What is PowerPoint?
• PowerPoint is a complete
presentation graphics package.
It gives you everything you
need to produce a
offers word processing,
outlining, drawing, graphing,
and presentation management
tools- all designed to be easy
to use and learn.
Basic tasks for creating a
• PowerPoint presentations
work like slide shows. To
convey a message or a story,
you break it down into
slides. Think of each slide
as a blank canvas for the
pictures, words, and shapes
that will help you build
Let’s start creating your
presentation in a
1. Open PowerPoint. You will see a blank screen
with two boxes in the middle of the screen. One
of the boxes says "Click to add title," the
other says "Click to add subtitle."
2. On the tab at the upper left side
of your screen, hit the "File" tab.
3. On the vertical toolbar to the
left, hit the "New" tab.
4. If you wish to use a template,
click on the "Sample templates" box.
A template is a slideshow with a preloaded background that is designed for specific
presentations, such as an itinerary or a status report.
5. Click on the template you want to
use, depending on the purpose of your
If you don't find the kind of template you need for your presentation, it's probably
best to choose a theme.
6. If you wish to use a theme, click
on the "Themes" box in the "New" tab.
A theme is a slideshow with a preloaded background that can be used for
7. Click on the specific template or
theme you want to work with from the
list of choices.
8. Once your theme is loaded, click on the "Click to
add title" and "Click to add subtitle" boxes and add
the title and subtitle (if necessary) of your own
9. After deciding on a title, click on
the "New Slide" button in the "Slides"
tab up top.
You can also create a new slide with the shortcut (Ctrl + M).
10. Continue adding information and
pictures as you see fit. In PowerPoint,
however, less is often more.
11. Format your text
• Select the text.
• Under Drawing Tools, click Format.
• Do one of the following:
• To change the color of your text,
click Text Fill, and then choose a
• To change the outline color of your
text, click Text Outline, and then
choose a color.
• To apply a shadow, reflection, glow,
bevel, 3-D rotation, a transform,
click Text Effects, and then choose
the effect you want.
Change the fonts.
Change the text color.
Add bullets or numbers to text.
Change the color and style of a bulleted or numbered list.
Format text as superscript or subscript.
Clear all text formatting.
12. Add shapes
On the Insert tab, click Shapes. Pick the
shape that you want, click anywhere on
the slide, and then drag to draw the
13. Add pictures
On the Insert tab, do one of the following:
To insert a picture that is saved on your local
drive or an internal server, click Pictures
on my PC, browse for the picture, and then
14. To add Transition:
Click Transitions. Select the desired
15. To add Animation:
Click Animations. Select the desired
16. Once you are finished with your
PowerPoint presentation, go to "File > Save
As" and save your file so that you can
retrieve it later.
17. When you want to view your presentation
as a series of slides, click on the "Slide
Show" tab and then click on "From Beginning"
top left or simple click F5.