Using this resource
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Introduction to PowerPoint 2010
Microsoft’s Office package is a bundled suite of software
tools. One of those tools, PowerPoint, isdesigned specifically for use as a presentation aide. PowerPoint contains a simple layout, which youcan see in the image below.Main elements of PP: Ribbon, Slide, Contents Thread, slide layout,Different views: composition, slide layout, presentation viewThere are a range of filetypes that are compatible with PowerPoint 2010, most notably .pptx which isthe default PowerPoint presentation filetype. A PowerPoint show file can also be created with theextension
.ppsx. See section ‘Sharing your presentation’.
Format your presentation
There are two ways you can present your PowerPoint presentation. The more traditional method of using PowerPoint is as a sequenced series of slides that flow with your presentation. An alternative
method is to turn it into a ‘directed’ presentation
via a series of hyperlinks that only link to otherpages within your presentation. Here the user chooses from a range of options at each slide to move
to the next, much like a ‘Pick
book where one chooses between alternate actions at eachstep of the book leading to a different outcome each time.When deciding on the format for your presentation, consider the purpose of the presentation. If itwill be supporting you as you present to an audience, the more traditional sequenced format wouldbe recommended. If your presentation will be embedded online or shared to a colleague you could