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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 a Second Master Slide

PowerPoint gives you the ability to create two or more PowerPoint Slide Masters and then choose which Master you want to use for each slide in your presentation. [more…]

Embellish Your PowerPoint 2007 Chart

PowerPoint enables you to add titles, labels, legends, and more to your PowerPoint charts. The easiest way to add these elements to a PowerPoint chart is by selecting a chart layout. However, you can create [more…]

What Is a Master in PowerPoint 2007

In PowerPoint, a Master specifies the appearance of text (font, size, and color, for example), slide background color, animation effects, and any additional text or other objects that you want to appear [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…]

Use Cut, Copy, and Paste in PowerPoint 2007

PowerPoint 2007 uses the standard Cut, Copy, and Paste commands. These commands work on selected text, or a selected object. The Cut and Copy commands add stuff to the Clipboard, and the Paste command [more…]

How to Add Shadows or Emboss Your Text in PowerPoint 2007

Adding a shadow behind your PowerPoint text can make the text stand out and make your entire slide easier to read. For that reason, many of the PowerPoint templates use shadows. Embossed text looks like [more…]

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 Insert WordArt into a PowerPoint 2007 Table

PowerPoint offers WordArt on the Insert tab on the Ribbon providing a convenient way to add text box text with WordArt formatting onto your PowerPoint slide. To insert WordArt, Move to the slide on which [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 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…]

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