USING MICROSOFT OFFICE ON FACEBOOK

You can share Word docs, Excel spreadsheets and Powerpoint presentations on Facebook.

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SMARTDRAW 2010

“SmartDraw 2010” is very similar to Microsoft’s Visio diagramming and charting program but costs less: $197 versus Microsoft’s $259 for Visio.

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POWERPOINT PICTURES

Using PowerPoint to create complex illustrations.

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OFFICE ON A STICK

New “Office on a Stick” from Corel.

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PROMPTPUPPY REPLACES A TELEPROMPTER

When you’re giving a speech, you may wish you had a teleprompter, but these can cost thousands of dollars.

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NOW PRESENTING

A free program called Flypaper is a fast and easy way to post slide shows to the Web. The results look much the same as any presentation created with Microsoft’s PowerPoint, which is certainly not free.

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A SLIMMER POWERPOINT

We reduced a 21 megabyte PowerPoint presentation on travel to Guatemala to 1 megabyte by using a Windows utility called PPTminimizer.

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BOOKS

We’ve looked at several books on using PowerPoint, and by far the best is this one from Peachpit Press. It’s called “How to Wow With PowerPoint” by Richard Harrington and Scott Rekdal, and it’s $40 from Peachpit.com.

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NEW VERSION OF POWERPOINT

There’s a new version of PowerPoint available, the first in four years. You can get it on its own for $200 or as part of the new Office 2007 that sells for $300 to $400 from discounters. Either way, you must have the new Vista operating system to use it.

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POINT AND COUNTERPOINT

Company reps often show their products to journalists and customers through really boring “PowerPoint” presentations. The story typically starts somewhere around “when man discovered fire” and is then followed by lots of bullet points. Bob often tells them if they don’t cut it short he’s going to have to kill them.

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