Introduction to PowerPoint 2007
In this module, you will learn how to create a presentation from Outline View in PowerPoint XP.
Creating a Presentation From Outline View
Formatting Your Presentation
Working with an outline is the best way to organize and develop the content of your presentation.
Activity 1 - Creating a Presentation from Outline View
1.Open PowerPoint to a new Presentation, selecting a Title Slide layout.
2.Click the Outline tab and then click beside
the icon of your first slide. The blinking cursor appears.
3.Type the title of your slide (Introduction to PowerPoint) and press the “Enter” key. PowerPoint automatically inserts a new slide.
4.Suppose you didn't want a new slide at this point, but instead wanted to create a list of bullets on your first slide. Click on the "Increase List Level" button in the Paragraph group of the home Tab. This creates a bullet on your first slide. Type the text you want beside the bullet and then add two more bullets by using the Enter key.
5.Type your second bullet and Click on "Enter”.
6.Type your third bullet and press “Enter”.
7.To create your second slide, click on the Decrease List Level button.
8. Create three more slides, experimenting with the arrows and formatting buttons to create slides without titles and without bullets. Try selecting text and changing fonts, sizes and colors.
Your Outline should look like the one in the screenshot below.
You can rearrange points within a slide, move entire slides from one position to another, and edit titles and body text. For example, to rearrange slides or bullet items, just select the slide icon or bullet for the text you want to move, and then drag it to its new location.
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You may format your presentation in any of the ways you learned in the last module. The following activity reviews design templates and background formatting.
Activity 2 - Formatting Your Presentation
1.Go to the Design Tab – and preview the Design Templates
2.Select one of the templates and click to apply.
3.Go to Colors on the Design Tab and look at the color scheme options for the design template you chose.
4.Select one of the options and click to apply.
5.Go to Background and click to view background color options
6.Click on “Format Background” and examine the “Fill” options (Solid Color, Gradient, Picture or Texture, etc.)
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You have now completed this module. Take a few minutes to review and practice what you have learned.