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MS- Power Point 2007 Tutorial

Getting Started
Getting started with PowerPoint 2007 you will notice that there are many similar features to previous versions.  You will also notice that there are many new features that you’ll be able to utilize.  There are three features that you should remember as you work within PowerPoint 2007:  the Microsoft Office Button, the Quick Access Toolbar, and the Ribbon.  The function of these features will be more fully explored below.
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A presentation is a collection of data and information that is to be delivered to a specific audience.  A PowerPoint presentation is a collection of electronic slides that can have text, pictures, graphics, tables, sound and video.  This collection can run automatically or can be controlled by a presenter.
Microsoft Office Button
The Microsoft Office Button performs many of the functions that were located in the File menu of older versions of PowerPoint.  This button allows you to create a new presentation, Open an existing presentation, save and save as, print, send, or close.

The ribbon is the panel at the top portion of the document   It has seven tabs:  Home, Insert, Design, Animations, Slide Show, Review and View.  Each tab is divided into groups.  The groups are logical collections of features designed to perform function that you will utilize in developing or editing your PowerPoint slides.  
Commonly utilized features are displayed on the Ribbon.  To view additional features within each group, click the arrow at the bottom right corner of each group.
Home:  Clipboard, Slides, Font, Paragraph, Drawing, and Editing
Insert: Tables, Illustrations, Links, Text, and Media Clips
Design: Page Setup, Themes, Background
Animations: Preview, Animations, Transition to this Slide
Slide Show:  Start Slide Show, Set Up, Monitors
Review:  Proofing, Comments, Protect
View: Presentation Views, Show/Hide, Zoom, Window, Macros
Quick Access Toolbar
The quick access toolbar is a customizable toolbar that contains commands that you may want to use.  You can place the quick access toolbar above or below the ribbon.  To change the location of the quick access toolbar, click on the arrow at the end of the toolbar and click Show Below the Ribbon.
You can also add items to the quick access toolbar.  Right click on any item in the Office Button or the Ribbon and click Add to Quick Access Toolbar and a shortcut will be added.

Mini Toolbar
A new feature in Office 2007 is the Mini Toolbar.  This is a floating toolbar that is displayed when you select text or right-click text.  It displays common formatting tools, such as Bold, Italics, Fonts, Font Size and Font Color.

Navigation through the slides can be accomplished through the Slide Navigation menu on the left side of the screen.  Also, an outline appears from materials that have been entered in the presentation.  To access the outline, click the outline tab.

Slide Views
Presentations can be viewed in a variety of manners.  On the View tab, the Presentation Views group allows you to view the slides as Normal, Slide Sorter, Notes Page, Slide Show, Slide Master, Handout Master, and Notes Master.

Customize PowerPoint
PowerPoint 2007 offers a wide range of customizable options that allow you to make PowerPoint work the best for you.  To access these customizable options:
Click the Office Button 
Click PowerPoint Options include picture of OB menu.

These features allow you to personalize your work environment with the mini toolbar, color schemes, personalize your user name and allow you to access the Live Preview feature.  The Live Preview feature allows you to preview the results of applying design and formatting 
Changes without actually applying it.

This feature allows you personalize how word corrects your text. You can customize auto correction settings and have word ignore certain words or errors in a document through the Custom Dictionaries.

This feature allows you personalize how your workbook is saved.  You can specify how often you want auto save to run and where you want the workbooks saved.
This feature allows you to specify options for editing, copying, pasting, printing, displaying, slide shows, and other general settings.
Customize allows you to add features to the Quick Access Toolbar.  If there are tools that you are utilizing frequently, you may want to add these to the Quick Access Toolbar.

Creating Presentation
New Presentation
You can start a new presentation from a blank slide, a template, existing presentations, or a Word outline.  To create a new presentation from a blank slide:
Click the Microsoft Office Button
Click New
Click Blank Presentation
To create a new presentation from a template:
Click the Microsoft Office Button
Click New
Click Installed Templates or Browse through Microsoft Office Online Templates
Click the template you choose
To create a new presentation from an existing presentation:
Click the Microsoft Office Button
Click New
Click New from Existing
Browse to and click the presentation
To create a new presentation from a Word outline:
Click the slide where you would like the outline to begin
Click New Slide on the Home tab
Click Slides from Outline
Browse and click the Word Document that contains the outline

Save a Presentation
When you save a presentation, you have two choices: Save or Save As.
To save a document:
Click the Microsoft Office Button
Click Save
You may need to use the Save As feature when you need to save a presentation under a different name or to save it for earlier versions of PowerPoint.  Remember that older versions of PowerPoint will not be able to open PowerPoint 2007 presentation unless you save it as a PowerPoint 97-2003 Format. To use the Save As feature:
Click the Microsoft Office Button
Click Save As
Type in the name for the Presentation
In the Save as Type box, choose Excel 97-2003 Presentation

