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In this tutorial, you'll familiarize yourself with the PowerPoint work space. When PowerPoint opens, you see the familiar user workspace. By default PowerPoint launches with various menus and work panes available as seen in the screen shots below. Getting Started with the PowerPoint Workspace At the top you'll see the Title Bar, Menu Bar, Standard Toolbar, and Formatting Toolbar. Depending on how your system is set up, you might also see the Drawing Toolbar or other toolbars visible. Toolbars can be turned on or off depending on your need and frequency of use. Outline/Slides Pane - shows tabs that you use to alternate between seeing an outline of your slide text (Outline Tab) and seeing the slides displayed as thumbnails (Slides Tab) The Slide Pane - shows the slide selected in the Outline/Slides pane as it will appear in the presentation. This is where you will do most of your editing. The Task Pane - opens each time you start PowerPoint. If you don't want the Task Pane to appear when you start the program, click Options on the Tools Menu, click the View Tab, clear the "Startup Task Pane" check box, and click OK.
The other parts of the PowerPoint workspace that may be available on your screen include the Outline/Slides Pane in Outline view, the Notes Pane which is below the Slide Pane, the View Buttons which determine options for yow you view your presentation while you're working on it, and the Drawing Tool Bar
The Notes Pane - The Notes Pane provides a place for entering speaker notes. It's also a good place to write scripts if you're going to be narrating your slide presentation. Some third party add-ons for PowerPoint such as Breeze or Articulate include the ability to display scripts from the Notes Pane during voice over recording.
View Buttons - The lower left corner of the presentation window are view buttons that enable you to look at your presentation in different ways. By default, PowerPoint open the presentation in Normal View, the main view used to design and edit presentations.
PowerPoint 2003 provides a special PowerPoint taskpane on the right side of the screen which you can us to launch various tasks. The main functions of the PowerPoint Task Pane can be accessed by clicking in the Other Task Panes drop-down menu.
If the PowerPoint Task Pane isn't visible on your work area, you can view it by clicking on the the View Menu and then Task Pane. You can also use the keystrokes Ctrl+F1
PowerPoint Task Pane PowerPoint Help In PowerPoint Help, you can type in a search term and then click the green arrow. If your Web connection is live, Help searches Office Online. The results will show up in the Search Results Task Pane below. Getting Started The Getting Started PowerPoint TaskPane launches when you start PowerPoint 2003.
Search Results In the Search Results PowerPoint Task Pane you can type text to search for Microsoft Office Help, training, and templates from the Microsoft Knowledge Base. If your connected to the Web, you'll see results from a vast repository of problem-solving solutions .
You can search through hundreds of pieces of clip art in the Clip Art Task Pane. If your Web connection is live, you can also search Microsoft's Online library of clip art and images.
In the search box, type in the term you are looking for and click the GO button. The clip art that is identified by the key word is displayed. A ScreenTip displays the keywords associated with the graphic, its size, and its format.
Click on the thumbnail to insert the image into the current slide.
You can create new presentations in several ways from the New Presentation Task Pane.
Click on any of the new presentation methods listed in the pane. You can create a blank presentation, a presentation from a design template, from an AutoContent wizard, or from an existing presentation or photo.
You can also create presentations from templates on your computer or you can search for templates online
The Slide Layout Task Pane includes thumbnails of layouts you can apply to selected slides in your presentation. The slide layouts are divided into Content Layouts, Text Layouts, Text and Content Layouts, and Other Layouts
You can point to a slide layout to see their Screen Tips.
You can apply different slide layouts to selected slides in your presentation by clicking on the slide layout thumbnail or by clicking on options from the drop-down menu on each thumbnail.
Slide Design You can apply different templates to your presentation until you find the look that you like best. To apply a template to an existing presentation, you open the presentation and then use the Slide Design Task Pane to locate and select the template that you want to use. Click on the design thumbnail and PowerPoint applies the information from the design template to the Master Slides in the presentation. The text style and format, colors, and background objects change to match those of the template, but the content remains the same.
The Color Scheme Task Pane displays a preview of the color scheme currently used by the Slide Master - which is identified by the selection box around it. The other available color schemes are also displayed.
