Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Creating a Title Slide
Creating a Title Slide
When you open a new presentation, the default Title Slide layout appears. The purpose
of this layout is to introduce the presentation to the audience. PowerPoint includes eight
other built-in standard layouts. The default (preset) slide layouts are set up in landscape
orientation , where the slide width is greater than its height. In landscape orientation, the
slide size is preset to 10 inches wide and 7.5 inches high when printed on a standard sheet
of paper measuring 11 inches wide and 8.5 inches high.
Placeholders are boxes with dotted or hatch-marked borders that are displayed
when you create a new slide. Most layouts have both a title text placeholder and at least
one content placeholder. Depending on the particular slide layout selected, title and sub-
title placeholders are displayed for the slide title and subtitle; a content text placeholder is
displayed for text, art, or a table, chart, picture, graphic, or movie. The title slide has two
text placeholders where you can type the main heading, or title, of a new slide and the
With the exception of a blank slide, PowerPoint assumes every new slide has a
title. To make creating a presentation easier, any text you type after a new slide appears
becomes title text in the title text placeholder. The following steps create the title slide for
this presentation.
Choose the words for the slide.
No doubt you have heard the phrase, “You get only one chance to make a i rst impression.”
The same philosophy holds true for a PowerPoint presentation. The title slide gives your
audience an initial sense of what they are about to see and hear. It is, therefore, extremely
important to choose the text for this slide carefully. Avoid stating the obvious in the title.
Instead, create interest and curiosity using key ideas from the presentation.
Some PowerPoint users create the title slide as their last step in the design process so
that it rel ects the tone of the presentation. They begin by planning the i nal slide in the
presentation so that they know where and how they want to end the slide show. All the
slides in the presentation should work toward meeting this i nal slide.
To Enter the Presentation Title
The presentation title for Project 1 is It Is Easy Being Green. This title creates interest by introducing the
concept of simple energy conservation tasks. The following step creates the slide show’s title.
sizing handles
Click the label, Click to add
dashed lines around
border indicate
placeholder is selected
title, located inside the title
text placeholder to select the
placeholder (Figure 1–5).
label disappears
when placeholder
is selected
I-beam mouse
Figure 1–5
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