Entries Tagged as 'PowerPoint 2007'

PowerPoint 2010: Positives and Negatives

November 4th, 2011 No Comments

When Microsoft introduced PowerPoint 2007, we found a whole new look and feel.  The new menu bar was virtually unrecognizable. Though not as drastic a change from 2007, PowerPoint 2010 nevertheless has a new look. That combined with added functionality delivers both positive and negative results. The positives: PowerPoint files created in PowerPoint 2010 may […]


Using the Selection Pane

August 15th, 2011 No Comments

The Selection and Visibility Pane is an extremely useful feature in PowerPoint 2007/2010. So useful, in fact, that you may wonder how you ever worked without it. The Selection Pane keeps track of everything on the slide in a task pane on the right side of the desktop. View the Selection Pane: On the Home […]


PowerPoint 2007 special effects uneditable in PowerPoint 2003

June 9th, 2010 No Comments

PowerPoint 2007-10 offers many new graphic features, including SmartArt (preformatted shapes in various configurations with editable text) and sophisticated special effects that can be applied to shapes and text. The special effects include reflections, shadows, glows, bevels and soft edges that previously only could be done with Photoshop or other photo-editing software. Here’s what happens […]


Corrupted templates and master slides

June 9th, 2010 10 Comments

Like many of you, we’ve run across a number of problems when moving files back and forth between PowerPoint 97-2003 and PowerPoint 2007-10. One of the most obvious issues concerns changes to the templates and master slides. Here, we’ll take a look at what kind of changes to expect and how to deal with them. […]


Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for PowerPoint 2007-10

June 9th, 2010 No Comments

A number of PowerPoint users have moved on to PowerPoint 2007 (or 2010 Beta), but many still work with PowerPoint 97-2003 or move files back and forth between versions. If you plan to work with both versions, you should install the free Office Compatibility Pack at http://www.microsoft.com/downloads. The Compatibility Pack enforces compatibility between Office 2003 […]


Slide aspect ratios: what you need to know

August 12th, 2009 4 Comments

Many PowerPoint presentations are formatted at the default 4:3 aspect ratio, which is the display size used by older TV screens and projectors. Widescreen shows, with a 16:9 aspect ratio, are becoming more and more common. Keynote conferences and other high-end events will likely be displayed in widescreen environments. For smaller venues, widescreen HD-capable DLP chip projectors are now very […]


Experiencing blurry images with PowerPoint 2007?

July 16th, 2009 3 Comments

If you place high resolution images in PowerPoint 2007 presentations (say, above 220 dpi*), save the file and then reopen it, you may notice that the photos or graphics no longer appear as sharp as they should. This is because PowerPoint 2007 automatically compresses images down to 96 dpi, the resolution of projected slideshows. Animated […]


PowerPoint — PC/MAC Version Compatibility

May 18th, 2009 No Comments

Bluewave performed general tests for PowerPoint version compatibility on both Mac and PC platforms. Here’s what we learned:   Opening PC PowerPoint 2003 files in Mac PowerPoint 2004 or 2008 Fonts can be a problem. While easily fixed, it’s best to check each slide carefully. PowerPoint gradients become separate lines of color instead of a solid […]


How can I set up slide numbers in PowerPoint 2003 and 2007?

September 10th, 2008 4 Comments

A look at the somewhat confusing issue of slide numbers in PowerPoint 2003 and 2007. PowerPoint 2003: In order for a slide number to automatically appear on all slides in PowerPoint 2003, it must first be set up on the Slide Master. Type View > Master to go to the Slide Master. If the slide number text […]

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PowerPoint 2003/2007 — Color Palette Conversion

September 10th, 2008 2 Comments

This issue is in the process of being sorted out, but for now, just know that there are issues with the color palettes when converting or saving to the other version. 2003 has 10 colors and 2007 has 12. If you’ve converting a file from 2003 to 2007, 2007 adds two new color “locations”, but […]