To change the color scheme, point and click on one of the other color scheme thumbnails. PowerPoint will apply the color information to the Master Slides in the current presentation.
The Custom Animation Task Pane displays a list of the animation events that have been applied to the current slide. Each event item in the list represents an animation and is labeled with part of the text from the slide.
An icon is displayed that represents the type of animation and triggers are show which begin the animation event.
Number indicate the order in which the animations play and correspond to the labels associated with the animated items.
This PowerPoint Slide Views tutorial will demonstrate the ways of viewing slides in the PowerPoint program.
PowerPoint slide views that can be used when designing and editing your presentation.
In the lower left corner of the presentation window are the slide view buttons. Clicking on each will display your slides in a different way.
You can switch from one view to another by using the commands in the View Menu or by clicking the View Buttons in the lower left corner of the presentation window.
PowerPoint Slide Views: The Normal View
In Normal view, you can work with a presentation in three ways: as a text outline by clicking on the Outline Tab in the Outling/Slides Pane; as a set of miniature slides or thumbnails in the Slides View of the Outline/Slides Pane; or as a Slide in the Slide Pane. You can also work on notes in the Notes View.
PowerPoint Slide Views: Slide Sorter View In Slide Sorter view, you can preview your entire presentation as thumbnails. It's very much like one would view photographic slides on a light board or sorter. You can easily rearrange slides and put them in any order by clicking and dragging the thumbnail to a new position. If titles are hard to read in this view, you can hide the slide formatting by holding down the Alt Key and the mouse button .
You can see more of the slides in the Slide Sorter view by changing the Zoom Factor in the Zoom drop-down window
PowerPoint Slide Views: Notes view In Notes View, you can add speaker notes to each slide in the presentation. You can also add notes in the Notes Pane in Normal View, but if you want to add graphics, you must do that in the Notes View.
You can browse through the slides in a presentation by in three ways. You can click the scroll arrows at the top and bottom of the scroll bars or you can Click and Drag the scroll box to move to a specific slide.
To view previous or next slides in the presentation, you can use the Previous Slide or Next Slide Buttons located at the bottom of the vertical scroll bar. You can also press the Page Up or Page Down key to scroll slide by slide.
This PowerPoint Toolbars tutorial will show you how to work with the PowerPoint toolbars including how to modify the toolbars, turn them on and off, add and remove buttons, and how to create your own customized toolbars.
Toolbars include important components for developing a presentation. A toolbar is an onscreen bar which contains shortcut buttons. These allow easy access to frequently used commands. You can easily get to the toolbars you need by telling PowerPoint which ones to display.
PowerPoint includes 13 toolbars including commonly used ones such as the Standard, Formatting, Drawing, Picture, and E-mail toolbars. You don't need all of them at once, and some you may seldom use so you don't want them taking up space on your screen. You can pick and choose which toolbars are visible, and once you know how to turn toolbars on and off, you can always get to the toolbar you need.
Display and Hide PowerPoint Toolbars
Click View. Then click on Toolbars. A fly-out menu will appear with a list of all of the Windows toolbars and any others that you may have installed from other applications on your computer.
PowerPoint toolbars will appear. From here you can turn toolbars on or off.
Moving and Changing the Toolbars
You can reposition toolbars on the presentation you are working on. You can also resize toolbars so that all or only a few of the buttons contained in them are visible.
Each toolbar has four vertical dots that help you move them to a fixed position on the screen or to floating positions on the screen. To move a toolbar, click the four dots that are found on the left end of each toolbar.
Note that when you choose to view a toolbar, it appears in the position in which it was most recently used. It it was last docked at the bottom of the screen, then that's where it will appear again when it is turned back on. You may need to experiment with various toolbar locations until you find the arrangement that works best for you.
Create New PowerPoint Presentation
This Create New Presentation tutorial will review the many ways in which a PowerPoint presentation can be created. It will cover everything from creating a simple blank presentation to one that is created from your favorite photograph.
Create New PowerPoint Presentation
To create a new presentation, click File and New. The New Presentation Task Pane will appear on the right side of the window.
From the New Presentation Task Pane, click Blank Presentation. A new blank presentation will appear in the workspace and a single thumbnail appear in the Outline/Thumbnail pane. The Same New Presentation Task Pane is also used to create new presentations in several other ways.
