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PowerPoint Chapter 3

Chapter Demonstrable Skills

After completing the PowerPoint Chapter 3 portion of the Word & PowerPoint unit, students will be able to:

Demonstrable Skill Learning Activities
& Informal Assessments
Formal Assessments
(excluding Exams)
Create and modify SmartArt illustrations.
  • MyLab Lesson G
  • MyLab Lesson G
Format the size, position, and appearance of objects.
  • MyLab Lesson G
  • MyLab Lesson G
Create and modify WordArt.
  • MyLab Lesson G
  • MyLab Lesson G

Chapter Notes


Text in a presentation can be very effective, but illustrations and diagrams can also add additional clarity to an idea being presented [1]. One type of visual element is a shape, a geometric or non-geometric object used to create an illustration or to highlight information. You can combine shapes to create complex images by rounding the edges of rectangles or curving lines. Click Shapes in the Illustrations group, and click the shape you desire from the Shapes Gallery on the Insert ribbon.


SmartArt enables you to create a diagrams and illustrations [1].  SmartArt diagram creates a layout for your information, provides a pane for quickly entering information, and automatically sizes shapes and text. You can find SmartArt on the Insert ribbon.


  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.