How to Create a PowerPoint Presentation. Kelley Dixon 2007. Open PowerPoint.
WHAT WILL I SEE?....If you have entered the program properly, your screen should look like the screen below
These are the background designs provided by Microsoft. Click on a few and see how your screen changes….the design you choose will be applied to all your slides
PowerPoint has many different SLIDE LAYOUTS. The one you currently have open is called Title slide. It is the layout most commonly used for the first slide in a presentation. Lets add some information to our slide. It’s easy….just do what PowerPoint tells you to do…click “Click to add title” and add a title for your presentation….click “Click to add subtitle” to add a subtitle (ex. Name, Date, Section)
On the right hand side of your screen you see the wide variety of Layouts used to create presentations
First, I chose this Layout.
Next I did exactly what PowerPoint is telling me to do…”Click to add a title”, “Click to add text”, and “Double click to add clip art”
You’ve now created two slides. I know this because we just finished creating them, but you can also look at the left hand side of your screen to see how many slide you have in your presentation.
Now let’s practice what you have learned. Create three New Slides. Use a different Layout for each new slide. In a few minutes we will learn to add transitions to your slide, rearrange your slides, and view your slide show.