Understanding PowerPoint

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How to Start PowerPoint 2007

Microsoft provides several ways to start PowerPoint 2007 so you can start creating slides and presentations. You can launch PowerPoint from the Start menu, from a desktop icon, or from the Quick Launch [more…]

How to Add Video to Your PowerPoint 2007 Slides

The hardest part about using video in a PowerPoint presentation is finding video worth showing. PowerPoint comes with movies in the Media Gallery, and Microsoft has them in its the online Media Gallery [more…]

How to Apply Text Effects to PowerPoint 2007 Text

At the bottom of the PowerPoint Font dialog box are the Effects options. The PowerPoint text effects have various uses, some utilitarian and some strictly for fun. Be careful with text effects. Use them [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…]

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 Record a Narration in PowerPoint 2007

PowerPoint lets you record a narration for your PowerPoint slide show. As you record your narration, PowerPoint stores slide files separately so the slides are synchronized with the narrations you recorded [more…]

How to E-Mail a PowerPoint 2007 Presentation

If your PowerPoint presentation is a team effort, you need a way to share it. Emailing copies of the PowerPoint presentation to your colleagues is easy. PowerPoint includes a built-in feature for doing [more…]

How to Spell Check a Completed PowerPoint 2007 Presentation

PowerPoint lets you run the spell checker after you finish your presentation. The PowerPoint spell checker checks your entire presentation, bringing any misspelled words in your PowerPoint presentation [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…]

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…]

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…]

Navigating PowerPoint 2007

The top part of the PowerPoint 2007 screen is full of icons and buttons designed to make navigation easy as you create your PowerPoint presentation. When you first open PowerPoint, you see the main PowerPoint [more…]

How to Translate Text in PowerPoint 2007

PowerPoint offers a little gizmo for translating words and phrases from one language to another. PowerPoint’s translator is good only for translating single words and well-known phrases. To translate an [more…]

How to Use the Thesaurus in PowerPoint 2007

PowerPoint includes a built-in thesaurus that can quickly show you synonyms for a word that you’ve typed in your PowerPoint presentation. Use the PowerPoint Thesaurus to find alternatives so you don’t [more…]

How to Adjust a Connector in PowerPoint 2007

Chances are a PowerPoint connector will need adjusting to make it fit correctly between the two shapes on your PowerPoint slide. PowerPoint lets you click to select your connector and follow these techniques [more…]

How to Print a Part of a PowerPoint 2007 Presentation

By default the All option of PowerPoint Print command is selected so your entire PowerPoint presentation prints. The Print Range area of the PowerPoint Print dialog box has options that enable you to tell [more…]

How to Insert a Movie from the Clip Organizer into a PowerPoint 2007 Slide

If you have movie clips stored on your computer, PowerPoint lets you insert the movie from the Clip Organizer into a PowerPoint slide. To add a movie from the Clip Organizer into your PowerPoint presentation [more…]

How to Correct Capitalization in PowerPoint 2007

You want your PowerPoint presentation to be perfect. The PowerPoint Change Case command enables you to capitalize the text in your PowerPoint slides properly. Slide titles should almost always use title [more…]

How to Use the PowerPoint 2007 AutoCorrect Feature

PowerPoint’s AutoCorrect feature can correct spelling and style errors as you type in your PowerPoint slides. If you type teh, PowerPoint automatically changes it to [more…]

How to Use the PowerPoint 2007 Print Dialog Box

Printing your PowerPoint presentation is easy. PowerPoint gives you plenty of printing options. The PowerPoint Print dialog box gives you precise control over how your presentation is printed. To print [more…]

How to Package Your PowerPoint 2007 Presentation on a CD

Sometimes you need to share a PowerPoint presentation with someone who doesn’t own a copy of PowerPoint. Fortunately, PowerPoint includes a Package for CD command that creates a CD that creates a CD with [more…]

How to Play a Track from a CD During Your PowerPoint 2007 Presentation

You aren’t limited to single sounds in your PowerPoint presentations. PowerPoint can also tell your CD player to play tracks. To access a CD in your PowerPoint presentation, pop it into your computer’s [more…]

What Kind of Sound Files Can I Use in My PowerPoint 2007 Slides?

PowerPoint comes with sound files you can insert into your PowerPoint slides. Windows comes with some useful sounds, too. If you have access to the Web, you have access to an unlimited supply of sounds [more…]

How to Assign Action Buttons in Your PowerPoint 2007

When a user clicks an action button during a PowerPoint slide show, PowerPoint takes the action you have assigned to it. Action buttons in a PowerPoint presentation can make it easy for someone to view [more…]

Defining a PowerPoint Presentation

PowerPoint is similar to a word processor, except that it’s geared toward creating presentations rather than documents. PowerPoint presentations consist of one or more slides [more…]


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