Creating your presentation 3 As with the previous slide, users can add a title. This title applies to the individual slide only. Users can add bullet points to the slide by clicking in the text box. Each bullet should be separated by a carriage return/enter. Clicking on one of the symbols in the screen centre allows users to insert items on the slide Table Picture Chart Clip art SmartArt Media clip
Bullet points or items added this way will all appear simultaneously on the screen during the slide show. It can be effective to make them appear one-by-one to synchronise with narration.
Creating your presentation 4 To achieve this, click on your bullets then on the Animations tab... Then select the pull down menu in the Animation box
All At Once effects display all bullet points at the same time
By 1 st Level Paragraphs effects displays bullets one-by-one when you click the mouse
Creating your presentation 5 Instead of simply clicking New Slide designers can use the pull down menu at the bottom of the button When this option is clicked, a selection menu is displayed. The user can then choose a predefined screen layout for their slide. PowerPoint defaults to Title Slide for the first screen and Title and Content for subsequent slides. Whatever layout you choose, you can always add content.
Running your presentation You may run your presentation at any time in order to review your it. There are 3 easy ways to do so: First, click on the play button in the top-left corner of the screen Second, click on the play button in the bottom-right corner of the screen Third, press the F5 key on the keyboard Pressing the Esc key when running a presentation will return you to the development screen
So far, the presentation may work technically but may look plain. Adding background colours and patterns and changing the slide fonts can give a presentation impact.
Tailoring your presentation 2 The easiest way to give your presentation colour is to apply a Theme to it. PowerPoint has several useful stock themes.
Click on the Design tab
Select one of the pre-defined themes available (more are available if you click the pull-down at the right end)
Moving the mouse over a theme previews your presentation with that theme applied.
Tailoring your presentation 3 Once a theme has been applied it can be modified to suit the user’s requirements or taste. At the right-hand end of the Themes area in the Design tab are some useful pull down menus Colors – apply a different colour scheme to the selected theme Fonts – allows a different font to be used throughout the presentation Effects – advanced control, mainly applies to presentations with flowcharts and graphics
Tailoring your presentation 4 While most users are content to use and modify PowerPoint’s standard themes, it is possible to add a user’s own graphics to the background of a presentation.
In the design tab click on the Background Styles pull down
There are 12 styles of pre-set backgrounds that can be selected (move mouse over each for preview)
To create a personalised background, click on the Format Background button
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Tailoring your presentation 4 (cont.) The Format Background box allows you to personalise your presentation by allowing you to apply your own background
Here you can select:
Solid fill for single coloured background
Gradient fill to blend 2 or more colours
Picture or texture fill for a specific image
Select the source of the required image here Increasing transparency ‘washes out’ the image, often increasing clarity and reducing distraction Close to apply to just this slide, Apply to all for the whole presentation There are some basic image controls (i.e. contrast) available here
Notes and handouts Notes (such as a script) can be added to the presentation. To add notes simply type in the white field at the bottom of the slide. These notes will only appear on ‘Notes Pages’ printouts, not handouts. Notes pages can be printed by selecting ‘Notes Pages’ in the printer dialogue box. This will print one slide per page along with the notes entered. Similarly, selecting ‘Handouts’ will print multiple slides per page.
IT assistance and support available from the roaming station located to the left of the library entrance
More complex enquiries dealt with via the Student Support Zone , located in the teaching block near the Green Group Zone of the library, to the right of the entrance. (Note that due to demand you may need to book in advance for a session with an IT expert)