Create a New Presentation from a Design Template Click File, New. From the New Presentation Task Pane, click on From Design Template. The Task Pane will change to the Slide Design pane and thumbnails of slide designs will appear in the scrolling window.
Select a slide design that you like from the window and click on the thumbnail image. The design will be applied to the new presentation in the workspace. You will also see the new slide design in the thumbnail image in the Outline/Thumbnail pane. Your new presentation is now ready to begin adding slides.
Creating a New Presentation From the Auto Content Wizard Another way to create a new presentation is to you the Auto Content Wizard. Select From AutoContent Wizard from the New Presentation Pane. A wizard will appear in the workspace and walk you through a series of questions about what kind of presentation you need. Simply answer the questions and click next each time to move on to the next section. When the wizard is finished, it will build a presentation for you according to your responses to the questions. The presentation will include several slides already built into the presentation.
Another way to create new presentation is to use the Create from Photo Album Tool. From the New Presentation Task Pane, click on Photo Album... The Photo Album dialog box will appear and ask you what picture you want to use for the presentation.
It will offer several options for the number of pictures you want to include on the slide and the amount of text boxes to use. When you are done making your selections, PowerPoint will build a slide design based upon the photo you selected.
Define Slide Rules for Visual Clarity in PowerPoint
This PowerPoint tutorial on Visual Clarity will show you how to set slide rules for how your slides look. These rules help you create a visually effective presentation, and anytime you violate these rules, the Office Assistant will let you know.
Visual Clarity helps you make your presentations easy for your audience to read and follow by setting slide rules for how slides should look and then setting alerts to warn you when your slides do not meet those rules. Most instructors who teach presentation skills recommend a few guidelines for maintaining visual clarity, such as minimum font size to use so they are large enough to be legible, and limiting the number of bullets or lines on a slide.
You can use PowerPoint's Visual Clarity rules to specify your own threshold for font size, the number of bullets per slide, and the number of line allowed per bullet. Once you have
these Visual Clarity slide rules, the Visual Clarity checker uses the Office Assistant to remind you when they are not begin followed.
When the Office Assistant finds an issue on a slide, a subtle light bulb icon is placed on the slide. You can lick the light bulb icon to find our more about the issue and then act upon the suggestions that are presented. This PowerPoint tutorial will demonstrate how to accomplish this task.
Enabling the Office Assistant
You can check to see if the Office Assistant has been installed and enabled on your computer by going into the Help Menu and clicking Show Office Assistant. If it has not been installed, you may need to install it from your original PowerPoint installation program.
The Options Dialog box appears. Click the Spelling and Style Tab and then click the Check style option. If you do not have the Office Assistant enabled, a dialog box will appear to prompt you to do so. Click Style Options
The Style Options dialog box appears. Click the Visual Clarity tab. In the Fonts section, click the Visual Clarity options you want to enforce. Click the down arrows to specify the Visual Clarity settings you want for the items you checked in step 7. Click OK Click OK in the Options dialog box. The Options dialog box closes.
The Office Assistant placed a light bulb icon on each page the violates the visual clarity rules you defined. Click each light bulb icon and the Office Assistant suggests ways to change the presentation.
You can insert new slides into your PowerPoint presentation in a variety of ways using keyboard strokes or mouse clicks.
PowerPoint opens with a single blank title slide in any new presentation. This is true for a blank presentation as well as for those created with a design template. The AutoContent wizard will create a title slide plus several additional content slides depending on the type of presentation you are creating.
When inserting a new slide into a presentation, PowerPoint will by default, insert a content slide that includes a title and a text box. After inserting the slide you can change the type of slide by applying a slide layout from the Slide Layout Task Pane. See the PowerPoint Slide Types tutorial for more information.
Insert Slide - From Insert Menu
The first way to insert a new slide is to Click the Insert Menu and then New Slide. PowerPoint will insert one new slide into the presentation and display in the Slide Pane.
Holding down the Control Key and pressing M (Ctrl+M) will also inset a new slide.
