Discover PowerPoint's drawing tools including soft drop shadows, smooth and elegant gradients, one-click shape formatting, and great effects like reflections and bevels.
  2. Learn how to work with text in your presentations including how to control character spacing and have more precise paragraph and tab settings.
  3. 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.
  4. Get an introduction to animating your presentation and discover how to animate text, objects, charts and smartart.
  5. Learn how to add sound and video to your presentations.

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Description

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.

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Course outline

Chapter 1: SEEING POWERPOINT WITH NEW EYES (17 min)

  1. Navigating the Ribbon
  2. The Quick Access Toolbar
  3. The Oce File Button
  4. PowerPoint Options
  5. Examining the Different Views
Chapter 2: UNDERSTANDING THE BASICS (20 min)

  1. Dening Themes
  2. Creating Color Schemes
  3. Specifying Theme Fonts & Effects
  4. Modifying Slide Masters & Layouts
  5. Choosing Background Styles
  6. Creating Custom Slide Layouts
Chapter 3: STARTING YOUR PRESENTATION (17 min)

  1. Starting the Presentation
  2. Adding Slides
  3. Working with the Outline Pane
  4. Adding Slides from Text Files
  5. The Reuse Slides Pane
  6. Editing Slides Using Copy & Paste
Chapter 4: FORMATTING TEXT (14 min)

  1. The Font Dialog Box
  2. Applying Text Fills & Effects
  3. Paragraph Settings
  4. Using Tabs & Indent Markers
Chapter 5: USING DRAWING TOOLS (16 min)

  1. Inserting & Modifying Shapes
  2. Using the Picture Fill
  3. Using the Gradient Fill
  4. Applying Shape Effects
  5. Arranging Your Shapes
Chapter 6: USING PICTURES 19 min)

  1. Inserting Pictures
  2. Using the Clip Art Pane
  3. Formatting & Arranging Images
  4. Creating a Photo Album
Chapter 7: WORKING WITH SMARTART™ 10 min)

  1. Converting Text to SmartArt
  2. Formatting SmartArt Diagrams
  3. Modifying SmartArt Diagrams
Chapter 8: CREATING TABLES & CHARTS 28 min)

  1. Creating a Table
  2. Formatting a Table
  3. Creating a Chart
  4. Adjusting the Design & Layout of a Chart
  5. Additional Formatting Options for Charts
Chapter 9: USING ANIMATION (41 min)

  1. Types of Animations
  2. Animating Text
  3. Animating AutoShapes
  4. Animating Charts
  5. Animating Tables
  6. Animating SmartArt
  7. Combining Animations
  8. Creating Trigger Animations
  9. Applying Slide Transitions
Chapter 10: ADDING MULTIMEDIA (17 min)

  1. Adding Sound to a Presentation
  2. Playing Sound across Slides
  3. Adding Video to the Presentation
  4. Adding Adobe® Flash® SWFs
Chapter 11: MAKING YOUR PRESENTATION (12 min)

  1. Opening in Slide Show View
  2. Navigating with the Keyboard
  3. Using Presenter View
  4. Printing Handouts & Speaker Notes
Chapter 12: SHARING YOUR PRESENTATION (22 min)

  1. Adding Action Buttons & Links
  2. Recording Narrations
  3. Checking Compatibility
  4. Using the File Inspector
  5. Using the Package for CD Command
Chapter 13: TIPS & TRICKS (11 min)

  1. Pinning Files to the Open Panel
  2. Using Connectors & Edit Points
  3. Using the Freeform, Scribble & Curve Tools
  4. Animating Master Slides
  5. Exploring the Save As Options
  6. Final Comments & Credits

Presenter Info

Echo SwinfordEcho 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.