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Presentations With PowerPoint.

One of the standard Office suite programs developed by Microsoft is PowerPoint. Commonly abbreviated as PP or PPT, PowerPoint is a slideshow presentation program, that makes it easy to create, collaborate, and present your ideas in dynamic, visually compelling ways. It gives you everything you need to produce a professional-looking presentation. The software allows users to create anything from basic slide shows to complex presentations.


Here, we are going to explore the ways in which we can write out our presentation using PowerPoint. Start points and how to go about it. It is important to note that, PowerPoint for Office 365 PowerPoint 2019 PowerPoint 2016 PowerPoint 2013 PowerPoint 2010 PowerPoint 2007… In this article, we would be talking out the latest versions of PowerPoint, which is from 2013.

PowerPoint presentations work as slide shows. They convey a message or a story, you break it down into slides. Think of each slide as a blank canvas for the pictures and words that help you tell your story. You could read to know more about writing presentations in one of our articles Writing Presentations

Let’s Get Started

  1. When you click open your PowerPoint, the home page is loaded from where you can click on the ‘Blank Presentation’ to start or click on ‘New’ which still takes you ‘Blank Presentation’ or you select a template from the series proposed.
  2. Still at the ‘Home’ page, we also have ‘Welcome to PowerP…’ Clicking on this takes you a pop up page. This pop up page, gives you some slides explaining tips for a simpler way to work with PowerPoint. From here, you can now create your slides, or select ‘More themes’ to chose from a series of proposed templates. From these, you can pick any of the themes then click ‘create’.

The diagram below shows this

When you must have selected your slide, the page appears as this below. From here, your can start writing your slides.

Aww!!! So plane. Not probably captivation Yes I know. Okay this is what to do. Let’s continue.

You might probably want to change your presentation design.

  1.  Go on the Design In the Themes gallery,  try out a theme, rest your mouse pointer over a thumbnail in the Themes gallery and notice how the look of your slide changes.

You can go on and explore as you would discover lots of amazing designs here to better suit you.

  1. Also, in the Home In the Drawinggallery,  exploring the options there, permits us have further have new designs to our taste.

Do one of the following:

  • To change the color of your text, choose Text Fill, and then choose a color.
  • To change the outline color of your text, choose Text Outline, and then choose a color.
  • To apply a shadow, reflection, glow, bevel, 3-D rotation, a transform, choose Text Effects, and then choose the effect you want.

Insert a new slide

  • On the Hometab, click the bottom half of New Slide, and pick a slide layout. With the down arrows beside, clicking on it gives you the chance to select the ‘Slide layout’ you will prefer at particular instances.

Save your presentation

  1. On the Filetab, choose Save.
  2. Pick or browse to a folder.
  3. In the File namebox, type a name for your presentation, and then choose Save.

Add pictures

On the Insert tab, do one of the following:

  • To insert a picture that is saved on your local drive or an internal server, choose Pictures, browse for the picture, and then choose Insert.

Add shapes

You can add shapes to illustrate your slide.

  1. On the Inserttab, select Shapes, and then select a shape from the menu that appears.
  2. In the slide area, click and drag to draw the shape.
  3. Select the Formator Shape Format tab on the ribbon. Open the Shape Styles gallery to quickly add a color and style (including shading) to the selected shape.

Add speaker notes

Slides are best when you don’t cram in too much information. You can put helpful facts and notes in the speaker notes, and refer to them as you present.

  1. To open the notes pane, at the bottom of the window, click Notes .
  2. Click inside the Notespane below the slide, and begin typing your notes.

Give your presentation

On the Slide Show tab, do one of the following:

  • To start the presentation at the first slide, in the Start Slide Showgroup, click From Beginning.
  • If you’re not at the first slide and want to start from where you are, click From Current Slide.
  • If you need to present to people who are not where you are, click Present Onlineto set up a presentation on the web, and then choose one of the following options:



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