Trying to find out how to add a movie to a slideshow? Or do you want tips on how to automate your entire presentation? Discover these things and more in Bright Hub’s library of PowerPoint user guides and tutorials.
Microsoft PowerPoint has long been the standard by which other presentation software packages are judged. The PowerPoint tutorial collection at Bright Hub contains guides on a variety of topics written in a manner that’s accessible to even the most novice user.
If you’ve upgraded to the 2007 version of PowerPoint from a previous release, one thing you may be missing is the macro recorder. You can still create macros in PowerPoint 2007, but you will have to use the VBA editor or import them from other sources.
Another feature missing from PowerPoint 2007 is the ability to create custom shortcuts. However, there are a few third party add-ins that you can download to add this functionality. One of them is the OfficeOne Shortcut Manager which allows you to create custom shortcuts for any PowerPoint command – even a macro.
Using PowerPoint with Other Office Products
As part of the Microsoft Office suite, PowerPoint makes it easy to include other Office objects such as Excel charts and Word outlines in presentations. However, the compatibility doesn’t end there. In other PowerPoint tutorials at Bright Hub, you can learn how to integrate several different applications with PowerPoint and use the software to create a basic website or make entertaining quizzes.
If you’re stuck for ideas on how to begin your slideshow, you may want to turn to a template. Just as with other applications in the Office package, there are numerous free templates for PowerPoint that can be found at Office Online and other sources on the web to complement the offerings that come prepackaged with the original software.