Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Creating Slides and Changing Font Colors and Background Style
To Start PowerPoint and Apply a Document Theme
Click the Start button on the Windows 7 taskbar to display the Start menu.
Type Microsoft PowerPoint as the search text in the ‘Search programs and
i les’ text box.
Click Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 in the search results on the Start menu to start
PowerPoint and display a new blank document.
If the PowerPoint window is not maximized, click the Maximize button.
Apply the Verve document theme.
Focus on slide text content.
Once you have researched your presentation topic, many methods exist to begin developing
slide content.
Select a document theme and then enter text, illustration, and tables.
Open an existing presentation and modify the slides and theme.
Import an outline created in Microsoft Word.
Start with a blank presentation that uses the default Ofi ce Theme. Consider this practice
similar to an artist who begins creating a painting with a blank, white canvas.
Experiment using different methods of developing the initial content for slides.
Experienced PowerPoint users sometimes i nd one technique works better than another to
stimulate creativity or help them organize their ideas in a particular circumstance.
For an introduction
to Ofi ce 2010 and
instruction about
how to perform basic
tasks in Ofi ce 2010
programs, read the
Ofi ce 2010 and
Windows 7 chapter at
the beginning of this
book, where you can
learn how to start a
program, use the
Ribbon, save a i le,
open a i le, quit a
program, use Help,
and much more.
Creating Slides and Changing Font Colors
and Background Style
In Chapter 1, you selected a document theme and then typed the content for the title and
text slides. In this chapter, you will type the slide content for the title and text slides, select
a background, insert and format pictures and shapes, and then insert and format WordArt.
To begin creating the four slides in this presentation, you will enter text in four different
layouts, change the theme colors, and then change the background style.
Apply style guidelines.
A good stylebook is useful to decide when to use numerals or words to represent numbers,
as in the sentence, More than 25 students are waiting for the bus to arrive. Stylebooks also
offer rules on forming possessives, capitalizing titles, and using commas. Once you decide
on a style to use in your presentation, apply it consistently throughout your presentation.
To Create a Title Slide
Recall from Chapter 1 that the title slide introduces the presentation to the
audience. In addition to introducing the presentation, this project uses the title slide to
capture the audience’s attention by using title text and a background picture. The follow-
ing steps create the slide show’s title slide.
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