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

Tips and Additional Resources

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Displaying your Presentation on the World Wide Web

This section describes how to make your presentation viewable on the World Wide Web.

NOTE: before you begin, you must create a folder entitled "public_html" in your directory on the iSchool server. If you have not already done this, consult the iSchool tutorial “How-to Publish Web Pages” or contact a “purpleshirt” for help.

To save your presentation as a web page:

Step 1 : Go to File->Save as Web page.

Step 2:
In the drop-down box labeled "Save in," select the folder where you would like to save your web page presentation. Users often find it easiest to save their presentation to the Desktop.

Step 3 :
Type a name for your file in the box labeled “File Name”.

Step 4 :
In the “Save as type” box, choose either “Single File Web Page”, which saves everything as one file, or “Web Page”, which saves your files in several associated folders.

Step 5 :
You may optimize your presentation for specific browsers by clicking "Publish" button in the "Save As" dialog box.

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Step 6:
Click the "Save" button.

Optimizing for different browsers in step 5:

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NOTE: For more options on saving your web page, please consult the Help menu in PowerPoint for more details.

When you publish your presentation to the Web or save it as a Web page, your presentation automatically includes the following:

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  1. A navigation frame, which is the outline of the presentation.
  2. A slide frame.
  3. A control for showing or hiding the outline of the presentation.
  4. A control for showing or hiding the notes pane.
  5. A full-screen viewing option.

To upload your presentation to the iSchool server:

Step 1 :
Start a FTP (File Transfer Protocol) program. FTP programs are generally available from the Start menu. If you need help doing this, consult the iSchool tutorials on SSH or Fugu.

Step 2 :
Log on to your FTP program.

Step 3 :
Locate your web page presentation and any files associated with it.

Step 4 :
Select ALL the files and folders associated with your presentation. Drag them to the public_html folder displayed in the FTP session.

To verify that your presentation is displaying correctly:

Step 1:
Open a Web browser (e.g. Microsoft Explorer or Netscape Navigator).

Step 2 :
In the address bar, enter the following: userid)/(your presentation name)

Be sure that you have included the correct extension in your filename:

  • Presentation saved as Web Page: .htm or .html extension
  • Presentation saved as Single File Web Page: .mht or .mhtml extension
  • Presentation saved as Presentation: .ppt extension

Step 3 :
Your web page should appear. If not, verify that you have entered the correct address in the address bar.

NOTE: Your published presentation may look slightly different viewed in different browsers. Also note that security settings in the browser of a particular computer may require extra steps to view your presentation.

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