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Tired of the lackluster graphics and dull, canned look of PowerPoint presentations? At last you have an alternative: Apple Computer's graphics-intensive Keynote presentation software. If you give presentations on a regular basis, you'll want to start leveraging the power of Keynote immediately—dragging and dropping graphics, digital photos, QuickTime movies, and audio into your slide shows; creating animations, shadows, and labels for your charts and tables; producing dynamic drop shadows and cinematic transitions between slides; and more—and this Visual QuickStart Guide will show you how. Veteran presenter, QuickStart author, and Mac guru Tom Negrino makes it easy to dive in and start creating high-impact presentations in no time by providing step-by-step instructions peppered with plenty of screen shots, tips, and sidebars. You'll learn how to use Keynote's professionally designed "themes" to create coordinated backgrounds, fonts, colors, bullets, tables, and charts in seconds. And if you're interested in creating a custom look, you'll find plenty of instructions for that as well. The best part? You don't need to be a graphics artist to produce visually stunning (and stunningly effective) presentations with Keynote.
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