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Power Point Tutorial

Power Point Tutorial. Course for Beginners. PowerPoint is a presentation program developed by Microsoft. It is included in the standard Office suite along with Microsoft Word and Excel . The software allows users to create anything from basic slide shows to complex presentations .

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Power Point Tutorial

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  1. Power Point Tutorial • Course • for • Beginners • PowerPoint is a presentation program developed by Microsoft. It is included in the standard Office suite along with Microsoft Word and Excel. The software allows users to create anything from basic slide shows to complex presentations. • What is a PowerPoint Placeholder -- In PowerPoint, a placeholder is a box with a dotted outline, designed for the placement of content on the slide. This placeholder is most commonly used for text. You will see a prompt within the placeholder such as "Click to add text". However, any sort of content can be placed in the correct type of placeholder on a slide. • Master Slide -- The Master Slide is the design template or design theme used for the slides within your presentation. There are four different master slides -- title master, notes master, handout master and the most common, the slide master. • Slide (or Slides)--A slide is a single page of a presentation created with software such as PowerPoint or Open Office Impress. A presentation is composed of several slides. The best presentations use approximately ten to twelve slides to get the message across.

  2. Slide - Slide Show --- Each page of a PowerPoint presentation is called a slide. The default orientation of the slide is in landscape layout, which means that the slide is 11" wide by 8 1/2" tall. Text, graphics and/or pictures are added to the slide to enhance its appeal. 2. Ribbon -- The ribbon is the strip of buttons across the top of the main window, and it replaces the toolbar in earlier versions of PowerPoint. Here on the ribbon you will find access to anything the program has to offer. 3. Contextual Menus and Tabs -- Contextual menus and tabs appear when an object is selected. These contextual menus / tabs contain information or options pertinent to that object only. For example; if you are working with photos, the contextual menus show all the options available just for working with photos. 4. Slide Layouts - Slide Types --- The terms slide type or slide layout can be used interchangeably. There are several different types of slides / slide layouts in PowerPoint. Depending on the type of presentation you are creating, you may use several different slide layouts or just keep repeating the same few. Slide types or layouts include - * title slides * title and content slides * comparison slides * picture with caption slides

  3. ## Slide Views * Normal View - is also commonly known as Slide View. It is the main working window in the presentation. The slide is shown full size on the screen. * Outline View - shows all the text of all slides, in a list on the left of the PowerPoint screen. No graphics are shown in this view. Outline View is useful for editing purposes and can be exported out as a Word document to use as a summary handout. * Slide Sorter View - is a window in PowerPoint that displays thumbnail versions of all your slides, arranged in horizontal rows. This view is useful to make global changes to several slides at one time. Rearranging or deleting slides is easy to do in Slide Sorter view. * Notes Pages - shows a smaller version of a slide with an area below for notes. Each slide is created on its own notes page. The speaker can print these pages out to use as a reference while making his presentation. The notes do not show on the screen during the presentation. ## Design Themes --- Think of a design themes as a coordinated packaged deal. When you decorate a room, you use colors and patterns that all work together. A design theme acts in much the same way. It is created so that even though different slide types can have different layouts and graphics, the whole presentation goes together as an attractive package. The background color/images and fonts are all coordinated to achieve a cohesive look. ## Slide Transition -- Slide transitions are the visual movements as one slide changes to another. ## Animations -- Animations are visual effects applied to individual items on the slide such as graphics, titles or bullet points, rather than to the slide itself. Preset visual effects can be applied to paragraphs, bulleted items and titles from a variety of animation groupings, namely Subtle, Moderate and Exciting.

  4. About MS –Power point PowerPoint is often used to create business presentations, but can also be used for educational or informal purposes. The presentations are comprised of slides, which may contain text, images, and other media, such as audio clips and movies. Sound effects and animated transitions can also be included to add extra appeal to the presentation. However, overusing sound effects and transitions will probably do more to annoy your audience than draw their attention. (Yes, we have all heard the car screeching noise enough times for one lifetime.) Most PowerPoint presentations are created from a template, which includes a background color or image, a standard font, and a choice of several slide layouts. Changes to the template can be saved to a "master slide," which stores the main slide theme used in the presentation. When changes are made to the master slide, such as choosing a new background image, the changes are propagated to all the other slides. This keeps a uniform look among all the slides in the presentation. When presenting a PowerPoint presentation, the presenter may choose to have the slides change at preset intervals or may decide to control the flow manually. This can be done using the mouse, keyboard, or a remote control. The flow of the presentation can be further customized by having slides load completely or one bullet at a time. For example, if the presenter has several bullet points on a page, he might have individual points appear when he clicks the mouse. This allows more interactivity with the audience and brings greater focus to each point. PowerPoint presentations can be created and viewed using Microsoft PowerPoint. They can also be imported and exported with Apple Keynote, Apple's presentation program for the Macintosh platform. Since most people prefer not to watch presentations on a laptop, PowerPoint presentations are often displayed using a projector. Therefore, if you are preparing a PowerPoint presentation for a room full of people, just make sure you have the correct video adapter.

  5. Insert a picture or clip art 1. On the Insert tab, in the Illustrations group, click Clip Art. 2. In the Clip Art task pane in the Search for text box, type a word or phrase that describes the clip art that you want, or type all or some of the file name of the clip art. 4. Click Go. 5. In the list of results, click the clip art to insert it.

  6. Use a picture as a slide backgroundApplies only to MS- PowerPoint 2007 1. In Office PowerPoint 2007, click the slide that you want to add a background picture to.Toselect multiple slides, click the first slide, and then press and hold CTRL while you click the other slides. 2. On the Design tab, in the Background group, click Background Styles, and then click Format Background. 3. Click Fill, and then click Picture or texture fill. 4. Do one of the following: * To insert a picture from a file, click File, locate the picture that you want to insert, and then double-click it.

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