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A short presentation on power point

  1. 1. A short presentation on PowerPoint <ul><li>The Desktop </li></ul><ul><li>The Master Slide </li></ul><ul><li>The Background </li></ul><ul><li>The Layout </li></ul><ul><li>Slide Transitions </li></ul><ul><li>Animations </li></ul>
  2. 2. The PowerPoint Desktop Normal View Slide Sorter View Run the Slide Show from current the slide or use F5 Pane: displays the different options such as slide layouts or designs Re-arrange slides in the slide sorter view by dragging and dropping them!
  3. 3. Normal View
  4. 4. Slide Sorter View Drag and drop slides to re-arrange them
  5. 5. The Master Slide
  6. 6. <ul><li>The Master Slide is used to create a uniform layout for the presentation; what appears on the master slide appears on every slide </li></ul><ul><li>It is particularly useful for creating a customised background </li></ul><ul><li>To create a master slide, go to view, master, slide master and enter the date and your name into the footer as well as other text or images </li></ul>
  7. 7. The Background <ul><li>Either use one of the designs provided (format, slide design) or customise the background (format, background) </li></ul><ul><li>Click on the drop-down arrow and select ‘fill colours’ or ‘fill effects’ </li></ul><ul><li>To make the background truly unique utilise the drawing tools at the bottom of the desktop </li></ul><ul><li>In the ‘fill effects’ section you can click on ‘picture’ and insert a picture from your ‘My Picture’ folder </li></ul><ul><li>To use the picture on every slide place it onto the master slide </li></ul>
  8. 8. The Layout <ul><li>The ‘header and footer’ is found under view, ‘header and footer’ similar to Word </li></ul><ul><li>The slide layout which should be selected according to what the contents of the slide are going to be is found under format, slide layout </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure you spell-check your presentation (tools, spelling) </li></ul><ul><li>Font, alignment and line spacing are found as separate items under ‘format’ </li></ul><ul><li>The date and time can be added to the slides similar to Word (insert, date and time) </li></ul><ul><li>If you intend to create identical slides, use insert, duplicate slide </li></ul>
  9. 9. Slide Transitions
  10. 10. <ul><li>Select a type and a transition speed </li></ul><ul><li>When selecting sounds, make sure you bear your audience in mind </li></ul><ul><li>Next decide whether you want your slides to advance on mouse click or automatically </li></ul><ul><li>If you decide in favour of the latter option, make sure you rehearse the timings (slideshow, rehearse timings) in order to ensure that your audience have got sufficient time to view each slide (having too much or too little time to view each slide will make your audience switch off) </li></ul>
  11. 11. Animations <ul><li>Make sure you adapt the style of your presentation including animations to your audience (e.g. lots of ‘fun stuff’ for kids your age, less animations if you address an older or more formal audience) </li></ul><ul><li>When using animations, ask yourself: Do they look good, do they sound appealing and do they or don’t they distract from the message/content </li></ul><ul><li>As a general rule, aim for some form of uniformity (allow the text/images to come in from the same side, in the same way, etc.) in order not to distract from the content </li></ul><ul><li>Animations can either be taken from the menu (Slideshow, animation schemes) </li></ul>
  12. 13. or they can be customised (Slideshow, custom animation)
  13. 14. <ul><li>Select the text/image to be customised </li></ul><ul><li>Click on ‘Add effect’ and choose from entry/emphasis/exit/motion path </li></ul><ul><li>You can now decide when to start it, which direction it should take and how fast/slow it should appear </li></ul><ul><li>Next click on the drop-down arrow next to what has been animated and choose from timings and additional effects such as sounds </li></ul>

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