What’s new with PowerPoint 2008?


Elements Gallery - Click a tab to open, click a tab to close
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Slide Themes - A theme is a coordinated set of fonts, colors, and visual effects that gives your presentation a unified design. You can preview and apply dozens of professionally designed themes directly from the Slide Themes tab in the Elements Gallery. You can also modify themes to match your organization’s design, as well as import themes from other Office files.
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Slide Layouts - When you create a new slide, you can choose from a variety of slide layouts.
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Table Styles - Quickly insert preformatted tables
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Charts - Insert chart styles such as bar, pie, line, scatter
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SmartArt Graphics - Quickly create designer-quality diagrams, charts, and other information graphics by using SmartArt graphics. Choose from dozens of SmartArt graphics to visually represent lists, hierarchies, and other relationships.
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WordArt - PowerPoint includes updated, modern-looking WordArt that you can use to apply 2-D and 3-D effects to text. You can preview and apply WordArt from the WordArt tab in the Elements Gallery.
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Send slides to iPhoto - If you want to share a presentation with someone who doesn't have PowerPoint, or if you want to have access to your presentation on the go, you can send the presentation to iPhoto. After the presentation is in iPhoto, you can sync the slides with a video iPod. PowerPoint creates a picture for each slide in your presentation, and then saves the pictures as an album in your iPhoto Library.
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PowerPoint Resources


http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/redir/va102130414.aspx

Templates
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/redir/va102678926.aspx

Tutoring on PowerPoint
http://www.actden.com/pp/

How to create a PowerPoint
http://www.pppst.com/tutorials.html

PowerPoint tutorials
http://video.about.com/presentationsoft/Start-PowerPoint.htm