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4. Press the spacebar . The title of Slide 4 appears on screen. What you don’t see on the screen
is a bulleted list. That’s because this slide is designed for progressive disclosure. Additional
slide elements will appear on screen after you press the spacebar or click on the screen.
5. Press the spacebar to reveal the first bulleted item on Slide 4. The item is animated to fly
onto the screen from the bottom.
6. Press the spacebar again to reveal the next bulleted item. As this item appears, the previ-
ous item dims. Dimming the previous bulleted items helps focus the audience’s attention
on the current bulleted item.
7. Press the spacebar again to cause the last bulleted item to dim.
So far, you’ve seen important PowerPoint features: slide transitions, progressive disclo-
sure, animations, and graphics (photos and drawings). Now you’ll finish the presentation
and see custom animations and simple drawings.
To continue viewing the slide show:
1. Press the spacebar to go to Slide 5, and then press the spacebar again. The label “Fuel
chamber” and its accompanying arrow appear gradually on the screen. This is another
example of an animation.
2. Press the spacebar three more times, pausing between each to allow the label and arrow
to appear gradually on the screen.
3. Press the spacebar once more. A graphic labeled “smoke” comes into view, and you hear
the sound of wind (or a breeze). The smoke object is an example of a user-drawn graphic.
4. Press the spacebar again to animate the smoke graphic and repeat the sound effect. The
smoke graphic travels from the fuel chamber up the stovepipe.
5. Go to Slide 6 . The graphic on this slide is a simple diagram drawn using drawing tools on
the Drawing toolbar, which include not only shapes like circles, ovals, squares, and rectan-
gles, but also arrows, boxes, stars, and banners.
6. Continue moving through the slide show, looking at all the slides and pausing at each one
to read the bulleted items and view the graphics, until you reach Slide 11, the last slide in
the slide show.
7. Press the spacebar to move from Slide 11. A black, nearly blank, screen appears. This sig-
nals that the slide show is over, as indicated by the line of text on the screen.
8. Press the spacebar one more time to return to the view from which you started the slide
show, in this case, Normal view.
9. Close the current presentation by clicking the Close Window button
on the menu bar,
and then click the No button when asked if you want to save changes.
As you can see from this slide show, PowerPoint has many powerful features. You’ll
learn how to use many of these features in your own presentations as you work through
You’re now ready to create Miriam’s presentation on general information about
Global Humanitarian’s current projects. Before you begin, however, you need to plan