Lesson 3: Format Content PowerPoint 2007 can help you to create professional- looking presentations with tools such as themes, slide masters, animation, and effects.
Lesson 3: Format Content Customize slide backgrounds Modify slide layouts, fonts, and text Modify and add effects to pictures, shapes, and graphics Apply animation and transition effects Work with slide masters Modify page setup Use headers and footers Lesson 2 Objectives:
A theme is a type of template that adds visual interest to a presentation and helps to give it a consistent look, or format. Lesson 3: Format Content When selecting a theme, think about what you want the tone of your presentation to be.
A background is a solid color, pattern, or picture that appears behind content on a slide. Lesson 3: Format Content You can add a background to a single slide or add the same background to an entire presentation.
Use the Format Background dialog box to apply an effect to the background. Lesson 3: Format Content A gradient effect gives the background gradual shading that changes from one side or corner to the other. Every theme has a background color that is part of its color scheme.
Slide layout refers to how text, graphics, and other content are arranged on a slide. Lesson 3: Format Content PowerPoint has two main slide layouts— Title and Title and Content. Use a slide layout that fits the content you want to include. You can apply a layout to a new slide, or change the layout of a slide you have already created.
Lesson 3: Format Content A font is the unique design of a set of characters. Choose fonts that match the tone of your presentation. The font style refers to effects such as bold, italic, and underline. To preserve consistency, try not to use too many different fonts and styles when creating slides.
Add color to a font to bring attention to a key point. Lesson 3: Format Content When using different colored fonts, select colors that contrast with the slide background. Light fonts work best on a dark background, while dark fonts are more readable against a light background.
To apply all of the text styling from selected text to other text in the same presentation, use the Format Painter. Lesson 3: Format Content By selecting text, clicking the Format Painter, and then selecting other text, you can transfer the same color, font, and effects to the other text.
Use bulleted lists to present information in short, readable sections. Lesson 3: Format Content To change the type, size, and color of the bullets used on a slide, use the Bullets and Numbering dialog box.
Lesson 3: Format Content Numbered lists can also be used to show the relative importance of points. Use a numbered list to give instructions to be followed in the order in which they are presented. Numbered lists present text in a specific order.
Resize a graphic to make it larger or smaller so it fits better on a slide. Lesson 3: Format Content To make a graphic a specific size, key the exact measurement you need into the Format dialog box. Use the Format dialog box to change the fill color in the graphic and the border color.
Use Clip Art to add visual interest to a presentation. Lesson 3: Format Content As with other graphics, you can resize Clip Art to better fit your slides. You can also recolor Clip Art and adjust its contrast and brightness to better suit the design and needs of your presentation.
Add animation and other effects to connectors and pictures. Lesson 3: Format Content For example, you can add animation effects to so that the connectors between pictures move on the slide. As with other graphics, you can also add effects to pictures to make them more visually interesting.
An animation scheme adds movement to individual slides or to an entire presentation. Lesson 3: Format Content You can apply built-in animation schemes. You can also customize these schemes to operate automatically. The preview function allows you to view the slide show in advance.
Apply animation effects to individual elements on a slide, and customize the animations to fit the theme of the presentation. Lesson 3: Format Content Keep your audience focused on your message instead of on any unnecessary movements in your slides. Keep your audience focused on your message instead of on any unnecessary movements in your slides.
To choose the way one slide changes to the next during a slide show, apply a transition effect. Lesson 3: Format Content You can apply a transition effect to one slide or to an entire presentation. You can also modify the speed of transition effects and add sound effects when you move from slide to slide.
Presentations are based on a Slide Master, which controls the appearance of every slide in a presentation. Lesson 3: Format Content The Slide Master is part of a template that stores information such as the fonts, bullet styles, and color schemes used in the presentation. Changes made to a Slide Master are repeated on every slide in the presentation.
To change a presentation’s size and orientation, use Page Setup. Lesson 3: Format Content If you want your slides to be wider than they are tall, set the orientation to landscape. Set the orientation to portrait for slides to be taller than they are wide.
A footer is text that appears at the bottom of every slide in a presentation. Lesson 3: Format Content Footers may contain the date, presentation title, or the slide number. A header is information that appears at the top of every notes page or presentation handout.
To insert headers and footers in a presentation, use the Header and Footer dialog box. Lesson 3: Format Content