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Introduction to PowerPoint By Michelle Kravitz
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
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
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
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
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.)
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.
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!
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
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
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)
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
Background Color (cont.) n Click on the down-arrow then select More Colors n From the palette, you may pick any color you want!
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!
“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:
Importing Clip Art n Open the Insert menu and select Picture, then Clip Art
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)
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
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!
Importing a picture (cont.) n To insert a picture from your own disk, first select the Insert menu, then Picture, then From File ….
Importing a picture (cont.) n Next, you will be presented with a screen that asks where the picture file is located..
Importing a picture (cont.) n If your picture is on your disk, select drive A, 3½
Importing a picture (cont.) n Select the picture that you’d like to import from your disk, then click
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