Add Slides
There are several choices when you want to add a new slide to the presentation: Office Themes, Duplicate Selected Slide, or Reuse Slides.
To create a new slide from Office Themes:
Select the slide immediately BEFORE where you want the new slide
Click the New Slide button on the Home tab
Click the slide choice that fits your material

To create a slide as a duplicate of a slide in the presentation:
Select the slide to duplicate
Click the New Slide button on the Home tab
Click Duplicate Selected Slides

To create a new slide from another presentation:
Select the slide immediately BEFORE where you want the new slide
Click the New Slide button on the Home tab
Click Reuse Slides
Click Browse 
Click Browse File
Locate the slide show and click on the slide to import

Themes are design templates that can be applied to an entire presentation that allows for consistency throughout the presentation.  To add a theme to a presentation:
Click the Design tab
Choose one of the displayed Themes or click the Galleries button
To apply new colors to a theme:
Click the Colors drop down arrow
Choose a color set or click Create New Theme Colors
To change the background style of a theme:
Click the Background Styles button on the Design tab

Working with Content
Enter Text
To enter text:
Select the slide where you want the text
Click in a Textbox to add text
To add a text box:
Select the slide where you want to place the text box
On the Insert tab, click Text Box
Click on the slide and drag the cursor to expand the text box
Type in the text
Select Text
To select the text:
Highlight the text 
Copy and Paste
To copy and paste data:
Select the item(s) that you wish to copy 
On the Clipboard Group of the Home Tab, click Copy
Select the item(s) where you would like to copy the data
On the Clipboard Group of the Home Tab, click Paste
Cut and Paste
To cut and paste data:
Select the item(s) that you wish to copy 
On the Clipboard Group of the Home Tab, click Cut
Select the items(s) where you would like to copy the data
On the Clipboard Group of the Home Tab, click Paste
Undo and Redo
To undo or redo your most recent actions:
On the Quick Access Toolbar
Click Undo or Redo
Spell Check
To check the spelling in a presentation:
Click the Review tab
Click the Spelling button

Formatting Text
Change Font Typeface and Size
To change the font typeface:
Click the arrow next to the font name and choose a font.  
Remember that you can preview how the new font will look by highlighting the text, and hovering over the new font typeface.

To change the font size:
Click the arrow next to the font size and choose the appropriate size, or
Click the increase or decrease font size buttons.

Font Styles and Effects
Font styles are predefined formatting options that are used to emphasize text.  They include:  Bold, Italic, and Underline.  To add these to text:
Select the text and click the Font Styles included on the Font group of the Home tab or
Select the text and right click to display the font tools

Change Text Color
To change the text color:
Select the text and click the Colors button included on the Font Group of the Ribbon, or
Highlight the text and right click and choose the colors tool.  
Select the color by clicking the down arrow next to the font color button.

WordArt are styles that can be applied to text to create a visual effect. To apply Word Art:
Select the text
Click the Insert tab
Click the WordArt button
Choose the WordArt

To modify the styles of WordArt
Select the WordArt
Click the Format tab for the Drawing Tools 
Click the WordArt Fill button, the WordArt Outline button, or the Text Effects button

Change Paragraph Alignment
The paragraph alignment allows you to set how you want text to appear.  To change the alignment:
Click the Home Tab
Choose the appropriate button for alignment on the Paragraph Group.
o Align Left:  the text is aligned with your left margin
o Center:  The text is centered within your margins
o Align Right:  Aligns text with the right margin
o Justify:  Aligns text to both the left and right margins.

Indent Paragraphs
To indent paragraphs, you can do the following:
Click the Indent buttons to control the indent.  
Click the Indent button repeated times to increase the size of the indent.

Text Direction
To change the text direction:
Select the text
Click the Text Direction button on the Home tab
Click the selection

Adding Content
Resize a Textbox
To resize a textbox:
Click on the textbox
Click the corner of the box and drag the cursor to the desired size

Bulleted and Numbered Lists
Bulleted lists have bullet points, numbered lists have numbers, and outline lists combine numbers and letters depending on the organization of the list.
To add a list to existing text:
Select the text you wish to make a list
Click the Bulleted or Numbered Lists button

To create a new list:
Place your cursor where you want the list in the document
Click the Bulleted or Numbered Lists button 
Begin typing

Nested Lists
A nested list is list with several levels of indented text. To create a nested list:
Create your list following the directions above
Click the Increase or Decrease Indent button

Formatting Lists
The bullet image and numbering format can be changed by using the Bullets or Numbering dialog box.
Select the entire list to change all the bullets or numbers, or
Place the cursor on one line within the list to change a single bullet. 
Click the arrow next to the bulleted or numbered list and choose a bullet or numbering style.
Adding Video
Video clips can be added to the presentation.  To add a video clip:
Click the Movie button on the Insert tab
Choose Movie from File or Movie from Clip Organizer

To edit the video options:
Click the movie icon
Click the Format tab

Adding Audio
Audio clips can be added to the presentation.  To add an audio clip:
Click the Audio button on the Insert tab
Choose Sound from File, Sound from Clip Organizer, Play CD Audio Track, or Record Sound
To edit the audio options:
Click the audio icon
Click the Format tab

