A PowerPoint about…. PowerPoint. By H eather Jones. In a galaxy far, far away. a company named Microsoft . invented a software program. . This new weapon of the. Microsoft Office package was . created to fight the evil powers . of boring lectures and seminars. .
By Heather Jones
a company named Microsoft
invented a software program.
This new weapon of the
Microsoft Office package was
created to fight the evil powers
of boring lectures and seminars.
This new weapon was named
“PowerPoint is a presentation software program that is part of the Microsoft Office package.”
There are so many ways to utilize PowerPoint. I will review some of the basic but fun ways to enhance a presentation in PowerPoint.
Add fun animations to text in presentation.
Insert pictures, sound and movies.
Click on the animations tab.
Entrance, Emphasis, Exit, or Motion Path
When you choose your animation, Microsoft has a great feature that will preview the action before you commit to the effect.
To enhance the animation by word or letter click on the arrow to the right of the animation and choose your preferences.
Right click on mouse
Now you can choose what you would like your background to be.
Your choices include a solid, gradient, picture or text filled.
Choose either picture (from file), or clip art.
For a file picture you look either in your pictures folder or desktop, where ever you keep pictures.
Clip art will show a window to the right of your screen. Simply type in a keyword for what you are looking for and then click on the picture you want.
This is very similar inserting pictures. You click on what you need to insert whether it’s a clip or one song from a CD. The most important thing for you to do is make sure that whatever file you use put it in a folder and link it from that folder. If you don’t it will not play.
To insert music into a PowerPoint follow the instructions from these websites:
Click the slide show tab
Record Narration button
Make sure you attach a microphone for a clear sound.
The greatest asset to learning PowerPoint is exploring or Google. Most of the tricks and special effects I have learned I have researched on the Internet. For example, the Star Wars type introduction you saw at the beginning was something I found by Googling “Star Wars Credits”.
I would like to give credit to George Lucas for coming up with the wonderful words, “In a galaxy far, far away.”
I would also like it known that the backgrounds used in this PowerPoint were pictures and backgrounds I have collected over the years. They have come from Google and Microsoft clip art. I do not take credit for making or taking these pictures.