Navigate your way through the Technology Toolbox! The Home page is like a Table of Contents. Each chapter is linked so that if you click on it, the slideshow will jump directly to that section. The action buttons at the bottom of the screen can also help you move through the Technology Toolbox. Clicking on the left arrow takes you to the previous slide, the home icon takes you back to the first slide to use the table of contents, and the right arrow takes you to the next slide.
To use them, click on Format, Slide Design. Again, a box will open to the right giving you choices of slide designs. Be sure to use the drop down box (gray arrow) to apply to selected slide or apply to all slides.
After applying a slide design, double-check your slide because slide designs often change text color, text position, and can hide graphics.
Slide Transitions allow you to add an effect when moving from one slide to the next. To start, Click on Slide Show, Slide Transitions.
Choose a transition at the top right of the screen. It will automatically preview your selection. By clicking on a transition, you have added it to your slide. The option to apply to all slides is at the bottom right of the screen.
Click on what you would like to animate, then click Add Effect on the upper right side of the screen
Then choose from Entrance, Emphasis, Exit, or Motion Path. Entrance effects are those most commonly used. Entrance effects allow you to bring words, pictures, and sounds onto the screen when you want them to. This can control the audience’s focal point and pacing.
After you have added several custom animations on one slide, you will notice that they line up with a number order on the right. To adjust this order, click and drag each number animation to the order you want it to appear.
A handyman may not use his wrench or hammer everyday, but they are still good to have for when the situation arises. Not every tip found in the technology toolbox will be useful on a daily basis, but adding these tools will help you when the time comes.
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