Beware of this publication, I had great difficulty in getting the CD to work. The files on this CD are essential to using the book, and if you can get the files (PowerPoint presentations) to display a presentation it appears to be an excellent way to learn PowerPoint. The CD never really worked in the sense that the installation wizard failed to work at all, and if you get directly at the files you need you have to ignore several error messages and hope they don't matter. I contacted Microsoft who failed to apologize but did give me a way round the installation problem. However trying to use the files throws up error messages, errors which can be ignored but for a novice user would be a complete no no. If you can confidently find your way round a computer this publication is OK, but if you are a bit of a novice and would have difficulty locating a specific file then avoid this book.