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Ppt basics tutorial

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This is the first part of a how-to presentation designed for secondary students in my history classe

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Ppt basics tutorial

  1. 1. Start
  2. 2. PowerPoint Design Basics How to create Mr. Marshall’s Favourite Design Elements J. Marshall 2010
  3. 3. Contents <ul><li>Toolbars </li></ul><ul><li>Organization </li></ul><ul><li>Photos </li></ul><ul><li>Design elements </li></ul>Dead Space Dead Space
  4. 4. 1. Toolbars <ul><li>a) The blue PowerPoint toolbar at the very top of the page has two often-used windows: </li></ul>1. Toolbars 2. Organization 3. Photos 4. Design Elements <ul><li>Format – two common tabs are Bullets and Numbering and Slide Background. </li></ul><ul><li>Slide Show – this window has the Custom Animations tab used to make text appear when you click your remote controller. </li></ul>What’s this for?
  5. 5. Adding toolbars: select VIEW in the top PPT toolbar and scroll down to TOOLBARS – 3 key toolbars: <ul><li>Standard: has buttons to add text boxes, shapes, tables and new slides. </li></ul><ul><li>Formatting: has buttons to change font style and size, text justification and font colour. </li></ul><ul><li>Drawing: has buttons to add and format shapes such as boxes, ovals and arrows. </li></ul>1. Toolbars 2. Organization 3. Photos 4. Design Elements
  6. 6. 2. Organization <ul><li>Have a clear plan and present info on your slides in an organized way. </li></ul><ul><li>Increase clarity with a “contents” tab at the top of each slide; by highlighting the point under discussion you let your audience know how far along you are. </li></ul>1. Toolbars 2. Organization 3. Photos 4. Design Elements
  7. 7. <ul><li>3. Separate main points from supporting details with a graduated system. </li></ul>1. Toolbars 2. Organization 3. Photos 4. Design Elements <ul><li>I. Humanities </li></ul><ul><li>A. English </li></ul><ul><li>1. Composition </li></ul><ul><li>2. Literature </li></ul><ul><li>a) English Literature </li></ul><ul><li>b) American Literature </li></ul><ul><li>B. Social Studies </li></ul><ul><li>1. History </li></ul><ul><li>a) Canadian History </li></ul><ul><li>i) Pre-Confederation </li></ul><ul><li>ii) Post-Confederation </li></ul><ul><li>b) World History </li></ul><ul><li>2. Geography </li></ul><ul><li>Sciences </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A. Chemistry … </li></ul></ul>1. History a) Canadian History i) Pre-Confederation ii) Post-Confederation
  8. 8. Adding a “contents” tab at the top of each slide 1. Toolbars 2. Organization 3. Photos 4. Design Elements 1. Toolbars 2. Organization 3. Photos 4. Design Elements 1. Toolbars 2. Organization 3. Photos 4. Design Elements 1. Make a text box and add your numbered points 2. Change the text colour to white and the text box fill (background) to black. 3. Copy the text box to each new slide and highlight the point under discussion by changing it to yellow. The highlighted point lets your audience know how far along you are.
  9. 9. 3. Photos <ul><li>Create a folder on your desktop to store the photos for presentation. </li></ul><ul><li>Use only high resolution photos or they will be blurred when enlarged; 400X400 or bigger is safe. </li></ul><ul><li>Crop photos so you only show relevant info </li></ul><ul><li>Rotate photos alternately to add visual interest. </li></ul><ul><li>Add shadows to create depth . </li></ul>1. Toolbars 2. Organization 3. Photos 4. Design Elements 252 × 172 - 45k - jpg knowledgerush.com
  10. 10. 1. Toolbars 2. Organization 3. Photos 4. Design Elements
  11. 11. 1. Toolbars 2. Organization 3. Photos 4. Design Elements Making a photo partially transparent over a tinted background allows you to create watermarks.
  12. 12. 1. Toolbars 2. Organization 3. Photos 4. Design Elements Tinting the text box fill will make the text stand out even more. If you change the slide background colour (its fill ), you will change the effect – play with it. Making the tinted text box partially transparent, will soften the effect.
  13. 13. Valuable Lesson or Costly Blunder? Operation Jubilee: The Dieppe Raid J. Marshall 2007 1. Toolbars 2. Organization 3. Photos 4. Design Elements
  14. 14. Cold War 1. Toolbars 2. Organization 3. Photos 4. Design Elements
  15. 15. 4. Design Elements 1. Toolbars 2. Organization 3. Photos 4. Design Elements
  16. 16. Keegan’s “personal angle of vision” <ul><li>Smoke from black powder weapons </li></ul><ul><li>Soldiers in prone position </li></ul><ul><li>Soldiers in defilade (reverse slopes/ dead ground) </li></ul><ul><li>Soldiers under battle stress concerned only with their close proximity </li></ul><ul><li>Artillery on high ground had the best vantage </li></ul><ul><li>Even Wellington only saw parts of the battle </li></ul>The bottom line is that soldiers saw only bits and pieces of the battle – we are lucky that Siborne’s collection of letters is so varied and numerous as it gives us a most complete story. 1. Contents here …
  17. 17. The Five “Phases” <ul><li>11:00 Phase I: Fr diversionary attack on Foot Guards at Chateau de Hougoumont </li></ul><ul><li>13:45 Phase II: d’Erlon’s main infantry assault on Brit centre after 30 min 80-gun barrage by “Grande Battery” </li></ul><ul><li>16:00 Phase III: Ney orders cavalry charges at Brit centre, then deploys to meet newly arrived Prussians </li></ul><ul><li>18:00 Phase IV: La Haye Sainte falls to Fr after KGL run out of ammo and abandon position </li></ul><ul><li>19:00 Phase V: Fr fear encirclement, deploy Imperial Guard to centre but are stopped and run while Prussians continue on the right </li></ul>1. Contents here …

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