PowerPoint does several things when you create a new slide. First it automatically opens the Task Pane on the right side and sets it to display the Slide Layout Task Pane. Second it creates a new content slide that includes a title and text and displays it for editing in the Slide Pane. Finally, it crates a new thumbnail image and displays it in the Outline/Slides pane on the left.
Insert a New Slide from the Formatting Tool Bar Another way to insert a new slide into a presentation is to Click New Slide from the Formatting Toolbar. When clicked, the new slide button also creates a new content slide that includes a title and a text box.
Insert a New Slide from the Outline/Slides Pane Another way to create a new slide is to Right Click the mouse on a thumbnail in the Outline/Slides Pane. This will bring up a context sensitive menu. From the menu, Click New Slide. PowerPoint will insert a blank content slide that includes a title and text box. You can also highlight a thumbnail image and then Hit the Return or Enter Key to inset new slides into the presentation.
Insert a New Slide from the Outline View You can insert new slides from the Outline/Slides Pane by clicking on a slide and hitting the Return or Enter Key. You can also Right Click in the Outline view bringing up a context sensitive menu. From the menu, you can choose New Slide.
Inserting a New Slide from the Slide Sorter View You can also insert a new slide from the Slide Sort View by Right Clicking in any area in the view. A context sensitive menu will pop-up. Click on New Slide from the menu, and PowerPoint will insert the new slide into the Slide Sorter View.
This PowerPoint tutorial will show you how to add and edit text on PowerPoint slides. You can add text on slides by clicking and typing in the title, text, or subtitle placeholders. You simply select the placeholder and begin typing. You can also edit text that you've already typed.
PowerPoint Add Text to the Title or Subtitle Placeholders
Step 1. With a presentation opened in the Normal view, click any title or subtitle placeholder on the title slide. The placeholder opens where you can add text. Type your text and click anywhere outside the placeholder. The text is saved.
Add Text to Bulleted Lists Click a text placeholder. The placeholder will open for editing. Type a bullet point and press Enter. You cursor moves to the next line and adds a another bullet. Type the second bullet point. You can continue in this fashion until you have entered all of your bullet points. Click anywhere outside the placeholder to save the text.
Click a title, subtitle or text placeholder and then click anywhere within the text. A text insertion point (thin vertical line) appears where you clicked. Use the Backspace key to delete text the the left of the insertion point or the Delete key to delete text to the right. Type any new text you want to add.
The text is entered at the cursor position.
Click and drag over the text and it is highlighted. Once the text has been highlighted, press Delete. The text is deleted.
This PowerPoint tutorial will show you how to use the PowerPoint Grids and Guidelines tool to help you position objects on your slide.
PowerPoint has several features that help you position objects on the slide. The Grid is like the lines on a piece of graph paper. They're faint and in the background, but visible enough that you can use them to line things up. Guides are lines that you can move around on your screen like rulers, that help you to place an object in an exact spot.
Click the Display grid on screen checkbox option. You should have a little green check mark showing in the box.
Click the Display drawing guides on screen option. Click OK
The grid will appear as dotted lines. The dashed line guides intersect in the center of the slide. Click and drag an object to line it up with the grid. Click and drag on another object to line it up with the first one using the grid as a guide.
Click a guideline. Numbers that show its position of the guide appear showing the new intersection of the two guides. You can click and drag any object into a specific position on the slides at the intersection of the guides.
You can use the Snap to Grid feature to make items snap to locations along the grid lines. Just like you can buy graph paper in 1/8", 1/4", 1/2" grids, you can also set the distance between grid lines in PowerPoint.
Setting the grid distance at 1/8" means that you can snap objects to the grid at 1/8" increments. Check the box, Snap Objects to grid. Set the spacing between grid lines from the drop-down menu.
PowerPoint Grids and Guidelines is a useful tool when moving objects around the slide.
Format Text, Edit Color and Style
You can format text to use color to emphasize the text or make your presentation more readable. You can select colors from a Standard palette or create custom colors. You can also bring attention to text by using styles such as bold or shadow to add emphasis.
PowerPoint Format Text Color
Click a placeholder on your slide to select it. Click the mouse and drag it to select text to be formatted.
Click Format Click Font. The Font dialog box appears.
