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Title: PowerPoint Tips


1
PowerPoint Tips
  • Linda Baker

2
PowerPoint Introduction
  • Open PowerPoint

3
PowerPoint Menus Toolbars
  • Usually are at the TOP and BOTTOM
  • Can be rearranged
  • Menu Bar Click on a Item in the Menu
  • provides access to more tools
  • offers options for each tool
  • Drawing Toobar is usually at the BOTTOM - but can
    be moved to the top

4
Steps in Starting Out
  • View Menu Header and Footer
  • Date
  • Presentation Title
  • Slide number

5
Steps in Starting Out
  • Create your Title Slide
  • Text Area/Box
  • If you dont fill in a Text Box, it wont appear
    in the slide show
  • Text boxes can be resize
  • Text boxes can be moved
  • Use the Formatting Toolbar for font, size, color
  • Drawing Toolbar
  • Word Art adds creative text
  • fill color - borders shadows 3D

6
Steps in Starting Out
  • Create a New Slide to follow the Title Slide
  • Formatting Toolbar New Slide
  • OR
  • Insert Menu New Slide
  • Select a Design Template
  • Formatting Toolbar Design
  • OR
  • Format Menu Slide Design
  • Click and the design attaches to all
  • your slides (even as you add new slides)

7
Steps in Starting Out
  • Customizing Template
  • Format Menu Slide Design
  • Right panel Color Schemes
  • Click on one of the color options
  • Format Menu Background
  • Pull down the Arrow
  • Click MORE COLORS
  • Click on the desired color
  • Click OK

8
Options Custom Backgrounds
  • You can
  • Create a different background by inserting a
    picture.
  • Change colors, shadings, patterns, and textures.

9
Options Custom Backgrounds
Creating a Custom Background Format Background
pull-down arrow fill effects Click the PI
CTURE tab click the SELECT PICTURE button B
rowse to locate the desired picture
click on the picture INSERT button

10
Options Custom Backgrounds
  • When the picture appears in the display
  • window click OK
  • Returns to the BACKGROUND popup
  • window click APPLY or APPLY to All
  • You might also want to preview
  • what the background will look like!

11
Content Tips
  • No more than 2-3 lines for each item
  • Fonts Arial is easiest to read
  • Default Sizes
  • titles 40 point
  • body text 28 point
  • Spellchecker!
  • Using bullets
  • No more than 7 bullet items per slide

12
Hyperlinks
  • Insert hyperlink type in
  • Text to Display
  • Address (URL)

13
Images
  • Pictures
  • Insert Picture From File
  • Doubleclick on the picture you wish to add
  • Click and hold down mouse to drag to its slide
    location

14
Images - Sizes
Too small
15
Images Resize Handles
You can grab any resize handle to resize an
image or turn the image Grab the round c
ircle - hold down the mouse
drag Be careful! Images distort when you en
large!
16
Adding Text Boxes
  • Insert Text Box
  • Click inside the box
  • Type the text

17
Drawing Tips
  • Drawing Toolbar
  • AutoShapes
  • Lines Arrows Rectangles Circles
  • SHIFT draw for circle or square
  • WordArt
  • Format WordArt options

18
Drawing Tips
  • Draw Options
  • Rotate
  • Select Options
  • Draw multiple options click on layer order
    layers move back/front
  • Group - UnGroup
  • Resize all simultaneously
  • Select group layers with SHIFT

19
Slide Show Timing/Transitions
  • Click the Slide Sorter View button
  • Right click any slide slide transition
  • Effect select from the pull down menu
  • Advance choose either
  • On mouse click
  • Automatically after _ seconds
  • Sound select from the pull down menu
  • Click APPLY TO ALL or APPLY
  • NOTE Allow 3-5 minutes if set to
  • automatic (good for kiosks)

20
Slide Show Animation
  • From Slide Viewer mode
  • select the slide or slides (hold down CTRL and
    click on desired slides) that will animate
  • Slide Show Menu Custom Animation
  • Check the items that will be animated
  • Select each option to set
  • animation timing and effects
  • Click Preview to watch
  • Click OK

21
Slide Show Animation Tips
  • Animate
  • Be careful and dont overdo it!
  • Preset for a single slide
  • Custom animation for some or all
  • Use the preview button
  • Animate text
  • Custom animation effects

22
Your Finished Presentation
23
Saving Options
  • File Save As .ppt.
  • Pull down menu options
  • File Save As .htm
  • Pull down menu options

24
Printing Options
  • File Print
  • Print what (slides, handouts, outline)
  • Handouts 3 with notes area
  • Handouts 6 without notes area

25
Additional Options
  • Tools
  • Language
  • Pack Go
  • To display presentation on a computer without
    PowerPoint viewer
  • File pack go follow menu directions
  • Rearrange Slides
  • Click on slide icon and drag to new location

26
Good luck!
  • For Additional Information
  • http//www.elcentrocollege.edu/library/links/compu
    ters.htmTutorials

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