2 Objectives Open and save an existing presentation. Identify the parts of the PowerPoint screen. Navigate through a presentation. Change the slide view. Create a new presentation. Apply a design template. Add, delete, copy, and move slides. Preview a presentation.
Computer Literacy BASICS 3 Vocabulary Normal view Placeholders Presentations Slide design Slide Finder Slide layout Slide Show view Slide Sorter view
Computer Literacy BASICS 4 PowerPoint Presentations PowerPoint helps you create professional- looking slides, transparencies, or on-screen presentations. The presentations can include text, drawing objects, clip art, pictures, tables, charts, sound, and video clips. PowerPoint provides many features that make creating a presentation easy and fun.
Computer Literacy BASICS 5 Opening an Existing Presentation When you start PowerPoint, the Getting Started task pane is displayed. The task pane shows the most recently opened presentations. – Click a presentation’s filename link to open it. The task pane also shows a link titled More presentations. – Click the link to open a dialog box to search for other presentations.
Computer Literacy BASICS 6 Saving a Presentation You save a presentation with the same commands you learned in Word and Excel, using the Save command on the File menu. To save it with a different name, use the Save As command on the File menu. You can save a presentation so it can be viewed in a Web browser by selecting Save as Web Page from the File menu.
Computer Literacy BASICS 7 Parts of the PowerPoint Window Slide pane Outline pane Notes pane Getting Started task pane
Computer Literacy BASICS 8 The PowerPoint Panes In Normal view, there are three panes you can use to create presentations: The Outline pane: Displays your presentation in outline format or in slide format and allows you to move through your presentation by clicking the slides in the Outline pane. The Slide pane: Displays a single slide as it will appear in your presentation. The Notes pane: Provides a space to add notes and information to help you with your presentation.
Computer Literacy BASICS 9 Navigating Through a Presentation You can navigate through presentation slides in several different ways: Click the slide icon or text in the Outline pane. Click the Next Slide or Previous Slide buttons at the bottom of the vertical scroll bar. Press the PageUp or PageDown keys. Press Ctrl + Home to go to the first slide. Press Ctrl + End to go to the last slide. Drag the scroll box up or down the vertical scroll bar. Previous Slide Next Slide
Computer Literacy BASICS 10 Slide Labels As you drag the scroll box on the vertical scroll bar, a slide label appears to the left of the scroll bar that displays the title and number of the slide.
Computer Literacy BASICS 11 Changing the Slide View PowerPoint offers three different ways to view your presentation: Normal view is the default view that provides the Outline, Slide, and the Notes pane. Slide Sorter view gives you an overall picture of your presentation by displaying your slides as thumbnails, making it easy to add and delete slides and change the order of the slides. Slide Show view displays the current slide so that it fills the whole computer screen.
Computer Literacy BASICS 12 Changing the Slide View (cont.) Buttons at the lower left of the PowerPoint window allow you to quickly change the Slide view. You can also select different views as options on the View menu. Normal View Slide Sorter View Slide Show View
Computer Literacy BASICS 13 Slide Sorter View
Computer Literacy BASICS 14 Creating a New Presentation When creating a new presentation, you can Create a new blank presentation and apply a design template to it. Use the AutoContent Wizard to guide you through a series of questions about what type of presentation to create. Select the General Templates option in the Getting Started task pane. Create a new presentation based on an existing presentation.
Computer Literacy BASICS 15 Effective Presentation Design A good presentation holds the audience’s attention without distracting them from the information. Use these design guidelines: Don’t overload a slide with too much content—keep your message clear and concise. Use bullets for lists of data that do not need to be in any particular order. Use numbered lists to show the steps in a process or data that should be examined in order.
Computer Literacy BASICS 16 Effective Presentation Design (cont.) Limit the number of special features on one slide such as bullets, graphics, or numbered items. Tables and charts can illustrate numerical data or trends, but keep the charts simple and easy to read. Use graphics or charts only to highlight relevant information. Don’t use graphics just to “decorate” a slide. Select only one or two fonts to use in each slide, and use the same fonts for the same features in all slides to create a consistent appearance.
Computer Literacy BASICS 17 Speaker Notes The Notes pane in Normal view provides a place for you to write speaker notes. Use speaker notes to add information you want to emphasize or dialogue you want to use when you present your slide show to an audience. To add speaker notes to a presentation: – Click in the notes area (by default it displays a message that reads Click to add notes). – Key the text you want to include.
Computer Literacy BASICS 18 Design Templates Give your presentation a professional look by applying a slide design. Slide designs include predefined backgrounds, color schemes, text formats, bullet styles, and graphics. Slide designs give the presentation a consistent look and feel.
Computer Literacy BASICS 19 The Slide Design Task Pane To apply a slide design: Click the Format menu and then click Slide Design to open the Slide Design task pane. Examine the thumbnail designs in the task pane and click the one you want to use. – You can change the color scheme for a design if you like the look of the template but prefer different colors.
Computer Literacy BASICS 20 Adding Slides You can add slides in Normal view or Slide Sorter view: – Open the Insert menu and select New Slide. – Click the New Slide button on the Formatting toolbar. If you have a design theme applied to the presentation, the new slide will be formatted with that design.
Computer Literacy BASICS 21 Adding Slides (cont.) The new slide will usually contain one or more placeholders for text and graphics, depending on the slide design. You can change the slide layout using the Slide Layout task pane.
Computer Literacy BASICS 22 Deleting and Duplicating Slides You can delete a slide in Normal view or Slide Sorter view: – Click the slide to select it. – Press the Delete key or use the Cut command. You can use Copy and Paste to copy a slide to a new location. – With Cut or Copy, the slide is stored on the Clipboard until you paste it back into the presentation.
