Presentation Files: The file you save to disk that contains all the slides, speaker's notes, handouts, etc. that make up your presentation.
Objects: Any element that appears on a PowerPoint slide, such as clip art, text, drawings, charts, sounds, and video clips. You can refer to a clip art object, a text object, a title object, a drawing object, etc.
5. How will my presentation be shown? Think through the practical issues—where and how you'll be delivering the presentation. Know the room in which you'll be presenting, how big your audience might be, what kind of handouts you'll need, and so on. Thinking your presentation through before you begin will help you make the right choices as you pull everything together.
6. How should I sequence my slides and get the best flow of information?
7. What effects would make the presentation most effective? (slide transitions, animations, etc.)
Get familiar with PowerPoint Views Normal View – which is the default view you see here Slide Sorter View – lets you see all the slides in your presentation Notes View – lets you add personal notes to go with each slide
Slide Work with one slide at a time, add or change text and graphics, or draw shapes. Outline Work with only the slide title and traditional outline form. Slide Sorter Display miniature versions of all slides, including texts and graphics Use this view to change the order slides, add transitions, and set timings for electronic slide shows. Notes Pages Create speaker's notes for each slide. Slide Show Display your presentation as an on-screen electronic slide show.
Choosing a New Presentation If You… Choose… Need help with content and design (no clue how to begin) New from AutoContent Wizard Have content but need help with design From Design Template Have design and content in mind New/Blank Presentation Want to create from a similar presentation New from existing presentation
If you're not confident writing the text for the presentation (especially if you've never created one before), let PowerPoint give you a hand. The AutoContent Wizard offers different presentation types with ideas for content that you can replace with your own.
If you're not sure of your design abilities, choose a look from the design templates in PowerPoint to base your presentation on a tried-and-true, professional design. In the New Presentation task pane, click From Design Templates .
The variety of designs available in PowerPoint ranges from smooth professional to bright casual. Whether you're presenting to your sales staff or a national convention of herb gardeners, you're likely to find a look that fits.
On the right side of the screen, choose the design template you want by clicking it. You can click through a number of templates to see which one you like. The design template will be applied to all the slides in your slide show.
Once you have a basic design, you can customize it by choosing the Format --> Background menu option or the Color Schemes link at the top of the Slide Design bar (on the right side of the screen). Backgrounds and color schemes can be applied to all slides or selected slides.
Use the Outline view to write content quickly. Sometimes tackling both the look and the content at once is a bit overwhelming. Why not try getting your thoughts down in the Outline view quickly and then build from there?
You can create a slide show of your photos, then burn it on a CD so that it starts up automatically. Just go to the File menu and choose Package for CD. Click Add Files, locate the slide show on your hard drive, click Add, then click Copy to CD.
To open a PowerPoint slide show you need either a copy of PowerPoint itself or a small program called PowerPoint Viewer. The PowerPoint Viewer is a free download from Microsoft's Web site. To download the viewer, go to Microsoft's Download Center: www.microsoft.com/downloads and click on "Office and Home Applications."
is the model for the slides in your presentation. When you want to make a global change to the look of your slides, you don't have to change each slide individually. Just make the change on the Slide Master, and PowerPoint will automatically update the existing slides and apply the changes to any new slides you add.
For example, if you change the color of the title text on the master to blue, title text on existing and new slides will be changed to blue automatically.
If you add a graphic to the Slide Master, that graphic will appear on every slide. If you add information to the header and/or footer on the Slide Master, it will appear on every slide.
A PowerPoint Slide Master contains objects that you want to appear on each slide in your presentation. With a Slide Master, you only have to create an item once and PowerPoint will automatically include it on every slide. You can move objects around, add art, add headings or labels, change colors and fonts. Choose: View Master
Go to V iew , H eader and Footer… (do NOT try to type directly into the Header and Footer areas on the Slide Master).Select the information you would like to include on every slide, and click Appl y to All .
On the View menu, point to Master , and then click Slide Master .
On the Slide Show menu, point to Action Buttons , and click Action Button: Back or Previous . Click where you want the button to appear on the master, and then in the Action Settings dialog box, click OK . This button will allow the visitor to view the previous slide in the presentation.
On the Slide Show menu, point to Action Buttons , and then click Action Button: Forward or Next . Click where you want this button to appear on the master, and then in the Action Settings dialog box, click OK . This button will allow the visitor to view the next slide in the presentation.
On the Slide Master View toolbar, click Close Master View .
PowerPoint is a great help—and almost a cure—for presentation jitters. By relying on the program's professional look, the content prompts, and the help it gives you along the way, you can create an impressive presentation even if it's your first time out.
In Normal View, you can display up to three panes in addition to the Outline or Slide tab:
-The Slide Pane shows the current slide
-The Notes Pane contains notes you might prepare for slides
-The Task Pane lets you quickly select tasks to work on
Create your own template for repeated presentations
If you're creating the same presentation over and over again—or at least updating one you use regularly—you can turn your presentation into a template that you or others can use quickly. A template saves all the settings you've selected—background images, color scheme, font selections, and so on—and ensures that the presentations you create based on that template all have the same elements in common. This is great if you have a company wide look that you want all your departments to adhere to. To turn a presentation into a template:
This is the easiest method since it helps format the presentation for you. It helps you organize your thoughts.
PowerPoint also allows you to choose from design templates to create your presentation.
You can start with blank template. This takes more planning and work since you are starting from scratch.
Handout Master PowerPoint allows you to automatically create printable handout slides to accompany your presentation. You can select different sizes for your slides to display on the printed handouts