Reuse slides

We often work with different PowerPoint files and each one has a different theme or Template. There may be times when we would want to use a particular slide or background of one Presentation in another. In this tutorial you will learn how to use the theme of one PowerPoint slide in a different presentation or use the slide itself in a different presentation using Microsoft PowerPoint 2007.

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PowerPoint 2007 Presentation Basics
PowerPoint includes all the features you need to produce professional-looking presentations. When you create a PowerPoint presentation, it is made up of a series of slides. The slides contain the information you want to communicate with your audience. This information can include text, pictures, charts, video, sound, and more.
Before you begin adding information to slides, you need to know the basics of working with slides. In this lesson you will learn how to start a new presentation, insert new slides, modify a layout, move and copy slides, how placeholders work, as well as how to save your presentation.


Sequence and Structure of Slides
When a presentation is made of more than one slide, which is usually the case, the slides follow an incremental number, also referred to as their sequence. Based on this, there is the entry or first slide, followed by the 2nd, 3rd, etc slides. While creating your presentation and before showing it to your audience, you may find out that a slide is in the wrong order or a group of slides are out of sequence. Fortunately, Microsoft PowerPoint allows you to easily insert, delete, copy or move slides.


PowerPoint 2007 Viewing and Printing Slides
Once you finish creating the slides, you may want to view your presentation to make sure all the slides appear how you want. PowerPoint gives you the ability to view the presentation in four different ways, depending on what task you are completing. For example, if you will be using your slides to talk to an audience, which is how PowerPoint is often used, you may want to practice your presentation and view your slides in slide show view.
You may also want to print copies of the slides, either for yourself, or for people viewing your presentation. You have several printing options that are specific to PowerPoint. This lesson covers different ways you can view and print your PowerPoint slides, depending on your needs.


PowerPoint 2010 Slide Basics
PowerPoint includes all the features you need to produce professional-looking presentations. When you create a PowerPoint presentation, it is made up of a series of slides. The slides contain the information you want to communicate with your audience. This information can include text, pictures, charts, video, sound, and more.
Before you begin adding information to slides, you need to know the basics of working with slides. In this lesson, you will learn how to insert new slides, modify a layout, change your presentation view, and more.


Creating Slides
If you create a presentation using either the AutoContent Wizard or a design template, a presentation with ready-made slides would be created for you. If you start a presentation from scratch, you would have to create your own slides as you see fit. The primary difference is that, the slides created from a presentation from scratch don't have any design: they are presented with a white background. This gives you complete freedom to customize their appearance.


Printing your presentation
Printing allows you to put the presentation on paper. There are various reasons you would do this. Some members of your audience may want to have the slides on printed paper. Some times, for some reason, you may want your audience to have piece of paper that represent various slides so that each member can go back and forth among slides without asking you to change the slide especially if only one out of many wants to jump to a particular slide. In some cases too, you may have text, charts, or document links in your slides that people may forget when you finish your presentation.


PowerPoint Basic Tasks
The following PowerPoint Basic Tasks will cover: Adding New Slides, Deleting Slides, Moving Slides, PowerPoint Views, Modifying Backgrounds.


Master Slides
Change the style of all slides in the presentation by changing the properties on the Slide Master. Each Design Template has its own Slide Master that can be altered. If you create slides from scratch, a consistent style can be added to the presentation by formatting the Slide Master.


Creating Slildes
If you create a presentation using either the AutoContent Wizard or the Presentations property page of the New Presentation dialog box, a presentation with ready-made slides would be created for you. If you create a presentation from scratch, you would have to create your own slides as you see fit. The primary difference is that, the slides created from a presentation from scratch don't have any design: they are presented with a white background. This gives you complete freedom to customize their appearance.


How to Add Transitions To Slides in Microsoft Powerpoint 2007
This video tutorial explains how to add transitions to your slides in Microsoft Powerpoint 2007. This spruces up the changes between slides as well as add a professional touch to your presentation.


PowerPoint 2007 Finalize a Presentation and Package for CD
Each person will develop his or her own process for completing a PowerPoint presentation. For some people, this may involve reviewing the slides for typographical errors, using the Proofing tools, or viewing the slides in slide show view a final time to see all the slides with animations and transitions in place.
In this lesson, you will learn how to access slide show view from the Slide Show tab, set slide show options, and package the presentation for a CD.


The Master Slide - Modifying a Design
The Master Slide is a special slide that controls many formatting features available to all the other slides of the same presentation. It allows you to set the font, the colors, objects, graphics, and other characteristics that all slides share.


PowerPoint 2007 Slides
The PowerPoint 2007 slides section of the home tab is what we will cover next.


PowerPoint Add Text to Slides
You can add text on slides by clicking and typing in the title, text, or subtitle placeholders. You simply select the placeholder and begin typing. You can also edit text that you've already typed.


PowerPoint Bulleted Lists
The best way to prepare text on PowerPoint slides is not to write paragraph after paragraph. No on wants to have to read a narrative on your slides. Instead, do you viewers a favor by placing your most important points in bulleted lists.


PowerPoint 2007 Using the Slide Master
Each time you apply a new theme to your slides, a slide master appears in the background. It stores information about the theme such as font style, colors, effects, placeholder size, text alignment, and more. The slide master allows you to easily make changes to all slides or a specific slide layout.
In this lesson, you will learn how to use the slide master view to apply changes to the slide master and supporting layouts.


Create screen saver from slides with PowerPoint 2007
Since PowerPoint 2007 provides engaging contents in slides, you might want to decorate your desktop more by using these high-impact presentations as your computer's screen saver. Or maybe you want a screen saver as a reminder of your business mission you worked from company meeting. There's the fast solution to make a screen saver with PowerPoint 2007 and Windows XP.


PowerPoint 2010 Presenting Slide Show
Once your slide show is completed, you will need to learn how to present it to an audience. PowerPoint offers several tools and features that can assist you in making your presentation smooth, engaging and professional.
In this lesson, you will learn how to play a slide show and advance through the slides. In addition, you will learn about various presentation options like using a highlighter to mark slides or how to set your slide show to play on a continuous loop.


PowerPoint 2007 Arrange Objects
In PowerPoint, you can align, group, rotate, and order objects such as pictures, shapes, and text boxes on the slide. Using PowerPoint commands, you can customize the slides and arrange the objects on the slides easily.
In this lesson, you will learn how to align objects in various ways across the slide, group multiple objects into one object, and order objects from front to back.


PowerPoint 2000 Basics Tutorial
PowerPoint is an application that lets you build, print, and deliver presentations. You have several options for the delivery of a presentation, but you only have to develop it once. You can print slides (a "slide" is what PowerPoint calls each screen of information), print handouts, print notes pages, prepare for 35mm slides, or deliver an on-screen presentation. Only the on-screen presentation allows you to use the full range of PowerPoint's features.