I am a college instructor and teach PowerPoint classes and I am also contracted by many large companies to teach PowerPoint to their employees. One of the hardest parts about teaching software is finding a good book that not only explains the software, but is interesting to read and, most of all, captures the FUN of this program. Well, Kathy Jacobs has done all of this in this book. It's easy to read and she doesn't miss a trick. She not only covers the basic step-by-step stuff all the other books cover, but she also covers all the common glitches we run across when using PowerPoint. Stuff like links that break and movies that won't play on laptops - the kinds of things that only a PowerPoint USER would understand. No more do we have to settle for books that only tell how to use the program when everything is working - Now we have a book that shows how to workaround the common problems as well. My hat's off to Kathy on this one. EXCELLENT BOOK!