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PowerPoint. Creating a presentation and adding features. Positive Uses of PowerPoint. Good at presenting things visually Charts, graphs, etc. Easy to create Can incorporate other media Enhances your message Good for presenting a map for your talk.

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creating a presentation and adding features


Creating a presentation and adding features

positive uses of powerpoint
Positive Uses of PowerPoint
  • Good at presenting things visually
    • Charts, graphs, etc.
  • Easy to create
    • Can incorporate other media
  • Enhances your message
    • Good for presenting a map for your talk

negative uses of powerpoint
Negative Uses of PowerPoint
  • Can waste time and be a distraction
    • Too many slides, confusion, hard to read
  • Can be too scripted
    • Doesn’t encourage discussion/spontaneity
  • Becomes a replacement/crutch of the speaker
    • Instead of an enhancement or reinforcement

  • Less is more
    • Both number of slides and text on slides
  • Focus on your message/purpose
  • Use other (more appropriate) modes
  • Engage your audience/students
    • Ingenuity, connections, discussion

outline pane
Outline Pane

Use the Outline pane on the left hand side of the page to create an outline of your presentation BEFORE you create any slides.

This will mean help you focus on what you want to present to your audience.

theme layout and background
Theme, Layout and Background
  • You can add/edit/change these things at any time in the process of creating your PowerPoint Presentation.
  • Go under “Design” for options/templates
  • The Title slide will always be different than the rest of your slides.
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Theme, Layout and Background
  • The color scheme can be changed as well as the fonts.
  • Layout (under the “HOME” tab) will allow you to choose the most appropriate layout for each slide’s information (i.e. text boxes, multimedia, etc.)
  • New Slide command
  • Same commands/features as in the other Microsoft Products
  • Edit, format, align
      • Use large font for better readability
  • Lists
      • Numbered and Bullets (options available)
  • Hyperlinks
      • Use url address or word/phrase substitute
  • Text boxes
      • Can be placed anywhere on the slide
  • Adding, customizing
  • Clip art, WordArt, drawing tools
  • Sound and video files
  • SmartArt, charts, tables
rearranging slides
Rearranging slides
  • Use Slide Sorter View to make duplicate slides (by using copy and paste commands)
  • Drag and drop slides to change the order
  • Can be done with multiple slides (Shift and Control keys)
  • Hide slides you don’t want to use
slide transitions and effects
Slide transitions and effects
  • Use Slide transitions as you click from slide to slide
  • (it’s probably best to use the same transition throughout)
  • Usually you want to move from slide to slide on your mouse click, but you can also set it by time.
custom animation
Custom animation
  • Animation pane will appear on the right side of your screen.
  • Select those words/phrases/pictures which you want to animate
  • Choose your animation and set time, speed, duration
  • Caution: Don’t over-due it
  • Speaker notes
      • Option to be viewable to you only
  • Handouts
      • 4 slides per page is preferred
  • Timing
      • You can practice with a clock/timer running
  • Can be saved as a pdf document
  • Be aware of size limitations
your presentation
Your Presentation
  • Use Slide Show mode for presentation
  • Pen and highlighter options
  • Skip , Go To, and End show options