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Title: PowerPoint Tips


1
PowerPoint Tips Tricks
  • itlTV Webcast
  • http//www.accc.uic.edu/seminars/ppt-tips

2
Importing Text
  • You can create an outline in another program and
    import it into PowerPoint
  • Recommend using tabs to distinguish levels
  • Can use Word, WordPerfect, Notepad, etc.
  • Use InsertSlides from Outline menu

3
Importing Slides
  • You can import slides from other locations
  • Import from Outlines, such as Word or text
    documents
  • Import from other PowerPoint Files
  • Use Slide Finder to pick and choose the slides
    you want

4
Saving as HTML
  • Using the FileSave as Web Page menu allows you
    to save presentation so it can be displayed on
    the Web
  • IMPORTANT You MUST click on the Publish
    button and choose Microsoft Internet Explorer or
    Netscape Navigator 3.0 or later option so file
    can be read in both programs

5
Saving as HTML
  • Option for Internet Explorer 4.0 or later will
    NOT be read properly by Netscape, regardless of
    version
  • Single HTML file will be created along with a
    folder containing related files

6
Rules for Outlines
  • Use no more than six (6) main bullet points
  • Use no more then eight (8) of any bullet point
  • Font Sizes
  • Titles 36-44 point, min. 32 point
  • Main Bullets 32-36 point, min. 28 point
  • Any text 20-28 point, minimum 18 point

7
Creating a Template
  • You can create a slide with your own backgrounds,
    graphics, and format text
  • Choose FileSave As and change file type to
    Design Template

8
Adding Images
  • GIF vs. JPG
  • GIF files have 256 colors, best for graphics or
    buttons
  • JPG images can have up to 1 million colors, best
    for pictures
  • Scan JPG images at 72-96 pixels per inch, since
    you will be displaying image, not printing it

9
Handouts
  • FilePrint menu allows you to print your
    presenation in the following ways
  • Slides 1 per page
  • Handouts 2, 3, 4, 6, or 9 per page
  • Notes Pages Slide with any notes
  • Outline
  • Recommend converting to PDF files so they are
    accessible without the need for PowerPoint

10
PowerPoint and RealPresenter
  • You can use RealPresenter to provide audio
    narration to your PowerPoint presentation
  • Allows you to add voice to each slide, and you
    manually advance from one slide to next
  • Save presentation as a RealMedia file, and you
    can re-record afterwards

11
Text Animations and Builds
  • You can have bulleted text come in line by line
    by right-clicking the text and choosing Custom
    Animation
  • Choose how text will come in
  • Choose levels by which text will be grouped
  • Option to dim text after display
  • Can also be created for graphics, charts, and
    tables

12
Text Animations and Builds
13
Rehearsing a Presentation
  • Click on the Slide ShowRehearse Timings button
    to practice times for show
  • Manually advance show while PowerPoint records
    the times
  • You can then option to keep those timings for
    your slide show

14
Slide Show
  • Hit F5 to start slide show
  • During show, you can use F1 to display
    different keystrokes available to you
  • Advance with SPACE, ENTER, or PAGE DOWN
  • Backwards with P, BACKSPACE, or PAGE UP
  • Type number and ENTER to go to that slide

15
PowerPoint 2000 and Blackboard
  • If you wish to upload a PowerPoint HTML file into
    Blackboard, you should use a zipping utility to
    zip together the HTML file and folder into one.
  • Files will then be unzipped after theyve been
    uploaded into Blackboard
  • Make an appointment with the Instructional
    Technology Lab if you need assistance
    http//www.accc.uic.edu/itl

16
Pack and Go
  • Compress presentation to be used on another
    computer, possibly one without PowerPoint
  • Will ask for location where file should be saved
  • Allow to link graphics and embed TrueType fonts
  • Can include PowerPoint Viewer, if necessary

17
Pack and Go
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