Formatting PowerPoint 2007 Slide Elements

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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…]

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 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 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 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 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…]

How to Play a Sound Over Several PowerPoint 2007 Slides

Sometimes, you want a PowerPoint sound file to play while you display several slides in your PowerPoint presentation. PowerPoint stops a sound when you move to the next slide. You can alter this behavior [more…]

Change the Size of PowerPoint 2007 Slides

PowerPoint presentations are designed to fill a computer monitor screen. If your PowerPoint slides aren’t doing that, you may have inherited an old PowerPoint presentation with slides that need resizing [more…]

How to Change Theme Fonts in PowerPoint 2007

Choosing a theme in PowerPoint sets the theme fonts, establishing a font for your headings and another for your body text. If you don’t want to use the theme fonts associated with the theme you’ve chosen [more…]

How to Fill a PowerPoint 2007 Shape with Color

A PowerPoint shape or text box is transparent until you add a fill color. Besides colors, you can fill PowerPoint shape with a picture, a gradient, or a texture. To add fill to a PowerPoint shape, follow [more…]

How to Add Borders to a PowerPoint 2007 Slide’s Tables

Rather than rely on a PowerPoint table style, you can slap color on the columns and rows of your PowerPoint table, draw borders around columns and rows, and choose a look for borders. To fashion borders [more…]

How to Create a Color Scheme in PowerPoint

Each Microsoft PowerPoint theme includes a built-in color scheme to apply to your slides. If you don’t like the available choices, you can create custom color schemes in PowerPoint to use in your presentation [more…]

How to Draw a Curved Line on Your PowerPoint 2007 Slide

PowerPoint has a Curve Shape tool that lets you draw curved lines or shapes on your PowerPoint slides. With the PowerPoint Curve Shape tool you can produce lines and shapes. Here is the procedure for drawing [more…]

How to Create an Action Button on Your PowerPoint 2007 Slide

Placing an action button on a PowerPoint slide gives you a way to view the PowerPoint slides in any order, access sound and video clips, and more. To add a button to a PowerPoint slide, move to the slide [more…]

How to Control How Text Fits in PowerPoint 2007 Text Frames and Text Boxes

When PowerPoint text doesn’t fit in a text placeholder frame or text box, the PowerPoint AutoFit mechanism makes it fit. In a text frame, PowerPoint shrinks space between lines and the text. PowerPoint [more…]

How to Set Tabs and Indents in PowerPoint 2007

PowerPoint enables you to set tab stops to control the placement of text within a text object. However in most PowerPoint presentations, each paragraph is indented according to its level in the outline [more…]

How to Hide Background Objects on a PowerPoint 2007 Slide

PowerPoint Slide Masters enable you to add background objects that appear on every PowerPoint slide in your presentation. You can, however, hide the background objects for selected slides. You can also [more…]

Design the PowerPoint 2007 Page Setup

The PowerPoint 2007 Page Setup group consists of a Slide Orientation control so you can display your PowerPoint presentation in Landscape mode (the default) or Portrait mode. You should use Portrait mode [more…]

How to Change the Notes Master in PowerPoint 2007

PowerPoint lets you create notes pages with a reduced image of your PowerPoint slide, and any notes that go along with the slide. When printed, notes pages are formatted according to the Notes Master. [more…]

How to Create a Text Box on a PowerPoint 2007 Slide

The only difference between PowerPoint text boxes and text placeholder frames is that text boxes don’t inherit their formatting from a PowerPoint master slide. You decide what the text in the text box [more…]

How to Record a Narration in PowerPoint 2007

PowerPoint lets you record a narration for your PowerPoint slide show. As you record your narration, PowerPoint stores slide files separately so the slides are synchronized with the narrations you recorded [more…]

How to Choose How Objects Overlap on Your PowerPoint 2007 Slides

On a PowerPoint slide with text boxes, shapes, graphics, and clip-art images, objects inevitably overlap, and you have to decide which PowerPoint object goes on top of the stack. Objects that deliberately [more…]

How to Create Fancy Text with WordArt in PowerPoint 2007

For PowerPoint 2007, Microsoft has integrated WordArt into PowerPoint, so that you can apply WordArt formatting to any text in your presentation. Follow these steps to transform mundane text into something [more…]

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