Week 7: November 5-9

Monday   Wednesday   TO DO

 

WEEK'S OBJECTIVE

MS PowerPoint 2010: Style with a purpose. Adding enhancements - theme modifications, saving themes. Book: Chapter 4

 

Assignment 5: Enhanced Inserts, due Sunday, November 11

 

Monday

 

GAMEPLAN

  • Design with a purpose

 

DISCUSSION

 

Purposeful layout

All the inserts in the world do not do a thing unless you think about layout and communication.

  • Titles
  • Subtitles
  • Using bullets
  • Text sizing
  • Careful insert use

 

Using inserts well - Insert tab

  • WordArt: make a point that a title/subtitle cannot
  • Images: when necessary for the topic
  • Clipart: try to stick with a style to be consistent
  • Links: when there is a true web link need

 

Layout tips

  • Consistent image sizing
  • Consistent color use
  • Consistent use of filters and effects
  • Minimize rather than overdo
  • Consider color contrast readability
  • Different levels of bulleted text

 

DEMO

Modify a basic PowerPoint document to look at Layout Concepts

  • Download demo08starter.pptx and save it in your MIC104t/Demos folder
  • Make consistent color changes to headers/subheaders
  • Undo, and choose a font/palette
  • Edit the images so each have the same border color/style
  • Add color background to Title bar

 

TASKS

  • Work through Chapter 4 examples.

 

 

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Wednesday

 

GAMEPLAN

  • Starter themes
  • Palettes
  • Dealing with text options

 

DISCUSSION

 

Starter themes - Design tab
Powerpoint offers dozens of built-in page layout themes with colorful palettes. Use the Design tab.

  • Effects Selection
    • Once you choose a theme, you can change the effects that impact any shapes and lines you add in it with dropdown palettes.
  • Background Styles
    • This allows you to add or modify a background style.
  • Quick Styles
    • This affects how a text box looks.

 

Customize/Save a theme

  • Choose a theme
  • Make changes to colors theme, font theme, background style, and/or effects theme
  • On the Design tab, in the Themes group, click More . Click Save Current Theme. In the File name box, type an appropriate name for the theme, and then click Save.
  • TIP The revised theme is saved as a .thmx file in the Document Themes folder on your local drive and it is automatically added to the list of custom themes on the Design tab in the Themes group.

 

DEMO

Modify a basic PowerPoint document to look at themes.

  • Download demo09starter.pptx and save it in your MIC104t/Demos folder
  • Add a theme
  • Play with color/font palettes
  • Edit text manually and see how this is affected
  • Add effects

 

TASKS

  • Work through Chapter 4 examples.

 

 

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TO DO

 

  • Reading: Chapter 4
  • Assignment 5: Enhanced Inserts, due Sunday, November 11

 

Resources

 

 

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