I enjoy putting together power point presentations. What follows is the process from a-z. Its not a lot of fancy, dancy work but it sure gets the job done.
Click on start button – lower left bar on bottom of your computer screen and begin designing your PPT presentation.
1. Go to link entitled: “All Programs”
2. Click in to view yellow icon folders
3. Search for “Microsoft Office” and click on link to open
4. Select “Microsoft Office Power Point”
5. Clicking on this Icon opens to a blank “Power Point” Document
6. See blank “Power Point” document – on the top bar above your screen you should also be able to see 8 tabs (home, insert, design, animation, slide show, review, view and ring central).
· Home – clip board, slides, font, paragraph, drawing, editing
· Insert – table, illustrations, links, text, media clips
· Design – page set up themes background
· Animations – preview, animations, transition to the slide you are working on
· Slide show – start, slide show, set-up, monitors
· Review – proofing comments
· View – presentation views, show /slide / hide (written in this order)zoom, color/gray scale, window, micros
· Ring Central – to send your as a Fax through the Internet or through phone line
7. Type in dialogue by clicking on “Home” link that you want to place on slide (choose type font and size) and decide which lie out or add another slide, choose font, paragraph, drawing and editing) and, if necessary delete or, add a new one.
8. If you want to put a photo on your slide click on “Insert” link (choose from table, picture, clip art, photo album, chart, smart art, word, add objects, movie clips and sounds) also you can put reference links that will automatically connect to the Internet when you do your presentation
9. Next, move on to the “Design” tab.
10. Here you can do your page set-up, slide orientation (vertical or horizontal) and, select the themes which include: color, fonts – as you were previously able to do – only you have more options here, you can also work on background styles (for concealing or designing a background style)
11. Next, move on to “Animations.” Here you have a tab that allows you to preview your animations, to create animations and where you can design a transition by allowing the image to gradually transpose itself to the next slide.
12. Next, view new tab – “Slide Show” design how you want your slide show to start (from the beginning – slide 1 or from the current slide you are developing or you can custom design your presentation – here is where you can record your voice and rehearse timing and match it to your visuals) and set up your slide show in many ways. On this same tab you can control the resolution of your monitors.
13. Next see “Review” tab (here is where you can spell check your slides or research topics that coincide with your information or replace verbiage by accessing the thesaurus) you can also insert text in other languages.
14. In this same section “Reviews” you can put a sticker on your slide to recall specific information while you are showing your slide presentation.
15. After the “Review” tab, you have another tab called view and view has six sections called “presentation views” – (here you can view your presentation all at one time or, you can sort your slides, or, you can put into your slide sequence reminders for additional resources such as recommendations for books, DVD’s or other related materials including flyers you chose to hand out at a particular intervals in your speaking engagement).
16. Send slides through “Ring Central” as a Fax document.