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PowerPoint Chapter 1

Chapter Demonstrable Skills

After completing the PowerPoint Chapter 1 portion of the Word & PowerPoint unit, students will be able to:

Demonstrable Skill Learning Activities
& Informal Assessments
Formal Assessments
(excluding Exams)
Create speaker notes.
  • PowerPoint: Presentation Techniques Participation Project
  • MyLab Lesson G
  • MyLab Lesson G
Insert, edit, and organize slides.
  • PowerPoint: Layout & Formatting Participation Project
  • MyLab Lesson G
  • Homework #6
  • MyLab Lesson G
  • MyLab Bonus Project #3
Insert tables on slides.
  • MyLab Lesson G
  • MyLab Lesson G
Use slide transitions.
  • PowerPoint: Layout & Formatting Participation Project
  • MyLab Lesson G
  • Homework #6
  • MyLab Lesson G
  • MyLab Bonus Project #3
Configure slide headers and footers.
  • PowerPoint: Layout & Formatting Participation Project
  • MyLab Lesson G
  • Homework #6
  • MyLab Lesson G
  • MyLab Bonus Project #3
Annotate slides.
  • MyLab Lesson G
  • MyLab Lesson G
Print handouts for a presentation.
  • MyLab Lesson G
  • MyLab Lesson G
Run a slide show.
  • PowerPoint: Presentation Techniques Participation Project
  • MyLab Lesson G
  • MyLab Lesson G
Manage presentations including creating, opening, and saving files.
  • PowerPoint: Layout & Formatting Participation Project
  • PowerPoint: Presentation Techniques Participation Project
  • Homework #6
  • MyLab Bonus Project #3
Apply animations to slide objects.
  • PowerPoint: Layout & Formatting Participation Project
  • Homework #6

Chapter Notes

Speaker notes

Notes Page View is used when you need to enter and edit large amounts of text to which the speaker can refer when presenting [1]. If you have a large amount of technical detail in the speaker notes you can use Notes Page View to print audience handouts that include the slide and associated notes. Notes do not display to the audience when the presentation is shown, but are intended to help the speaker remember the key points or additional information about each slide.

Inserting, editing, and organizing slides

To insert a new PowerPoint slide, simply click on the Insert ribbon, then New slide. Pick the type of slide you want to insert and click on it. You can use the Slide Sorter View if you need to re-order or organize your slides. Slide Sorter View displays thumbnails of your presentation slides, which enables you to view multiple slides simultaneously. This view is helpful when you want to change the order of slides or to delete one or more slides. If you are in Slider Sorter View and want to rearrange slides, move the mouse pointer over the slide thumbnail of the slide you wish to move and drag the slide to the new location [1].

Tables

A table organizes information in columns and rows [1]. Tables can be simple and include just a few words or images or they can contain large amounts of information. To create a table on a new slide, go to the Insert ribbon, click the Table option, and then select the number of rows and columns to include.

Slide transitions

A slide transition is an animation that is applied as a previous slide is replaced by a new slide [1]. Transitions provide visual interest as the slide changes. Transitions are selected from the Transition to This Slide group on the Transitions ribbon. You can select from the basic transitions displayed or from the Transition Gallery. To display the Transition Gallery, click the More button on the Transitions ribbon.

Animations

An animation is an effect associated with the movement of objects on a slide [1]. You can animate objects using a variety of animations, and each animation can be modified by changing its effect options. The effect options available for animations are determined by the animation type. You can apply animations by selecting the desired animation type from the Animations ribbon.

Slide headers and footers

The date of the presentation, a title, and slide number can be valuable additions to a presentation. You may want such information to appear on every slide, handout, or notes page. A header appears at the top of the pages in a handout or on a notes page. You can insert Headers and Footers by clicking the Header & Footer button on the Insert ribbon [1].

Slide annotations

As you are presenting, you may wish to annotate your slides with notes to help your audience. Use a mouse, track pad, or other pointing device to annotate slide by right-clicking and selection from Pointer Options. Proceed to the next slide as usual. When you are finished presenting, you will be prompted to save or discard your annotations [1].

References

  1. A. Poatsy, K. Mulberry, C. Krebs, L. Hogan, A. Rutledge, and E. Cameron, Exploring Microsoft Office 2013, 1st ed., vol. 1. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education, 2013.