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How to Draw an Action Button Hyperlink on Your PowerPoint 2007 Slide

PowerPoint’s Shape gallery offers 11 action buttons (12 if you count the Custom button). As soon as you draw an action button shape, a dialog box appears to help you direct PowerPoint where to go when [more…]

How to Set up a Trigger to Start a PowerPoint Animation

To set up a triggered animation in a PowerPoint presentation, set up the animation you want to play when the trigger is clicked and decide which element on your PowerPoint slide you will click to trigger [more…]

How to Create a Motion Path for Moving Elements Across a PowerPoint 2007 Slide

You can make elements on your PowerPoint slide behave like cartoon characters by making use of a kind of the PowerPoint animation effect called a motion path. Make your PowerPoint elements travel in a [more…]

How to Start PowerPoint 2007

Microsoft provides several ways to start PowerPoint 2007 so you can start creating slides and presentations. You can launch PowerPoint from the Start menu, from a desktop icon, or from the Quick Launch [more…]

How to Draw Straight Lines on PowerPoint 2007 Slides

PowerPoint provides a Line button so you can draw straight lines on your slides. With your PowerPoint slide open, choose a location for your line, then follow these steps: [more…]

How to Start a PowerPoint 2007 Slide Show

You’ve put hours into creating a great PowerPoint presentation. PowerPoint is designed to display slides present on a screen. PowerPoint can show your presentation on your computer’s own monitor, a projector [more…]

How to Apply a PowerPoint 2007 Template to an Existing Presentation

If you created a PowerPoint 2007 blank presentation or applied a PowerPoint template and don’t like the results, it’s easy to apply a different PowerPoint template. [more…]

How to Add Notes to a PowerPoint 2007 Slide

PowerPoint lets you create speaker notes to help you through your presentation. You can write a complete script for your PowerPoint presentation or just jot down a few key points to refresh your memory [more…]

How to Print Notes Pages in PowerPoint 2007

If you don’t have a computer that can show your PowerPoint slides on a projector and your PowerPoint notes on a separate monitor, you can print your notes on paper and use them while you give your presentation [more…]

What Are the Different Kinds of Charts in PowerPoint 2007?

PowerPoint offers 11 chart categories. Each type of PowerPoint chart gives you a different kind of picture of the information in it. What kind of chart do you need in your PowerPoint Presentation? Perhaps [more…]

How to Animate a PowerPoint 2007 Object

One common type of animation in PowerPoint is the entrance effect for text that appears on the slide. This is especially useful for bullet lists because it lets you display the list one item at a time. [more…]

Design Slides with PowerPoint Themes

A theme is a set of design elements you can apply to slides in your presentation. Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 includes 20 carefully crafted themes you can use to give your PowerPoint presentations a professional [more…]

Write Equations in PowerPoint 2007

Use the Equation Editor to place mathematical equations and expressions on PowerPoint slides. The equations you draw become embedded PowerPoint objects so you can edit them without leaving PowerPoint, [more…]

Change the Layout of Master Slides in PowerPoint 2007

Changing the layout of a PowerPoint master slide entails changing the position and size of text frames and content frames on your PowerPoint slides, as well as removing these frames. PowerPoint content [more…]

How to Lock a PowerPoint 2007 Presentation with a Password

If you don’t want just any Tom, Dick, or Harry to look at your PowerPoint presentation, lock your presentation with a password and give out the password only to people whose opinions you trust. Follow [more…]

How to Convert PowerPoint 97–2003 Presentations to 2007

When you open a PowerPoint presentation made in an earlier version of PowerPoint, the program switches to compatibility mode. PowerPoint 2007 shuts down features that weren’t a part of earlier versions [more…]

How to Change the Handout Master in PowerPoint 2007

The PowerPoint Handout Master contains formatting information that’s applied automatically to your PowerPoint presentation. You can modify the Handout Master to meet your needs. [more…]

How to Add Video to Your PowerPoint 2007 Slides

The hardest part about using video in a PowerPoint presentation is finding video worth showing. PowerPoint comes with movies in the Media Gallery, and Microsoft has them in its the online Media Gallery [more…]

How to Apply Text Effects to PowerPoint 2007 Text

At the bottom of the PowerPoint Font dialog box are the Effects options. The PowerPoint text effects have various uses, some utilitarian and some strictly for fun. Be careful with text effects. Use them [more…]

How to Draw Polygon or Free-Form Shapes on Your PowerPoint 2007 Slides

One of the most useful tools in the PowerPoint Shapes Gallery is the Freeform Shape tool. It’s designed to create polygons on your PowerPoint slides, but with a twist: Not all the sides have to be straight [more…]

Start a PowerPoint 2007 Animation with a Trigger

A PowerPoint trigger let’s you play an animation on a slide whenever you want to play it. To play a trigger animation, you just click the element on the PowerPoint slide that has been triggered. You can [more…]

How to Flip and Rotate PowerPoint 2007 Objects

PowerPoint lets you flip objects on your PowerPoint slides horizontally or vertically, rotate objects in 90-degree increments, or freely rotate an object to any angle. If you flip a PowerPoint object vertically [more…]

How to Change a PowerPoint 2007’s Chart’s Color or Font

PowerPoint’s (Chart Tools) Format tab lets you change the color, line width, font, or font size of a chart element on a PowerPoint slide. Follow these steps on PowerPoint’s Format tab to change a color [more…]

How to Play Sounds with Animations in PowerPoint 2007 Presentations

To tickle your audience’s ears as well as its eyes, you can make sound accompany an animation in your PowerPoint presentation. PowerPoint offers applause, the [more…]

How to Time Slides in a Self-Running PowerPoint 2007 Presentation

After you’ve created your self-running PowerPoint presentation, the next task is to tell PowerPoint how long to keep each slide on-screen. As you decide, imagine how long viewers would like each slide [more…]

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