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1 Colby Academic ITS Technical Training On the Web at: PowerPoint Quick Start Guide (Comprehensive Training Here)Comprehensive Training Here

2 Colby Academic ITS Technical Training On the Web at: Today’s Quick Start Topics Interface Look and Feel Working with Text Graphics Tables and Charts Drawing Multimedia Slide Show Packaging Tips and Tricks

3 Interface A central Ribbon Contains tools on tabs Tabs include tool groups Quick Access toolbar – Place to put favorite tools Some tools – Offer drop-down galleries of selections – Open dialog boxes for making detailed settings The Launcher – Small arrow expands icon contents File Menu Commands Here

4 Look and Feel Slide Layout Themes Standard Templates Design Tab View Tab 1Click on View tab 2Select options to set 3In this case the slide master 1 On the Home tab, click New Slide, below the slide icon. 2 Click a layout to insert a slide with that layout. Slide Layout Themes 1 Rest the pointer over a theme thumbnail 2 The preview appears on the slide. 3 Click the More arrow for a full theme gallery Slide Layout Themes Standard Templates 1 Click on the Office Icon 2 Select “New” 3 Select Themes from listings Slide Layout Themes Standard Templates Design Tab 1Page orientation 2Built-in themes 3Theme color, font and effects 4Backgrounds Slide Layout Themes Standard Templates Design Tab View Tab

5 Text In general – Sized and formatted based on the Template or Theme Overflow – Wrapped inside text container – Will reduce in size when overflows to fit – Resize container to increase size Standard WYSIWYG icons Home Tab

6 Graphics SmartArt WordArt Photos and Images – Inserting – Editing Clip Art

7 Tables 1 Click on Table 2 The table is inserted 3 Drag to size columns and rows Note the use of SmartArt! To import from Excel

8 Charts

9 Drawing Click on desired shape Drag to size on slide Double-click to bring up shape editing options Make it blue…

10 Multimedia We have been using it throughout this tutorial You can insert – Video – Audio – “Canned” sounds – Transitions – Animations The REAL questions are – How many – How often – Should I? OR

11 Show Packaging Display “live” with a lap top – Your lap top “dies” Display from an Internet site – Internet access? – Forgot to upload linked files? Package on CD – Play on any windows computer – All files in one place

12 Tip #1 Use “Outline” tab to quickly enter slide titles and bulleted lists

13 Tip #2 “Less” IS “More” Remember the Marbles! Applies to EVERYTHING in your presentation Overuse = Confusion Over stimulation = No recognition

14 Tip #3 Use images and photos selectively Follow a “theme” in art also – Color – Faces – Nature… Different ?Can? Emphasize OR ?Can? Distract

15 Tip #4 BEFORE you do anything think about your: – Audience – Purpose – Goal – Time limit – HW/SW limitations THEN start designing AND ONLY THEN add content

16 Colby Academic ITS Technical Training On the Web at: PowerPoint For more information or help, contact: Mel Regnell (4217) Colby Academic ITS Technical Training On the Web at:


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