This tutorial is unlike the others you have seen in class. The
PowerPoint tutorial will be text based. To get the most out of this
tutorial it is best to run PowerPoint, so that you can experiment with the concepts that are mentioned in the tutorial.
Find and open PowerPoint.
When the Tip of the day dialog box appears,
Read it and click on the OK button.
The following PowerPoint dialog box should appear, asking you how you want to create your new presentation.
Here is a brief description of the options under the
Create a New Presentation Using title.
AutoContent Wizard- takes you through the creation
of a simple presentation step by step.
Pick a Look Wizard- this wizard helps you make choices
on how your presentation will look.
Template- PowerPoint provides 160 templates that
you can choose from. The templates are created by professional
artists and offer design choices in black and white as well as
Blank Presentation- this option allows you to select
slides and format them individually.
Select Blank Presentation and click on the OK
In the New Slide dialog box select the Title Slide
Your screen should look as follows:
This is your title slide you can enter the title and sub-title
here. Note that if your toolbars are not visible, choose
Toolbars from the View menu and make your
Experiment with your title slide by entering in text, changing
the color of the text, changing the font size etc.
Now that you have been introduced to a slide, it is time to learn
about PowerPoint's different Views.