Computer Literacy BASICS 23 The Slide Finder With Slide Finder, you can quickly find and copy slides from one presentation to another. When slides are copied from one presen- tation to a second presentation, they are automatically formatted the same way as the other slides in the second presentation.
Computer Literacy BASICS 24 The Slide Finder (cont.) The Slide Finder can be accessed from Normal view or Slide Sorter view. – Click the Insert menu and then click Slides from Files to open the Slide Finder dialog box.
Computer Literacy BASICS 25 The Slide Finder Dialog Box
Computer Literacy BASICS 26 Previewing a Presentation After you add slides to a presentation, you should preview it to look for errors and see how your slides appear. To preview a presentation, click the Slide Show view button, which will display your slides in full-screen view.
Computer Literacy BASICS 27 Navigating in Slide Show View Advance slides forward by clicking the mouse button or the space bar. You can also use the arrow keys to advance forward or backward. You can use the PageUp and PageDown keys to advance slides as well. Press the Esc key to end the slide show at any time.
Computer Literacy BASICS 28 Navigating in Slide Show View When you move the mouse in Slide Show view, an arrow mouse pointer appears on the screen that you can use to point out parts of the slide. After you move the mouse pointer, icons display in the lower-left corner of the slide: – A left-pointing arrow – A pen icon – A menu icon – A right-pointing arrow
Computer Literacy BASICS 29 The Slide Show Screen Icons When you click the arrows, the display moves to the previous (left arrow) or next (right arrow) slide. Click the pen icon to display a menu of options to change the mouse pointer to different kinds of pens. – Use the mouse pointer as a pen to draw or write on the slide displayed on the screen.
Computer Literacy BASICS 30 The Slide Show Screen Icons (cont.) The menu icon opens a shortcut menu with options to navigate through the slide show, close it, change the display color or appearance, and access Help.
Computer Literacy BASICS 31 Displaying Speaker Notes Speaker notes are not visible in Slide Show view unless you make them appear. To display a note in Slide Show view: – Click the menu icon or right-click anywhere in the slide to open a shortcut menu. – On the shortcut menu, select Screen, and then click Speaker Notes in the submenu. The note for the slide displays in the middle of the screen, in front of the slide information.
Computer Literacy BASICS 32 Summary When you start PowerPoint, you can choose to create a new presentation or open an existing presentation. In addition to using the Outline pane to move to a different slide, you can also use the scroll bar or shortcut keys to navigate through a presentation in Normal view.
Computer Literacy BASICS 33 Summary (cont.) PowerPoint offers three different views to display a presentation. You work in either Normal view or Slide Sorter view as you create and edit your presentation. In Slide Show view, the current slide fills the full computer screen. You use this view to preview your presentation and when you present the show to your audience.
Computer Literacy BASICS 34 Summary (cont.) There are several ways to create a new presentation in PowerPoint including opening a blank presentation or a design template, using the AutoContent Wizard, selecting a presentation with content, and modifying existing presentations. You can add speaker notes to slides in the Notes pane that appears below the Slide pane in Normal view.
Computer Literacy BASICS 35 Summary (cont.) The slide design automatically formats slides with color schemes, bullet styles, and graphics. A design template ensures that all slides in a presentation have a consistent look. You can apply a design at any time without affecting the contents of the slides.
Computer Literacy BASICS 36 Summary (cont.) You can add a new slide in Normal view or Slide Sorter view. When you add a new slide, you can select a slide layout or use the default layout. It is easy to delete and copy slides in Slide Sorter view. You can use the Cut, Copy, and Paste commands to delete, move, or copy slides in a presentation.
Computer Literacy BASICS 37 Summary (cont.) The Slide Finder enables you to find and copy one or more slides from one presentation to another quickly and easily. In Slide Show view, you can preview your presentation, move through the slide show using the mouse, spacebar, or shortcut keys, and even draw or write over the slides.
Quick Quiz 1. A PowerPoint document is called a(n) _______________. Computer Literacy BASICS 38
5. Explain when to use a bulleted list and when to use a numbered list on a slide in a presentation. Computer Literacy BASICS 46
Answer: Use a bulleted list when the items do not need to be in any particular order, and use a numbered list for an ordered set of data or a series of steps in a process. Computer Literacy BASICS 47
6. True or False? A design template provides a preformatted slide design with colors, styles, and layouts. Computer Literacy BASICS 48
Answer:True Computer Literacy BASICS 49
7.When you use the Cut and Copy commands to delete, duplicate, or move slides in PowerPoint, where is the slide content temporarily stored? Computer Literacy BASICS 50
Answer: Clipboard Computer Literacy BASICS 51
8.True or False? You can write or draw on slides during a presentation using Slide Show view. Computer Literacy BASICS 52
Answer:True Computer Literacy BASICS 53
Discussion Question #1 Word makes it easier to create documents than by using a typewriter, and Excel provides many advances in keeping records when compared with handwritten ledger books. How was information presented to an audience before personal computers and presentation software were available? What are some of the advances and extra features offered by PowerPoint compared to the old way(s) of presenting information? Computer Literacy BASICS 54
Discussion Question #2 Compare the different ways PowerPoint provides to create a new presentation such as using design templates, inserting slides from another presentation with Slide Finder, or AutoContent (if you are familiar with it). Which would you prefer to use, and why? (If you have not used AutoContent yet, compare the other methods.) Computer Literacy BASICS 55
Discussion Question #3 This lesson gives some guidelines for effective design of a presentation. Refer back to them and add your own ideas to explain how the appearance of a presentation by an entrepreneur to potential investors would differ from a presentation by an artist to a Boy Scout troop about how to build and decorate a box kite. What sort of content would each presentation include? Computer Literacy BASICS 56