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  • 1. Microsoft PowerPointTips & Tricks
  • 2. Manage Versions of PowerPoint
    PCA is using version 2003
    If using a later Windows version at home, save a copy as an earlier version.
    File -> Save As
    Choose PowerPoint 97-2004.
    If a student brings in a later version, you may still be able to open it from your file browser.
    Consider having students upload to SlideShare to eliminate version conflicts.
  • 3.
  • 4. Insert a Screen Shot
    On a Windows PC, take a picture of the screen by pressing the Prnt Screen button.
    Open the page of the slide for the screen shot, and choose Edit -> Paste (or right-click, then choose Paste).
    Use the Picture tool bar to crop and resize the screen shot.
  • 5.
  • 6. Insert a Slide from Another Presentation
    In the open presentation, click where you want to insert the slide from another presentation
    From the Insert menu, click Slide from Files
    Click the Find Presentation tab, if necessary, and then click Browse.
    Navigate to the location of the file to insert, select it, and then click Open
    Select the slides you want to insert
    Click Insert
  • 7. Use the Annotation Tools
    Select a slide and then click the Slide Show button
    Right-click anywhere on the screen, click Pointer Options on the shortcut menu, click Felt Tip Pen, and then make you marks
    When you exit, be sure to discard your marks if you don’t want them saved with the file
  • 8. Set Up a Self-Running Show
    Open the presentation, and then select the Slide Show menu, click Set Up Show
    In the Set Up Show dialog box's Show type area, select the Browsed at a kiosk (full screen) option. Click OK
    To test the show, move to Slide 1, and click the Slide Show button. Press the ESC key to stop the slide show
    From the File menu, click Save As and navigate to the folder where you wan to store the self-running presentation
    Click the down arrow to the right of the Save as Type box, and click Powerpoint Show in the drop-down list.
  • 9. Share a Presentation with Students
    Upload as an attachment to NetClassroom.
    Upload to a site like SlideShare.net – no PowerPoint required. Post just the link on NetClassroom.
    Create on Google Docs or in Prezi as alternatives to PowerPoint
  • 10. How to Package a Presentation
    From the File menu, select Package for CD
    In the Name the CD box, type the name of your presentation, and click Options
    Select the Embedded TrueType fonts check box, and click OK
    Click Copy to Folder, click Browse, navigate to the folder that contains the presentation, and click Select
    When you return to the Copy to Folder dialog box, click OK, and then click Close to close the Package for CD dialog box.