PowerPoint 2007 photo albums

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The fast way to make a photo album presentation in Powerpoint 2007 and 2010.

Last year, Office for Mere Mortals, covered making a photo album in several versions of Powerpoint.

In PowerPoint 2007 and PowerPoint 2010 there’s a quicker way – go to the Insert tab and choose Photo Album.

Then you’ll see a dialog box to control the entire presentation in one place.

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Choose pictures using File/Disk … using the Ctrl key to select multiple images.

‘New Text Box’ should really be called ‘New Text Slide‘ because it lets you add a text slide between images.

The buttons below the slide list/preview let you rearrange the slides, delete an image, rotate, change contrast or brightness.

‘Captions below ALL pictures’ gives you smaller images on each slide with the image file name (without extension) as a footer.

The Picture Layout lets you nominate 1, 2 or 4 images per slide with or without a title on each slide.

Finally choose Update to make the presentation.

At this point you have a standard presentation that you can edit just like any other, perhaps using some of the tips mentioned in our article Photo Albums in PowerPoint.

It is possible to change the photo album by going back to the Photo Album button on the ribbon and choose ‘Edit Photo Album’. However any individual changes you’ve made outside that dialog box when you choose ‘Update’ again.

Some people use the Photo Album option to quickly make some slides based on images, then copy those slides to larger presentations.

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