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How to Draw Straight Lines on PowerPoint 2007 Slides

PowerPoint provides a Line button so you can draw straight lines on your slides. With your PowerPoint slide open, choose a location for your line, then follow these steps: [more…]

How to Add Notes to a PowerPoint 2007 Slide

PowerPoint lets you create speaker notes to help you through your presentation. You can write a complete script for your PowerPoint presentation or just jot down a few key points to refresh your memory [more…]

Design Slides with PowerPoint Themes

A theme is a set of design elements you can apply to slides in your presentation. Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 includes 20 carefully crafted themes you can use to give your PowerPoint presentations a professional [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 Lock a PowerPoint 2007 Presentation with a Password

If you don’t want just any Tom, Dick, or Harry to look at your PowerPoint presentation, lock your presentation with a password and give out the password only to people whose opinions you trust. Follow [more…]

How to Draw Polygon or Free-Form Shapes on Your PowerPoint 2007 Slides

One of the most useful tools in the PowerPoint Shapes Gallery is the Freeform Shape tool. It’s designed to create polygons on your PowerPoint slides, but with a twist: Not all the sides have to be straight [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…]

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 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 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 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 Add a New Slide to Your PowerPoint 2007 Presentation

When you first create a presentation in PowerPoint 2007, it has just one slide. Fortunately, PowerPoint gives you many ways to add new slides to your presentation. You see only three of them here: [more…]

Save a PowerPoint 2007 Chart as a Template

Perhaps you’ve created charts with your company’s colors for a PowerPoint presentation. PowerPoint lets you save your chart as a template so you can reuse it. A PowerPoint chart template holds data series’ [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 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…]

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