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Powerpoint Basics
From the Reference Staff at the Pickerington Public Library
The Basics
• Powerpoint layout (The Ribbon)
• The File tab
• Creating a new presentation
• The Home tab
• Inserting Elemen...
The File Tab
Allows you to open a saved presentation, start
a new one, save, save as, print and more
• Use the File tab to...
Creating a new presentation
Use the File tab to create a new presentation
• When Powerpoint starts up, a blank
presentatio...
The Home tab
Home tab is your main screen
• Allows you to
o add new slides
o change slide layouts
o change fonts, font col...
Inserting Elements
Elements can include:
• Images/clip art
• Tables and charts
• Video and audio clips
• WordArt
• Links
E...
The Insert Tab
Slide Design
The Slide Design tab gives you plenty of
options to give your presentation a theme
• Themes gives presentatio...
The Design Tab
Transitions and Animations
• Transitions: how slides appear on the
screen
• Animations: how text, graphics, etc. appear
on...
The Transitions and Animations Tabs
Managing Your Slideshow
The Slideshow tab gives you lots of options on
the delivery of your show.
• View full slideshow be...
The Slideshow Tab
Review and View
The Review and View tabs allow you to do
more editing
• Spellcheck
• Translate
• Zoom
• Turn on/off Ruler,...
Review and View Tabs
Need more help? Contact us!
• 614.837.4104 ext. 233
• Email us at pplrefstaff@pickeringtonlibrary.org
Find more of our onl...
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Need the very basics for Microsoft Powerpoint? Look no further! We've taken our Microsoft Powerpoint class and moved it online, available 24/7, so anyone needing a brief rundown of the uses for Powerpoint, the windows and ribbons, and some helpful tips can get to it.

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Microsoft Powerpoint Basics

  1. 1. Microsoft Powerpoint Basics From the Reference Staff at the Pickerington Public Library
  2. 2. The Basics • Powerpoint layout (The Ribbon) • The File tab • Creating a new presentation • The Home tab • Inserting Elements • Slide Design • Transitions and Animations • Slideshow • Review and View
  3. 3. The File Tab Allows you to open a saved presentation, start a new one, save, save as, print and more • Use the File tab to do all of your housekeeping work • Always save presentations frequently o Microsoft's recover feature doesn't always work properly
  4. 4. Creating a new presentation Use the File tab to create a new presentation • When Powerpoint starts up, a blank presentation will be shown o You can use this blank presentation or access other options under the File tab  Create new presentation  Use a template
  5. 5. The Home tab Home tab is your main screen • Allows you to o add new slides o change slide layouts o change fonts, font colors, add bold/underlined/italics o insert bullets If you have trouble finding a button or option (like how to bold text), always go back to the Home tab first to see if the option is there
  6. 6. Inserting Elements Elements can include: • Images/clip art • Tables and charts • Video and audio clips • WordArt • Links Elements add to a presentation and keep your slides from being dull
  7. 7. The Insert Tab
  8. 8. Slide Design The Slide Design tab gives you plenty of options to give your presentation a theme • Themes gives presentations color and styling • Themes also preset each slide's design and layout, along with font options and colors o These can be changed if you don't like the theme's choices • This tab also lets you adjust margins and slide orientation
  9. 9. The Design Tab
  10. 10. Transitions and Animations • Transitions: how slides appear on the screen • Animations: how text, graphics, etc. appear on each slide • Transitions and animations can give your presentation a polished look, but they can also be a distraction
  11. 11. The Transitions and Animations Tabs
  12. 12. Managing Your Slideshow The Slideshow tab gives you lots of options on the delivery of your show. • View full slideshow before presenting it o Allows you to catch mistakes/mistimings o Gives you the chance to view the show as an audience member
  13. 13. The Slideshow Tab
  14. 14. Review and View The Review and View tabs allow you to do more editing • Spellcheck • Translate • Zoom • Turn on/off Ruler, Guidelines, Gridlines
  15. 15. Review and View Tabs
  16. 16. Need more help? Contact us! • 614.837.4104 ext. 233 • Email us at pplrefstaff@pickeringtonlibrary.org Find more of our online classes on our website! • http://www.pickeringtonlibrary.org/content/computer- resources

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