PowerPoint Lesson 1: PowerPoint Basics


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This lesson provides information on the basics of PowerPoint, Microsoft’s powerful presentation development tool. The topics covered include a basic review of the program’s toolbars and options, and an introduction to slide creation. The objective of the lesson is for the user to be comfortable with operations like opening and creating PowerPoint documents, saving PowerPoint documents, navigating the options and toolbar, adding new slides, formatting text, formatting textboxes, using different program views, and starting a presentation. The lesson teaches concepts through a combination of image-based slides and video tutorials.

The Novus project is a combination of video tutorials designed to be used in conjunction with a free business simulation software program. The Novus Business and IT Program contains 36 business and IT training videos, covering basic finance, accounting, marketing, economics, business strategy, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Users will have an opportunity to apply the lessons in the Novus Business Simulator. Over six rounds, the user or teams will have to make decisions on capital purchases, financing, production, financing, and human resources for a microbrewery. This channel has arranged the 36 video lessons into the order in which they are meant to be used with the simulator. To watch this slideshow as a video, please go to our Vimeo page at: https://vimeo.com/novusprogram. To download our free business simulation software, please go to our SourceForge page at: http://sourceforge.net/projects/novus/.

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PowerPoint Lesson 1: PowerPoint Basics

  1. 1. Microsoft PowerPoint 1: PowerPoint Basics Objective: To provide an overview of PowerPoint’s various toolbars and options, and give an introduction to slide creation.Novus Business and IT Training Program
  2. 2. Capabilities• Commercial presentation program with two major capabilities. – Slide Creation – Presentation DeliveryNovus Business and IT Training Program 1
  3. 3. Capabilities: Slide Creation• Slides hold the information in your presentation.• Can include many objects: – Text, Images, Movies, Graphs, Tables• PowerPoint provides preset design options.Novus Business and IT Training Program 2
  4. 4. Capabilities: Presentation Delivery• PowerPoint creates a presentation environment.• Slide organization, animation, customized presentation modes are all available.• Gives control over the flow of the presentation.Novus Business and IT Training Program 3
  5. 5. Basic Layout Top Middle Bottom – Start menu (All Programs > Microsoft Office > Microsoft PowerPoint) To Open PowerPoint: – PowerPoint program shortcut – Saved PowerPoint fileNovus Business and IT Training Program 4
  6. 6. Office Button & Quick Access Toolbar• The Office Button• The Quick Access Toolbar• Office Button Menu – Opens when you click on the Office Button. – Main program options.Novus Business and IT Training Program 5
  7. 7. Office Button: Save Window• Saving your document is very important.Popular DirectoriesCurrent DirectoryFile NameSave Button Novus Business and IT Training Program 6
  8. 8. Ribbon Bar Ribbon Bar Tabs• The Ribbon bar is made up of eight tabs: – Home, Insert, Design, Animations, Slide Show, Review, and View• Contains the main document options.Novus Business and IT Training Program 7
  9. 9. Ribbon Bar: Home, Insert, & View Tabs The Home tab provides many options for formatting slides and adding new slides to your presentation The Insert tab provides options for adding content to your slide. The View tab provides options for changing how your document is displayed.Novus Business and IT Training Program 8
  10. 10. Status Bar• The Status Bar provides quick, easy access to important presentation options. Presentation Information Presentation View Options Zoom SliderNovus Business and IT Training Program 9
  11. 11. Work AreaSlides PaneSlide Creation AreaNotes Area • Split into three different sections. • Middle area displays Presentation content and design. Novus Business and IT Training Program 10
  12. 12. Video 1Novus Business and IT Training Program 11
  13. 13. Video 2Novus Business and IT Training Program 12
  14. 14. Video 3Novus Business and IT Training Program 13
  15. 15. Video 4Novus Business and IT Training Program 14
  16. 16. Microsoft PowerPoint 1: Wrap-Up• Become an expert at the basics: – Program layout – Basic options – Slide CreationNovus Business and IT Training Program 15