Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Session 1.1
Session 1.1
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
classroom lectures.
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.
Figure 1-1
Blank PowerPoint window
Outline tab
Slides tab
slide pane
a list of recently
opened file s
may appear
on your screen
task pane
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.
 
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