You can format text color from the Font Dialog box by selecting the Color drop down menu. From here you can choose colors from a standard palette or create a custom color. To choose your color, either select one of the color squares of colors that have been previously used in your presentation, or click on More Colors... to see the other color options.
PowerPoint Format Text Style You can change text style from the Font Dialog box by selecting Regular, Bold, Italic, or Bold Italic styles that will be applied to the selected text. You can also choose text Effects by clicking in the checkboxes next to Underline, Shadow, Superscript, or Subscript
Applying a font gives text a specific style. Some fonts are formal and others have a more casual feel. Fonts come in two main types: Serif fonts such as Time New Roman; and sans serif, such as Arial or Verdana. The right style of font and the right size help with readability.
You can change text size from the Font Dialog box. Select the font size by selecting the pixel size of the font to be applied to the selected text. Sans Serif fonts such as Arial, Verdana Serif fonts such as Times New Roman, Cooper Black
This Cut, Copy, and Past Text in PowerPoint tutorial will show you how to use the PowerPoint Cut, Copy, and Paste text functions to edit text in your PowerPoint presentation.
After working on your presentation for awhile, you may find a need to do some editing, and you'll want to move text from one slide to another or cut some out entirely. You can do this using the Cut, Copy, and Paste functions. You might decide that you text works better on a different slide so instead of retyping it, you want to copy and paste it. All of that can easily be done using PowerPoints cut, copy, and paste functions. Cut - Removes selected text from one place and temporarily stores in on the clipboard. Copy - Makes a copy of any text that was selected and temporarily stores it on the clipboard. Paste - Places both cut and copied text into another location.PowerPoint Tutorial: Cut Text
Click a placeholder on your slide where the text you want to edit is located. The placeholder opens for editing. Click and drag across the text you want to edit so it is highlighted. Click on the Edit menu. Click Cut from the Edit drop-down menu. The text you selected is removed and placed on the Windows Clipboard.
Click a placeholder on your slide where the text you want to edit is located. The placeholder opens for editing. Click and drag across the text you want to edit so it is highlighted. Click Edit from the Edit menu. Click Copy from the Edit drop-down menu. The text you selected is copied to the Windows Clipboard.
The text will be inserted into the slide at the location of your mouse pointer.
PowerPoint Bulleted Lists This PowerPoint Bulleted Lists tutorial will show you how to create and format PowerPoint bulleted lists in your presentation. Bulleted lists are an effective way to display the most important information you have to share.
The best way to prepare text on PowerPoint slides is not to write paragraph after paragraph. No on wants to have to read a narrative on your slides. Instead, do you viewers a favor by placing your most important points in bulleted lists.
Bulleted lists contain the key points you want to make in your presentation. You can format bulleted lists by using different styles of bullets. You can even use graphics for bullets.
PowerPoint Bulleted Lists: Apply a Standard Bullet Style
Click a text placeholder so it will open for editing. Click and drag to select the text you want to format and bullet. To select all of the text, you can click on the border of the placeholder.
Click Format. Click Bullets and Numbering from the drop-down menu.
The Bullets and Numbering dialog box will appear with several options. The easiest thing to do is to simply click on a bullet style that you like and then click OK. The bullet style will be applied to the selected bulleted text on your slide. The other options for bulleted lists are below.
Color - From the drop-down menu, select a color for you bullet
Size - you can adjust the size of your bullet in relation to the size of the text. If you want a bullet that is larger than the text, choose something greater than 100%. If you want a smaller bullet, choose less than 100%
Bullets and Numbering Tab - For a bulleted or unordered list, be certain the Bullet tab is selected. For a numbered list, select Numbering
Picture - Use this to use a different graphic for your bullets or to import your own.
Customize - Use this to customize the bullet from selecting from additional shapes.
After making you selections on the Bullets and Numbering dialog box, click OK to apply your changes to the bulleted list.
This PowerPoint Slide Master tutorial explains how to create a new PowerPoint Slide Master from an existing one and then apply it to a slide or presentation. You can change the look of all of the slides in your presentation when you create a new PowerPoint Slide Master. Slide Masters also known as Master Slides act like templates and define how slides are formatted. This is a good way to ensure a consistent look and feel to your presentation throughout the PowerPoint Slide Master
A PowerPoint slide master is an element of the design template that stores information about the template, including font styles, placeholder sizes and positions, background design, and color scheme information.
