Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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PowerPoint Chapter 1 Creating and Editing a Presentation
The horizontal scroll bar also may appear. It is located on the bottom of the Slide pane
and allows you to display a portion of the slide when the entire slide does not fi t on the screen.
STATUS BAR The status bar , located at the bottom of the document window above
the Windows taskbar, presents information about the document, the progress of current
tasks, and the status of certain commands and keys; it also provides controls for viewing
the document. As you type text or perform certain commands, various indicators may
appear on the status bar.
The left edge of the status bar in Figure 1–4 shows the current slide number
followed by the total number of slides in the document and a document theme
identifi er. A document theme provides consistency in design and color throughout the entire
presentation by setting the color scheme, font and font size, and layout of a presentation.
Toward the right edge are buttons and controls you can use to change the view of a slide
and adjust the size of the displayed document.
PowerPoint Views
The PowerPoint window display varies depending on the view. A view is the mode
in which the presentation appears on the screen. PowerPoint has three main views:
Normal, Slide Sorter, and Slide Show, and also Notes Page. The default view is Normal
view , which is composed of three working areas that allow you to work on various aspects
of a presentation simultaneously. The left side of the screen has a Tabs pane that consists
of a Slides tab and an Outline tab that alternate between views of the presentation in a
thumbnail, or miniature, view of the slides and an outline of the slide text. You can type
the text of the presentation on the Outline tab and easily rearrange bulleted lists,
paragraphs, and individual slides. As you type, you can view this text in the Slide pane , which
shows a large view of the current slide on the right side of the window. You also can enter
text, graphics, animations, and hyperlinks directly in the Slide pane. The Notes pane at
the bottom of the window is an area where you can type notes and additional information.
This text can consist of notes to yourself or remarks to share with your audience. If you want
to work with your notes in full page format, you can display them in Notes Page view .
In Normal view, you can adjust the width of the Slide pane by dragging the splitter
bar and the height of the Notes pane by dragging the pane borders. After you have created
at least two slides, scroll bars , scroll arrows , and scroll boxes will appear on the right edge
of the window.
Using the Notes Pane
As you create your
presentation, type
comments to yourself
in the Notes pane.
This material can be
used as part of the
spoken information you
will share with your
audience as you give
your presentation. You
can print these notes for
yourself or to distribute
to your audience.
The Ribbon , located near the top of the PowerPoint window, is the control center
in PowerPoint (Figure 1–5a). The Ribbon provides easy, central access to the tasks you
perform while creating a slide show. The Ribbon consists of tabs, groups, and commands.
Each tab surrounds a collection of groups, and each group contains related commands.
top-level tabs
Home tab
Figure 1–5(a)
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