How to use powerpoint? Rosanne’s notes Marcus Ragus – November 23 2007. Powerpoint is versatile enough to be imported into Photostory and Moviemaker Shortcuts to note: F5 = show view Esc = will take you back to slide view
Shortcuts to note:
rather than one long list of slides
and makes powerpoint easier
to manage and load
Action buttons – can be set up initially or create a powerpoint that has an array of sample buttons on pages and they can be copied and pasted directly into the new powerpoint and will work in the same manner
(Can be moved using arrow keys)
Click to edit in the text boxes
Text boxes can be drawn out larger to include full screen. This makes it more visible for viewing on a pocket PC. It will give you 20% more space.
From the view pane-> choose Master->slide master (any changes you make here will show up on every slide, so it is handy to use for initial setup – i.e. same colour background right through. Right clicking outside the text box will lead to the ‘background menu’ ->choose fill effects-> choose your colour/pattern/shading, etc. then -> apply
Click to edit in the text boxesMore tips!
There is a visual ‘hot spot’ on the thorax, transparent and with no lines
Right click in the slide view ->choose pointer options ->felt tip, highlighter, etc to be able to write on the screen
Images can also be placed slightly off the page for effect!
Best to format picture in an external based program like microsoft office picture manager – right click on it will display image formats to read – use the defaults but also tick TIFF to give you more saving options
In picture manager, edit picture ->re-size picture->compress picture->save as and rename->right click and copy>paste into powerpoint.
Highlight picture->Go to format picture, choose the ‘set transparent colour icon and click inside the image.
Holding Ctrl + moving arrows at the same time will move the pictures 1 pixel at a time
You must save your powerpoint as a master initially, and then save as other versions, html, jpeg, etc which allows it to be more versatile
for security save as an ‘web page’ and it cannot be changed as easily, can still be used and opened up when some computers don’t have powerpoint on them and can be uploaded to an LMS more easily
for an icon that will go straight to a show, then choose save as ‘powerpoint show’
or just save as ‘presentation’ on your own computer
When opening an existing powerpoint .pps, remove the ‘s’ and replace with ‘t’ then it can be edited.
Save as a design template or .pot and you can then use it again and again, but it will still be kept as a true powerpoint
Choose gif and jpeg as standard image formats, then those images can be imported to photostory or moviemaker. Jpeg captures every slide and puts it within a folder.Saving your work
To Finish Movie then save as other versions, html, jpeg, etc which allows it to be more versatile