Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
A Brief Geography Lesson
To make PowerPoint do your bidding, you need to know a little jargon:
Presentation: All the slides, from start to finish, that you show your
audience. Sometimes presentations are called “slide shows.”
Slides: The images you create with PowerPoint. During a presentation,
slides appear on-screen one after the other. Don’t be put off by the word
slide and dreary memories of sitting through your uncle’s slide show
vacation memories. You don’t need a slide projector to show these
slides. You can plug a laptop or other computer into special monitors
that display PowerPoint slides.
Notes: Printed pages that you, the speaker, write and print so that you
know what to say during a presentation. Only the speaker sees notes.
Chapter 5 in this mini-book explains notes.
Handout: Printed pages that you may give to the audience along with a
presentation. A handout shows the slides in the presentation. Handouts
are also known by the somewhat derogatory term leave-behinds. Chapter
5 of this mini-book explains handouts.
A Brief Geography Lesson
Figure 1-2 shows the different parts of the PowerPoint screen. I’d hate for
you to get lost in PowerPoint Land. Fold down the corner of this page so that
you can return here if screen terminology confuses you:
File tab: The tab you visit to create, open, and save PowerPoint
presentations, as well as do other file-management tasks.
Quick Access toolbar: A toolbar with four buttons — Save, Undo,
Repeat, and Start From Beginning. You see this toolbar wherever you go
in PowerPoint.
Ribbon: The place where the tabs are located. Click a tab — Home,
Insert, Design, Transitions, Animations, Slide Show, Review, or View —
to start a task.
Book IV
Chapter 1
Slides pane: In Normal view, the place on the left side of the screen
where you can see the slides or the text on the slides in your
presentation. Scroll in the Slides pane to move backward and forward in a
Slide window: Where a slide (in Normal view) or slides (in Slide Sorter
view) are displayed. Scroll to move backward or forward in your
Notes pane: Where you type notes (in Normal view) that you can refer
to when giving your presentation. The audience can’t see these notes —
they’re for you and you alone. See Chapter 5 of this mini-book for details.
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