They also allow you to insert common elements on every slide, such as a common footer, slide number, copyright line, logo, or even pictures. If you want all of the slides in your presentation to use similar fonts, formatting, colors, and graphics, this is the best way to do this.
You may want to create a new Master instead of editing the existing one if you want to apply it only to selected slides or if you only plan to use it temporarily. You may also want to create a new Slide Master, and then apply it to the main Slide Master once you are sure of how you want it to look. This PowerPoint tutorial will show you how to accomplish that task.
Click View and then Click Task Pane.
The Task Pane appears. Click on the Other Task Panes drop-down menu and select Slide Design. The Slide Design Task Pane appears. Click View. Click Master, Click Slide Master.
The Slide Master View toolbar and the list of Slide and Title Masters appear. Click Insert. click Duplicate Slide Master. The Slide Master and Title Master are duplicated. the new Slide Master appears in the Slide Design Task Pane. Click Close Master View.
The Normal View of our presentation appears. Click the down arrow next to the new Slide Master. Click Apply to Selected slides. The new Slide Master is applied to your new slide
You can apply the new slide master to all of your slides in your presentation by selecting Apply to All Slides. You can also make your new Slide Master the main Slide Master by clicking on Apply to Master.
If you want to start with a blank slide master, you can do that by clicking on New Slide Master instead of Duplicate Slide Master.
Add Slide Master
This tutorial will demonstrate how to add slide master to your PowerPoint presentation.
When working with Master Slides, it's good to know the definitions of the various types:
The slide that stores information about the design template applied, including font styles, placeholder sizes and positions, background design, and color schemes.
Title Master The slide that stores information from the design template pertaining to styles on title slides, including placeholder sizes and positions, background design, and color schemes. Design Template A file that contains styles in a presentation, including the type and size of bullets and fonts; placeholder sizes and positions; background design and fill color schemes; and a slide master and optional title. PowerPoint Tutorial: Add Slide Master On the View menu, point to Master, and then click Slide Master .
Then do any of the following: To add a slide master, that uses the default styles in PowerPoint, on the Slide Master view toolbar, click Insert New Slide Master
To add a slide master by adding a new design template, on the Formatting toolbar, click Design, point to the design template you want, click the arrow, and select on of the options on the shortcut menu.
PowerPoint Tutorial: Add a Title Master If you want to insert a title master for an existing slide master, select the slide master thumbnail on the left, and on the Slide Master View toolbar, click Insert New Title Master
Note that when you add a new master or add a design template, the design appears in the Slide Design task pane under Used in this presentation. The design template is then available to use on any new slides when you are working in normal view.
Using PowerPoint Design Templates
This PowerPoint Design Templates tutorial will demonstrate how to use PowerPoint design templates to build a professional looking presentation.
Watch the tutorial: Using PowerPoint Design Templates (2:05)
You can begin a new presentation, without any text, based on a PowerPoint design template. A design template is a blank presentation that has been professional designed with colors and graphics. You can use one of the PowerPoint design templates or you can create one of your own.
After you select the design template, you can choose an appropriate layout for each slide depending on the slide's content.
To create a presentation based on a design template, click on File > New. Then from the New Presentation Task Pane, select From Design Template.
A blank presentation opens and the Slide Design task pane appears, with thumbnails of a variety of design templates. The PowerPoint design templates are the same ones used by the AutoContent Wizard.
In the Slide Design task pane, you can scroll up and down to view all of the design templates that are available on your computer.
In the Slide Design task pane, point to a design template. The name of the design template appears as a Screen Tip, and a down arrow appears on the right side of the thumbnail. Click on the down arrow and a drop-down menu appears with options for how to apply the template to the slides in your presentation.
You can apply a PowerPoint design template to some of the slides or all of the slides in your presentation. You can also choose to view a larger thumbnail image of the design template.
Once you've applied a slide to design to your presentation, you can begin adding slides and choosing appropriate slide layouts from the Slide Layout task pane.
