"Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 - How to Get Started?"

What is Microsoft PowerPoint 2007?

The Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 is a member of the Microsoft Office 2007 suite of programs. The primary function is to produce presentation materials.

A presentation is any kind of interaction between a speaker and audience, but it usually involves one or more of the following visual aids: LCD projectors, 35mm slides, overhead transparencies, computer-based slides (either local or at a Web site), handouts, and speaker notes.

A PowerPoint presentation is made up of a series of slides that can contain charts, diagrams, pictures, SmartArt diagrams, bulleted lists, eye-catching text, multimedia video and sound clips, and more.

PowerPoint 2007 provides a variety of professionally designed templates, themes, and style galleries to help you create great-looking presentations.

To start PowerPoint 2007 from the Start Menu

  • Click on the Start button, point to All Programs then Microsoft Office and click on Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007.
  • The first screen that you will see a new blank presentation begins automatically with one slide.

From this first slide, you can see the Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 environment consists of the following elements:

  • When you click the Office Button, commands related to managing PowerPoint and PowerPoint presentations are gathered together on this menu.
  • PowerPoint 2007 office button

  • The Title bar displays the name of the active presentation. At the right end of the title bar are the three familiar buttons - Minimize, Restore and Close buttons.
  • Below the title bar is the Ribbon, which makes all the capabilities of PowerPoint available in a single area so that you can work efficiently with the program. You can find more descriptions about the PowerPoint 2007 ribbon.
  • Across the bottom of the program window, the Status bar gives you information about the current presentation.
  • At the right end of the status bar is the View toolbar, which provides tools for adjusting the view of presentation content.

Related Topics:

What are the Elements of a PowerPoint 2007 Screen? and the Function of Each Element!

Discover the New PowerPoint 2007 Ribbon Feature!

How to Add a New Slide to Your PowerPoint 2007 Presentation?

How to Copy Slides From Other Presentations Created in PowerPoint?

Saving Your Work (Presentation) in PowerPoint 2007

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