Getting Started with PowerPoint Left Click on “Start” Slide up to “Programs” Slide right and highlight “Microsoft PowerPoint” Left Click Click Here to open a previously saved presentation
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Click Here to start a new blank presentation file
Click Here to use a preformatted template
Click Here to get Step-by-Step help with your presentation
Left click on a slide layout that reflects your needs.
When you click on a layout a description appears here.
Choosing a Blank (bottom right) is the most frequent choice.
To add new elements to your show, click on Insert at the top of the window, slide to the object you want to add and left click.
To add another slide to your show, go to “New Slide”
To add a copy of a slide you, go to “Duplicate Slide”
To add text to the slide, go to “Text Box”
Go to “Picture” to add clipart, saved picture files, Autoshapes, charts, or Wordart.
Saving Internet Pictures: Get on the net. Place the mouse cursor over the picture you want to save. Right click, select Save Picture As, name the file, and save. Now, you can insert it in your PowerPoint show. You may also just Edit, Copy, and Edit, Paste in your slide.
Select the object by left clicking on it once. Then, left click “Format” at the top of the window.
Slide to the appropriate option: Font, Line Spacing, Text Box, etc. and left click.
Make your changes and click “OK”
Another way to make changes to an object is to select the object with a single left click. Then right click once. This brings up an menu of options for that object. Select one and away you go.
Use this tab to choose the play options for your sound files, especially longer music and sound files.
Pause slide show stops
the show until your sound
file stops playing.
Continue slide show
allows you to keep
moving through your
presentation while the
Stop playing allows you to
stop a sound file after a
More Options lets you
loop a sound file to play
throughout your entire
Left lick on a slide number to
Work on it. To move a slide, left
click, hold, and slide to a new
position. To delete a slide, left
click and hit the Delete key.
Click Slide view to work on one slide.
Click Slide Sorter view to see all your slides.
Click Slide Show to see a slide in action.
2. Select a transition
1. Select Slide Sorter View
3. Rehearse Timings
Highlight your text to
Change the font.
Click here to bullet Your text.
Highlight your text to
Change the font size.
Highlight your text to left justify, center, or right justify.
Highlight your text to
Bold, italic, underline, shadow.
To Add WordArt, Click Here
To Change the Color of an Object, Click Here
To Change the Color of a Line, Click Here
To Add a text box, Click Here
To Change Font Color, Click here
To Add Circles, Rectangles, Lines, Arrows, or Shapes,
To Change Line or Arrow Styles, Click Here
To Add a Shadow, Click Here
To Add 3D to an Object
To save a new presentation:
Click on File, slide to Save, and left click. Name your file and click Save in the window.
To save a previously Saved file:
Click on File, slide to Save, and left click.
To take a show with you:
Click on File, then Pack and Go
To save a show that will play on any computer:
Click File, Save As, and select PowerPoint Show under Save as Type
To exit the program:
Click on File, slide to Exit, and left click.
Use the left mouse button to select objects, highlight text, resize objects, and execute commands.
Use the right mouse button to bring up options menus. (To do this, select the object with a left click and then right click to see the options menu.)
Moving an Object: Select the object with a left click. Move the mouse cursor over the object. When it turns into a 4-way arrow, hold down the left mouse button and drag the object to its new position.
Resizing Tips: Use the corner “handles” (handles are the small boxes that
appear on a selected object) to maintain perfect proportion. Use the middle handles to lengthen or widen or to smash or stretch.
Insert: Click on Insert at the top of the window in order to add a new slide, a text box, a picture, a movie, or a sound. Whenever you want to add something to your
show, click here.
Format: Click on Format to make changes on any selected object like fonts,backgrounds, borders, paragraphs, or bullets.
Fonts: Left click on a text box to select it. You may now highlight the text using the left
mouse button or you may left click a second time on the box border (this changes
the border from slanted lines to dots). Now, select your new font style, size, or
color. (Use this icon at the bottom of the screen to change the color.)
Pictures: Select a picture and right click to bring up
the options menu. Select Show Picture Toolbar.
Use the tools to change to black and white or watermark,
adjust contrast and brightness, crop,
or set transparency color.
Internet Pictures: Get on the net. Place the mouse cursor over the picture you want to save. Right click, select Save Picture As, name the file, and save. Now, you can insert it in your PowerPoint show. You may also just Edit, Copy, and Edit, Paste in your slide.