If later you decide that you want a different slide design for your presentation, you can go back to the Slide Design task pane and choose a different design to apply.
It's always best, however, if you choose your slide design early in the development of you presentation. Changing designs mid-stream may cause some layout problems on your slides. Not all designs have the same amount of screen space available for content, depending on how the template is arranged and graphics are used.
Once you save your presentation, the new slide design will be saved too.
A blank presentation opens and the Slide Design task pane appears, with thumbnails of a variety of design templates. The PowerPoint design templates are the same ones used by the AutoContent Wizard. In the Slide Design task pane, you can scroll up and down to view all of the design templates that are available on your computer. In the Slide Design task pane, point to a design template. The name of the design template appears as a Screen Tip, and a down arrow appears on the right side of the thumbnail. Click on the down arrow and a drop-down menu appears with options for how to apply the template to the slides in your presentation. You can apply a PowerPoint design template to some of the slides or all of the slides in your presentation. You can also choose to view a larger thumbnail image of the design template. Once you've applied a slide to design to your presentation, you can begin adding slides and choosing appropriate slide layouts from the Slide Layout task pane. If later you decide that you want a different slide design for your presentation, you can go back to the Slide Design task pane and choose a different design to apply. It's always best, however, if you choose your slide design early in the development of you presentation. Changing designs mid-stream may cause some layout problems on your slides. Not all designs have the same amount of screen space available for content, depending on how the template is arranged and graphics are used. Once you save your presentation, the new slide design will be saved too.
On the Drawing toolbar, click the arrow next to Line Color. To change to the default color, click Automatic. To change to another color, click one of the colors below Automatic. To change to a color that isn't displayed, click More Line Colors. Click the color you want on the Standard tab, or click the Custom tab to mix your own color, and then click OK.
On the Drawing toolbar, click Line Style. Click the style you want; or click More Lines, and then click a style.
To change the Weight of a Line On the Drawing toolbars, click Line Weight. Click the weight or line thickness you want; or click More Lines, and then choose a new thickness. To Change the Dash Style On the Drawing toolbars, click Dash Style. Click the style
Format Lines and AutoShape Another way to modify the lines and connectors is to select the shape on the slide and then from the Format Menu, choose Format AutoShape. The Format AutoShape dialog box will appear. From here, you can modify the color, transparency, dash style, line style, line weight, beginning and ending arrows, line size, and position on the slide.
Draw a Rectangle in PowerPoint This PowerPoint tutorial will demonstrate how to draw a rectangle using the rectangle tool on the Drawing toolbar Drawing a Rectangle In Normal or Notes Page view, click on the rectangle on the Drawing toolbar.
Click in the upper left corner of where you want to place your rectangle and Drag to the lower right corner to define the rectangle. To draw a square, hold the Shift key down while dragging down and across the screen. You can also simple select the Rectangle tool from the tool bar and click on your slide. PowerPoint will insert a small rectangle that you can resize.
PowerPoint will place a rectangle on the screen with the default treatment for fill color and border line. You can resize the rectangle by clicking on one of the white handles around the perimeter and dragging to the desired size.
You can change the fill color by selecting the rectangle and then clicking on the Fill tool (Paint bucket) on the Drawing toolbar. From the pop-up menu you can choose to apply a new color, or Click Fill Effects to choose a new texture, gradient, or to fill the shape with a graphic or photo.
PowerPoint Tutorial: View Two or More Presentations
This PowerPoint tutorial will demonstrate how you can view two presentations at a time.
You can easily display several presentations at once. Sometimes it's helpful to work on two presentations side by side or to compare two or more presentations. You can do this with commands in the Window menu.
Open two or more presentations.
Click Window in the File menu. Click Arrange All. The presentations will display side by side in the same PowerPoint window.
Click Cascade and the windows are displayed over one another. You can click and drag the windows title bars to arrange them.
You can close either of the windows by clicking on the Close (X) icon. The remaining window can be maximized by clicking on the Maximize button. See also the Non-Linear PowerPoint Tutorial for a way to make a great user centered
Ctrl+P or Ctrl+Shift+F12 Launches the Print dialog B or period Black screen W or comma White screen A or = Show pointer ESC, End End show
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This PowerPoint Slide Number tutorial explains how to place a slide number on all of the slides in your presentation, and then how to change the formatting for the slide numbers.
