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Building PowerPoint Tutorials
Easy tips and tricks you can use to create interesting and informative tutorials with software you already have.
Presented by: Emily Brown
This is the Home Tab. It replaces the “File” menu in Power Point 2003.
Notice the common commands in the Clipboard Box: Paste, Cut, and Copy.
The Slide Box allows you to choose a layout, add a new slide, reset or delete a slide.
Common commands for the appearance of your text appear in the Font
Paragraph options can be found in the Paragraph Box.
The Drawing Box allows you to easily manipulate the graphic content of
your tutorial or slide presentation.
The Editing Box allows you to Find, Replace, and Select different
elements of your page.
This is the Insert Tab. It is similar to the Insert Menu in PowerPoint 2003.
The Table Box allows you to create or insert a table.
The Illustrations Box is the way to add pictures, shapes, charts, and
various other visual treats.
The Links Box allows you to add links to other places in the slide or to
the World Wide Web.
The Text Box allows you to add text, headers and footers, date and time
stamps and other important elements to your PowerPoint.
The Media Clips Box allows you to add different kinds of media to
your presentation- short movies or sound clips are possible
with this Box.
This is the Design Tab. This is different than PowerPoint 2003.
The Page Setup Box gives you the option of rearranging the page set up
and the slide orientation to your liking.
The Themes Box provides you the opportunity to choose your slide design.
In this Box you can decide how you want the look and feel of
your presentation to appear.
Also, in this Box you can manipulate the colors, fonts, and effects
that will appear as a theme throughout your slide.
The Background Box provides you with the options to hide background
graphics and to change the background styles.
This is the Animation Tab. It reflects many of the options found in PowerPoint 2003.
The Preview Box allows you to quickly preview the animation you have
added to your slide.
The Animations Box gives you the opportunity to animate in two different
ways: you can insert pre-programmed animations, or you can create custom animation to fit the elements of your slide.
The Transition to This Slide Box lets you choose the way you would like
each new slide to enter into the presentation.
You can also add sound, manipulate the speed and control how the slide advances (user click or automated transition).
This is the Slide Show Tab. It is similar to the Slide Show Menu in PowerPoint 2003.
The Start Slide Show Box allows you to preview your tutorial or presentation from the beginning slide or the current slide.
There is also an option for you to create a Custom Slide Show.
The Set Up Box lets you manipulate how the slide show is viewed. Also, in
this Box you are able to hide slides, record slide narration and
manipulate rehearsed times for slide transition.
The Monitors Box allows you to plan for your tutorial or presentation to be
viewed on different computer monitors.
This is the Review Tab, it holds similar options to those found in PowerPoint 2003.
In the Proofing Box you can elect to spell check, conduct research, use the
thesaurus, translate your tutorial into another language, and then
make sure words in your translated slides are spelled correctly.
Also, if you are having your students create tutorials, the Comment Box
allows you to add comments or mark-up the tutorial to draw
attention to a specific element.
This is the View Tab. It contains the same information that the View Menu did in PowerPoint 2003.
The Presentations Views Box allows you to choose the way in which you
would like to view your presentation. Each option provided can be
used for your own tutorial building or the creation of a print-out
This also lets you create a Master for your tutorial if you plan to
use the same format in the future.
The Show/Hide Box allows you manipulate rulers and gridlines.
The Zoom Box allows you to change the zoom level of your tutorial.
The Color/Grayscale Box allows you to manipulate the color of your presentation.
The Window Box allows you to look at your presentation in different ways.
The Macros Box allows you to change the macros within PowerPoint.
This is the Format Tab. In PowerPoint 2007, the tab will change depending on what it is that you’re trying to format.
The above menu will appear if you’re trying to Format a picture or other
visual element of your tutorial or presentation.
The menu below will appear if you’re trying to Format text.
……..and it’s easy! We’ll show you how.
The first thing you’ll want to do is click on the “Slide Show” Tab. Once you’ve done that, choose “Record Narration” in the Set Up Box.
TIP: An important thing to do any time you record is to check your microphone levels! Simply choose Set Microphone Level, and read the text provided.
Once you’ve done that, simply click “Ok” twice. The next thing
you’ll see is this prompt:
Choose where you would like to begin your recording, and go from there.
This will help in smooth slide transition.
This is what you will see. This screen allows you to choose from which slide you would like to continue recording translation. The orange square will indicate which slide you have stopped on, and probably the place at which you would like to begin again.
Double click on the slide of your choosing, and it will bring you back to the creation screen. Delete what you need, and begin again by clicking on Record Narration and choosing to start from the current slide.
This will help you emphasize different elements of your page!