Week 3: October 8-12

Monday   Wednesday   TO DO



MS PowerPoint 2010: Introduction and personalizing. Book: Chapters 2 and 15.


Assignment 1: Personalize options, due Sunday, October 14





  • Powerpoint 2010 overview and interface
  • Setting preferences




Computer Basics

  • Look at Taskbar to find Start
  • Look for Microsoft Office: Microsoft Powerpoint 2010 (look for little red icon) - then double-click that.


Microsoft Powerpoint

Microsoft Powerpoint is an electronic presentation program that can be used for creating presentations, slideshows, and animations. It has support for use in a MS Office workflow with Word, Access, PowerPoint, and Outlook.


Microsoft PowerPoint Overview
Get to know the basic functions of MS PowerPoint.

  • Open Program, Review screen:
    • Menu/Ribbon, Opened basic page, and Page panel
  • Save, save as, file naming
  • Explore Menu/Ribbon tabs
    • Home: Basic text functions -  formatting, positioning, styles
    • Insert: tables, images, shapes, charts, page sections
    • Design: Layout of the slides – margins, themes, colors, etc.
    • Animations: Transitions and sound.
    • Slideshow: For timing and practice.
    • Review: Spelling, language, tracking, etc.
    • View: screen views, rulers, gridlines, windows.
    • MathType: Not part of PowerPoint – an extra tab due to an SCCC program used as an interactive equation editor in some classrooms.
    • Acrobat: For PDF workflow.


Preferences - File tab
Set your preferences for workflow and productivity.

  • Office 2007 had an Office button, 2010 has a customizable tab
  • SCCC customized the tab to be called File.
  • MS Office Tab
    • Same layout as Word, Excel, and Access.
    • Allows personalizing, print, save, and publish.
  • Preferences: PowerPoint Options:
    • Customize editing, saving, and other program options
    • Personalize a mini-toolbar for minimizing ribbon










  • Slides: new, existing, saving, closing, and renaming
  • Views




Presentations are a multi-page slideshow used to present a cohesive set of information/images. Use a consistent layout, color palette, image layout/type, and transition style for professionalism. Start with the Home tab and View tab.

  • Customary is Title Page, Title and content pages, and Image/Caption pages
  • Use rulers and guides to help align your work
  • Presentations can be short to very long
    • Create transition slides for large section transitions
    • Use section and subsection titling to break up information.
    • Use an easy-to-read font/color/style for info reading.
    • Batch info together for demo while discussing.


Create a presentation file

  • File tab
  • New file - blank
  • Save as temp.pptx on Desktop


Basic Content - Home tab
Presentations and slideshows are made up of slide pages with content. You can also create notes for your slides and handouts for an in-person presentation.

  • Page Layout: title and subtitles
  • Notes: used for hidden info to self on slides.
  • Master Slide: choosing a template/color palette and moving elements
  • New Slides: different layouts for content types, using master slide as template



Preset text boxes meant to hold basic types of text, like headers, text, images, etc.

  • Various layout pages come with placeholders
  • Placeholders are good for keeping consistent styles
  • Emter text in the placeholder or in the Sidebar text area
  • You can remove placeholders at will
  • You can add new text boxes


You can import documents from other programs, as:

  • Text only
  • Rich Text Format
  • HTML
  • Open Office Org (and others)
  • Older versions of Powerpoint



  • Type text in
  • Copy/paste from other pages or documents
  • Change fonts, size, bold, etc.


View - View Tab, or Lower Right Corner

  • You can set rulers on or off.
  • You can also set guides for aligning text and images.
  • You can choose the window view you like to work in, such as draft, outline, and print layouts.


Context Menus
You can right-click on text and images in your document to pull up context-menus that are specific to the item you wish to edit.

  • Right-clicking on a text box or object will show a text-editing content menu, including paragraphs, buttes, and hyperlinking.
  • You can right-click on, or double-click an inserted image or object, to get an object-editing menu for border, fill, size, transparency, and more.





Create a simple presentation with 3 pages.

  • Create a blank page and save it as demo01starter.pptx in your MIC104t/Demos folder.
  • Add a title page
  • Add a title/content page
  • Add a two content page
  • Create a title
  • Copy/paste the title into the title placeholders on the second and third pages
  • Type a simple paragraph of text into the title/content page text placeholder
  • Copy/paste the second paragraph of text into both sides two content page placeholder
  • Modify the way the two content page text blocks look
  • Look at the slide show in different views
  • Run the slideshow



  • Work through Chapter 2 examples.









  • Reading: Chapters 2 and 15
  • Assignment 1: Personalize options, due Sunday, October 14
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