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In addition to the dramatically different user interface and new file
formats shared with other Microsoft Office 2007 programs, Microsoft
PowerPoint 2007 also sports an upgraded look and improved tools:
- PowerPoint 2007 includes new Themes, Layouts, and
Quick Styles which offer you a wide range of options for
formatting your presentations. In the past, formatting a
presentation was time-consuming because you had to choose the color
and style options individually.
With one click, the background, text, graphics, charts, and tables
all change to reflect the theme you select, ensuring all elements in
your presentation complement one another. Select a theme, and the
Quick Style galleries change to adapt to that particular theme.
- When you scroll over the wide variety of presentation themes in
PowerPoint, you’ll see slides and objects display with Real-time
Previews that show you what they will look like if you decide to
apply the settings.
- With Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 there are now expanded
choices for slide layouts in each slide master. Plus, you can also
create your own Custom Slide Layouts.
- New SmartArt diagrams, a new charting engine, and
enhanced graphics help you create professional-looking layouts with
3-D shapes, transparency, drop shadows, and other effects. Slide
graphics can look even more impressive with improved text and shape
effects including reflections, glows, soft edges, and enhanced 3D
- Microsoft Chart has been banished! PowerPoint 2007 charts
are now automatically created in Excel for ease of use and more
- By using two monitors, and the Presenter View, you can
run your PowerPoint 2007 presentation from one monitor while your
audience views it on the second monitor. With the Presenter View,
you can customize which slides to display, see preview text, and use
speaker's notes as a script for your presentation.
- With new and improved features that Protect and Manage
information, you can find and remove hidden data and personal
information, and prevent changes to a final version of a
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Specialist (MOS) Master Instructor, certified Microsoft Applications Specialist
(MCAS) Instructor, and a certified Microsoft Office expert. Dawn shares smart
and easy ways to effectively use software through her work as a software
speaker, trainer, consultant, and author of 8 books.
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