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PowerPoint Tutorial 1

Creating a Presentation

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• Open and view an existing PowerPoint presentation • Switch views and navigate a presentation • View a presentation in Slide Show view • Plan a presentation • Create a presentation using a template

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• • • • • • • Edit text on slides Add, move, and delete slides Promote and demote bulleted text Check the spelling in a presentation Use the Research task pane Create speaker notes Preview and print slides, handouts, and speaker notes

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and audience handouts New Perspectives on Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 4 . or black-and-white or color overheads • Using PowerPoint.What Is PowerPoint? XP • PowerPoint is a powerful presentation graphics program that provides everything you need to produce an effective presentation in the form of on-screen slides. a slide presentation on a Web site. you can prepare each component of a presentation: individual slides. speaker notes. an outline.

Opening an Existing PowerPoint Presentation XP New Perspectives on Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 5 .

Switching Views and Navigating a Presentation • The PowerPoint window contains features common to all Windows programs. as well as features specific to PowerPoint – Slide pane – Notes pane – Slides tab • Thumbnails XP – Outline tab New Perspectives on Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 6 .

Switching Views and Navigating a Presentation XP • At the lower right of the PowerPoint window. on the status bar to the left of the Zoom slider. are three buttons you can use to switch views – Normal view – Slide Sorter view – Slide Show view New Perspectives on Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 7 .

Viewing a Presentation in Slide Show View XP • Slide Show view is the view you use when you present an on-screen presentation to an audience • When you click the Slide Show button on the status bar. the slide show starts at the beginning of the presentation • In Slide Show view. clicking the left mouse button. or pressing the → key New Perspectives on Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 8 . the slide show starts beginning with the current slide • When you click the Slide Show button on the View tab on the Ribbon or press the F5 key. you move from one slide to the next by pressing the Spacebar.

Viewing a Presentation in Slide Show View • When you prepare a slide show. you can add special effects to the show: – Slide transitions – Animations – Progressive disclosure – Footer XP New Perspectives on Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 9 .

Planning a Presentation • Planning a presentation before you create it: – Improves the quality of your presentation – Makes your presentation more effective and enjoyable – Saves you time and effort XP • As you plan your presentation. you should determine the following aspects: – – – – – – Purpose of the presentation Type of presentation Audience for the presentation Audience needs Location of the presentation Format New Perspectives on Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 10 .

background format. font styles. and then click New • In the pane on the left side of the New Presentation dialog box. click New from existing in the list under Templates • Double-click the template you wish to use New Perspectives on Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 11 . and accent colors for a presentation • Click the Office Button .Using Templates • PowerPoint helps you quickly create effective presentations by using a template XP – A PowerPoint file that contains the colors.

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reserved for inserting text or graphics • A text box is an object that contains text – An Active text box appears with dashed lines and sizing handles around the text – Sizing handles are small circles and squares on the corners and sides of the text box New Perspectives on Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 13 . or a location in an outline.Modifying a Presentation XP • A placeholder is a region of a slide.

and don’t include more than six bulleted items on a slide New Perspectives on Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 14 . you should follow the 6 x 6 rule as much as possible: Keep each bulleted item to no more than six words.Modifying a Presentation • A bulleted list is a list of “paragraphs” with a special character to the left of each paragraph – Bulleted item – First-level bullet – Second-level bullet • Subbullet XP • A numbered list is a list of paragraphs that are numbered consecutively on the slide • In all your presentations.

making headings larger than subheadings. if one bulleted item starts with a verb. pronouns. if one bulleted list is a complete sentence. Or. all the items should be complete sentences • Make sure your text is appropriate for your purpose and audience New Perspectives on Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 15 . and use phrases of six or fewer words. and adjectives • Keep phrases parallel. Omit unnecessary articles. all the other bulleted items should start with a verb. For example. and including bulleted lists to highlight key points and numbered steps to show sequences • Follow the 6 × 6 rule: Use six or fewer items per screen.Creating Effective Text Presentations XP • Think of your text presentation as a visual map of your oral presentation. Show your organization by using overviews.

Editing Slides XP • The slide title text is a text box at the top of the slide that gives the title of the information on that slide • The slide content is a large box in which you type a bulleted or numbered list or insert some other kind of object • You also can enter text using the Outline tab New Perspectives on Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 16 .

Editing Slides XP New Perspectives on Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 17 .

select the slides you want to delete. click the slide icon in the Outline tab. and then press the Delete key New Perspectives on Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 18 . or in Slide Sorter view. and then click the Delete button in the Slides group on the Home tab or • Click the desired slide thumbnail in the Slides tab. go to the slide you want to delete so it appears in the slide pane.Deleting Slides XP • In Normal view.

with the default layout. Title and Content New Perspectives on Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 19 . it appears after the current slide.Adding a New Slide and Choosing a Layout XP • A layout is a predetermined way of organizing the objects on a slide including placeholders for title text and other objects • When you insert a new slide.

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and Moving Outline Text XP • Working in the Outline tab gives you more flexibility because you can see the outline of the entire presentation • To promote an item means to raise the outline level of that item • To demote an item means to decrease the outline level New Perspectives on Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 21 .Promoting. Demoting.

Promoting. Demoting. and Moving Outline Text XP New Perspectives on Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 22 .

Demoting. and Moving Outline Text XP • You can move outline text by dragging the text in the Outline tab New Perspectives on Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 23 .Promoting.

Moving Slides in Slide Sorter View XP • In Slide Sorter view. click the Slide Sorter button • Dragging and dropping slides in Slide Sorter view will rearrange them in the presentation New Perspectives on Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 24 . PowerPoint displays all the slides as thumbnails. so that several slides can appear on the screen at once • On the status bar.

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you should always perform a final check of the spelling of all the slides in your presentation • PowerPoint does two types of spell check: – The regular type is when PowerPoint finds a word that’s not in its dictionary – The other type is called contextual spelling. which checks the context in which a word is used XP New Perspectives on Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 26 .Checking the Spelling in a Presentation • Before you print or present a slide show.

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Using the Research Task Pane XP • PowerPoint enables you to search online services or Internet sites for additional help in creating a presentation • A thesaurus contains a list of words and their synonyms. and other related words • You access the Research task pane by clicking the Review tab on the Ribbon. antonyms. and then clicking either the Research or the Thesaurus button in the Proofing group New Perspectives on Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 28 .

Using the Research Task Pane XP New Perspectives on Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 29 .

Creating Speaker Notes • Notes (also called speaker notes) help the speaker remember what to say when a particular slide appears during the presentation • They appear in the notes pane below the slide pane in Normal view • You can also print notes pages with a picture of and notes about each slide XP New Perspectives on Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 30 .

Previewing and Printing a Presentation • PowerPoint provides several printing options XP – Color. grayscale. these can be arranged with several slides printed on a page – Overhead transparency film • Print Preview allows you to see the slides as they will appear when they are printed New Perspectives on Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 31 . or pure black and white – Handouts are printouts of the slides themselves.

Previewing and Printing a Presentation XP New Perspectives on Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 32 .

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