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Other Printing Options in PowerPoint 2007

PowerPoint’s Print dialog box has several additional options near the bottom of it. When you print your PowerPoint presentation, these options in the Print dialog box let you control color, size and more [more…]

How to Use the Format Painter to Change the Look of PowerPoint 2007 Text

When you’re in a hurry to change the look of text and reformat paragraphs on your PowerPoint 2007 slides, consider using the PowerPoint Format Painter. This nifty tool works something like a paintbrush [more…]

How to Override the Master Text Style in PowerPoint 2007

The PowerPoint Slide Master specifies a text style but you can format your PowerPoint slide’s text while you’re working in Normal View. The formatting changes you make apply only to the selected text. [more…]

How to Zoom In and Out in a PowerPoint 2007 Slide

Enlarge or shrink PowerPoint slides and preserve your eyes. PowerPoint’s Zoom controls are located in the lower-right corner of the PowerPoint screen and on the View tab. The Zoom box tells you at what [more…]

PowerPoint 2007 Paste Options

PowerPoint text adopts the formatting of surrounding text when you move or copy it to a new location. PowerPoint’s Paste Options let you keep its original formatting. The Paste Options button appears only [more…]

How to Use a Picture as the Table Background in PowerPoint 2007

PowerPoint offers two ways to make a picture part of a table: make the picture appear behind the table or make the picture appear in every table cell. A picture can look nice as the background in a PowerPoint [more…]

How to Use Comments in Your PowerPoint 2007 Presentation

When reviewing a PowerPoint presentation, you can insert comments. PowerPoint lets you turn comments on and off. View the comments while you’re editing your PowerPoint presentation, and turn them off when [more…]

Switch Rows and Columns in a PowerPoint 2007 Chart

The first control in the PowerPoint Data group is called Switch Row/Column. It changes the orientation of your PowerPoint chart in a way that can be difficult to describe but easy to visualize. Look at [more…]

How to Enter Symbols, Foreign Characters, Quote Marks, and Dashes into PowerPoint 2007 Slides

If you need to enter an umlaut, grave accent, or cedilla on a PowerPoint slide, PowerPoint has Symbol dialog box. PowerPoint’s Symbol dialog box has a copyright symbol and an eight ball, and tons of foreign [more…]

How to Merge and Split Table Cells on PowerPoint 2007 Slides

PowerPoint enables you to merge and split table cells to make your PowerPoint tables more elegant than run-of-the-mill tables. In the following PowerPoint table, the cells in rows 2, 4, and 6 have been [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 Find and Replace Fonts Throughout a PowerPoint 2007 Presentation

Using too many fonts in a PowerPoint presentation detracts from your message. PowerPoint lets you use a find-and-replace operation to replace odd fonts. Take note of which fonts need replacing and which [more…]

How to Restore Lost Placeholders in PowerPoint 2007 Slide Masters

If you play around with your PowerPoint Slide Masters, you may inadvertently delete a layout placeholder you need in your PowerPoint presentation. Suppose you deleted the footer placeholder from a Master [more…]

How to Move Text on Your PowerPoint 2007 Slides

The PowerPoint outline is a handy way to rearrange your presentation. You can change the order of points on a PowerPoint slide, or you can rearrange the order of the slides. To rearrange your presentation [more…]

How to Create a Self-Running Presentation in PowerPoint 2007

Before you can self-run a presentation, you have to tell PowerPoint that you want it to self-run. Self-running PowerPoint presentations don’t have the control buttons in the lower-left corner. You can’t [more…]

Change Layers in PowerPoint 2007 Drawings

Whenever you have multiple objects on a PowerPoint slide, they can overlap. PowerPoint handles this problem by layering objects. The first object that you draw is at the bottom of the stack; the second [more…]

How to Add a New PowerPoint 2007 Slide with a Chart to Your Presentation

You can add a new slide to your PowerPoint 2007 presentation to contain a chart, or you can add a chart to an existing PowerPoint slide. The following procedure shows how to insert a new slide that contains [more…]

How to Use Undo in PowerPoint 2007

If you make a mistake while editing your PowerPoint slides, use the Undo command. The PowerPoint Undo command is your safety net. PowerPoint Undo remembers up to 20 of your most recent actions. You can [more…]

How to Save Your PowerPoint 2007 Presentation

You’ve spent hours creating your Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 presentation, so now it’s time to save it. Like everything else in PowerPoint, there are several ways to save a document or presentation: [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…]

Rehearse Your Slide Timings in PowerPoint 2007

The PowerPoint Rehearsal feature helps you rehearse your PowerPoint presentation. The Rehearsal feature lets you know how long your presentation takes, and can set PowerPoint slide timings so that the [more…]

How to Add Recurring Text to All the Slides in Your PowerPoint 2007 Presentation

When creating a PowerPoint presentation, it is often useful to include recurring text or objects in each PowerPoint slide. To add recurring text, follow this procedure: [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 Close a PowerPoint 2007 Presentation

Closing a PowerPoint presentation is like putting it in a folder, and storing the folder in its proper drawer. There are three different ways to close a PowerPoint presentation: [more…]

How to Change the Style of a PowerPoint 2007 Chart

Microsoft PowerPoint provides a large assortment of chart styles. Even if you already have a chart on your PowerPoint slide, you can change its style. To change the style for a PowerPoint chart, follow [more…]

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