Introduction to PowerPoint 2003
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Objectives and Definitions

Starting PowerPoint

Layouts, Text and Slides

Design Templates and Images

Drawing Tools

Views and Printing

Displaying your Presentation on the WWW

Elements of a Good Presentation

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Layouts, Text and Slides

This section describes how to apply a layout; insert, format, and delete text; and insert and delete slides.

To apply a layout to your new slide:

Step 1:
Scroll through the available layouts in the “Slide Layout” task pane off to the right.

Step 2:
Click on the layout you would like to apply to your slides.

NOTE: You may change the layout of all or some of your slides at any point while working on your presentation. To apply a layout to only certain slides, select the slides you want in the slide pane on the left, and then go to the task pane on the right. Click the downward arrow button on the right side of the layout you want in the task pane on the right. You will get a menu that lets you choose "apply to selected slides".

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To insert and format text in a slide :

Step 1:
Click inside a placeholder.

Step 2:
Enter text. You may use the formatting toolbar at the top of the PowerPoint window to apply various formats to your selected text. You may notice this toolbar is identical to the one used in Microsoft Word.

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Step 3:
When you are finished entering text, click outside the placeholder on some “empty space.”


To delete text :

Option #1: Highlight the text you want to delete by dragging the cursor over the letters, and press the delete key.

Option #2: Click on the selection rectangle around the text so that its border changes from hatch marks to dots, and then press the delete key.


To insert a new slide:

Option #1: Go to Insert->New Slide. A blank slide will appear in the workspace, positioned after the selected slide or slide you were viewing.

Option #2: Click on the "New Slide” button on the formatting toolbar at the top of the PowerPoint window.

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Option #3: On the Slides pane (off to the left), position your cursor to the point in the presentation where you would like the new slide to appear (i.e. between slides, at the beginning of the presentation, or at the end of the presentation). Right click, and choose “New slide” from the menu that appears.

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To delete a slide :

Option #1: Go to Edit->Delete Slide. The current slide will disappear from the workspace.

Option #2: On the Slides pane (off to the left), click on the slide you would like to delete, and then hit the <Delete> key.


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