Microsoft Office Tutorials and References

In Depth Information

**Inserting Equations**

You can easily duplicate a button by holding down the Ctrl key while you

drag the button to a new location. This technique makes it easy to create

several similar buttons, such as navigation buttons.

3. Return to Normal View.

Click the Normal View button or click the Normal button in the

Presentation Views group on the View tab.

The buttons that you created appear on every slide in your presentation.

Inserting Equations

Steven Hawking has said that his editor told him that every mathematical

equation he included in his classic book
A Brief History of Time
would cut the

book’s sales in half. So he included just one: the classic e=mc
2
. See how easy

that equation was to type? The only trick was remembering how to format

the little 2 as a superscript.

My editor promised me that every equation I included in this topic would

double its sales, but I didn’t believe her, not even for a nanosecond. Just in

case, Figure 16-14 shows some examples of the equations you can create by

using PowerPoint’s handy-dandy Equation feature. You wouldn’t even

consider using ordinary text to try to create these equations, but they took me

only a few minutes to create with the Equation tool. Aren’t they cool? Tell all

your friends about the cool equations you saw in this topic so that they’ll all

rush out and buy copies for themselves.

You don’t have to know anything about math to use PowerPoint. I don’t have

a clue what most of the equations in Figure 16-14 do, but they sure look great,

don’t they?

Don’t forget to tell your friends how great the equations in Figure 16-14 are.

Those alone are worth the price of the book.