Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 New Features

1 day

Course Overview

You have worked with Microsoft® Office PowerPoint® 2003 (or earlier) to create presentations. PowerPoint 2007, with its redesigned interface, enhanced features, and results-oriented authoring tools, improves the process of creating dynamic presentations. In this course, you will work with the new and enhanced features available in Microsoft® Office PowerPoint® 2007.

Course Objective

You will explore the components of the results-oriented interface of the PowerPoint environment and customize the interface to suit your requirements. You will identify and use the new and enhanced features of PowerPoint 2007 to create dynamic and visually appealing presentations. You will then finalize a presentation and secure it with a digital signature to authenticate its validity.

Target student

This course is designed for experienced PowerPoint users who have worked with earlier versions of Microsoft® Office PowerPoint®, ideally Microsoft® Office PowerPoint® 2003, and who have upgraded to Microsoft® Office PowerPoint® 2007.


Students enrolling in this course should understand how to use a version of PowerPoint, preferably 2003 or XP, and have some familiarity with the Internet. This course covers the commonly used new features for a typical user. Due to the nature of this course and the minimal prerequisites, there are other more advanced new features that are not covered in depth.

Course Outline

Exploring the PowerPoint Environment

  • Explore the User Interface
  • Work with the Ribbon
  • Work with Contextual Tabs
  • Use the PowerPoint Galleries
  • Customize the PowerPoint Interface

Enhancing the Presentation Layouts

  • Create Custom Slide Layouts
  • Work with Themes

Creating Dynamic Presentations

  • Apply Rich Text and Typography Effects
  • Enhance Presentations with Graphic Effects
  • Enhance Table Layout
  • Work with Charts

Finalizing the Presentation

  • Customize Slide Shows
  • Secure Presentations
  • Save a Presentation


  • New Features in Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007
  • Enhanced File and Compatibility Features in Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007