Creating A PowerPoint Presentation By Arianna Garutti, Kate Orr, Kelli Mcguire and Danielle King
First Steps • Gather your ideas • Decide what is going to be learned • Organize information in a simple manner • Use uniformity
Step-by-Step • 1) Log In • 2) Click on Start, Microsoft Powerpoint • 3) Click On “Blank Presentation” • 4) Click on a design layout • 5) Complete one slide, then click “insert new” to add another • 6) Click “save as” and save after every slide
Backgrounds • 1) Click on Format “Background” • 2) Click more colors or fill effects • 3) You can apply your own picture by going to Fill effects, picture, select picture.
Basic Info Page • Use dark text on a light background (Or vise-versa) -> The eye is attracted to light • Put images off center • Stay in the limitations of SHORT term memory • Repeat important information -> Keep it simple!
The Body • AVOID ALL CAPITALIZATION • Also avoid putting too much information on one slide because it confuses and distracts the audience from the speaker. It also causes the audience to miss information and then you panic, just like you are now…So don’t put too much information!
Basic Controls Normal Slide Show Slide Slide Sorter Outline
This is where you put the title of your slide. Make your title creative or informative This is where you add your information. You can also add bullet points, or copy and paste a picture.
Speaker Notes • To Insert notes to go along with you slide, follow these steps: • 1) Click on the section below the screen that says, “Click to add notes” • 2) Add any imformation that corresponds with the slide • 3) Print these out if desired
Fonts • Fonts are used to emphasize certain words, draw the viewers eye, or add some spunk to your slide • This font is Cursive, and it is very formal looking • This font is very computer-ized • Use this font to make words stand out • This is often newspaper-print • T%^**()*%HB*)JHF%$#HK (Try not to use this kind of font…)
Visual Aid Page • Add cool images to your power point to keep your viewers attention • Place pics off center • Make more room for text • Leads viewer’s eye to text
Printing/ Saving • To print, go to File, Print • You can chose how you want your powerpoint to print out • Use handouts if you plan on reading from your powerpoint • Print your notes if you plan on giving a presentation and you want something to follow along • To save, go to File, Save. • Make sure you save your powerpoint after making each slide!
Inserting Hyperlinks • 1) Insert a blank text box • 2) Then go to “insert”, “hyperlink” • 3) Type in the website you want the hyperlink to refer to • 4) You can hyperlink to videos, music sites, or any website that you think is appropriate • 5) The hyperlink will usually appear in blue at the bottom of the screen • 6) You can click on it during your slide show Flash » Numa Numa
Conclusion/Review • Repeat main points • Don’t use all capitals • Keep it short and sweet • Keep a uniform background • Use images to emphasize information • Hyperlinks, Backgrounds, and visual aids are very useful
Credits http://www.eskimo.com/~physmith/Elegant/elegant.html http://albinoblacksheep.com/flash/numa.php http://www.west-cheshire.ac.uk/library/user-guides/06a-01-11-%20PowerPoint%20XP%20-%20Designing%20a%20Basic%20Presentation.pdf#search='powerpoint%20designing' http://www.elko.k12.nv.us/nntc/ppp.htm www.pitt.edu/~ed.index/OfficeXPTutorial/Lesson9XP.pdf