Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Learn about playing movies in PowerPoint!

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Everybody likes movies. In PowerPoint, take your audience away with a dramatic movie clip that helps get your point across. Or play film of a dynamic speaker. Or, play something fun just to engage people. There's nothing like the entertainment value and flash of a multimedia show.

In this course, work with movie files so you know how to insert them, play them, and set other options for them. For visual impact, create buttons that play, pause, and stop a movie.

Monday, October 17, 2005

Embedding Fonts

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If you want to know whether a font you're using can be embedded or not, you can choose an option in the Options dialog box (Tools menu) to always embed fonts. Then, if a font won't embed, you'll get a message about that when you save your file.

1. On the Tools menu, click Options.
2. On the Save tab, select the Embed TrueType fonts check box.

For more about embedding fonts, see PowerPoint Help.

Monday, October 10, 2005

Protect Your PowerPoint Presentations

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Want to make sure your presentations are safe from changes by other users? With Microsoft PowerPoint 2002, you can help protect your presentations while you are working on them.

On Tools menu, click Options, and then click the Security tab.
Decide on a password, and type it in either the Password to Open or Password to Modify box, depending on whether you want to protect the document from viewing or from modification.
Click OK.

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Create a Photo Album Presentation in PowerPoint 2002 and Above

Did you know you could use PowerPoint version 2002 and above to create a photo album?

Here's how:

On the Insert menu, point to Picture, and then click New Photo Album.

In the Photo Album dialog box, you can choose to add pictures from your hard disk or a peripheral device, such as a scanner or digital camera. To add a picture from a file or disk, do the following:

Under Insert picture from, click File/Disk.

Locate the folder or disk that contains the picture you want to add to your photo album, click the picture file, and then click Insert.

Repeat Step 2 for as many pictures as you want to add to your photo album. Or to capture them all at once, hold down the CTRL key, click each picture file you need, and then click Insert.

Next, specify the look of the album under Album Layout.

Then click Create.

Note: If you want to change or update your photo album after you have created it, use the Format Photo Album dialog box from the Format menu.