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  • Paperback: 386 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; Pap/Cdr edition (15 Mar 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470095652
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470095652
  • Product Dimensions: 18.8 x 2.5 x 23.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,414,996 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Covers interface changes, presentation themes, and multimedia

Pump up your presentations using the latest PowerPoint techniques!

Want to dazzle your audience with a knockout PowerPoint presentation? This handy guide gives you cutting–edge tips and shortcuts for streamlining PowerPoint; making the most of color and shapes; troubleshooting common problems; and adding motion, sound, and effects for maximum punch.

  • Exploit PowerPoint′s new features
  • Enhance your visuals and text

  • Use images, fills, and 3D effects

  • Add photos, soundtracks, and DVD video

  • Link to Flash®, Acrobat®, Word, and Excel

All this on the bonus CD–ROM

  • Samples of all projects covered in the book
  • Free templates, textures, fill styles, background music scores, alpha channel equipped graphics, and much more

  • Sony Sound Forge trial version and more!

For details and complete system requirements, see the CD–ROM appendix.

About the Author

Geetesh Bajaj is based in Hyderabad, India, and he got started with his first PowerPoint presentation more than a decade ago. He has been working with PowerPoint ever since.
Geetesh believes that any presentation is a sum of its elements. Everything in a presentation can be broken down to this element level, and PowerPoint s real power lies in its ability to act as glue for all such elements.
Geetesh contributes regularly to journals and Web sites, and has authored two other PowerPoint books. He s also a Microsoft PowerPoint MVP (Most Valuable Professional) and a regular on Microsoft s PowerPoint newsgroups. Geetesh s own Web site at indezine.com has thousands of pages on PowerPoint usage. It also has a blog, an e–zine, product reviews, free templates and interviews.
Geetesh welcomes comments and suggestions about his books. He can be reached at geetesh@geetesh.com.

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This isn't for old hands like me who have been using MS Office tools PowerPoint, Word, Excel for years, know they are only using a fraction of the capability and want something to help them get more from the software.

I started using MSOffice back in the late 1980's, I think, when my American bosses moved us from word processing software and Lotus123. Word, PowerPoint and Excel were shoved on our desktops and we 'learned' how to use the tools. I use Word frequently at work and at home. I use Excel seldom (fortunately I have people who think numbers are fun and use Excel for me!). But I do like to play with .ppt to create my own business presentations as well as play around with creative stuff at home like birthday cards, bookmarks etc.

I'd hoped this book - being hyped as the 'Cutting Edge... Dummies' book would take me those few steps beyond where I am today (and have been for the last decade with PowerPoint)and explain to me in terms a Dummy like me could understand just how I can make presentations more interactive and alive for audiences - I get more and more audience feedback that meetings that rely on plain old PowerPoint slides just don't hack it anymore. The closest this book got for me was to tell me how to insert a hyperlink into the presentation for a video clip (or similar) and even then it stopped short of telling how to convert the hyperlink icon into a prettier image to finish off the effect. Anyway, inserting a film clip functionality existed in previous versions of .ppt. There was nothing in here that made a light come on in my head and a voice whisper, "Ahah! So THIS is how I reinvigorate my PowerPoint as a business tool!"

If you are truly a PowerPoint novice, this book will be of assistance.
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Cutting Edge PowerPoint 2007 for Dummies is NOT just for dummies 19 Feb 2008
By Ginger Marks - Published on Amazon.com
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As a presentation designer and author of Presentational Skills for the Next Generation even I found inspiration within the contents of this delightful book. Yes, delightful is the operative word. Geetesh Bajaj's sense of humor sprinkled throughout was a refreshing change from ordinary skills books. His mix of clear explanations and helpful hints prove his credentials and expertise with PowerPoint are solidly established. If you are looking to add to your knowledge quickly or are just learning how to add the power of PowerPoint presentations to your marketing program this is the book you will want to read from cover to cover. And don't miss the free CD with Bonus Chapter, tools and resources too.
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Geetesh has done it again! 11 April 2008
By Linda F. Johnson - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
All I can say is WOW, Geetesh has once again done a bang-up job of presenting his "cutting edge" techniques, this time for PowerPoint 2007. And also, once again, he's included an amazing CD with all kinds of helpful software on it. Because I've been using and teaching PowerPoint for a long, long time, when I opened this book I immediately looked for a "What's New in PowerPoint 2007" section, but I couldn't find it and was disappointed, but not for long. Once I opened PowerPoint 2007 on my computer and started playing around, every time I couldn't find something in the new interface, a quick glance at the index of this book and I found it immediately. And, don't let the "for Dummies" title fool you ... this book is an excellent addition to any PowerPoint user's library, from beginner through advanced user. Geetesh presents everything in a very readable fashion; it feels like he's right at the computer with you, looking over your shoulder. If you have his 2003 version of this book, this one is very similar but gets you used to using the new 2007 interface with ease.
I highly recommend this as a great reference to keep right beside your computer whenever you are working in PowerPoint 2007.
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Worthwhile purchase 20 Mar 2009
By Shade Tree Cook - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a worthwhile purchase for the person that has decent knowledge of how Power Point works and how to use its basic features. It is not for the novice user. It is easy to understand, logical, and relevant. I would recommend it to the individual that wishes to advance their knowledge of the little things and short cuts about Power Point.
Easy to Read 25 Jan 2014
By Sandra Gallagher - Published on Amazon.com
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Clear an easy to follow. I am no way a computer person, but I used this as a help for an on line course and it helped to guide me.
Great book 22 Aug 2013
By S Szabados - Published on Amazon.com
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Easy to understand. A lot of great tips that will make more presentations more interesting and give tham that something extra.
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