Saturday, January 10, 2009

Cutting Edge PowerPoint 2007 For Dummies or Introduction to Information Retrieval

Cutting Edge PowerPoint 2007 For Dummies

Author: Geetesh Bajaj

Get ready to add punch and pizzazz to your presentations and wow your audience using the latest PowerPoint techniques. This friendly book/CD-ROM combo covers all of the new features of Microsoft PowerPoint 2007, including interface changes, presentation themes, multimedia, the Slide Library, and more. The guide introduces you to the elements of PowerPoint: text; background, images, and info-graphics; shapes; fills, lines, and effects; sound and video; animations and transitions; and interactivity, flow, and navigation. Packed with numerous tips, shortcuts, workarounds, and timesaving techniques, it shows you step-by-step how to:

• Dress up your text by using fonts creatively and using WordArt to create artistic effects

• Work with masters and layouts, templates and themes, and fills, lines, and effects

• Maximize visual appeal by combining Photoshop with PowerPoint

• Add transitions, photos, motion, sound (narration and music), video, and animation

• Use SmartArt to create diagrams

• Create dynamic charts, equations, maps, and more

• Use PowerPoint’s extensive clip art collection

• Test and set up your presentation

• Link to Flash, Acrobat, Word, and Excel

• Print presentation materials and create helpful handouts

The CD includes templates, textures, backgrounds, background music scores, images, alpha channel equipped graphics, maps, illustrations, and more, so this combo gives you the know-how and the tools. An 8-page color insert shows you how to use color effectively. With this friendly guide, you’re ready tobring your presentation to life with PowerPoint 2007.

Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

Table of Contents:

Part I: Powering Up PowerPoint.

Chapter 1: PowerPointing with the Best of Them.

Chapter 2: Empowering Your PowerPoint Program.

Chapter 3: Color Is Life.

Chapter 4: Masters and Layouts, Templates and Themes.

Part II: Achieving Visual Appeal.

Chapter 5: Shape Magic.

Chapter 6: Working with Fills, Lines, and Effects.

Chapter 7: Drawing in PowerPoint.

Chapter 8: Dressing Up the Text Stuff.

Chapter 9: Adding Images to Your Presentations.

Chapter 10: Pulling in SmartArt, Charts, Equations, and Maps.

Part III: Adding Motion, Sound, and Effects.

Chapter 11: Listening and Watching: The Sound and Movie Stuff.

Chapter 12: Moving On with Animations and Transitions.

Part IV: Communicating Beyond the PowerPoint Program.

Chapter 13: Interactivity and Linking.

Chapter 14: Preparing and Delivering Your Awesome Presentation.

Chapter 15: Distributing, Repurposing, and Extending.

Part V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 16: My Ten Favorite PowerPoint Tips.

Chapter 17: Ten Solutions to PowerPoint Problems.

Appendix: About the CD.

Bonus Chapter: Exchanging Information.


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Introduction to Information Retrieval

Author: Christopher D Manning

Class-tested and coherent, this groundbreaking new textbook teaches web-era information retrieval, including web search and the related areas of text classification and text clustering from basic concepts. Written from a computer science perspective by three leading experts in the field, it gives an up-to-date treatment of all aspects of the design and implementation of systems for gathering, indexing, and searching documents; methods for evaluating systems; and an introduction to the use of machine learning methods on text collections. All the important ideas are explained using examples and figures, making it perfect for introductory courses in information retrieval for advanced undergraduates and graduate students in computer science. Based on feedback from extensive classroom experience, the book has been carefully structured in order to make teaching more natural and effective. Although originally designed as the primary text for a graduate or advanced undergraduate course in information retrieval, the book will also create a buzz for researchers and professionals alike.

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