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.
Slides from an existing presentation can easily be imported into PowerPoint 2007.
PowerPoint 2007 provides an easy way to add shapes to a presentation. The Shapes gallery contains over 200 shapes to choose from, including arrows, lines, stars, circles, and callouts.
Since presentations often include facts and figures, tables can be a useful way to display information.
When presenting numerical information, charts are often more effective and efficient than text or lists of numbers. PowerPoint allows you to create and display charts of numeric information. You can enter information into an internal worksheet, and PowerPoint will generate a chart to appear on our slide.
PowerPoint installs their own set of pictures in the Clip Art Gallery. This gallery includes a wide variety of clip art that makes it easy for you to dress up your presentations with professionally designed images. You'll find everything from maps to people, and from buildings to scenic backgrounds. Microsoft has also added a movies and sounds collection if you've installed the full office package. You can also insert photographs taken from digital cameras and scanners.
Movies can be included on PowerPoint slides.
SmartArt graphics can be added to your presentation to help with relating ideas and information aesthetically.
PowerPoint includes hundreds of professionally designed clip art images that can be used to enhance a presentation. PowerPoint’s clip art collection includes cartoons, sketches, symbolic images, and photographs.
In some instances you may want to make an entire presentation available to your audience and you don't want to have to be there to present it. The Record Narration option lets you record your entire presentation for playback at a later time.
You probably know that you can save your PowerPoint presentation as a PDF. But did you know that you can do so much more? For example, you can create a PDF that has your slides saved as Handouts (3 slides with lines). Let's see!