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Microsoft PowerPoint 2007

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How to Choose a Bullet Character, Size, and Color in PowerPoint 2007

A black circle isn’t the only character you can use in a PowerPoint bulleted list. PowerPoint offers colorful bullets of many sizes and shapes. You can choose any one of them from PowerPoint’s Symbol dialog [more…]

Annotate a PowerPoint 2007 Chart

To highlight part of a PowerPoint chart annotate it with a callout text box and place the text box beside the pie slice, column, or bar. Select your PowerPoint chart, and follow steps included here to [more…]

How to Create a Theme Font in PowerPoint 2007

A theme font you create in PowerPoint becomes part of the theme you’re working in. It becomes available to all PowerPoint presentations you create with the theme later. Follow these steps to create a theme [more…]

Keyboard and Mouse Tricks for Your PowerPoint 2007 Slide Show

While showing your PowerPoint slide show, you can use the keyboard and mouse to control your presentation. PowerPoint offers keys and clicks that you can use to make your PowerPoint presentation run smoothly [more…]

Display Your PowerPoint 2007 Presentation

You worked hard designing your PowerPoint 2007 presentation. When your PowerPoint masterpiece is ready, you can display it on the screen. Just follow these steps: [more…]

How to Rotate Drawing Objects in PowerPoint 2007

The PowerPoint rotate handle lets you give the drawings on your slides a slant. With the PowerPoint rotate handle, you can rotate an object to any arbitrary angle just by dragging it with the mouse. The [more…]

How to Save PowerPoint 2007 Slides in a Slide Library

When you saved PowerPoint slides in a slide library, you can easily insert them into any PowerPoint presentation you create. You can even have PowerPoint check to see whether the slides have changed and [more…]

How to Format Text in PowerPoint 2007

PowerPoint enables you to change text fonts, sizes and colors. You control most of the font settings from Font group located on the Home tab of the PowerPoint Ribbon. To change text attributes, open a [more…]

What Is SmartArt in PowerPoint 2007?

PowerPoint includes a feature called SmartArt that lets you add diagrams to your PowerPoint slides. With PowerPoint SmartArt, you can create List, Process, Cycle, Hierarchy, Relationship, Matrix, and Pyramid [more…]

Start, Pause, and Resume a Sound File in a PowerPoint 2007 Presentation

While a sound file is playing during a PowerPoint presentation, you can pause and resume playing it as long as [more…]

How to Design a Table with a PowerPoint 2007 Table Style

The fastest way to get a good-looking table in PowerPoint is to select a table style in the Table Styles gallery and let PowerPoint do the work for you. A PowerPoint table style is a ready-made assortment [more…]

How to Include a ScreenTip on an Action Button in PowerPoint 2007

PowerPoint action buttons don’t show ScreenTips. PowerPoint doesn’t make it easy, but you can jump through hoops to make it happen. You still can’t include a ScreenTip on the Return action button. Follow [more…]

How to Turn Off PowerPoint 2007 Smart Tags

PowerPoint displays a Smart Tag if you enter text PowerPoint believes is a date, an address, a company ticker name, a place, a telephone number, or a person to whom you recently sent e-mail. If PowerPoint [more…]

How to Make Text Jiggle in PowerPoint 2007

You can choose PowerPoint text on a slide and make it jiggle. This animation works best if the PowerPoint text has a font like Cosmic or Jokerman. By using a very small motion path and setting the timing [more…]

How to Create a New PowerPoint 2007 Presentation from a Template

A template sets the background and design/style or a presentation (such as the font, color schemes, etc.). Microsoft PowerPoint includes the New Presentation dialog box which provides access to many templates [more…]

How to Hide or Display a PowerPoint 2007 Slide

Hide a PowerPoint slide when you want to keep it on hand “just in case” during your PowerPoint presentation. You can see hidden slides in PowerPoint’s Normal and Slide Sorter views, but the audience doesn’t [more…]

Change the Font Size of PowerPoint 2007 Text

PowerPoint fonts are measured in points. The larger the point size of your PowerPoint text, the larger the letters. Text in a PowerPoint presentation should be no smaller than 28 points for people sitting [more…]

How to Move PowerPoint 2007 Objects on a Slide

Although there are several ways to position PowerPoint 2007 objects on a slide, the easiest way to move them is to drag them to a new position. [more…]

Other Printing Options in PowerPoint 2007

PowerPoint’s Print dialog box has several additional options near the bottom of it. When you print your PowerPoint presentation, these options in the Print dialog box let you control color, size and more [more…]

How to Use the Format Painter to Change the Look of PowerPoint 2007 Text

When you’re in a hurry to change the look of text and reformat paragraphs on your PowerPoint 2007 slides, consider using the PowerPoint Format Painter. This nifty tool works something like a paintbrush [more…]

How to Override the Master Text Style in PowerPoint 2007

The PowerPoint Slide Master specifies a text style but you can format your PowerPoint slide’s text while you’re working in Normal View. The formatting changes you make apply only to the selected text. [more…]

How to Zoom In and Out in a PowerPoint 2007 Slide

Enlarge or shrink PowerPoint slides and preserve your eyes. PowerPoint’s Zoom controls are located in the lower-right corner of the PowerPoint screen and on the View tab. The Zoom box tells you at what [more…]

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…]

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