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PowerPoint Chapter 1 Creating and Editing a Presentation
(e) Slide 5 (Closing Slide)
(d) Slide 4 (Multi-Level Bulleted List)
Figure 1–1 (continued)
PowerPoint allows you to produce slides to use in an academic, business, or other
environment. One of the more common uses of these slides is to enhance an oral presentation.
A speaker may desire to convey information, such as urging students to participate in a
food drive, explaining fi rst aid, or describing the changes in an employee benefi t
package. The PowerPoint slides should reinforce the speaker’s message and help the audience
members retain the information presented. An accompanying handout gives audience
members reference notes and review material after the presentation’s conclusion.
As you read this chapter, you will learn how to create the presentation shown in
Figure 1–1 by performing these general tasks:
• Select an appropriate document theme.
• Enter titles and text on slides.
• Change the size, color, and style of text.
• View the presentation on your computer.
• Save the presentation so you can modify and view it at a later time.
• Print handouts of your slides.
General Project Guidelines
When creating a PowerPoint document, the actions you perform and decisions you make will
affect the appearance and characteristics of the fi nished document. As you create a presentation
such as the project shown in Figure 1–1, you should follow these general guidelines:
1. Find the appropriate theme. The overall appearance of a presentation signifi cantly
affects its capability to communicate information clearly. The slides’ graphical appearance
should support the presentation’s overall message. Colors, fonts, and layouts affect how
audience members perceive and react to the slide content.
2. Choose words for each slide. Use the less is more principle. The less text, the more likely
the slides will enhance your speech. Use the fewest words possible to make a point.
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