The Communications and Marketing group have developed PowerPoint templates that you easily download and use to create professional presentations. These templates carry the University mark, the college brand and come with a selection of thumbnail images that address both traditional and nontraditional subject matter.
To add a new slide to an existing presentation:
PowerPoint has the ability to use templates to create presentations. These templates are designed to give your slide presentations a consistent appearance. Templates are ready-to-use presentations into which you put your own information. You can use the templates provided or create your own.
There may be times when you want to change the presentation design after having initially selected a design template. When you create a presentation based on a template, the presentation includes a theme. A theme is a combination of fonts, colors, graphics, and formatting that gives a presentation a cohesive appearance.
PowerPoint has an the AutoLayout feature. This feature helps you to design slides around the information you need to present.
A PowerPoint theme is a ready-made set of design elements, such as fonts and color choices, that can give your presentation a polished, professional look and feel.
Create special effects--shadowed, skewered, rotated and stretched text--by using PowerPoint WordArt feature. WordArt objects are actually drawing objects and are not treated as text.
The AutoShapes available on the Drawing toolbar include several categories of shapes: lines, connectors, basic shapes, flowchart elements, stars and banners, and callouts. More shapes can be found in the Clip Organizer as well.
When designing PowerPoint presentations for use during Adobe Connect webinars there are some specific things you will need to do or NOT do. PowerPoint presentations designed for a live audience often times will not display correctly when displayed through Adobe Connect. The following guidelines will help ensure your presentation will display appropriately for a webinar audience.
Adobe Presenter 6 is an add-in product for Microsoft PowerPoint. It allows you to convert your PowerPoint presentations into web ready Flash format movies for inclusion on your website, or as stand-alone, CD-based presentations.
In PowerPoint 2007, a hyperlink is a connection from one slide to a slide in the same presentation or to a slide in another presentation. It can also be a link to an e-mail address, webpage or, if you’d like, to a file. Text or objects (picture, graph, shape or WordArt) can be hyperlinked.
Reducing the file size in PowerPoint is always a good idea, particularly if your presentation is photo intense, such as an extension educator might do. Using many large photos in your presentation can cause your computer to become sluggish and possibly crash.
Have you ever wondered how to achieve the “torn page” effect to a shape or image within PowerPoint? Although this impressive graphic effect looks like it would be difficult to create, you probably already have the basic skills necessary to achieve this look! In this post, I’ll walk you through the steps that I took in order to create the “torn page” show in this image.
Have you ever wanted the pictures in your PowerPoint slide presentation to look like a Polaroid photo? Well, you can make this happen.
If you need to create more complex custom shapes in PowerPoint 2010, there's a feature called Combine Shapes that will help you do just that! It uses the principles of Boolean Geometry, to help you create new shapes by combining multiple shapes in one of four ways: Union, Combine, Subtract, or Intersect.
How do you crop the background out of photos, leaving behind an irregular shape like a coffee cup, stop sign or even a human being? Here's one way, using the drawing tools in PowerPoint.
On rare occasions you might find that text on PowerPoint 2007 slides is cut off. You could also experience other formatting problems like bullets missing on bullets points slides and the cursor being offset from the actual point where text gets inserted.
Did you know that you can add a sound file to your PowerPoint presentation? Yes you can. You can actually add various sounds and sound effects to an individual slide or to many slides, or to the entire presentation.
In eNews issue 135, we had an article called How Do I... Open PowerPoint Without Having a New Blank Presentation. As a follow-up to this article, we received an E-mail from Gregory Martin of Lancaster county. As he says, "If you are running a meeting with several talks in a row, here is another way of keeping the time between presentation loads to a minimum."
Here is a reference list for all the PowerPoint power users out there.