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Chapter 27. Byte Me: Using PowerPoint > Wizards of Ahhs - Pg. 228

Byte Me: Using PowerPoint 228 Class Act In PowerPoint, the PC key is equivalent to the key on the Macintosh. You can move the views around in two ways: · Use the view icons at the bottom left of the screen. Click one of the five tools above the Drawing toolbar. · Select the View menu and then one of the five commands to change views. And now, more on views! 1. View #1: Slide view.In this view, you edit one slide at a time. A "slide" is the term for the image on the screen. Working with the current slide, you can add text, draw graphics, add clip art, and change the layout. The left side of the window contains a toolbar with all the necessary icons for supported editing functions. View #2: Outline view.In this view, your presentation is displayed in an outline form. Only your headings and main text appear in the outline. This view is helpful when organizing your presentation. View #3: Slide Sorter view.This view shows a miniature version of your slides. The slide number, transition, and display time are shown under each slide. All these attributes can be modified from this view. The toolbar right above the slide window contains the functions for setting the slide attributes. View #4: Notes Page view.This view shows your slide in the upper half of the window and your notes in the bottom half. This is a useful view for correlating your notes with a particular slide. The notes you enter for each slide can then be used during your presentation. View #5: Slide Show view.This view runs your presentation, filling the screen with your slides. With this view, you can perfect slide transitions and timing. 2. 3. 4. 5. Wizards of Ahhs PowerPoint wizards help you easily create slides by clicking on the desired options presented to you by the wizard and letting PowerPoint do all the formatting. When you first start PowerPoint, a dialog box will open. It contains four options: · AutoContent Wizard.This takes you step by step through a presentation. AutoContent Wizard is simple (and fun!) to use, so I recommend that you start here if you're new to PowerPoint. · Template.This opens a second dialog box with built-in templates to use to build your presen- tation. · Blank Presentation.This opens a blank screen, giving you the most flexibility to create your presentation. · Open an Existing Presentation.This opens a browse dialog box that opens an existing Power- Point file (one that you have already worked on). As in other Windows applications, pressing Control+S or selecting File | Save from the menu will save your current presentation. If this is the first time you've saved a specific presentation, Power- Point will ask for a filename. If the presentation has been saved before, PowerPoint will save your presentation under the current filename.