Adding Picture
To add a picture:
Click the Insert Tab
Click the Picture Button
Browse to the picture from your files
Click the name of the picture
Click insert
To move the graphic, click it and drag it to where you want it

Adding Clip Art
To add Clip Art:
Click the Insert Tab
Click the Clip Art Button
Search for the clip art using the search Clip Art dialog box
Click the clip art
To move the graphic, click it and drag it to where you want it

Editing Pictures and Clip Art
When you add a graphic to the presentation, an additional Tab appears on the Ribbon.  The Format Tab allows you to format the pictures and graphics.  This tab has four groups:
Adjust:  Controls the picture brightness, contrast, and colors
Picture Style:  Allows you to place a frame or border around the picture and add effects
Arrange:  Controls the alignment and rotation of the picture
Size:  Cropping and size of graphic

Adding a Shape
To add Shapes:
Click the Insert Tab
Click the Shapes Button
Click the shape you choose
Click the Slide
Drag the cursor to expand the Shape

To format the shapes:
Click the Shape
Click the Format tab

Adding SmartArt
SmartArt is a feature in Office 2007 that allows you to choose from a variety of graphics, including flow charts, lists, cycles, and processes.  To add SmartArt:
Click the Insert Tab
Click the SmartArt Button
Click the SmartArt you choose
Click the SmartArt
Drag it to the desired location in the slide

To format the SmartArt:
Click the SmartArt
Click either the Design or the Format tab
Click the SmartArt to add text and pictures.

Adding a Photo Album
The photo album feature is new in PowerPoint 2007 and allows you to easily create a photo album to share pictures. To create a photo album:
Click the Photo Album button on the Insert tab
Click New Photo Album
Click File/Disk to add pictures to the photo album
Move the pictures up and down in the order of the album but clicking the up/down arrows

Tables are used to display data in a table format. 
Create a Table
To create a table:
Place the cursor on the page where you want the new table
Click the Insert Tab of the Ribbon
Click the Tables Button on the Tables Group.  You can create a table one of four ways:
o Highlight the number of row and columns
o Click Insert Table and enter the number of rows and columns
o Click the Draw Table, create your table by clicking and entering the rows and columns
o Click Excel Spreadsheet and enter data

Enter Data in a Table
Place the cursor in the cell where you wish to enter the information.  Begin typing.
Modify the Table Structure and Format a Table
To modify the structure of a table:
Click the table and notice that you have two new tabs on the Ribbon:  Design and Layout.  These pertain to the table design and layout.
On the Design Tab, you can choose:
Table Style Options
Table Styles
Draw Borders 
To format a table, click the table and then click the Layout Tab on the Ribbon.  This Layout tab allows you to:
View Gridlines and Properties (from the Table Group)
Insert Rows and Columns (from the Rows & Columns Group)
Delete the Table, Rows and/or Columns (from the Rows & Columns Group)
Merge or Split Cells (from the Merge Group)
Increase and decrease cell size (Cell Size Group)
Align text within the cells and change text directions (Alignment Group)
Insert a Table from Word or Excel
Open the Word document or Excel worksheet
Select the chart
Click Copy on the Home tab
Go to the PowerPoint document where you want the chart located
Click Paste on the Home tab

Slide Effects
Slide Transitions
Transitions are effects that are in place when you switch from one slide to the next.  To add slide transitions:
Select the slide that you want to transition
Click the Animations tab
Choose the appropriate animation or click the Transition dialog box

To adjust slide transitions:
Add sound by clicking the arrow next to Transition Sound

Modify the transition speed by clicking the arrow next to Transition Speed

To apply the transition to all slides:
Click the Apply to All button on the Animations tab

To select how to advance a slide:
Choose to Advance on Mouse Click, or
Automatically after a set number of seconds

Slide Animation
Slide animation effects are predefined special effects that you can add to objects on a slide.   To apply an animation effect:
Select the object
Click the Animations tab on the Ribbon
Click Custom Animation
Click Add Effect
Choose the appropriate effect

Animation Preview
To preview the animation on a slide:
Click the Preview button on the Animations tab

Slide Show Options
The Slide Show tab of the ribbon contains many options for the slide show.  These options include:
Preview the slide show from the beginning
Preview the slide show from the current slide
Set up Slide Show

Set Up Slide Show 
This option allows you to set preferences for how the slide show will be presented. The options include:
Whether the show will run automatically or will be presented by a speaker
The looping options
Narration options
Monitor resolutions

Record Narration
When you want to record narration for the slides:
Click the Record Narration button
Click Set Microphone Level to check the levels of audio input
Click OK to record the narration

Rehearse Timings
Use Rehearsed Timings to rehearse the timings of slide with audio. 
Click the Rehearse Timings button
Practice speaking and advance the slides as you would in the presentation
When you have completed this click through the end of the slide
Choose whether or not to keep this timing or to retry

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