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Cutting Edge PowerPoint For Dummies

Cutting Edge PowerPoint For Dummies

Geetesh Bajaj

ISBN: 978-0-471-78943-7

Sep 2011

380 pages

$16.99

Description

Use these great ideas to help you make your point

Create PowerPoint presentations with Flash(r) movies, Excel(r) charts, and more

Okay, you've PowerPointed before, right? And you knew there must be more cool things you could do? Here they are! This handy guide gives you pointers on what makes a powerful presentation, tips on using the right formats and templates, and directions for dressing up text, wowing 'em with color, adding action, and much more.

Discover how to
* Tweak and streamline PowerPoint
* Get the most from color
* Avoid amateur mistakes
* Use shapes, fills, and 3D effects
* Add photos, soundtracks, and DVD video
* Deliver your presentation with punch
Introduction.

Part I: Powering Up PowerPoint.

Chapter 1: PowerPointing with the Best of Them.

Chapter 2: Empowering Your PowerPoint Program.

Chapter 3: Color Is Life.

Chapter 4: Streamlining with Masters and Templates.

Part II: Achieving Visual Appeal.

Chapter 5: AutoShape Magic.

Chapter 6: Drawing in PowerPoint.

Chapter 7: Dressing Up the Text Stuff.

Chapter 8: Adding Images to Your Presentations.

Chapter 9: Pulling in Diagrams, Charts, Equations, and Maps.

Part III: Adding Motion, Sounds, and Effects.

Chapter 10: Listening and Watching: The Sound and Video Stuff.

Chapter 11: Moving On with Animations and Transitions.

Part IV: Communicating Beyond the PowerPoint Program.

Chapter 12: Interactivity and Linking.

Chapter 13: Exchanging Information.

Chapter 14: Preparing and Delivering Your Awesome Presentation.

Part V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 15: My Ten Favorite PowerPoint Tips.

Chapter 16: Ten PowerPoint Problems.

Appendix: What’s on the CD-ROM.

Index.