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