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Introduction to PowerPoint. By Michelle Kravitz. What is PowerPoint?. A presentation software Uses multimedia: text, graphics, pictures, sounds, videos, music, etc. A tool for professionally displaying and presenting work. Getting Started.

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introduction to powerpoint

Introduction to PowerPoint

By Michelle Kravitz

what is powerpoint
What is PowerPoint?
  • A presentation software
  • Uses multimedia: text, graphics, pictures, sounds, videos, music, etc.
  • A tool for professionally displaying and presenting work
getting started
Getting Started
  • First, click on the Button in the bottom-left corner
  • This will open up the menu options
  • Second, click on Programs then Microsoft PowerPoint
  • This will open PowerPoint and you will have a choice box
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PowerPoint (continued)
  • You will be asked about your new presentation that you’re going to create with this menu:
  • Click on “Blank Presentation” then click on
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PowerPoint (continued)
  • Next, a choice of several screens will come up for the New Slide you will be making
  • Double-click on the first screen
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PowerPoint (continued)
  • You will now have the template for a “Title Slide” open
  • This will serve as the first slide in your presentation.
  • Click in the top box and type a Title
  • Click in the bottom box and type a subtitle (or name and date, etc.)
the title card
The Title Card
  • The title of your presentation should be concise and to the point
  • The subtitle box can contain your name, date, or an actual subtitle.
coloring and formatting text
Coloring and Formatting Text
  • We don’t live in a boring Black-and-White world
  • Let’s add color and nice formatting to the text!
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Coloring and Formatting Text
  • Select text you wish to format by dragging across the text with the mouse
  • Click on Format, then Font to make changes to Font Style, Size, Color
moving a text box
Moving a Text Box
  • Put arrow on the thick gray line, and a four-headed arrow will appear
  • Click, hold, and drag the text box to where to you would like it
resizing a text box
Resizing a Text Box
  • Click on one of the corner “handles” of the box (and hold)
  • Using your other hand, drag the mouse either inside (to make smaller), or outside (to make bigger)
adding a background color
Adding a Background Color
  • Adding a background color to your slide will improve the visual quality and appeal to the entire presentation
  • First, open the Format Menu, and select Background
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Background Color (cont.)
  • Click on the down-arrow then select More Colors
  • From the palette, you may pick any color you want!
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Background color (cont.)
  • After you have selected your new color, the previous window will again appear.
  • Choose “Apply” to apply this background color to just this one slide
  • If you choose “Apply to All”, this background color will be applied to all of your slides!
importing a picture
“Importing” a picture
  • Clip Art:
  • Pictures and images can also be incorporated into presentations (as you have seen with this presentation)
  • Pictures can be from sources such as Clip Art, the Internet, or from your personal disk
  • Internet:
  • From disk:
importing clip art
Importing Clip Art
  • Open the Insert menu and select Picture, then Clip Art
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Clip Art (cont.)
  • First, select the category that interests you (single click)
  • Then, select the image within the gallery that you want (single click)
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Clip Art (cont.)
  • Now, close the Clip Art dialog box and you will see your selected clip art on the slide
  • To move and resize the clip art, apply your knowledge of the methods of moving and resizing text boxes
importing a picture from your disk
Importing a picture from your disk
  • To personalize your presentation, it is always a good idea to add pictures that are generated yourself.
  • This makes your project unique to you!
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Importing a picture (cont.)
  • To insert a picture from your own disk, first select the Insert menu, then Picture, then From File ….
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Importing a picture (cont.)
  • Next, you will be presented with a screen that asks where the picture file is located..
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Importing a picture (cont.)
  • If your picture is on your disk, select drive A, 3½
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Importing a picture (cont.)
  • Select the picture that you’d like to import from your disk, then click
for additional study
For additional study
  • Adding a slide transition
  • Importing a video
  • Importing a sound / Recording a sound
  • Applying design templates
  • Word art
  • Inserting graphs from Excel and Word