You can easily insert numbers on your PowerPoint slides to make them easier for audience members to reference. You may already be accustomed to placing page numbers on Slide, Handout, and Notes pages so that anyone following a printed copy of your presentation can easily find referenced pages. However, inserting numbers on slides enables audience members to locate the specific slides you are referencing regardless of whether the audience member is looking at a Handout page printed with six slides to a page or a Notes page that includes only one slide to a page.
Similarly, if an audience member wants to ask a question about a slide and there are multiple slides with similar titles, adding slide numbers makes it easier for a viewer to ask about a specific slide.
PowerPoint Slide numbers are included on Notes and Handout pages by default, but they are not turned on for slides by default. Do the following steps to add slide numbers to your the slides in your presentation. This PowerPoint tutorial will help you accomplish this task.
Add a PowerPoint Slide Number to Your Slides
Step 1. Click Insert. Click Slide Number.
Step 2. The Header and Footer dialog box appears. Click the checkbox next to Slide Number. This will tell PowerPoint to place the slide number on every slide in the position show. Click Apply to All. The Header and Footer dialog box closes.
The page number is applied to all pages in the format specified in the Slide Master. When you add slide numbers to the slides in your presentation, they are also displayed when you print your slides. Step 3. You can highlight the slide number and format the font, style, size, color and anything else you might normally format on text.
Step 4. After you insert numbers into your slides, you should view them in Slide Show Mode to make sure they are clearly visible. You can access Slide Show Mode by clicking slide Show and then View Show. You can use Print Preview to see how they will look when they are printed by clicking file and then Print Preview. Next PowerPoint tutorial.
This PowerPoint Watermark tutorial will show you how to add a PowerPoint watermark that will print on your slide notes and handout pages. You can communicate an important message or display a key message behind text when you add a watermark to your presentation. Watermarks are commonly used to identify documents as a draft, as confidential, or with other messages. You can use watermarks to reinforce branding and corporate images by placing logos or marketing taglines behind the text. Watermarks are most effective when they communicate the intended message without interfering with the slide. This is usually accomplished by using subtle colors that maintain the legibility of slide content.
A PowerPoint watermark is different from the graphics you insert into your presentation because the watermark prints behind your Notes or Handout pages. They also print on every page because they are placed on Notes or Handout Masters that duplicate the text or images to all of the pages.
You can easily create attention-getting watermarks by using the tools available in that PowerPoint Drawing Toolbar. You can create AutoShapes like callouts, stars, and banners and insert text in them to deliver you message. You can also insert WordArt and diagram objects that you can rotate or reformat however you choose. This PowerPoint tutorial will help you accomplish this task.
PowerPoint Watermark on the Notes Master
Click View. Then click Master and then Notes Master
The Drawing Toolbar appears. Click to select a tool from the Drawing Toolbar. Click in the presentation and add a text box, an Auto Shape, or a picture as your watermark. Click Close Master View, and the Notes Master closes.
Watermark on the Handout Master You can also create watermarks behind the Handouts pages. Follow the same steps above, but click on the Handout Master instead of the Notes Master. You can use Print Preview to see how your watermarks will look when printed. You can access Print Preview by click in File and then Print Preview from the menu. Next PowerPoint tutorial
This PowerPoint tutorial will demonstrate how to draw a bezier curve using the Curve tool on the drawing toolbar.
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Drawing a Bezier Curve
PowerPoint lets you create three types of curves: Bezier Curves, Freeform, and Scribble. When drawing bezier curves you tell PowerPoint where two or more points should be placed and it creates the appropriate curve(s)(s) between them.
Step 1. In the Normal view, from the Drawing toolbar, click AutoShapes. Select Lines and click on the Curve tool
Step 2 . Place the mouse pointer where you want the curve to begin.
Step 3. Drag out the first curve coordinate, then left-click once
Step 4. Move the pointer to complete the first curve then left-click once. Step 5. Optional - Move the mouse pointer to define another curve, then left-click. Step 6. Repeat step 5 as often as required to achieve the desired shape. Step 7. When you're done defining curves, double-click once.