Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
What Is PowerPoint?
PowerPoint is a powerful presentation graphics program that provides everything you
need to produce an effective presentation in the form of on-screen slides, a slide presenta-
tion on a Web site, black-and-white or color overheads, or 35-mm photographic slides.
You may have already seen your instructors use PowerPoint presentations to enhance their
Using PowerPoint, you can prepare each component of a presentation: individual
slides, speaker notes, an outline, and audience handouts. The presentation you’ll create
for Miriam will include slides, notes, and handouts.
For hands-on practice of
key tasks in this session,
go to the SAM 2003
Training Companion CD
included with this text.
To start PowerPoint:
1. Click the Start button on the taskbar, point to All Programs , point to Microsoft Office ,
and then click Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2003 . PowerPoint starts and the PowerPoint
window opens. See Figure 1-1.
Trouble? If you don’t see the Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2003 option on the Microsoft
Office submenu, look for it on a different submenu or as an option on the All Programs
menu. If you still cannot find the Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2003 option, ask your instruc-
tor or technical support person for help.
Blank PowerPoint window
a list of recently
opened file s
on your screen
Trouble? If the PowerPoint program window is not maximized, click the Maximize
button on the program window title bar.
Trouble? If the Office Assistant (an animated icon, usually a paper clip with eyes) opens
when you start PowerPoint, right-click the Office Assistant, and then click Hide to close it.