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How to Time Your PowerPoint 2007 Animations

Most PowerPoint animations are initiated by mouse clicks. However, you can set up PowerPoint animations to activate automatically in a sequence or all at the same time. The first trick to controlling animation [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…]

Paste a Chart from Excel into a PowerPoint 2007 Slide

If you want to display Excel data in a PowerPoint chart, create the chart in Excel. Copy the chart, switch to PowerPoint, and paste the chart on the PowerPoint slide. When you do so, the chart appears [more…]

What Is Custom Animation in PowerPoint 2007?

You can apply custom animations to any object on a PowerPoint slide. With PowerPoint text objects, you animate the entire text object or just individual paragraphs. You can also specify whether the effect [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 Turn a PowerPoint 2007 Presentation into a Web Page

Before you save your PowerPoint presentation as a Web page, create a folder on your computer or computer network for storing the page. To turn a PowerPoint presentation into a Web page, PowerPoint creates [more…]

Rearrange Your PowerPoint 2007 Slides

In PowerPoint 2007 to see an overall view of your presentation, you need to work in Slide Sorter View. From there you can rearrange the slides in your PowerPoint presentation. [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 Add a Date, Number, or Footer to PowerPoint 2007 Slides

A footer on a PowerPoint slide provides a convenient place for repeating text on each PowerPoint slide, handout, or notes page. You can add the time and date, slide number or page number, or any other [more…]

How to Add an Extra Notes Page for a PowerPoint 2007 Slide

PowerPoint doesn’t provide a way to add more than one page of notes for each PowerPoint slide. But you might need extra space from time to time. These steps show you a trick that gives you the space you [more…]

How to Apply Themes to Your Slide Masters in PowerPoint 2007

You can apply any theme you like to your PowerPoint Slide Master via the Edit Theme group in the Slide Master tab on the PowerPoint Ribbon. To change the theme for a PowerPoint Slide Master, follow these [more…]

How to Display PowerPoint 2007 Notes on a Separate Monitor

If you have a computer that can use two monitors, you can display your PowerPoint notes on one monitor and show your PowerPoint slides on a projector connected to the other monitor. This way, you can see [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 Convert Old Charts to PowerPoint 2007 Charts

In versions of PowerPoint prior to 2007, an accessory program called Microsoft Graph, or MS Graph was used to create charts. If you open a PowerPoint presentation and you double-click a chart made with [more…]

How to Animate a PowerPoint 2007 Chart

Rather than have your PowerPoint chart be static on the screen, you can animate it to make it arrive in parts on your PowerPoint slide. PowerPoint lets you make the data series fly in one at a time, for [more…]

Work with the Slide Master and Edit Master Tabs in PowerPoint 2007

When you are in PowerPoint’s Slide Master View, the Slide Master tab appears on the PowerPoint Ribbon, offering controls you can use to edit your PowerPoint slides. To switch to Slide Master View click [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…]

Animating PowerPoint with Motion Paths

Animate your PowerPoint 2007 slides by placing slide elements on a motion path — a route that an element follows around a slide. For example, you can make a word or image travel in a zigzag path or bounce [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 Draw Simple Geometric Shapes on a PowerPoint 2007 Slide

PowerPoint 2007 drawing tools make it easy to draw variety of shapes on your PowerPoint slides. To draw a rectangle on your PowerPoint slide, follow these steps: [more…]

How to Make Your PowerPoint 2007 Presentation a User-Run Presentation

PowerPoint displays a taskbar along the bottom of the window in a user-run presentation. PowerPoint lets you make a scrollbar appear along the right side of the window as well so that people viewing your [more…]

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