Getting Started with PowerPoint 2007

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How to Choose a Design for Your PowerPoint 2007 Presentation

Microsoft has made it easy to design PowerPoint 2007 slides by providing themes with eye-catching color combinations and fonts from which you can choose. Just follow these steps to design your own PowerPoint [more…]

Add a New Slide to Your PowerPoint 2007 Presentation

You can add a new PowerPoint slide to your presentation in many ways when you’re working with the PowerPoint outline. This list shows the most popular methods for adding a new slide to your presentation [more…]

What’s in PowerPoint 2007’s Outline View?

Normally, in PowerPoint the Slides tab is active, displaying thumbnail images of your PowerPoint slides. To work with your PowerPoint presentation in outline, click the Outline tab on the Ribbon. Then, [more…]

How to Use the PowerPoint 2007 AutoCorrect Feature

PowerPoint’s AutoCorrect feature can correct spelling and style errors as you type in your PowerPoint slides. If you type teh, PowerPoint automatically changes it to [more…]

How to Create a Hyperlink to Another PowerPoint 2007 Presentation

Creating a PowerPoint hyperlink that opens another PowerPoint presentation is much like creating a hyperlink to another PowerPoint slide, but with a couple important differences. Follow these steps to [more…]

Use the PowerPoint 2007 Research Task Pane

Thanks to PowerPoint’s Research task pane, your desk needn’t be crowded with dictionaries and other research materials. The Research task pane offers dictionaries, foreign language dictionaries, a thesaurus [more…]

Collapse or Expand the PowerPoint 2007 Outline

If your PowerPoint presentation has many slides, you might find its overall structure is difficult, to understand. Fortunately, PowerPoint enables you to collapse the PowerPoint outline so that only the [more…]

What Kind of Sound Files Can I Use in My PowerPoint 2007 Slides?

PowerPoint comes with sound files you can insert into your PowerPoint slides. Windows comes with some useful sounds, too. If you have access to the Web, you have access to an unlimited supply of sounds [more…]

The Layout of a PowerPoint 2007 Tab

The PowerPoint Ribbon offers an Insert tab, a Home tab, a Design tab and so on. Every tab offers groups and buttons. Some PowerPoint tabs also offer galleries. Commands on each tab are organized into groups [more…]

Change Views in PowerPoint 2007

PowerPoint has several views. Depending on the task at hand, some PowerPoint views are better than others when designing and editing PowerPoint slides and presentations. PowerPoint offers two places to [more…]

Defining a PowerPoint Presentation

PowerPoint is similar to a word processor, except that it’s geared toward creating presentations rather than documents. PowerPoint presentations consist of one or more slides [more…]

What Is a PowerPoint 2007 Object?

Slides in a PowerPoint 2007 presentation are filled with objects, such as text, clip art, charts, and graphs. Most objects on your PowerPoint2007 slides are text objects, which let you type text on your [more…]

What is in a PowerPoint 2007 Slide

PowerPoint 2007 presentations comprise one or more slides. Each slide can contain text, graphics, and other elements. Several PowerPoint features work together to help you easily format attractive slides [more…]

How to Create a New PowerPoint 2007 Presentation

When you start PowerPoint 2007, a new, blank presentation opens. If you start with a blank presentation, you can choose a theme, a background color for the slides, and fonts, and you can fashion your own [more…]

Customize the Quick Access Toolbar in PowerPoint 2007

PowerPoint’s Quick Access toolbar, located in the upper-left corner of the screen, offers three important buttons — Save, Undo, and Repeat. No matter where you go in PowerPoint, these buttons are ready [more…]

Use the Ribbon in PowerPoint 2007

The Ribbon provides access to the tools you need to start creating PowerPoint 2007 presentations and slides. The Ribbon replaces menus and toolbars used earlier Office programs. [more…]

Select and Edit PowerPoint 2007 Slides

When you work with the PowerPoint Outline tab, select an entire PowerPoint slide, and click the icon for the slide. This selects the PowerPoint slide title and all its body text. Any extra objects, such [more…]

How to Add Words to the Dictionary in PowerPoint 2007

The PowerPoint spell checker uses the standard dictionary. If you have some unusual words or alternative spellings in your PowerPoint presentation, PowerPoint will mark them as errors. You can add them [more…]

Add a New Paragraph in a PowerPoint 2007 Slide

To add a new paragraph to a slide with the PowerPoint outline that appears on the PowerPoint Outline tab, move the insertion point to the end of the paragraph that you want the new paragraph to follow [more…]

Basic Commands in PowerPoint 2007

Use keyboard shortcuts in PowerPoint 2007 to save time. Whether you're formatting, editing, or just using common commands in PowerPoint 7, this list will show you the command and keystroke combination [more…]

The PowerPoint 2007 Window

When you start PowerPoint 2007, you might be overwhelmed by all the buttons surrounding the blank center screen. Important parts of the PowerPoint 2007 screen appear below to help you get a better understanding [more…]

Finding Familiar Features in PowerPoint 2007

Even if you're a PowerPoint veteran, you may occasionally have trouble finding features in the 2007 version. Find common commands in PowerPoint 2007 with help from this handy chart: [more…]

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