The Bottom Line
- easy to follow directions on how to do tasks
- many valuable tips and cautions spread throughout the book
- format is well thought out and organized
- easy to locate a specific area of instruction
- PowerPoint and color go together. No color can be found anywhere in this book .
- great resource for beginners -- and since PowerPoint 2007 is so different from past versions -- everyone is a beginner
- clear and informative explanations
- many illustrations - great for "visual learners", but alas, no color
- lots of tips and tricks for all since this version is very different from the earlier ones
Guide Review - "How to Do Everything With Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007" - Ellen Finkelstein
Once the PowerPoint part is complete, Ellen goes beyond the creation process, offering her valuable advice on delivery, printing, handouts and making your presentation web ready.
Like Ellen's previous book on PowerPoint 2003, this book is organized in such a way, that a beginner can follow it step-by-step, and be on the way to creating his first PowerPoint presentation. But -- if you just need to know how to do something in a hurry, rest assured that the Table of Contents clearly outlines each chapter thoroughly, so you can find what you need on the fly.
Once again, my only criticism is that there is no color in the book. I realize that color ups the cost of production, but really -- presentations are all about getting and keeping the audience’s attention. Color is a major factor in this software product, and color grabs the audience’s attention. Why should a book be different?
My last comment? Do you need to learn PowerPoint 2007? Get this book.