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In Depth Information
PowerPoint gives you the ﬂ exibility to make presentations using a projection device
attached to a personal computer or using overhead transparencies. In addition, you can take
advantage of the World Wide Web and run virtual presentations on the Internet. PowerPoint
also can create paper printouts of the individual slides, outlines, and speaker notes.
The process of developing a presentation that communicates speciﬁ c information requires
careful analysis and planning. As a starting point, establish why the presentation is needed.
Next, analyze the intended audience for the presentation and their unique needs. Then,
gather information about the topic and decide what to include in the presentation. Finally,
determine the presentation design and style that will be most successful at delivering the
message. Details of these guidelines are provided in Appendix A. In addition, each project in
this topic provides practical applications of these planning considerations.
Project — Presentation with Bulleted Lists
In Project 1, you will follow proper design guidelines and learn to use PowerPoint to
create, save, and print the slides shown in Figures 1–1a through 1–1e on this page and the
next. The objective is to produce a presentation, called A World Beneath the Waves, to
help the Student Government Association (SGA) President, Dave Ehlin, promote the
annual spring break diving and snorkeling trip to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. This slide show
presents the highlights of this trip and promotes the included amenities, tour prices, and
the inviting Paciﬁ c waters. Some of the text will have formatting and color enhancements.
In addition, you will print handouts of your slides to distribute to students.
(a) Slide 1 (Title Slide)
(b) Slide 2 (Single-Level
(c) Slide 3 (Multi-Level Bulleted List)