Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Inserting Graphics
For more information on adding screenshots to your presentation, see “Capturing and
Inserting Screenshots” on page 174.
Other content options include tables and charts. In PowerPoint, tables follow the same
concept as they do in Word, except, instead of being inserted in line with text (at a
paragraph mark), they are stand-alone objects that exist in placeholders and can be resized and
moved just like images.
For more information on adding a chart to your presentation, see “Displaying Data
Graphically with Charts” on page 179.
Finally, your PowerPoint content can include video and audio, an option not readily
available in the other Office programs.
Inserting Graphics
As in other Office programs, you can insert content from the Insert tab. But PowerPoint has
something the other programs don’t have—layouts. In fact, many of the layouts contain a
placeholder for “content.” This generic term is used because content can mean any one of
six options, including Table, Chart, SmartArt, Picture, ClipArt, or Media Clip.
Figure 18-16 shows the content options displayed inside a content placeholder. To insert a
content type, click the associated icon. The three icons in the top row allow you to insert a
table, chart, or SmartArt object. The icons in the bottom row are for pictures, clip art, and
media clips.
Figure 18-16 Clicking any one of the six content icons is akin to clicking the same option on the
Insert tab, only quicker.
In any layout with a content placeholder, you can also insert text by clicking inside the
placeholder, away from the content icons.
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