A Power Point Tutorial


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A Power Point Tutorial

  1. 1. A PowerPoint Tutorial
  2. 2. The PowerPoint Screen <ul><li>Outline Pane Placeholder </li></ul><ul><li>Task Pane </li></ul><ul><li>Slides Pane </li></ul><ul><li>Notes Pane </li></ul><ul><li>View Buttons </li></ul>
  3. 3. Slide Layout <ul><li>The slide layout task pane contains placeholders for objects, such as: clip art, Word Art, charts & text. </li></ul><ul><li>It’s a good idea to vary your slide layouts to make your show interesting. </li></ul><ul><li>You can also add text boxes to your slides. </li></ul>Add text boxes too!
  4. 4. Slide Designs <ul><li>Design templates contain various colorful backgrounds, graphics & text colors and styles to apply to a presentation. </li></ul><ul><li>Using a design template creates a professional looking presentation (but they can be overused). </li></ul><ul><li>Or you can apply a different one to each slide. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Color Schemes <ul><li>PowerPoint’s design templates each come with a set of pre-designed color schemes from which you can choose. </li></ul><ul><li>You can customize your color schemes by going to: edit color schemes at the bottom of the task pane </li></ul>
  6. 6. Slide Views <ul><li>Slide sorter view (above) is good for re-arranging the order of your slides. In Normal view, you can access the Outline or Slides tab. </li></ul><ul><li>There are 3 slide views: </li></ul><ul><li>Normal </li></ul><ul><li>Slide Sorter </li></ul><ul><li>Slide Show </li></ul>
  7. 7. Using Outline View <ul><li>The Outline Pane displays a presentation so you can see an overview & organize content easily. </li></ul><ul><li>It works just like Outline view in Word </li></ul><ul><li>Use tab to jump from placeholder to placeholder (and shift+tab to end). </li></ul>
  8. 8. Using PowerPoint with Word <ul><li>You can open a Word outline in PowerPoint and everything in Level 1 of the Outline will be in the title area and Level 2 will be in the body section of the PowerPoint slide. </li></ul><ul><li>This can save time and help you focus on the CONTENT of your PowerPoint and not on the formatting. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Formatting the Slides <ul><li>Formatting in PowerPoint is almost the same as Word </li></ul><ul><li>You can align the text in the placeholders </li></ul><ul><li>You can use bullets </li></ul><ul><li>Numbering </li></ul><ul><li>Change line spacing </li></ul><ul><li>You can change the background color of a slide without using a Design Template. You can go to Format / Background and “omit” the background from a slide design template that you chose. </li></ul>Together !!! You can group objects
  10. 10. Slide & Title Masters <ul><li>The Slide Master is a template slide that contains colors, text, placeholders, and other items that appear on ALL slides in the same position. </li></ul><ul><li>Formatting changes that you make to individual slides will override the master settings. </li></ul><ul><li>The Title Master is a template for the Title slide layout only. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Specialty Items <ul><li>Organizational Chart is an illustration to show the structure of an organization. </li></ul><ul><li>A Chart is a graph illustration of numbers, percentages or other data. </li></ul><ul><li>A Table is a structure for organizing data into rows and columns </li></ul>data Data Data Data Data Data
  12. 12. Preset Animation Schemes <ul><li>PowerPoint supplies pre-set subtle, moderate and exciting animation schemes. </li></ul><ul><li>You can apply an animation effect to one slide or all the slides. </li></ul><ul><li>Many of these pre-set animation schemes also contain sounds. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Custom Animation <ul><li>Use the Custom Animation task pane to set animation effects, direction, property, and speed for text in a slide. </li></ul><ul><li>You can apply a different animation to each item on the slide if you choose. </li></ul><ul><li>WARNING: Don’t over do it! Too many animations are distracting and take attention away from the content. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Transitions, Sounds & Advanced Slide Timings <ul><li>Transitions are the visual effect used when one slide moves off the screen and another moves on, </li></ul><ul><li>Use can use sound files during a transition, when you click a button, from a CD track, or record a narration. </li></ul><ul><li>If you do not want to advance slides manually by mouse click, you can have the slides advance automatically – and you can customize the timings too. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Adding Music & Movies <ul><li>When you add music, audio or sounds into a PowerPoint you have many options to play the sound automatically, when clicked, for how long and if it should loop or not. </li></ul><ul><li>The options are the same for movies or animated clip art. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Printing Options <ul><li>You might want to print copies of your PowerPoint slides. </li></ul><ul><li>The options are print slides, handouts, notes pages or outline view. </li></ul><ul><li>You can even send your PowerPoint to Word for additional comments. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Thanks for watching!