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Title: PowerPoint Presentations


1
PowerPoint Presentations
  • http//www.usask.ca/education/coursework/powerpoin
    t/

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Today's Menu
  • Presentation tips
  • Text and graphics
  • Text animation and slide transitions
  • Where to learn about PowerPoint
  • Using and booking media carts
  • Disaster - what to do
  • Navigating through the presentation
  • Printing slides
  • Scanning for PowerPoint
  • Basic PowerPoint demo

3
Presentation Tips
  • Know your audience
  • Decide what your message is
  • Practice your presentation
  • Time your presentation
  • be prepared to skip less important material if
    time is running out

4
Presentation Tips
  • Have critical software on disk
  • A copy of your presentation
  • PowerPoint player
  • Have an alternative plan
  • Overheads
  • Handouts
  • Web presentation

5
Presentation Tips
  • Test your presentation on the equipment you will
    be using
  • Make sure your presentation runs on the equipment
  • Get accustomed to the features of the room

6
Presentation Tips
  • Lighting
  • Locate the switches
  • Is there enough light to write notes
  • Enough light for you to read notes
  • Visuals
  • Can the person at the back of the room see the
    screen?

7
Presentation Tips
  • Sound
  • Can the person at the back hear you?
  • Getting help
  • Identify how to get help with the room if there
    are problems

8
PowerPoint Text Guidelines
  • WORDS IN ALL CAPITALS ARE HARD TO READ
  • Limit punctuation marks !!!!
  • San serif fonts are easier to read than serif
    fonts or narrow fonts
  • Some sources suggest a san serif font for the
    title and serif fonts for the body

9
PowerPoint Text Guidelines
  • Use 6 to 7 words per line
  • No more than 5 or 6 lines a slide
  • Font size ranges from 18 - 48 point
  • Fancy fonts can be hard to read and may not be on
    all computers

10
PowerPoint Text Guidelines
  • Suggested fonts are Verdana and Arial
  • Use no more than 2 or 3 colours
  • Use light font on dark background and vice versa
  • Light font on light background

11
Powerpoint Clip Art and Graphics
  • Should balance the slide
  • Should enhance and complement the text, not
    overwhelm
  • No more than two graphics per slide
  • May be charts, graphs, clip art, digital photos,
    scanned images

12
Powerpoint Clip Art and Graphics
  • Avoid huge Powerpoint files by importing "small"
    graphics
  • i.e. 50 KB not 5 M
  • Use software such as Photoshop Elements to reduce
    the size of graphics before importing them into
    PowerPoint

13
Empty Space
  • Helps Focus

14
Text Animation and Slide Transitions
  • Slide Transitions
  • Effects which occur when you move from one slide
    to another
  • Text Animation
  • How the text enters and exits the screen
  • Try to remain consistent
  • Over-animation can become irritating

15
Learn about PowerPoint
  • Start simple, many features are the same as Word
    or WordPerfect
  • Look on the Internet
  • Grab a book
  • Check out the ITS free classes

16
ITS PowerPoint Classes
  • http//www.usask.ca/its/courses/index.html
  • Introduction to PowerPoint
  • Advanced Classes
  • Transition and animation
  • Template development
  • Clip art and Pictures
  • Web-oriented presentations
  • Customizing the PowerPoint Environment
  • Using multimedia
  • Word to PowerPoint

17
Booking and Using Media Carts
  • Media carts
  • Computer
  • Data Projector

18
Division of Media and Technology Media Carts
  • DMT Location Rm 38 Education
  • Permission slip signed by instructor
  • Book early
  • Will deliver and pick up
  • Phone 966-4263

19
College of Education Media Carts
  • Not part of DMT
  • For Education Faculty
  • Faculty can book when they are having students do
    presentations
  • Three carts, two with PC's and one with a MAC

20
Apparent Disaster Strikes!
  • You Start up the PC and see nothing on the
    screen!

21
Apparent Disaster Strikes!
  • Some laptop PCs allow you to toggle the screen
    between modes
  • On the PC screen only
  • On the projector screen only
  • On the PC and projector screen
  • There is usually a Function Key that allows you
    to toggle thru these modes

22
Apparent Disaster Strikes!
  • Click Function and F5 on the Toshiba to toggle
    through screen modes.

23
Apparent Disaster Strikes!
  • Is the computer connected to the right port on
    the projector?

24
Apparent Disaster Strikes!
Is the projector in the right mode?
25
Apparent Disaster Strikes
  • The computer freezes
  • Can occur if you don't let the computer complete
    entire song and dance when booting up.
  • Reboot the computer.

26
Navigating the Presentation
  • To start show at beginning
  • use the menu bar at the top of the screen Slide
    Show ? view show or
  • Use F5 key
  • Navigate show by
  • Left clicking mouse or
  • Use keyboard arrow keys or
  • Right click mouse and use menu or
  • Move mouse to bottom left corner of screen and
    use the popup menu

27
Ending the Show
  • To end show
  • Touch esc key on top left of keyboard or
  • Right click mouse and choose End Show or
  • Move mouse to bottom left corner of screen and
    use pop up menu

28
Printing Slides
  • Print full slide for overheads
  • Print 2, 3 or 6 slides per page for student notes

29
Printer Screen for Lexmark Printers
30
Printer Screen for Lexmark Printers
31
Printer Screen for Lexmark Printers
32
Scanning
  • Gifs
  • Jpgs
  • Resolution
  • Image editing software (Photoshop Elements)

33
When to Use GIF
  • Lots of Area of Solid Color
  • Line Art
  • Cartoon
  • Flat Style Illustration
  • Icon
  • Graph
  • Sharply Contrasting Borders

34
Gifs
35
When to use a JPEG
  • Scanned Photograph or Painting
  • Photograph
  • Small Color Changes
  • Grayscale File
  • Subtle Lighting Changes
  • Vertical Color Changes (i.e, Vertical Bars)
  • Continuous Tone Artwork
  • Computer Graphics with Realistic Lighting

36
jpg
37
Resolution
  • For printing 300 dpi
  • For computer monitor 72 dpi
  • PowerPoint will take any image you give it, but
    remember large images result in large files.

38
Resolution and Scanning
39
Powerpoint - Making a Presentation
  • Text
  • Inserting Clip Art and Images
  • Charts
  • Organizational Charts
  • Word Art
  • Color Schemes, Backgrounds
  • Slide Transitions
  • Slide Master and Title Master
  • Video
  • Sound

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