Open powerpoint / start a new presentation • Use the start button in the lower left corner of the screen, then find Microsoft PowerPoint. It may be necessary to scroll to All Programs, which opens a side menu that includes “Microsoft Office” under which PowerPoint can be found. • In the Getting Started section on the right side of the screen, find & left click on “Create a new presentation”. • Or go to File in the upper left corner of the screen & then left click on “New”. • Under “New Presentation” left click on “Blank presentation”. • The first slide will automatically appear in the middle of the screen.
create slide #1 • Observe how the section on the right side of the screen, which PowerPoint calls the Task Pane, has changed to Slide Layout. Note all the premade formats to choose from. • Scroll over each of the four choices in the Text Layouts section & note how their descriptions appear under your cursor. • Select the format labeled as “Title Only” for your first slide with a left click on the box / format in the upper right corner of the Text Layouts section. This leaves empty space under a title where a picture can be added. • Left click on the “Click to add title” section & type – Here Is a Food That I Love. • Now your first slide has been created.
Create slide #2 / duplicate a slide • Left click on Insert & then on “Duplicate Slide”. By using this feature, you are able to create an exact copy of a previous slide. • Change the format of your new duplicate slide by simply choosing another layout. This time, choose the “Title and Content” layout from the Content Layouts section. Note the content box that appears in the middle of your slide. • Change the text of the slide by left clicking at the end of the title. Change the text so that it reads – Here Is a Food That I Hate.
add a picture to slide #1 / google image search • Navigate back to slide #1 using the Slides section on the left of the screen. • Minimize PowerPoint by clicking the _ button in the upper right corner of the screen. Don’t hit the X!!! • Find the icon for Internet Explorer on the Desktop or in the start menu. Left click to open Internet Explorer. • Navigate to Google by typing www.google.com in the address box at the top of the screen. Press Enter. • When Google appears on the screen, left click on Images in the upper left corner. • In the search box, type in a food that you love.
add a picture to slide #1 / copy & Paste your image • Find an image in Google that you like & left click on it. This will open the website that contains the image. • Left click the link at the top of the screen that reads “See full size image”. This will display your image alone on the screen in its full size. • Right click on the image to reveal a pop-up menu of functions. Scroll down & left click on “Copy”. • Left click on the PowerPoint tab at the bottom of your screen in order to return to your presentation. • Slide #1, titled – Here Is a Food That I Love – should still be on your screen. • Right click on the blank area of the slide. Another menu will pop up. Scroll to & left click on “Paste”. • The image you chose should now appear on your slide.
add a picture to slide #2 / save your image • Repeat the steps of finding a picture in Google, but this time for a food you hate. • When you have the image in its full size on your screen, right click on it to reveal the image menu like you did for slide #1. This time, left click on “Save Picture As…” • A new window will pop up on the screen labeled Save Picture. If My Pictures is not already the choice in the “Save in:” box, use the drop-down menu to find it under My Documents & left click. • When My Pictures shows as the choice in the “Save in:” box, left click the Save button in the lower right corner.
add a picture to slide #2 / Insert your image • Navigate to slide #2. • Scroll over the icons in the content box in the middle of your slide for descriptions of the types of content you can add, including tables, charts, pictures & media clips. • Left click on the “Insert Picture” icon, which is a picture of mountains. • An Insert Picture window appears on your screen. If My Pictures is not displayed in the “Look in:” box, find it in the drop-down menu & left click. • Find the picture you chose for a food you hate & double left click on it or left click on it & then the Insert button. • Note its appearance on your slide.
Create Slide #3 • Insert a new slide into your presentation using the New Slide button or Insert at the top of your screen. • The Slide Layout section should still be displayed in the Task Pane on the right of your screen. This time, choose “Title, Text, and 2 Content” from the Text and Content Layouts section. • Left click to add a title & type – Places I Have Visited. • Left click to add text to the left side of your slide & type the names of a few places you’ve been to.
add clip art to slide #3
• Scroll over the icons in the content box on the upper section of the left side of your slide & left click the icon for clip art, which is a picture of a person. • A Select Picture window will appear. In the “Search text:” box, type one of the places you’ve visited. Click on the Go button to the right. • You will now see a group of pictures in the window if there are any available. If so, left click on one you like & then hit the OK button to add it to your slide. If not, try a different search term for another place on your list. • Repeat these steps to add another clip art picture to the bottom section of the right side of your slide. • If you’d like a third or fourth piece of clip art, add them by choosing Clip Art from the Task Pane drop-down menu on the right side of your screen, which will open the clip art search box again. Note how these images will appear in the center of your slide. In the next two steps, you will see how to move & re-size them.
