- Paperback: 288 pages
- Publisher: Que Publishing; 1 edition (October 8, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0789749556
- ISBN-13: 978-0789749550
- Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.5 x 9.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 8 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,392,212 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author
Echo Swinford began her career in the industry by convincing the boss to keep the presentation development work in house. This forced Echo to learn PowerPoint in a hurry! Fast forward 15 years and Echo has completed her master’s degree in New Media at the Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis School of Informatics. She is the co-author of The PowerPoint 2007 Complete Makeover Kit, author of Fixing PowerPoint Annoyances, and the expert voice and instructor behind PowerPoint 2010 LiveLessons (Video Training). She’s tech edited a slew of other books and is constantly learning more about PowerPoint. Based in Indianapolis, she travels frequently, supporting clients worldwide with presentation and template consulting, development, and training. A Microsoft PowerPoint MVP since 2000, Echo has been a featured speaker for the Presentation Summit (formerly PowerPoint Live) user conference since its inception. In her spare time she fights with the Theme Builder, fosters cats for the Humane Society of Indianapolis, and trades sanity checks with Julie Terberg at least three times a day.
Julie Terberg has worked in the computer graphics industry since the time of CRT monitors, 8-inch floppy discs, and film recorders. Her background includes a BFA in Industrial Design, years of experience behind the scenes in business theater, and more than a million slides served (with backup files to prove it). Julie is the principal of Terberg Design, based in Michigan, where she lives with her husband and two teenage kids. She loves helping her clients by developing visual concepts that better communicate with an audience. Julie has been a Microsoft PowerPoint MVP since 2005. She is the co-author of Perfect Medical Presentations and she was the tech editor for The PowerPoint 2007 Complete Makeover Kit. As a contributing author to Presentations Magazine, Julie won editorial awards for her Creative Techniques columns. She enjoys speaking at the Presentation Summit user conference, where she met and instantly bonded with Echo Swinford.
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Creating templates that work well across different versions of PowerPoint, on Mac and PC and even between different computers running the same software is another matter altogether. It can be a complex puzzle, but with the right knowledge, you can solve it.
Where do you find that knowledge? This book. Laid out logically, simply, clearly and beautifully.
Where else can you find the same knowledge? Nowhere.
If you're creating templates for other people to use, this is your bible. The gold standard. So good that I bought the Kindle version so I could have it handy on my PC/iPad/iPhone when I'm away from the office. (The Kindle version, by the way, is one of the best examples of a computer book I've ever seen on the Kindle).
If you're a manager, this book gives you arguments to make for funding some true MS Office expertise.
If you're a PowerPoint user, this book shows you exactly -- exactly -- what to do to make your presentation templates bulletproof.
Anyone trying to standardise their companies slide decks, in particular those used training courses should buy this.
When people ask what's our secret to stunningly attractive and effective PowerPoint presentation, I respond simply, Julie Terberg."
And now Julie Terberg and Echo Swinford are sharing their secrets with you. Whether you're just starting out or are a power user, Building PowerPoint Templates is a must have in every professional's library.