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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…]

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 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 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 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…]

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…]

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…]

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 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 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 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 Edit Text in PowerPoint 2007

Whether you need to edit text in a New PowerPoint 2007 presentation or revising an existing presentation, editing text in PowerPoint requires just a few simple steps. [more…]

How to Create Nested Lists on a PowerPoint 2007 Slide

PowerPoint lets you create nested lists inside another bulleted numbered list on your PowerPoint slides. Nested numbered lists are not as used as commonly, because the presentation often looks awkward, [more…]

How to Add Bulleted Lists to Diagrams in PowerPoint 2007

Some PowerPoint diagram shapes have built-in bulleted lists, but no matter whether a PowerPoint shape is prepared to be bulleted or not, you can enter bullets. Select a PowerPoint shape on the diagram [more…]

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