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Basic tasks for creating a PowerPoint presentation:

Basic tasks for creating a PowerPoint presentation Made by: May-an B. Canunayon


PowerPoint presentations work like slide shows. To convey a message or a story, you break it down into slides. Think of each slide as a blank canvas for the pictures, words, and shapes that will help you build your story. What is POWERPOINT?



1. Choose a theme:

1. Choose a theme When you open PowerPoint, you’ll see some built-in themes and templates. A theme is a slide design that contains matching colors, fonts, and special effects like shadows, reflections, and more.


1. Choose a theme. 2. Click Create, or pick a color variation and then click Create.

2. Insert a new slide:

2. Insert a new slide On the Home tab, click New Slide, and pick a slide layout.

3. Saving your presentation:

3. Saving your presentation 1. On the File tab, choose Save. 2. Pick or browse to a folder. 3. In the File name box, type a name for your presentation, and then choose Save. 

4. Add text:

4. Add text Select a text placeholder, and begin typing.

5. Format your text:

5. Format your text Select the text. Under Drawing Tools, choose Format . Do one of the following: 1. To change the color of your text, choose Text Fill, and then choose a color. 2. To change the outline color of your text, choose Text Outline, and then choose a color. 3. To apply a shadow, reflection, glow, bevel, 3-D rotation, a transform, choose Text Effects, and then choose the effect you want.

6. Add pictures:

6. Add pictures On the Insert tab, do one of the following: To insert a picture that is saved on your local drive or an internal server, choose Pictures, browse for the picture, and then choose Insert. 2. To insert a picture from the Web, choose Online Pictures, and use the search box to find a picture. 3. Choose a picture, and then click Insert.

7. Add speaker notes:

7. Add speaker notes Slides are best when you don’t cram in too much information. You can put helpful facts and notes in the speaker notes, and refer to them as you present. To open the notes pane, at the bottom of the window, click Notes      Click inside the Notes pane below the slide, and begin typing your notes.

8. Give your presentation:

8. Give your presentation On the Slide Show tab, do one of the following: 1. To start the presentation at the first slide, in the Start Slide Show group, click From Beginning. 2. If you’re not at the first slide and want to start from where you are, click From Current Slide. 3. If you need to present to people who are not where you are, click Present Online to set up a presentation on the web, and then choose one of the following options: