Finding the toolbars The toolbars contain graphically illustrated buttons that you click to perform specific tasks in a program. PowerPoint has four main toolbars, which can help you create your presentations quickly and easily. The Standard Toolbar is located at the top of the PowerPoint window, below the menu bar. It has buttons for common tasks such as saving, printing, checking spelling and inserting charts and tables.
The Drawing Toolbar is located at the bottom of the PowerPoint window. It has tools for drawing shapes, adding lines and curves, and inserting text boxes and WordArt. It also has buttons for manipulating and formatting the objects you draw.
All PowerPoint toolbars can be moved or docked to any side
of the PowerPoint window. As well, docked toolbars,
including the Standard Toolbar, the Formatting Toolbar, and
the Drawing Toolbar, can be converted to floating toolbars.
A move handle on the left or top of the toolbar indicate that
the toolbar is docked. A title bar indicates that the toolbar is
Here's how to move one of the toolbars to a new location: 1.Click the move handle on a docked toolbar, or click the title bar on a floating toolbar. 2. Holding down the mouse button, drag the toolbar to the new location.
Docking a toolbar Try docking a toolbar to the top of the PowerPoint window. This will give you more working area on your PowerPoint window. 1.Click the title bar on the toolbar. 2.Drag the toolbar upwards, until the toolbar outline snaps into place along the edge of the program window. If you see move handles on the toolbar, you know it is successfully docked.
The Animation Effects Toolbar has buttons for working with animations, and the Web Toolbar helps you create presentations on the Internet. There's also a Reviewing Toolbar, a WordArt Toolbar, and a Control Box Toolbar .
When you're a more advanced user, you may wish to add some of these toolbars to your PowerPoint window. Let's say
you want to add the animation effects toolbar. Here's what you do:
1. Click the V iew menu, and then point to T oolbars. 2. In the submenu, click the check box next to animation effects. An animation effects toolbar appears in the PowerPoint window.
Or click the H elp menu, then click Microsoft Powerpoint
The Office Assistant appears, ready to assist you. Once the Office Assistant is activated, it “observes” your work and offers tips or suggestions. A yellow bulb above the Office Assistant indicates that it has a tip.
You can ask the Office Assistant to help you perform tasks in
PowerPoint. Let’s say you want to find out how to insert a
graphic. Here's what you do:
1. Click the Office Assistant. A
callout appears, asking you
what you want to do.
You can ask the Office Assistant to help you perform tasks in PowerPoint. Let’s say you want to find out how to insert a graphic. Here's what you do: 2. Type in your request. For example, type “insert a Graphic.” A list of related help topics will appear.
Using PowerPoint vocabulary Here are some terms in PowerPoint 97 that are useful to know. Slide: An individual screen in a slide show. Presentation File: The file you save to disk that contains all the slides, speakers notes, handouts, etc. that make up your presentation. Object: 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.
The Animation Effects Toolbar has buttons for working with animations.
3. What is the formatting toolbar used for? a. manipulating page size and orientation b. changing slide layout and design c. deleting slides d. changing the font type or size, make text bold or italic, indent text and insert bullets Click on the correct answer
The Formatting Toolbar is used to change the font type or size, make text bold or italic, indent text and insert bullets.
4. What is one way can you access the Office Assistant? a. Typing “help” into the search field. b. Pressing Alt and f4 together. c. Clicking the H elp menu, then click Microsoft PowerPoint H elp. d. Selecting “Office Assistant” under the View toolbar. Click on the correct answer
You can active the Office Assistant you can either, click the Office Assistant button on the standard toolbar Or Click the H elp menu, then click Microsoft PowerPoint H elp.
5. What is not an example of a special effect transition you can use between slides? a. fade in from black b. skipping to the end c. dissolve from one slide to another d. fly in Click on the correct answer