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Formatting Objects in PowerPoint 2007

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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…]

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 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…]

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 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 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…]

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…]

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 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 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…]

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 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…]

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 Create a Text Box on Your PowerPoint 2007 Slide

A PowerPoint text box is a special type of shape designed to hold text on the slides in your PowerPoint presentations. To create a text box, follow these steps: [more…]

How to Adjust a Connector in PowerPoint 2007

Chances are a PowerPoint connector will need adjusting to make it fit correctly between the two shapes on your PowerPoint slide. PowerPoint lets you click to select your connector and follow these techniques [more…]

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