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1 Introduction to PowerPoint By Michelle Kravitz

2 What is PowerPoint? n A presentation software n Uses multimedia: text, graphics, pictures, sounds, videos, music, etc. n A tool for professionally displaying and presenting work

3 Getting Started n First, click on the Button in the bottom-left corner n This will open up the menu options n Second, click on Programs then Microsoft PowerPoint n This will open PowerPoint and you will have a choice box

4 PowerPoint (continued) n You will be asked about your new presentation that you’re going to create with this menu: n Click on “Blank Presentation” then click on

5 PowerPoint (continued) n Next, a choice of several screens will come up for the New Slide you will be making n Double-click on the first screen

6 PowerPoint (continued) n You will now have the template for a “Title Slide” open n This will serve as the first slide in your presentation. n Click in the top box and type a Title n Click in the bottom box and type a subtitle (or name and date, etc.)

7 The Title Card n The title of your presentation should be concise and to the point n The subtitle box can contain your name, date, or an actual subtitle.

8 Coloring and Formatting Text n We don’t live in a boring Black-and- White world n Let’s add color and nice formatting to the text!

9 Coloring and Formatting Text n Select text you wish to format by dragging across the text with the mouse n Click on Format, then Font to make changes to Font Style, Size, Color

10 Moving a Text Box n Put arrow on the thick gray line, and a four-headed arrow will appear n Click, hold, and drag the text box to where to you would like it

11 Resizing a Text Box n Click on one of the corner “handles” of the box (and hold) n Using your other hand, drag the mouse either inside (to make smaller), or outside (to make bigger)

12 Adding a Background Color n Adding a background color to your slide will improve the visual quality and appeal to the entire presentation n First, open the Format Menu, and select Background

13 Background Color (cont.) n Click on the down-arrow then select More Colors n From the palette, you may pick any color you want!

14 Background color (cont.) n After you have selected your new color, the previous window will again appear. n Choose “Apply” to apply this background color to just this one slide n If you choose “Apply to All”, this background color will be applied to all of your slides!

15 “Importing” a picture n Pictures and images can also be incorporated into presentations (as you have seen with this presentation) n Pictures can be from sources such as Clip Art, the Internet, or from your personal disk n Clip Art: n Internet: n From disk:

16 Importing Clip Art n Open the Insert menu and select Picture, then Clip Art

17 Clip Art (cont.) n First, select the category that interests you (single click) n Then, select the image within the gallery that you want (single click)

18 Clip Art (cont.) n Now, close the Clip Art dialog box and you will see your selected clip art on the slide n To move and resize the clip art, apply your knowledge of the methods of moving and resizing text boxes

19 Importing a picture from your disk n To personalize your presentation, it is always a good idea to add pictures that are generated yourself. n This makes your project unique to you!

20 Importing a picture (cont.) n To insert a picture from your own disk, first select the Insert menu, then Picture, then From File ….

21 Importing a picture (cont.) n Next, you will be presented with a screen that asks where the picture file is located..

22 Importing a picture (cont.) n If your picture is on your disk, select drive A, 3½

23 Importing a picture (cont.) n Select the picture that you’d like to import from your disk, then click

24 For additional study n Adding a slide transition n Importing a video n Importing a sound / Recording a sound n Applying design templates n Word art n Inserting graphs from Excel and Word


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