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Powerpoint - The Basics

1. Getting Started>> 8. Deleting & Moving Slides>>
2. Slide Layout>> 9. Speakers Notes>>
3. Creating the Bulleted Slide>> 10. Saving/ Retrieving Presentations>>
4. Creating a Slide with Clip Art>> 11. Creating Your Own Presentation Design>>
5. Adding Animation>> 12. Removing Text Boxes>>
6. Other Animation>> 13. Adding Shapes & Text Boxes
7. Viewing the Show>> 14. Using Word Art >>
  • To a blank slide, you may want to add a text box or shape of your own
  • To add a Text Box:
    * Click on the [A] icon (in the lined white box) in the bottom tool bar.
    This will give you a tool with which to draw your own text box
    * Draw the box on the slide by clicking and dragging until you have the shape you want. If you don't like the shape, just Delete and start again!
  • To add Auto Shapes
    * Click on the small arrow beside Auto Shapes in the bottom tool bar. This will give you a variety of choices of shapes. Try Call Outs (these are like "thought bubbles" in cartoons)
    * Click and Draw the Call Out bubble on your screen
    * Now click on Text Box (see above) and create a Text Box within the bubble
    * Type in the text you want to go in the bubble.
    * Animate the bubble and the text in the same way that other text and pictures are animated (see V. and VI. )


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