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Powerpoint Basics

Powerpoint Basics. Instructor Gary Mote gmote@kent.edu. Powerpoint (Before You Start). Create a folder Collect Content and put into the folder Image Sources Web Scanning Digital Cameras Clip Art Text Sources (word, excel documents, etc.) Sound files Narration Music Video files.

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Powerpoint Basics

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  1. Powerpoint Basics Instructor Gary Mote gmote@kent.edu

  2. Powerpoint(Before You Start) • Create a folder • Collect Content and put into the folder • Image Sources • Web • Scanning • Digital Cameras • Clip Art • Text Sources (word, excel documents, etc.) • Sound files • Narration • Music • Video files

  3. Image Sources • Web • Size (in Pixels) of web images is important • Small Images will look “bad” if enlarged • Should be at least 200 x 150 pixels or larger

  4. Using Google to search for images Select “Images” then type in search text

  5. Left click on an image to choose it.

  6. Select “See full-size image”

  7. Right Click on full-sizeimage to open window then select: Save Image As….

  8. Change “File name” if needed to remember what the image is. • Choose a “Save as type” – generally JPEG Image

  9. 600 x 450 PixelsSharp - Clean Edges

  10. 114 x 86 PixelsBlurred edges – “Pixellated” or Blocky Image

  11. Image Sources • Scan Images for On-Screen Presentations • Scanning resolution for 1:1 Original size : “Screen size” is be about 97 d.p.i. • Save as “jpg” at highest quality • If “archiving” for a portfolio, use a higher resolution (like 300 dpi) but resize using Photoshop or Microsoft Picture Manager

  12. Image Sources • Digital Cameras • Set camera for lowest resolution: 640x480, unless you are ready to “resize” all of your images. • Again, if archiving, use highest available resolution then resize

  13. Getting Started • Select File > New > Choice from box on right: • Blank presentation • From design template • From AutoContent Wizard • From existing presentation • Photo album

  14. Getting Started • Choose a Design Template • Note: You can also create your own backgrounds using Photoshop • Switch to Slide Layout and choose a Text Layout or Content Layout that most closely matches how you want to display your content.

  15. Title Slide With subtitle

  16. Title Area • Bulleted Text Area • Indented bullets • Indented bullets • Indented bullets • Bulleted Text Area • Indented bullets • Indented bullets • Indented bullets

  17. Charts • Double click chart to edit values and headings • Right click chart > Choose > Chart Object > Open -> Microsoft Graph Editor to change chart type and options

  18. Animation • To animate an object, for example text. • Right click on the object • Choose > Custom Animation • Choose Add Effect (from tool bar on right) • Select an “Entrance” effect • Modify Effect as desired • For more options, open Effect’s drop down panel and choose > Effect Options • To animate text in groups by paragraph levels choose the “Text Animation” tab.

  19. Saving your PPT presentation • Powerpoint Presentation • 2003 Default • To play on computers with earlier versions • As PPT Show (User can’t edit it) • As “AutoRun CD” • Package for CD

  20. Student Multimedia Studio Located in the Information Commons on the 1st floor of the KSU Library, the Student Multimedia Studio provides currently enrolled KSU students with a wide range of multimedia equipment, software and support to create presentations for course projects.

  21. Unfortunately, some students don’t know about the SMS. We want that to change……

  22. At the SMS Students Can... • Scan photographs, slides or film then use them in powerpoint, web or video presentations, e-mail them to family and friends or start an archive of their work for an e-Portfolio to help land the perfect job • Edit images or create animation using Photoshop, Image Ready or 3DS Max • Capture videoand audio from tapes, CDs or records and convert them to digital formats so they can be used in multimedia presentations like powerpoint • Create a powerpoint or web presentation then burn it to a CD-R or upload it to the Kent Personal Web Server • Record a CD, VCD or DVD of data, video, audio or an entire presentation • Borrow a camcorder to shoot video to use in a multimedia presentation or for theatrical release The SMS camcorders are now reserved and checked-out through AVS (672- 3456) but we still support them and provide instruction as needed. • Edit video in one of our private editing rooms. Add titles, effects and music or sound effects, then output the finished production to videotape, stream it over the web, insert it into a powerpoint presentation or create a DVD. • Get one-on-one help from one of our Multimedia Consultants.

  23. SMS Facilities 8 Multimedia / Scanning / Web Access Workstations 3 Non-Linear Digital Video Editing Rooms - Windows NEW! Video Editing on a MAC G4 NEW! Video/Audio Digitizing Workstation Always Improving ! NEW! Digital Audio Recording Booth NEW! 3D Animation Workstation NEW! Video Dubbing Station


  25. To Contact the SMS We welcome your comments and appreciate your feedback about the SMS' facilities and support services. We are always looking for ways to improve both for you. You can send e-mail to Gary Mote, SMS Manager, gmote@kent.edu. Or, you can call him on campus at 330-672-1851. You can reach a Multimedia Consultant directly at the SMS helpdesk by calling: 330-672-0221

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