Change the size of an image • Left click anywhere on one of your images in slide #3 & note the dots that appear around it. The dots in the middle of each side of the image are used to re-size in one dimension, while the corner dots will re-size in two. • Hold down the button of a left click on one of the dots & move your mouse around. Note the dotted-line box that appears when you do this, showing you how your image will change. Release the button at the size you would like.
Change the position of an image • Scroll over your image & note the four-arrowed symbol that appears by your cursor. • Left click & hold down the button anywhere on your image & move your mouse around. Note how the dotted-line box appears & moves along with you. Release the button at the spot on your slide you would like to move your image to.
Change the size or position of a text box • Left click anywhere on the title words for slide #3. Note how dots appear around it the same way they did when you clicked on your image. • Left click & hold on the dots to re-size this text box the same way you did for your image. • Left click & hold anywhere on the borders of the text box to re-position it the way you did for your image.
Create slide #4 • Use the same steps as before to insert a new slide. • Left click on the basic title & subtitle format under Text Layouts in the Slide Layout section. • Left click on “Click to add title” and type – I Took This Class at the Morris County Library.
add a hyperlink to slide #4 • Left click on the “Click to add subtitle” section, but do not type anything. • Instead, left click on Insert & click on “Hyperlink”. • An Insert Hyperlink box will pop up on the screen. • In the box marked “Address”, type the following link to the library’s website – http://www.gti.net/mocolib1 • Left click the OK button. • The link now appears in your slide. Right click anywhere on it to bring up a menu of choices. Left click on “Open Hyperlink” to make sure it will open the right website.
add an autoshape
• AutoShapes, within Microsoft Office products, are embellishments you can add to a document or presentation, including dozens of circles, banners, call-out boxes, arrows, etc. • Left click on Insert in the top toolbar. Find “Picture” in the dropdown menu & move your mouse over it to open a side menu. Left click on “AutoShapes”. • In the AutoShapes box that appears, move your mouse over the choices for descriptions of what they contain. Left click on one to open a box of specific choices & left click on one you like. • Hold down the button of a left click on the slide where you’d like to add your AutoShape & move your mouse to size it. • After you’ve added an AutoShape, right click on it & choose “Format AutoShape” from the menu that appears to change its color or line style.
Select design templates • Navigate back to slide #1. • Bring up the Slide Design section in the Task Pane on the right side of your screen, using the menu under the down arrow. • Search the “Available For Use” templates & try to find one that fits the subject of the slide. • Left click on the down arrow on the right side of the template & click on “Apply to Selected Slides”. • Repeat these steps to add different templates to each of your other slides.
View your presentation • Navigate back to slide #1. • Bring up the Slide Transition section in the Task Pane on the right side of your screen, using the menu under the down arrow. • In the “Advance slide” section, left click to uncheck the “On mouse click” box & then left click to check the “Automatically after” box. • Use the up arrow to choose “00:05” in the lower box to advance your slides automatically every five seconds. Left click on the Apply to All Slides button. • Left click on Slide Show at the top of your screen & then click on “View Show”.
select slide transitions • Slide #1 should be displayed on the center of your screen & the Slide Transition section should still be displayed in the right Task Pane section of your screen. • Search transitions & left click on one you like. By leaving the transition highlighted, it will be applied to the slide you’re viewing. • Change the speed in the “Modify transition” section to Slow by using the down arrow. • Repeat these steps to add different transitions to each of your other slides. • View your slide show again to see your new changes.
add annotations to your slides
• View your presentation a second time. • While one of your slides is on the screen, move your cursor down to the lower left corner. Arrows & icons will appear in the corner of your screen. Left click on the second icon, which resembles a pen. • A menu will pop up on your screen with options for a “Ballpoint Pen”, “Felt Tip Pen” & “Highlighter”. Left click on one of the three to turn your cursor into a pen or highlighter. • Left click & hold the button down to draw on your slide. Note that the slide show pauses while you add your notes. • Note the window that appears when you exit your presentation which allows you to save or discard the changes made.
printing your presentation
• Left click on File on the toolbar at the top of your screen. Scroll down the menu that appears & click on “Print”. • A new menu will appear on your screen. In the bottom left corner of this menu, note the box under the heading “Print what:” that currently reads “Slides”. • Left click on the down arrow next to this box to drop down a menu of four choices. Choose “Handouts” which will allow you to print multiple slides on one page. • Directly next to this area, the “Handouts” area will light up. Left click on the down arrow next to “Slides per page:” & choose 4. This will display all your slides on one page. • Left click the OK button.