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PowerPoint 2007 Paste Options

PowerPoint text adopts the formatting of surrounding text when you move or copy it to a new location. PowerPoint’s Paste Options let you keep its original formatting. The Paste Options button appears only [more…]

How to Use a Picture as the Table Background in PowerPoint 2007

PowerPoint offers two ways to make a picture part of a table: make the picture appear behind the table or make the picture appear in every table cell. A picture can look nice as the background in a PowerPoint [more…]

How to Use Comments in Your PowerPoint 2007 Presentation

When reviewing a PowerPoint presentation, you can insert comments. PowerPoint lets you turn comments on and off. View the comments while you’re editing your PowerPoint presentation, and turn them off when [more…]

Switch Rows and Columns in a PowerPoint 2007 Chart

The first control in the PowerPoint Data group is called Switch Row/Column. It changes the orientation of your PowerPoint chart in a way that can be difficult to describe but easy to visualize. Look at [more…]

How to Enter Symbols, Foreign Characters, Quote Marks, and Dashes into PowerPoint 2007 Slides

If you need to enter an umlaut, grave accent, or cedilla on a PowerPoint slide, PowerPoint has Symbol dialog box. PowerPoint’s Symbol dialog box has a copyright symbol and an eight ball, and tons of foreign [more…]

How to Merge and Split Table Cells on PowerPoint 2007 Slides

PowerPoint enables you to merge and split table cells to make your PowerPoint tables more elegant than run-of-the-mill tables. In the following PowerPoint table, the cells in rows 2, 4, and 6 have been [more…]

How to Insert a Sound Object in Your PowerPoint 2007 Slides

PowerPoint lets you play a sound whenever you display a specific PowerPoint slide, or only when you click the sound icon on the PowerPoint slide. If you want the sound to play automatically and the sound [more…]

How to Find and Replace Fonts Throughout a PowerPoint 2007 Presentation

Using too many fonts in a PowerPoint presentation detracts from your message. PowerPoint lets you use a find-and-replace operation to replace odd fonts. Take note of which fonts need replacing and which [more…]

How to Move Text on Your PowerPoint 2007 Slides

The PowerPoint outline is a handy way to rearrange your presentation. You can change the order of points on a PowerPoint slide, or you can rearrange the order of the slides. To rearrange your presentation [more…]

How to Create a Self-Running Presentation in PowerPoint 2007

Before you can self-run a presentation, you have to tell PowerPoint that you want it to self-run. Self-running PowerPoint presentations don’t have the control buttons in the lower-left corner. You can’t [more…]

How to Add a New PowerPoint 2007 Slide with a Chart to Your Presentation

You can add a new slide to your PowerPoint 2007 presentation to contain a chart, or you can add a chart to an existing PowerPoint slide. The following procedure shows how to insert a new slide that contains [more…]

How to Use Undo in PowerPoint 2007

If you make a mistake while editing your PowerPoint slides, use the Undo command. The PowerPoint Undo command is your safety net. PowerPoint Undo remembers up to 20 of your most recent actions. You can [more…]

How to Save Your PowerPoint 2007 Presentation

You’ve spent hours creating your Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 presentation, so now it’s time to save it. Like everything else in PowerPoint, there are several ways to save a document or presentation: [more…]

How to Create a Navigation Toolbar on Your PowerPoint 2007 Slides

Grouping PowerPoint action buttons into a navigation toolbar makes a PowerPoint slide show easy to navigate. The bottom of the PowerPoint Slide Master is a good place to add navigation. Beginning, Backward [more…]

How to Change a PowerPoint 2007 Object’s Size

Usually when you place a PowerPoint object on a slide, you have to change its size (and sometimes its proportions as well). PowerPoint lets you set Height and Width measurements or drag a selection handle [more…]

Rehearse Your Slide Timings in PowerPoint 2007

The PowerPoint Rehearsal feature helps you rehearse your PowerPoint presentation. The Rehearsal feature lets you know how long your presentation takes, and can set PowerPoint slide timings so that the [more…]

How to Add Recurring Text to All the Slides in Your PowerPoint 2007 Presentation

When creating a PowerPoint presentation, it is often useful to include recurring text or objects in each PowerPoint slide. To add recurring text, follow this procedure: [more…]

Select PowerPoint 2007 Objects

Before you can edit a PowerPoint 2007 object on a slide, you have to select it. In PowerPoint presentations, objects can be text, graphics, clipart, shapes and so on. [more…]

How to Close a PowerPoint 2007 Presentation

Closing a PowerPoint presentation is like putting it in a folder, and storing the folder in its proper drawer. There are three different ways to close a PowerPoint presentation: [more…]

How to Change the Style of a PowerPoint 2007 Chart

Microsoft PowerPoint provides a large assortment of chart styles. Even if you already have a chart on your PowerPoint slide, you can change its style. To change the style for a PowerPoint chart, follow [more…]

How to Change the Direction of Header Row Text in PowerPoint 2007

In a top-heavy PowerPoint table in which the header row cells — the cells in the first row — contain text and the cells below contain numbers, consider changing the direction of the text in the header [more…]

Navigating PowerPoint 2007

The top part of the PowerPoint 2007 screen is full of icons and buttons designed to make navigation easy as you create your PowerPoint presentation. When you first open PowerPoint, you see the main PowerPoint [more…]

How to Insert Your Sound Playlist on Your PowerPoint 2007 Slide

After you create a playlist to accompany a PowerPoint slide, follow these steps to insert the playlist on your PowerPoint slide so that the sound files on the playlist are played one after the other: [more…]

How to Translate Text in PowerPoint 2007

PowerPoint offers a little gizmo for translating words and phrases from one language to another. PowerPoint’s translator is good only for translating single words and well-known phrases. To translate an [more…]

How to Format a PowerPoint 2007 Text Frame To Hold Normal Paragraphs

Most PowerPoint text frames are designed to hold bulleted lists. When you click to add text in a PowerPoint text frame, your text becomes the first item in a bulleted list. When you press the Enter key [more…]

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