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2 PowerPoint Tips v5.PPT PowerPoint Tips for CERT Instructors Paul Lufkin Palo Alto Fire Department

3 2 Why PowerPoint? De facto standard for presentations Basic CERT slides from FEMA are in PowerPoint FEMA slides need to be localized & customized PowerPoint is a powerful tool if you know a little about how it works PowerPoint® is a registered trademark of Microsoft

4 3 Controlling Your Slides Look PowerPoint has several mechanisms for controlling the look and feel of a presentation Design Templates Masters Slide Layouts

5 4 Design Templates Design templates contain color schemes, slide and title masters with custom formatting Changing the design template replaces the slide master, title master, and color scheme of the original After you apply a design template, each slide you add has the same look * Tip: Create a look then save as a template File, Save As…, Save as type: Design Template * PowerPoint 2002 and later allow multiple designs in single presentation!

6 5 Masters Slide master controls the format and placement of the titles and text you type on slides Title master controls the format of the title slide Masters also hold background items, such as graphics you want to appear on every slide Any change you make to a slide master is reflected on each slide in the set You can change any individual slide to look different from the master

7 6 Slide Master Tip: Change the location & color of the page number on the Slide Master via View, Master, Slide Master Placeholders Page Number Placeholder

8 7 Slide Layouts PowerPoint comes with 24 pre-designed slide layouts. For example: Most commonly used: layout that has placeholders for a title and bulleted text Another has placeholders for a title and clip art The title and text placeholders follow the formatting of the slide master Tip: After pasting text from Word, re-apply the slide layout to fix font and font size Format, Slide Layout, Reapply

9 8 Headers, Footers & Page Numbers To turn on or modify Footer or Page Numbers Select View, Headers & Footer…

10 9 Outline Bulleted Lists Slide layout is outline bulleted list Bullets and fonts change on sub-topics Like this… –…and like this Tip: Turn bullets off to create a subheading

11 10 Numbered Lists 1. New feature in PowerPoint 2000 Will get interesting results if played back on PC with PowerPoint Select from Toolbar Tip: Right click in tool bar area to select additional tool bars. Numbering is in Formatting toolbar Numbered Lists

12 11 Clip Art and Pictures Inserting Clip Art & Pictures Search for clip art by topic keyword May need custom installation Default install doesnt put clip art on PC Web sites with topic search also available Tip: Connect to Microsofts free Web site: Insert, Picture, Clips Online

13 12 Inserting Pictures Scale large digital photos outside of PowerPoint Use Adobe Photoshop or Paint Shop Pro Dont drag and drop pictures into slides Makes resulting files much larger Tip: Insert pictures via: Insert, Picture, From File…

14 13 Notes Pages Use to add reminders and supplemental information for instructors Print by selecting Print what: Notes Pages from Print control panel Tip: To make them more readable, format Notes text to be 14 points or larger Tip: Switch to notes page view ( View, Notes Page ), to draw or add a picture to Notes

15 14 Handouts 6 Slides per Page Saves paper, but hard to read 3 Slides per Page Same slide size as 6-up Room for notes 2 Slides per Page Easier to read Less efficient use of paper Better for reference materials

16 15 Handout Examples 6 Slides/Page3 Slides/Page2 Slides/Page

17 16 Handouts Without Backgrounds Tip: Disable printing of slide backgrounds Select File, Print, Check Grayscale Grayscale checkbox 2 Slides/Page without Background

18 17 Handouts: Preview Preview how handouts will look in black & white before printing and duplication PowerPoints conversion from color to gray- scale can sometimes be surprising Tip: Select View, Black and White or click on toolbar Grayscale Preview

19 18 PowerPoint Dos… Use meaningful titles Use readable size text Tip: Set properties via File,Properties Summary tab

20 19 …and PowerPoint Donts Avoid fly-ins …from every direction …that seen to come Moderation is the key when using animation and sound effects

21 20 Disabling Animation When given an exuberant PowerPoint presentations, you can temporarily disable the animation effects Tip: Select Slide Show, Set Up Show…, Check Show without animation

22 21 Importing Outlines From Word Create a presentation by importing an outline from Word Tip: In Word, open the document, select File, Send To, Microsoft PowerPoint Insert an outline into an existing presentation Tip: In PowerPoint select Insert, Slides from Outline

23 22 PowerPoint Resources: Books Beginning to Intermediate How to Do Everything with PowerPoint Ellen Finkelstein, 433 pages, McGraw-Hill Osborne Media, March 26, 2002, ISBN: ,$24.99 (Amazon) Advanced PowerPoint Advanced Presentation Techniques Faithe Wempen, 600 pages, John Wiley & Sons, July 5, 2004, ISBN: , $27.19 (Amazon)

24 23 PowerPoint Resources: Web Microsoft PowerPoint Homepage X Indezine PowerPoint Links Techniques And Tutorials Insert and Play Movies in PowerPoint 97/2000 Presentations etID=HA &CTT=6&Origin=EC

25 24 Questions? Paul Lufkin (650)

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