Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Chapter 11: Creating a PowerPoint Presentation
Chapter 11
Creating a PowerPoint
Presentation
In This Chapter
Designing a presentation
Creating a PowerPoint presentation
Using different views to create a presentation
Adding text
PowerPoint works as a visual aid for giving presentations. (If you never
give presentations, you probably don’t need PowerPoint.) Instead of
fumbling around creating, organizing, and displaying transparencies with an
overhead projector, you can use PowerPoint on your computer to create,
organize, and display slides that organize information as text and graphics.
Besides displaying slides on the screen, PowerPoint also lets you add notes
and turn your entire slide show presentation into printed handouts so the
audience can review your presentation with a printed copy of each slide.
The next time you need to convince or inform an audience, use PowerPoint
to create and deliver your presentation. (Just make sure that you never use
PowerPoint to propose marriage, though.)
Defining the Purpose of
Your Presentation
PowerPoint can make creating and delivering a presentation easy, but before
you start creating fancy visuals with eye-popping graphics and colors, step
away from your computer, put down your copy of PowerPoint, and place
your hands in the open where anyone can see them.
Rushing into PowerPoint to create a presentation is likely to create a
dazzling array of colors, fonts, and graphics that may look interesting but won’t
 
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