Microsoft Powerpoint Presentation software is an application that is used to prepare slide show based presentations with a graphical approach.
The goal of this module is to equip learners with skills on how to create powerful presentations, which will have an impact to the audience.
A presentation program is a software package used to display information in the form of a slide show. It has three major functions:
- An editor that allows text to be inserted and formatted,
- A method for inserting and manipulating graphic images, and
- A slide-show system to display the content
Microsoft Presentation Session 1A
Session 1B: Working with Tables and MS Excel
Microsoft PowerPoint and indeed presentation software allow users to add tables in a presentation. These tables can be embedded on the presentation itself, or linked to a source document e.g. MS Word or MS Excel.
You can create and format a table from within PowerPoint, copy and paste a table from Word or a group of cells from Excel, or you can insert an Excel spreadsheet from within PowerPoint.
Class Notes: Microsoft Presentation session 1B
Class Files: Financial Report – Jerusalem Ministries
Session 2A: Adding graphics and Media Files
With graphics, one is able to make visually appealing presentation.
Session 2B: Formatting presentations
Themes are used to simplify the process of creating professional designer-looking presentations.
When a theme is applied to a presentation, all the slides in the presentation have the same background color, font types and other theme effects applied to them.
The standard theme colors can also be modified.
Class Notes: Microsoft Presentation session 2B
Session 3A: Setting up Slide Timings
Rehearsing a presentation gives the presenter an idea how much time is needed to present each slide. Slide timings can be used to automatically advance to the next slide.
Slide transitions are the animation-like effects that occur when you move from one slide to the next during a presentation. You can control the speed, add sound, and customize the properties of transition effects.
Class Notes: Microsoft Pesentation session 3A
Session 3B: Advanced Presentation Interface
PowerPoint provides views and settings to help you specify what you want to print (slides, handouts, or notes pages) and how you want those jobs to print (in color, grayscale, black and white, with frames, and more).
Print Preview Print Preview lets you specify settings for what you want to print — handouts, notes pages, and outline, or slides.
Slide Sorter view – Slide Sorter view gives you a view of your slides in thumbnail form. This view makes it easy for you to sort and organize the sequence of your slides as you prepare to print your slides.
Slide Show view Use Slide Show view to deliver your presentation to your audience. In this view, your slides occupy the full computer screen.
Presenter view Presenter View helps you manage your slides while you present by tracking how much time has elapsed, which slide is next, and displaying notes that only you can see (while also allowing you to take meeting notes as you present).
Class Notes: Microsoft Presentation session 3B