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How to use Microsoft PowerPoint

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Introduction In this tutorial you will be learning how to create a basic presentation using Microsoft PowerPoint 2003. You will: Create, design, and organize slides, Arrange and edit text Import pictures And add slide transitions In this tutorial I will organize and create a short presentation about George Washington, in order to better demonstrate the instructions.

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W A R N I N G !! Microsoft PowerPoint IS NOT a free software, but is recommended to be purchased. The program is easy to navigate and has a user friendly interface. The purpose of Microsoft PowerPoint is to create and present multiple slides of graphics and information to an audience.

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Requirements Computer/Laptop Microsoft Office/PowerPoint

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Lets Get Started Have notes and paper work about the subject ready to use.

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Open PowerPoint Click on “ Start ” Open “All Programs.” Open folder “Microsoft Office.” Click “Microsoft Power Point.”

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Step 1 Save project - Click “File” and “Save as” - Name the file whatever you desire. “Tips”, “Save, and Save Often.” (this is to prevent data loss in possible computer/software failure)

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Step 2 Make a Title slide - Type title in “click to add file” box (Ex: George Washington) - Type sub-title in “click to add subtitle” box. (The Father of Amerrica ) George Washington n

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Step 3 Pick your Slide Design - Go to and click “Format” at the top. * a drop down menu will appear - Click “Slide Design” * A column called “Slide Design” will appear to the right of the PowerPoint Interface. - Choose a template from the list that appears.

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Step 4 Add a new slide. - Go to and click “Insert” at the top. * a drop down menu will appear. - Click “New Slide”. Edit your slide layout. - Go to and click “Format” tab. - Click “Slide Layout”. * at the right the Slide Layout option appears. * Choose first option under “Text and Context Layouts”.

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Step 5 Click inside the “title” text box. - Adjust text settings before adding information. - Under windows tab, choose font type, font size, font alignment, and font color. Add text information the text boxes.

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Step 6 Follow steps 4 – 6 to create multiple slides for project. Now preview slide show. - all the bottom left hand side of PowerPoint, click the “preview” icon. - the presentation will become full screen to view slideshow. - click the mouse to move from slide to slide.

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Step 8 Now add a single transition to slides. - select the slide to ad a transition to. (left of screen) - go to and click the “Slide Show” tab. - at the right column will appear, scroll and find a transition . - at the bottom there are transition settings that can be applied, such a speed and sound. - at the bottom it is optional to choose “Apply to all slides”

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Step 9 Repeat step 8 to other slides to create various slide transitions. (Optional) Once done, click the preview icon to preview slideshow.

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Conclusion You now know the basic of creating a slideshow presentation using Microsoft PowerPoint. You know how to create, design, and organize slides, arrange and edit text, import pictures, and add slide transitions. Feel free to browse the PowerPoint software to further your presentation skills. You are equipped o create your own slideshow for your school projects, your business proposal, or for your family.

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