PowerPoint Advanced Presentation Techniques

PowerPoint Advanced Presentation Techniques

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The first and only book to focus exclusively on advanced PowerPoint techniques, this latest addition to our successful "Power Pack" series shows veteran users how to harness sophisticated program features - and take their presentations to the next level. Techniques covered include putting together design templates and color schemes, working with master layouts, importing and manipulating digital photos and video clips, creating sophisticated animation and transition effects, and building interactive Web-based presentations. The CD-ROM offers add-ins, utilities, background images, presentation templates, sound effects, animated image clips, third party software toolboxes, presentation libraries, sound effects, and much more.
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  • Mixed media product | 600 pages
  • 188 x 230 x 36mm | 938.95g
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • English
  • 0764568817
  • 9780764568817
  • 1,582,239

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Are you about to put yourself to sleep with yet another dull bulleted list presentation?Get ready to motivate and excite your audience with your next PowerPoint presentation! This no-nonsense, jargon-free guide dives right in to show you all the exhilarating and powerful PowerPoint features that most people don't even know exist. Packed with priceless information that steers clear of stating the obvious, this book provides technical tidbits, unique ideas, and invaluable tips on avoiding pitfalls, all of which will help you become a more effective and efficient PowerPoint user.Everything you need to know aboutCreating design templates and color schemesBuilding consistency with master layoutsIntegrating digital photography and video clipsCreating complex custom animationsBuilding interactive Web-based presentationsFinding and installing time-saving add-insCD-ROM INCLUDESPaint Shop Pro(R) and Digital Juice evaluation versionsPantone(R) Office Color Assistant trial versionSnagIt(R) and Camtasia Studio(TM) evaluation versionsPlus backgrounds, images, templates, and sound effects
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Table of contents

Acknowledgments. Introduction. PART I. THE BIG PICTURE DESIGN. Chapter 1. PowerPoint in a Nutshell. Chapter 2. Working with Templates and Color Schemes. Chapter 3. Working with Masters and Layouts. PART II. CONVEYING THE MESSAGE. Chapter 4. Importing and Organizing Text. Chapter 5. Attractive Text Placement. Chapter 6. Tables and Worksheet Grids. PART III. STILL IMAGES. Chapter 7. Drawing Tools and Graphic Effects. Chapter 8. Working with Photographic Images. Chapter 9. Using and Organizing Artwork Libraries. Chapter 10. Working with Diagrams and Org Charts. Chapter 11. Using the Charting Tools. PART IV. MOTION IMAGES AND EFFECTS. Chapter 12. Sound Effects, Soundtracks, and Narration. Chapter 13. Using Transitions and Animation Effects. Chapter 14. Incorporating Motion Video. PART V. PREPARING AND PRESENTING A SHOW. Chapter 15. Managing the Presentation Process. Chapter 16. Attractive Handouts and Speaker Notes. Chapter 17. User-Interactive and Web-Based Shows. PART VI. EXTENDING POWERPOINT. Chapter 18. Custom Work Environments: Menus and Toolbars. Chapter 19. Working with Macros and Add-Ins. PART VII. APPENDICES. Appendix A. New Features in PowerPoint 2003. Appendix B. PowerPoint Resources Online. Appendix C. What's on the CD-ROM. Index.
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About Faithe Wempen

Faithe Wempen is a Microsoft Office Master Instructor with over 80 computer books to her credit. She is an associate instructor of Computer Information Technology at Purdue University, and reviews Microsoft Office Specialist certification exams for CertCities.com.
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