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Microsoft PowerPoint 97 Tutorial

Microsoft PowerPoint 97 provides a complete set of tools for creating powerful presentations. You can easily organize and format your material and illustrate your points with your own images or with clip art. Virtual Training Company author Brian White shows you how to get the most out of this application. In this 6-hour tutorial, he explains the basics of PowerPoint, how to create and modify presentations, clip art and drawing tools, printing and packaging, and more. You can start to learn now by clicking one of the PowerPoint subjects below.

PowerPoint Basics

About PowerPoint
Getting Started
The PowerPoint Window
PowerPoint Views
Moving Between Slides
Switching Between Slide Shows
Saving & Exiting

Creating New Presentations

Intro to Creating Presentations
Using Auto Content Wizard
Pre-built Presentations
Blank Presentations
Presentation Designs
Adding & Deleting Slides

Modifying Presentations

Adding and Moving Text in Slide View
Changing Type Attributes 1
Changing Type Attributes 2
Title Masters vs. Slide Master
Adding Headers
Changing the Slide Master
Modifying Backgrounds
Patterned Backgrounds
Removing Background Elements
Saving Files
Changing Templates

Working with Text

The Outline View
Typing in Outline View
Importing Text
Cutting & Pasting
Promoting & Demoting 1
Promoting & Demoting 2
Promoting & Demoting 3
Moving Text in Outline view
Collapsing and Expanding Slides
Creating a Summary Slide
Reapplying the Master Slide
Line Spacing
Setting Tabs
Changing Bullets
Removing Bullets
Spell Checking
Style Checker

Working with Clip Art

Preparing the Slide
Inserting Clip Art
Moving and Sizing
Changing Colors
Selecting and Multiple Objects
Grouping and Resizing
Order of Objects
Replacing Clip Art
Removing Embedded Information
The Picture Toolbar
The Crop Tool
Adjusting Contrast & Brightness
Importing Photographs
Adding Sound
Adding Movies
Downloading from Internet
Auto Clip Art
Searching for Clip Art

Drawing Tools

The Drawing Toolbar
Rectangles and Ovals
Drawing Lines 1
Drawing Lines 2
Fills 1
Fills 2
Fills 3
Adding Text
Word Art
Word Art Options
Adding Shadows
Strange Shadows
Auto Shapes - Scribble
Auto Shapes - Curve
Auto Shapes - Freeform
Auto Shapes - Connector Lines
Auto Shapes - Shapes 1
Auto Shapes - Shapes 2

Charts and Tables

Creating a Chart
Changing Type of Chart
Formatting the Chart area
Editing the Data Series
Formatting Individual areas 2
Formatting Individual areas 1
Inserting an Excel Chart
Inserting a Word Table
Inserting an Organization Chart
Editing an Organization Chart

Adding Links and Animation

Adding an Action Button 1
Adding an Action Button 2
Editing an Action Button 3
Adding Actions to PowerPoint Objects
Linking to the Internet
Custom Animation 1
Custom Animation 2
Custom Animation Charts
Custom Animation Toolbar

Running Presentations

Sorting your Slides
Slider Sorter options
Adding Transitions 1
Adding Transitions 2
Adding Effects
Rehearse Timings
Recording Sound
View on Different Computers
Custom Shows
Setting up the Show
Slide Show Options 1
Slide Show Options 2
Running the Show

Printing and Packaging

Preparing & Printing Speaker Notes
Preparing Slides for B&W Printing
Preparing for Remote Use of Presentation

Putting it all Together

Building a Master 1
Building a Master 2
Adding Text in Outline View
Setting Slides 1 through 2
Adding a Chart
Adding Clip Art
Setting up the Slide Show
Running the Slide Show

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