Migrating from PowerPoint 2003 to PowerPoint 2007

with David Rivers
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Migrating from PowerPoint 2003 to PowerPoint 2007
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In Migrating from PowerPoint 2003 to PowerPoint 2007, author David Rivers explains the key differences between PowerPoint 2007 and PowerPoint 2003 and the benefits of upgrading to the 2007 version of Microsoft’s presentation software. The course covers the new Office Open XML file format, changes to the PowerPoint interface, and how to perform common tasks in PowerPoint 2007 versus PowerPoint 2003. Exercise files accompany the course.

Topics include:
  • Comparing the PowerPoint 2003 and 2007 interfaces
  • Working in a mixed PowerPoint environment
  • Dealing with file compatibility issues
  • Changing the default file format
  • Using keyboard shortcuts
  • Working with the Compatibility Pack
  • Performing common tasks with the Quick Access Toolbar
  • Creating custom layouts
  • Animating presentations in PowerPoint 2007


(upbeat music) - [Voiceover] Hi, and welcome to Migrating from Microsoft PowerPoint 2003 to PowerPoint 2007! I'm David Rivers. Microsoft has incorporated some major changes and improvements in PowerPoint 2007, so if you're considering Migrating from PowerPoint 2003, this title will help to make your transition to PowerPoint 2007 a smooth one. We'll begin with a tour of the new and improved Fluent User Interface, namely the Ribbon, which is designed to make commands easier to find.

And we'll examine ways to use keyboard shortcuts as well. Then we'll explore the challenges and considerations for working with PowerPoint 2003 and 2007 files in a mixed environment. This will involve saving files to the right format, working in Compatibility mode, and using the Compatibility Pack if you haven't already upgraded. The way you perform many of the common commands in PowerPoint 2003 may be performed in different ways in PowerPoint 2007. So we'll investigate the advantage, for example, of the Quick Access toolbar and how to customize it to help you work more efficiently.

We'll also work with the Mini toolbars for even faster access to related functionality when selecting content in PowerPoint 2007. Then we'll examine a number of features in PowerPoint 2007 that have been improved or altered from PowerPoint 2003, like working with Slide Layouts and diagrams, including the new SmartArt Graphics, we'll examine Quick Styles and Themes, and we'll dive into adding special effects to slide content and using Slide Transitions and Animations for that added element of pizzazz.

So with so much to cover, let's get started.

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