2 What is PowerPoint? A presentation software Uses multimedia: text, graphics, pictures, sounds, videos, music, etc.A tool for professionally displaying and presenting work
3 Getting Started First, click on the Button in the bottom-left corner This will open up the menu optionsSecond, click on Programs then Microsoft PowerPointThis will open PowerPoint and you will have a choice box
4 PowerPoint (continued) You will be asked about your new presentation that you’re going to create with this menu:Click on “Blank Presentation” then click on
5 PowerPoint (continued) Next, a choice of several screens will come up for the New Slide you will be makingDouble-click on the first screen
6 PowerPoint (continued) You will now have the template for a “Title Slide” openThis will serve as the first slide in your presentation.Click in the top box and type a TitleClick in the bottom box and type a subtitle (or name and date, etc.)
7 The Title CardThe title of your presentation should be concise and to the pointThe subtitle box can contain your name, date, or an actual subtitle.
8 Coloring and Formatting Text We don’t live in a boring Black-and-White worldLet’s add color and nice formatting to the text!
9 Coloring and Formatting Text Select text you wish to format by dragging across the text with the mouseClick on Format, then Font to make changes to Font Style, Size, Color
10 Moving a Text BoxPut arrow on the thick gray line, and a four-headed arrow will appearClick, hold, and drag the text box to where to you would like it
11 Resizing a Text BoxClick on one of the corner “handles” of the box (and hold)Using your other hand, drag the mouse either inside (to make smaller), or outside (to make bigger)
12 Adding a Background Color Adding a background color to your slide will improve the visual quality and appeal to the entire presentationFirst, open the Format Menu, and select Background
13 Background Color (cont.) Click on the down-arrow then select More ColorsFrom the palette, you may pick any color you want!
14 Background color (cont.) After you have selected your new color, the previous window will again appear.Choose “Apply” to apply this background color to just this one slideIf you choose “Apply to All”, this background color will be applied to all of your slides!
15 “Importing” a picturePictures and images can also be incorporated into presentations (as you have seen with this presentation)Pictures can be from sources such as Clip Art, the Internet, or from your personal diskClip Art:Internet:From disk:
16 Importing Clip ArtOpen the Insert menu and select Picture, then Clip Art
17 Clip Art (cont.)First, select the category that interests you (single click)Then, select the image within the gallery that you want (single click)
18 Clip Art (cont.)Now, close the Clip Art dialog box and you will see your selected clip art on the slideTo 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 To personalize your presentation, it is always a good idea to add pictures that are generated yourself.This makes your project unique to you!
20 Importing a picture (cont.) To insert a picture from your own disk, first select the Insert menu, then Picture, then From File ….
21 Importing a picture (cont.) Next, you will be presented with a screen that asks where the picture file is located..
22 Importing a picture (cont.) If your picture is on your disk, select drive A, 3½
23 Importing a picture (cont.) Select the picture that you’d like to import from your disk, then click
24 For additional study Adding a slide transition Importing a video Importing a sound / Recording a soundApplying design templatesWord artInserting graphs from Excel and Word