Intermediate PowerPoint XP
|Review of PowerPoint Basics|
This module will cover the topics in the bulleted list below relating to PowerPoint Basics. Complete each of the activities by following the steps enumerated in the yellow box. Some of the activities will be accompanied by demos to help you "see" the steps being performed before trying them yourself. At the end of this module, you will be given an assignment which you should complete and email as an attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org .
|Activity 1: Views
1. Open PowerPoint to a blank presentation. (Start -> Programs -> PowerPoint.) Explore the various views available.
Normal view is the main editing view, which you use to write and design your presentation. The view has three working areas: on the left, tabs that alternate between an outline of your slide text (Outline tab) and your slides displayed as thumbnails (Slides tab); on the right, the slide pane, which displays a large view of the current slide; and on the bottom, the notes pane.
The Outline and Slides tabs change to display an icon when the pane becomes narrow, and if you only want to see the current slide in the window as you edit, you can close the tabs with a Close box in the right corner.
Drag the splitter bar to narrow the pane; the tab names turn into icons. You can adjust the size of the different panes in normal view by dragging the pane borders.
Slide pane In the slide pane, you can see how your
text looks on each slide. You can add graphics, movies, and sounds, create
hyperlinks, and add animations to individual slides.
Notes pane The notes pane lets you add your speaker
notes or information you want to share with the audience. If you want to
have graphics in your notes, you must add the notes in notes page view.
These panes are also displayed when you save your presentation as
a Web page. The only difference is that the outline pane displays a table
of contents so that you can navigate through your presentation.
Slide sorter view
Slide sorter view is an exclusive view of your slides in thumbnail form.
When you are finished creating and editing your presentation, slide sorter gives you an overall picture of it — making it easy to reorder, add, or delete slides and preview your transition and animation effects.
Slide show view
Slide show view takes up the full computer screen, like an actual slide show presentation. In this full-screen view, you see your presentation the way your audience will. You can see how your graphics, timings, movies, animated elements, and transition effects will look in the actual show.
Activity 2: The Task Pane
1. Open PowerPoint to a blank presentation. Explore the Task Pane located on the right hand side of your screen. If it is not visible, go to the View menu and click on "Task Pane".
The Task Pane
Microsoft PowerPoint 2002 includes several task panes (task pane: A window within an Office application that provides commonly used commands. Its location and small size allow you to use these commands while still working on your files.) that help you complete the following tasks:
General navigational tips
New Presentation task pane
Clipboard task pane
Basic Search task pane
Advanced Search task pane
Slide Layout task pane
Slide Design task pane
Custom Animation task pane
Slide Transition task pane
View Buttons and View Menu
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|Sides, Layouts, Text, and Formatting|
|Activity 2: Sides,
Layouts, Text, and Formatting
1. Insert a new slide by choosing New Slide from the Insert menu. Each time you insert a new slide you must choose a slide layout from the Task Pane.
2. Type a title and subtitle for your slide. Various layouts contain pre-formatted text boxes with placeholder text. Replace the placeholder text with text of your own.
3. To format text, first select it and then choose Font from the Format menu. You may also use the Formatting toolbar and the Font color option on the Drawing toolbar.
4. Format the background of your slide. To format the background, choose options from the Format menu. You may choose to apply a Slide Design, change the Background color, or change the slide Color Scheme.
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|Slide Transitions and Animations|
|Activity 3: Slide
Transitions and Animations
1. Create 2 or three additional slides. It doesn't matter what content you add to the slides - we just need a sample presentation to practice transitions and animations with. To apply transitions to a slideshow, it is usually easiest to switch to Slide Layout view (from the View menu or from the button on the Views toolbar). Then choose Select All from the Edit menu. Next, choose Slide Transition from the Slideshow menu.
Choose a transition effect from the drop down menu
Next, Choose the slide advance options (either mouse click or automatically after _ seconds). Click Apply.
3. To animate objects on a slide, first switch to Slide view. Select the text or object on the slide that you wish to animate. Then choose Custom Animation from the Slide Show menu. In the Custom Animation Task pane you may apply animations, sound effects, and adjust the order and timing of the objects on the slide.
When you have finished this practice presentation consisting of 3-4 slides, email it as an attachment to the address below.
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|Assignment 1 Due! Email as an attachment to email@example.com .|
|You have now completed this module. Take a few minutes to review and practice what you have learned. If you are through for this session, close all programs, being sure to save any work. You may now begin the next module by clicking on the Back to Index link on this page and then clicking on the next module on the homepage of this course.|