Learn to make your own slide show. By Dustin McDainel
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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
Adding Body TextNow 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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.