CREATING Presented by: Jessica PRESENTATIONS RiedmuellerLISSA TECHNOLOGY WORKSHOP SERIES
OVERVIEWIn this session we will cover: Using the built-in slide design/layout tools Adding pictures and other objects (charts/graphs, tables, media) to slides Adding effects to text and objects Transitions and animations
SLIDE DESIGN/LAYOUT The first thing to remember about creating ef fective presentation slides is that PowerPoint has a number of built - in tools to help you On the DESIGN tab, you can choose from a library of pre - formatted design options. Customize these using the Colors, Fonts, and Effects buttons Hover over an option to see how it would affect the slide contents Click on an option to make the change On the HOME tab, select the Layout button to make a change to the current slide or the New Slide button to choose a layout for the next slide to be created
MAKE POWERPOINT DO THE WORK If you look at this slide in normal view, you will see there is an empty box to the right Press “ESC” to view This is a pre-formatted content box that allows you to easily add text or objects to your slide Hover over each of the icons to see what they do, or click on the bullet point to add text
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PICTURES AND OTHER OBJECTS Using PowerPoint’s pre -formatted content boxes makes adding pictures, graphs, charts, media, and other elements pretty easy It is best to have pictures saved somewhere before adding them to the PowerPoint. Copy and paste is possible, but may make formatting dif ficult Once you have a picture, use the picture tools menu to add enhancements like a frame or drop shadow to the picture
PICTURE EXAMPLE The image to the left has a white border and a drop shadow that was added simply by using the Picture Tools menu In normal view, click on the picture to see what other changes can be made
PICTURE ADJUSTMENTS Reduced saturation: Pencil Sketch Ef fect:select Color Saturation from Use the Artistic Ef fects menu the Color menu
654 CHART FUN Charts can be3 c r e a te d d i r e c t l y i n Po w e r Po i n t2 2011 2012 W h e n yo u s e l e c t t h e c h ar t1 2013 icon, an Excel file will open in a n o t h e r w i n d ow0 To m a ke c h a n g e s to t h e chart, select the chart and click the Chart To o l s m e n u f o r editing options
CALLING ATTENTION TO TEXT One of the most effective text effects is the Drop Shadow To create this, click on the S button in the font menu You can also highlight important words with color M aking the first letter of a word larger will also create impact
TRANSITIONS Transitions are the animations that occur between slide changes The different options are found on the Transitions tab From this tab, you can change the transition type, the duration of the transition, and the action controlling the slide change (on mouse click or after a specified amount of time) A rule of thumb is to stick with one or two transition types for a short presentation, and no more than four for a long one
ANIMATIONS Animations refer to any actions applied to the slide content The different options are found on the Animations tab From this tab you can choose how you want the slide contents to appear on the slide For instance, this text can Float in And this text can Bounce in It even works on pictures As with the transitions, keep the number of dif ferent animations to a minimum, otherwise they lose their impact
REMEMBER PowerPoint has a lot of cool features to add style to your presentations, BUT the best advice is to keep it simple Avoid overusing text on slides and space out the bullet points Pictures can add interest to your slides and make text more powerful. Some useful sites are: Flickr – www.flickr.com Stock.XCHNG (free stock photos) – www.sxc.hu Creative Commons – www.creativecommons.org TinEye Multicolor Search Engine – labs.tineye.com/multicolr E-mail me with questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
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