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Power point tutorial

  1. 1. Learn to make your own slide show. By Dustin McDainel
  2. 2. What is PowerPoint? PowerPoint is presentation software that allows you to make slide shows. You can easily insert text, pictures, clip art, graphs, hyperlinks, videos, an d even screen capture shots.
  3. 3. Steps to Take1) Do your research.2) Organize your content.3) Create a rough draft outline.4) Create a new slide show.5) Insert your content.6) Edit and format the content.7) Review and save your work.
  4. 4. Do Your Research. Know the audience.  Who are you presenting to?  What is their existing knowledge of the subject? Research the topic.  Use the internet, books, and other sources.  Learn as much as you can about the topic.  Look for picture that relate to the ideas involved.
  5. 5. Organize Your Content. Create a new folder in windows.  Make sure you know the location of that file. Store all related pictures, text documents, and links in the folder you created.  We will be using them later in our slide show.
  6. 6. Create a rough draft outline. Rough Draft  Use pen and paper to make a quick outline of the topic you will be covering.  Break the topic into smaller ideas. ○ These will be the titles for each slide.  Create bullets from each smaller idea. ○ These will become your body in the slides.
  7. 7. Create a New Slide Show.To open PowerPoint click on the following:Start menu>All programs>Microsoft office>MicrosoftPowerPoint 2010 You can also click the icon on the desk top or task bar that looks like this:
  8. 8. Inserting your content. We will start by titling our slide show on the first slide (provided already).  Toward the left side click the outline tab.  Type in your main title. By pushing the Enter key PowerPoint will automatically create a new slide.  For each new slide type the title and push Enter to create the next slide.
  9. 9. Changing the Layout To make it easier to layout our content, we will change the layout of each slide.  Click the Slides tab to change the view back  Highlight the slide you want to change.  Right click the slide once.  Scroll the mouse over Layout.  Choose appropriate layout for slide, use the chart. Slide Number Layout Name 1 Title Slide 2-5 Title and Content 6-7 Comparison 7 Picture with Caption
  10. 10. Adding Body TextNow we will add in the body content to each slide.  Click on the slide view tab.  Click in a text box.  Add remaining text to slides.
  11. 11. Inserting Clip Art Now lets insert some pictures.  First we will use clip art. ○ Check the Include Office.com content box. ○ Drag and drop from the menu. ○ Move and resize.
  12. 12. Inserting Pictures Now we will insert pictures of our own.  Know where they are located on your computer.  Use the “Insert picture from file” button located inside of each text box.  Move and adjust each picture if needed
  13. 13. Review and Edit Use Spell Check to make corrections.  Under the Review tab  Click this icon  Let the pop-up guide you through corrections.  Make any other changes needed.
  14. 14. Changing the Theme Under the Design tab.  Use the down arrow to expand the theme menu.  Select the theme named “Thatch” ○ This will apply a preset theme to all the slides in the show.
  15. 15. Some Touch Up Now to re-adjust some of text.  Make the titles stand out more. ○ Change font size. ○ Change font color.  Also make appropriate changes to the bodies text. Move and resize the pictures.  Highlight each picture.  Resize and/or move.
  16. 16. Adding Transitions Nowto change how the slide show goes from one slide to the next.  Under the “Transitions” tab ○ Highlight target slide on left of screen. ○ Change the transition for that slide by picking one from the drop down menu across the top. ○ Use the same or different ones for each slide.
  17. 17. Review and Save Give the work one last look over. Save the presentation in the appropriate place.  Use the save as function under the “File” tab.  Pick the desired drive to store the file on.  Pick the desired folder to put the file in.  Name the file.  Click the save button.
  18. 18. ConclusionThis concludes our first PowerPointtutorial. You should have a grasp onsome of the basic functions theprogram offers and the ability tocreate your own slide show fromscratch.