Starting powerpoint When you open PowerPoint this dialogue box will appear. Click on the Blank presentation option. The box at the side will appear asking you to choose a format, shown in the picture below. Click on the first box. Click ok and you are ready to start your slide show preseesntationn.
Adding text to a slide 1.Click in the Title text box. A thick gray border appears around the text box indicating that it is selected.
2. Type a title. 3. Click the Subtitle text box and type a subtitle.
Adding a new slide 1. Click the New Slide button on the Common Tasks toolbar. 2. The AutoLayout dialog box will appear. Choose a layout for your next slide.
Making changesMOVING text box 1. Click the text box you want to move. A thick gray border will appear around the text box. 2. Place the pointer on the border. The pointer will change into a four-headed arrow. 3. Hold down the mouse button and drag the box to the new location. 4. Release the mouse button
Resizing text box 1.Click the text box to select it. A gray border will appear around the text box. 2. Place the pointer on a resizing handle. The pointer will change into a two-headed arrow. 3. Hold down the mouse button and drag the resizing handle until the box is the size you want. Drag outwards to make the box larger. Drag inwards to make the box smaller.
Adding a new text box 1. On the drawing toolbar, click the Text Box button. The pointer will change to a cross. 2. Click on the slide where you want to place the text. A small text box will appear. 3. Type a word in the text box. As you type, the box will expand to fit the text. 4. After you finish typing, click outside the text box. The border around the box will disappear.
Adding colour to your text box Adding color to a text box Click the text box to select it. 2. On the drawing toolbar, click the arrow beside the Fill Color button, then click the green color box. The text box will turn green.
Adding an outline to you text box Click the text box to select it. A border will appear around the text box. 2. On the drawing toolbar, click the arrow beside the Line Colour button, then click the blue colour box.
3. Next, click the Line Style button, and then click 3 pt. 4. Finally, click the Dash Style button, and then click the square dot dash option. A dash style box will appear. 5. Click outside the text box to deselect it.
Changing font 1. Click the text box to select it. 2. Place the pointer on the box's border, and click again. The insertion point disappears, indicating that the entire text box is selected. 3. Click the Format menu, then click Font. The Font dialog box appears.
4. In the Font style list, click Bold; in the Size list, click 36; and in the Color list, click green. 5. Click OK to close the font dialog box.
Changing background colour Click the Format menu, then click Background. The Background dialog box will appear. 2. In the Background fill section, click the arrow on the list box to open it.
3. Click More colours to open the Colours dialog box. 4. In the Colours section, click a light shade of blue. 5. Click OK to close the Colours dialog box.
Adding a shape Click the AutoShapes button, point to Stars and Banners, and then click the 5-point star shape. The pointer will change into a cross. 2. Click anywhere on the slide. A star of predefined size will be inserted.
6. In the Background dialog box, click the Preview button to see a preview of the slide colour. 7. If you like what you see, click the Apply button. The background colour of the slide is now light blue.
Adding colour to a shape 1. Click the star shape to select it. 2. Click the arrow beside the Fill Colour button, and then click More Fill Colours. A Colours dialog box appears. 3. Click the Standard tab, then under Colours, click a shade of yellow. 4. Click OK to close the Colours dialog box.
Adding clip art 1. On the Standard Toolbar, click the Insert Clip Art button. 2. The Microsoft Clip gallery dialog box appears. 3. Click the Clip Art tab. 4. In the Categories list, click Cartoons. PowerPoint displays clip art from the Cartoons category. 5. Click an image to select it. 6. Click the Insert button. The cartoon image is inserted on your slide.
Adding your own picture Click the Insert menu, point to Picture, and then click From File. The Insert Picture dialog box will appear. 2. In the Look in box, find the drive and folder where the artwork is located. 3. In the File name box, enter the name of the file. Then click the Insert button. 4. The drawing is inserted on the slide.
Layering images 1. Click the orange square to select it. 2. On the drawing toolbar, click the Draw button. The Draw menu appears. 3. Point to Order, and then click Send to Back.
Adding shadows Click the shape to select it. 2. On the Drawing Toolbar, click the Shadow button, then click a style.
Adding a chart 1. On the data sheet, click in the first row of column A. 2. Type in the number 50, then press Enter. The corresponding bar on the chart increases in height. 3. Try adding other numbers into the data sheet to see how they affect the bars.
Adding a table 1. On the Standard Toolbar, click the Insert Microsoft Word Table button. 2. In the drop-down box, click and drag the pointer across the number of rows and columns you want for your table. For example, three rows and three columns. 3. Release the mouse button. The table work window will appear.
Adding a transition 1. In Slide Sorter View, click the slide you want to add the transition to. 2. Click the Slide Show menu, then click Slide Transition. A Slide Transition dialog box will appear.
3. In the Effect list box, click Checkerboard Across. 4. Click the Medium option button to select a speed for the transition. 5. Click the Apply button. A slide transition icon appears under the slide's left corner, indicating that the transition has been applied.
Adding transition to pictures 1. Click the Slide View button to go to Slide View. 2. On the slide, click the cartoon image to select it. 3. On the Formatting Toolbar, click the Animation Effects button. The Animation Effects Toolbar will appear. 4. On the Animation Effects Toolbar, click the Flying Effect button. The flying effect is now added to the image.
Animating text 1. In Slide View, select the text you want to animate by clicking it. 2. On the Animation Effects Toolbar, click the Typewriter Text Effect button. The typewriter text effect is now added to the text.
Watching the slide show 1. Click the Slide Show button in the lower left corner of the PowerPoint window. The first slide of the show will appear. Note: The slide show will start from whatever slide you are viewing when you click the Slide Show button. 2. To advance to the next slide of the show, click the left mouse button. The next slide will appear onscreen. 3. Continue clicking the left mouse button until the show is complete.
Adding music Try adding a sound effect to an animation. 1. In Slide View, select the animated object you want to add the sound effect to by clicking it. 2. Click the Slide Show menu, then click Custom Animation. You can also click the Custom Animation button on the Animation Effects toolbar.
3. Under Entry animation and sound, select a sound effect from the drop-down list. 4. If you want to preview the sound effect, click the Preview Button. 5. Click OK to add the sound to the animation. The sound is added to the animated object.