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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 >>
  • Go to the View menu and click on Slide Sorter (Tip: Always return to View and Slide Sorter if you want to see the "big picture" or the overall view of what you've created.) This is one of a few places where animation can be added to your slides.


  • Highlight the slide you want to animate. There are two kinds of animation available here: Transitions - which creates the animation from slide to slide and Effects - which creates the animation of text and pictures on a particular slide.


  • Click on the arrow beside the Transitions bar at the top of the screen. Choose a Transition (watch closely! You will see a very quick demonstration of the animation of your highlighted slide) Take some time to try these Transitions and pick the one that is appropriate for your slide, or choose No Transition. Don't panic if you don't like the effect! You can easily change the animation later.)
  • Now click on the arrow beside the Effects bar at the top of the screen. Choose an Effect (this will not be demonstrated for you on the Slide Sorter). Again, take some time to look at all the various choices and pick the one you like.


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