PowerPoint 2007 Overview
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What is PowerPoint 2007?
PowerPoint 2007 is a presentation graphics applicationthat can be used to create presentation materials thatcan be shown on projectors or as multimedia screenshows.Presentations play an important role in businesscommunications. Although many speakers give formalpresentations to hundreds of participants, most of the33 million presentations delivered daily in the US aredelivered informally to groups of 10 or less. This meanspeople throughout organisations are being called uponto present their ideas, often on short notice.With PowerPoint, you can create presentation slides that include:
Fonts, text sizes and styles such as bold, italics and underlining
Bullets, numbering, alignment and other paragraph formatting
Diagrams drawn from scratch or based on master PowerPoint diagrams
Charts to display figures in an easy-to-understand way
Images inserted from file or Microsoft's image library
Effects for on-screen shows, such as transition and animation
Multimedia such as movies, sounds and CD tracks
PowerPoint 2007 promotes consistency across presentations, allowing you to re-use formatting, text andother information in all slides to create a coherent look and feel. Features that assist with this include:
Styles and themes to keep all formatting the same within a presentation and across similarpresentations
Templates to allow you to create many presentations with the same format and similar content
Slide masters to ensure items are positioned in the same way on each slide
PowerPoint 2007 also makes it easier for you to share your presentations and collaborate with colleagues.You can publish presentations in a document workspace or on the web, and can save your slides in PDFformat so that you can distribute the presentation in a standard format that cannot be tampered with.
You can exchange information between PowerPoint, Word and Excel as required. You can copy text andimages from Word onto a PowerPoint slide, or can copy any worksheet range or chart from Excel intoPowerPoint.