Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 Complete Makeover Kit

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
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Product details

  • Mixed media product | 256 pages
  • 177.8 x 231.14 x 17.78mm | 498.95g
  • Que Corporation,U.S.
  • Indianapolis, IN, United States
  • English
  • col. Illustrations
  • 0789736810
  • 9780789736819
  • 1,879,492

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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
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Table of contents

Introduction

Part I The Basics

Chapter 1 Exploring PowerPoint 2007

The Interface

The Ribbon

The Slide Pane

The Slide Workspace

The Status Bar

New and Different Features

New Features

Changed or Missing Features

Part II The Makeovers

Chapter 2 Makeover 1: A Corporate Presentation

About This Makeover

Step 1. Apply a Theme

Step 2. Create a Slide Layout

Add the Layout

Add Placeholders to the Layout

Name the Layout

Step 3. Apply the Slide Layout to Existing Slides

Step 4. Add Pictures to the Picture Placeholder

Step 5. Fine-tune Your Text

Change Line Spacing on the Slide Layout

Turn Off Autofitting and Reapply Line Spacing to One Slide

Chapter 3 Makeover 2: Medical Speaker Training

About This Makeover

Step 1. Apply a Theme

Step 2. Anchor the Text in the Title Placeholder

Step 3. Putting the Placeholders to Work

Reset the Slide Layout

Apply Appropriate Layouts as Necessary

Add Text to Placeholders

Step 4. Add and Format Tabs for Uniform Alignment

Step 5. Use SmartArt Diagrams

Add and Format a SmartArt Diagram

Format the Events Labels and Lines

Step 6. Create a Table

Step 7. Use Quick Styles to Create Great-looking Charts

Chapter 4 Makeover 3: School Project

About This Makeover

Step 1. Apply and Edit Themes

Apply the Theme to the Entire Presentation

Change the Border

Step 2. Edit the First Slide

Step 3. Add Some Pictures, Add Some Effects

Step 4. Compress Your Presentation

Chapter 5 Makeover 4: A Group Presentation

About This Makeover

Step 1. Reapply Slide Layouts

Step 2. Choose a New Theme

Step 3. Prune Text and Add New Slides

Pruning Text

Adding New Slides

Step 4. Add the Footnotes

Step 5. A Table Overhaul

Step 6. Fix Those Incomplete Slides

Chapter 6 Makeover 5: Halloween Scrapbook

About This Makeover

Step 1. Change the Background

Step 2. Create Theme Fonts

Step 3. Apply Theme Fonts

Step 4. Fine-tune Your Fonts Further

Step 5. Create New Theme Colors

Step 6. Apply Theme Variations

Step 7. Add and Rename Slide Layouts

Adding Placeholders to the Slide Layout

Resizing Picture Placeholders

Final Adjustments to the Picture Slide Layout

Step 8. Refine Your Picture Placeholders

Step 9. Apply Slide Layouts

Step 10. Slide Layout Finishing Touches

Step 11. Create or Import Graphic Elements

Step 12. Add Scary Music

Chapter 7 Makeover 6: Kiosk Presentation

About This Makeover

Step 1. Create and Apply Appropriate Slide Layouts

Reposition and Fade the Logo

Create Graphic Text

Duplicate and Reorder the Layouts

Apply Slide Layouts

Step 2. Create Buttons and Add Links for Navigation

Create the Buttons

Add Navigation Links

Copy and Format the Buttons for Each Slide

Step 3. Improve the Appearance of Other Elements

Apply Transparency and Shape Effects

Format the Calendar Table

Step 4. Apply Trigger Animations

Add Shapes to Animate

Apply Animations and Add Trigger Settings

Apply Exit Animation

Set Up Kiosk Mode

Step 5. Create the Awards Slide

Chapter 8 Makeover 7: No Bullets Presentation

About This Makeover

Step 1. Apply a Clean Theme

Step 2. Create a Slide from Each Bullet

Step 3. Change the Slide Layout

Step 4. Consolidate the Slides

Step 5. Add More Slides

Step 6. Add Pictures

Step 7. Work with the Titles and Slide Backgrounds

Chapter 9 Makeover 8: Trade Show Loop Presentation

About This Makeover

Step 1. Set Up Theme Colors and Slide Master

Step 2. Prepare the Logo for Animation

Add Shapes to Frame the Logo

Crop and Align the Logo and Shapes

Step 3. Animate the Logo

Step 4. Create and Animate a Message Slide

Add Graphics to a Copy of a Slide

Add Animation

Step 5. Add Some Oomph to Lists of Customers

Add Graphics to a Copy of a Slide

Animate the Objects

Create a New Slide Based on the Existing Slide

Step 6. Dress Up a Basic Text Slide

Start with a Copy of an Existing Slide

Copy and Modify Existing Graphics

Add Exit Animations

Step 7. Add a Picture of the Product

Start with a Copy of an Existing Slide

Add Animation

Step 8. Create an End Slide to Close the Loop

Step 9. Add Music

Part III RESOURCES

Chapter 10 The Gallery

Color Coordination

Choose Themes Wisely

Consider Color When Using Text Effects

Consider Changing Theme Colors

Avoid Clashing Colors That Sacrifice Contrast

Text Contrast

Examine Theme Text Colors

Contrasting Colors

Contrast in Gradients

Text and Pictures

Shape Styles Gallery

Picture Styles

Don't Use These Fonts

Avoid Using Too Many Font Styles in a Presentation

Use Suitable Fonts

Use Caution with Dingbats

Color Harmonies

Monochromatic

Analogous

Split Complementary

Double Complementary

Appendix On the CD

Makeover Files

Utilities and Supporting Applications

ON THE CD

Chapter 11 Everything Else We Wanted to Squeeze In!

PowerPoint 2007 Editions

PowerPoint 2007 Installation Notes

Customizing the Ribbon

Resources

The PowerPoint Makeover Kit Site

PowerPoint Sites

PowerPoint Discussion Groups

Blogs

Media (Clip Art, Photos,Music, and Video)

PowerPoint Templates



0789736810 TOC 10/9/2007
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About Echo Swinford

Geetesh Bajaj has been a Microsoft PowerPoint MVP since 2001. He heads a presentation design studio based in India, where he lives with his wife and two children.

Geetesh has authored two books published by Wiley: Cutting Edge PowerPoint For Dummies and Cutting Edge PowerPoint 2007 For Dummies.He also co-authored a book published by Que: Special Edition Using Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007.

Although Geetesh loves to write articles, design PowerPoint templates, and update his dozen-odd websites, his most enjoyable task is to take ugly presentations and make them look wow.That's how the idea of this book originated.

You can sign up for his newsletter at www.indezine.com.



From 1997 through August 2005, Echo Swinford worked for a medical education communications company, where she was responsible for the development of enduring materials and standalone modules for continuing medical education programs. She recently completed her master's degree in New Media at the Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis School of Informatics and works as a self-employed presentation specialist.

Echo's first book, Fixing PowerPoint Annoyances,was published by O'Reilly Media in February 2006, and she has a string of technical editing credits with other publishers. Echo has been a Microsoft PowerPoint MVP since early 2000.You can find PowerPoint tips and tricks on her website, www.echosvoice.com.
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