Learning PowerPoint Starting and Customizing a PowerPoint Slide Show
The PowerPoint Window • Ribbon • Located near the top and is the control center in PowerPoint • Tabs Pane • Consists of a Slides tab and an Outline tab • Slide Pane • The current slide is viewed in this pane • Notes Pane • Used by presenter to add notes about slide
PowerPoint Views • Normal View • Slides Tab • Thumbnail or miniature view of slides. • Outline Tab • Rearrange lists, paragraphs, and individual slides. • Slide Sorter View • View of all slides • Slide Show View • View slide on entire screen
Slides • Placeholders • Boxes that automatically display when you create a slide. All slide except the Blank slide layout will have a placeholder. • Text and Content Areas • Surrounded by dotted outline. • Number of areas depend on the slide layout selected.
Choosing a Document Template • Blank Presentation (Default) • Use the blank design (Office Theme) to concentrate on the words and message before adding color and design. • Document Theme (Design) • Provides consistency in design and color throughout entire presentation.
Creating a Title Slide • Title Slide Layout (default) • Presentation Title • Presentation Subtitle
Creating a Bulleted Slide • Click on New Slide in the Slides group on the Home tab • Select Title and Content Layout • Increase and Decrease List Level through Paragraph group on the Home tab OR Tab to increase; Shift Tab to decrease • Change Bullet Style through Paragraph group on the Home tab
Creating Additional Slides • Click on New Slide in the Slides group on the Home tab • Select a Layout • Change the slide layout through Layout in Slides group • Reset a slide • Delete a slide
Text Attributes • Font Group on the Home tab and in Font Dialog Box • Color • Light color text on dark background. • Dark color text on light background. • Readability when projected. • Effects • Underline, shadow, superscript, and subscript. • Style • Regular, Bold, Italic, Bold Italic.
Text Attributes (continued) • Font • Maximum of two font styles or effects in a slide show. • Ease of viewing. • Uniformity in capitalization and grammar. • Same font style throughout presentation. • Size • Height of character. Point is 1/72 of an inch.
Text Boxes • Insert tab, Text group, Text Box • Text Box • Pointer will change to crosshair. • Draw box. • Drag sizing handles to correct size. • Drag and drop to desired location. • Format with font, font size, and font style.
Adding Shapes • Insert tab, Illustrations group • Shapes • SmartArt • Charts • Insert tab, Text group • Header & Footer • WordArt • Symbol • Object
Graphics and More • Insert tab, Illustrations group • Picture • Clipart • Should enhance the slide. • Photo Album • Insert tab, Media Clips group • Movie • Sound
Animation • Animations tab, Animations group • Visual effects applied to text or content. • Each line can appear in a variety of ways as it displays on screen. • Object can exit in a variety of ways. • Animations tab, Animations group • Custom Animation • Use a variety of entrances, emphasis, exit, and motion paths to enhance slide show.
Transition • Animations tab, Transition to This Slide group • Used to progress from one slide to another. • Add sound and select speed of transition. • Maximum of two different animation effects in one presentation.
Hyperlink and Action • Insert tab, Links group, Hyperlink • Connection from a slide to another slide, a custom show, a Web page, or a file. • Can be text or an object such as a picture, graph, shape, or WordArt. • Insert tab, Links group, Action • Add an action to the selected object.
Action Buttons • Insert tab, Illustrations group, Shapes • Ready-made button that you can insert into your presentation and define hyperlinks. • Select button from Action Buttons menu. • Draw button. • Drag sizing handles to correct size. • Drag and drop to desired location. • Select appropriate action for button.
Running a Presentation • Slide Show tab, Start Slide Show group, From Beginning OR F5 • Computer acts like a slide projector. • Slide is displayed on a full screen. • Can start from current slide. • Can be run manually or timed. • End on Black Slide
Printing a Presentation • Office Button, Print • Print What • Slides, Handouts, Note Pages, Outline View • Color/Grayscale • Color, Grayscale, Pure Black and White