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|Exercise & Assignment: Beginner's PowerPoint|
a first PowerPoint presentation::
Here are the steps:
Remember that you can use photos (either that you take or that you download from the WWW -- giving credit on the slide, of course), you can make graphics in Paint (or other image creation programs if you have them). You can also scan images from magazines, newspapers, and textbooks.
Set a modest goal, at first. Aim, for approximately 10 slides. You want to make sure that you don't have too much clutter on each slide. However, if you are planning a slide presentation for individual student study instead of projecting it on a large screen for a group to wee, you can use smaller type. The PowerPoint defaults are a good guide.
You can make the presentation as simple or sophisticated as you are comfortable doing. Save your work often, and from time to time, click on the slide show icon () to see how the presentation is shaping up. You may decide to make alterations after seeing how it appears in Slide Show view.
Make it a point to use the skills for slide duplication and inserting new slides. Also, you might try adding a link or two if you feel comfortable. Likewise, you may decided to rearrange the order of some of the slides -- if for nothing else to get comfortable doing it.
Finally, if you want to experiment with basic animation for the way text appears or dissolves on the screen or the way slides appear in transition from one to the next, do what you can.
Remember, too, to make use of the icons for
First, notice the icon that has two capital letter A's with black triangles beside them
Use the other features as they seem necessary and desirable. Here is a list of the various skills we worked on:
As a last step, you may try saving the entire project in HTML for uploading onto the web. There are numerous examples of such programs. Here, for example, is one that appears to have been made with PowerPoint:
And here is a link that discusses how to prepare PowerPoint presentations for online viewing: