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If you're vexed and perplexed by PowerPoint, pick up a copy ofFixing PowerPoint Annoyances. This funny, and oftenopinionated, guide is chock full of tools and techniques foreliminating all the problems that drive audiences and presenterscrazy.

There's nothing more discouraging than an unresponsiveaudience--or worse, one that snickers at your slides. And there'snothing more maddening than technical glitches that turn yourcarefully planned slide show into a car wreck. Envious when you seeother presenters effectively use nifty features that you've neverbeen able to get to work right? Suffer no more! FixingPowerPoint Annoyances by Microsoft PowerPoint MVP Echo Swinfordrides to the rescue.

Microsoft PowerPoint is the most popular presentation softwareon the planet, with an estimated 30 million presentations giveneach day. So no matter how frustrated you get, you're not about tochuck the program in the Recycle Bin. Fixing PowerPointAnnoyances, presents smart solutions to a variety ofall-too-familiar, real-world annoyances.

The book is divided into big categories, with annoyances groupedby topic. You can read it cover to cover or simply jump to thechapter or section most relevant to you. Inside its pages you'lllearn how to create your own templates, work with multiple mastersand slide layouts, and take advantage of various alignment andformatting tools. You'll also learn how to import Excel data;insert graphics, PDF, and Word content; create, edit, and formatorganization charts and diagrams; use action settings andhyperlinks to jump to other slides; and add sound, video, and othertypes of multimedia to spark up your presentations.

Entertaining and informative, Fixing PowerPointAnnoyances is filled with humorous illustrations and packedwith sidebars, tips, and tricks, as well as links to cool resourceson the Web.

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