Presentation on theme: " A complete presentation graphics program that allows you to produce professional looking presentations. A presentation is also referred to as a slide."— Presentation transcript:
A slide master is the top slide in a hierarchy of slides that stores information about the theme and slide layouts of a presentation, including the background, color, fonts, effects, placeholder sizes, and positioning. Every presentation contains at least one slide master. The key benefit to modifying and using slide masters is that you can make universal style changes to every slide in your presentation, including ones added later to the presentation. When you use a slide master, you save time because you don't have to type the same information on more than one slide. The slide master especially comes in handy when you have extremely long presentations with lots of slides. Because slide masters affect the look of your entire presentation, when you create and edit a slide master or corresponding layouts, you work in Slide Master view. http://office.microsoft.com/en-ca/powerpoint-help/what-is-a-slide-master-HA010280572.aspx
Status bar.-what number it is in the presentation and what design theme it's using. View toolbar-right of the screen lets you choose among a variety of views, including Slide Sorter, Reading View and Slide Show. There's also a slider that lets you zoom in or out of your document. notes pane- type speaker notes.
Home: This contains the most commonly used PowerPoint features, including creating new slides, changing layouts, formatting text and paragraphs, inserting shapes, performing search and replace operations, and creating drawings. Insert: insert into a presentation, such as pictures, clip art, charts, tables, videos, audio clips, equations, photo albums, headers and footers, and text boxes.
Design: Here's where you'll apply different themes to your presentation; change colors, fonts and effects; select background styles; change the slide orientation and page setup; and so on. TRANSITIONS-create transitions between slides, such as cuts, fades and wipes, as well as a number of 3D slide transitions that are new to PowerPoint 2010.
Animations: This lets you add animation effects to your slides. Animations are effects on the slide itself. Review: Here's the place to turn to for checking spelling and grammar, looking up a word in a thesaurus, marking up a presentation with comments and reviewing other people's markups.
Linked Note Taking, an automatic feature when OneNote is docked to the desktop. Please see article below http://blogs.office.com/2010/04/13/onenot e-2010-and-powerpoint-2010-easy-note- taking-while-reading-presentations/
Minimize the number of slides. To maintain a clear message and to keep your audience attentive and interested, keep the number of slides in your presentation to a minimum.
Choose a font style that your audience can read from a distance. Avoid narrow fonts, such as Arial Narrow, and avoid fonts that include fancy edges, such as Times. Use theme fonts (theme fonts: A set of major and minor fonts that is applied to a file. Theme fonts, theme colors, and theme effects compose a theme.) in your presentation.
Keep your text simple by using bullet points or short sentences try to keep each to one line minimize text wrapping You can remove "a" and "the" to help reduce the word count on a line.
Make slide backgrounds subtle and keep them consistent. Choose an appealing consistent template ◦ (template: A file or set of files that contains information about the theme, layout, and other elements of a finished presentation.) Use high contrast between background color and text color. Check the spelling and grammar.
Show up early and verify that your equipment works properly. Don't assume that your presentation will work fine on another computer. ◦ Disk failures, software version mismatches, lack of disk space, low memory, and many other factors can ruin a presentation. Make sure that you have the appropriate files and versions of software that you need. Ensure all files are accounted for when you copy them to a CD or network drive and carry them to your presentation location.
Keep your audience focused on the content of your presentation. Ask your audience to hold questions until the end. Use sound recordings when sending a presentation electronically. Use animation and slide transitions consistently and sparingly.
Avoid moving the pointer unconsciously. Do not read the presentation. Practice the presentation so that you can speak from bullet points. Stay on time. Monitor your audience's behavior.
Verify that the projector's resolution is the same as the computer on which you created your presentation. If the resolutions don't match, your slides may be cropped, or other display problems can occur. Turn your screen saver off.