Power Point for the NoviceHow to make a powerful and professional impact. DAVID HUBBARD MRS. CLINE ENG. 102 MAY 5, 2012
Benefits Why use Power Point “Visual aids help you reach your objectives by providing emphasis to whatever is being said. Clear pictures multiply the audiences level of understanding of the material presented, and they should be used to reinforce your message, clarify points, and create excitement” (OSHA.gov). “PowerPoint presentation creates a more persuasive & intimate scenography” (Negroni, par 1). “Presentations with extraordinary visuals help audiences to understand and comprehend your message. Comprehension leads to connection…which leads to success” (Learner, par 1).
ApplicationsProfessional Personal College Classes Electronic Scrapbooking Demonstrate knowledge in an Diary/ Journal area Personal Narrative College Portfolio Cook Book College Applications Baby Book Karaoke Career Family History/Family Tree Professional Development Emergency Contacts Info./ Introduce a new Direction for care product/service Greeting Cards Instructional manual Planning Vacations Sell services/products Resume/vita Reference page Comic book/story
Getting Started Step 1- Setting Up Open Microsoft Power Point 2010 Save Select “Design Tab” (at top) Slide 1 will appear on the screen. This is your introduction slide. Enter your title and any additional information (name, date, etc.). Chose a design that appeals to your audience. Click to select. Your design options
Slides Step 2- Adding a slide Select Home Tab (at top) Click the image of a slide on the “New Slide” button to get an identical slide. Click the words “New Slide” with an arrow to get a drop down menu of alternative slide designs. Input text To change font, color or size of text use the “Font” box (similar to Microsoft Word). Text will shrink to fit in most slide designs. Outline Most designs will have a built in bullet outline that helps to create a more organized and fluid look. This may be turned off, by selecting the bullet icon in the Home Tab.
Images Step 3- Images Insert Clip Art Select “Insert Tab” (at top) Select “Clip Art Icon” (at top) • A search engine will appear to the right of the screen. • Enter a word or a phrase (Ex: Cat or black cat). • Images will appear, click the image that appeals to you. • Image will appear in the center of the slide.
To Rotate the Image To resize the Image Select the image Select the image, a box At the top of the image a will appear around the green circle will appear. image. Put cursor on green circle. Left click and hold one of Left click, hold, and move the squares that outlines the image left to right, by the image. moving mouse left to right. Move your mouse in the direction that correlates to To Move the Image the size you wan to adjust Select the image the image (outward to Left click the image and increase or inward to hold, drag and drop it. decrease).
Step 2- Images (continues) Insert a Photo Select “Insert Tab” (at top) Select “Picture Icon” • Your personal picture library will open Select a photo Photo will automatically fit the entire slide. Adjust image as you would clip art (see previous slide) Change font color as needed, so text is visible.
6 4 Step 2- Images (continued) 2 Graph 0 Select Insert Tab Select “Chart” icon • A variety of graphs/charts will be displayed, select the one that most closely fits your data. • An excel spreadsheet will open, this will allow you to enter data thus adjusting your graph/chart. • You may change the color of your chart by selecting a design in the “Chart Tools,” which will automatically appear when working with a chart. • You can change the layout of the graph/chart using the “Chart Layout” option (at top).
Step 2- Images (continued) To add flair to an image or photo Click on image or photo already inserted into a slide. “Picture Tools” will appear under the format tab. Use the “Color” icon to change the color of the entire image (see above clip art). The “Artistic Effects” icon allows for a wide variety of dramatic alterations. The send the image behind the text, select the “Send Backwards” icon. To create a border use the “Picture Style” icon.
Transitions Step 3- Transitions Select Transition Tab (at top) To create movement from one slide to the next. Select introduction slide (1st slide), it will become highlighted on left column. Select desired transition. • Change time of transition by using “Duration Timer” in upper right hand corner. • Repeat for all following slides or hit “Apply to All” icon in upper right corner.
Animation Step 3- Animations Create movement in words or images. Select the Animation Tab (top). Select the image or highlight the text you wish to have animation. Chose an animation that appeals to you and select it. • Additional “Effect Options” (if available) will be shown next to animation icons. Select the “Preview” icon to view animations on current slide.
Viewing Step 4- To View Select Slide Show Tab (at top) To view your slides at any time, select the “From Beginning” icon. At this stage you will have to use the arrow keys to go from one slide to the next. To have automatic transitions, select the “Record Slide Show” and hit Start recording. Your first slide will appear with a time at the top left. Leave the slide on the screen for as long as you want it to be shown in the power point. Then go to next slide and repeat. For slides with more information you may want to have a longer time. Once done, all slides will appear with time on screen at bottom of each.
Hints:Save frequently.Don’t be afraid to makemistakes, you have anundo button in the topleft corner (next tosave).Power Points has manyfeatures, play around…have fun.There is a learningcurve, but don’t fret itgets easier.There is more than oneway to skin a cat,meaning many taskscan be accomplished inmultiple ways.
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