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Part 4. Using PowerPoint > Task 1 How to Use the AutoContent Wizard

Task 1 How to Use the AutoContent Wizard

The easiest way to create a new presentation is to use the AutoContent Wizard. This PowerPoint wizard walks you through each step in designing and creating a slide presentation. You can select a type of presentation, and PowerPoint builds an outline for it. It's up to you to fill in the text and choose graphics. AutoContent Wizard taps into the many presentation templates available. Presentation templates provide a color scheme, formatting, and a basic outline for the text of the slide.

  1. Start the AutoContent Wizard

    From the New Presentation task pane, click the From AutoContent Wizard option link. If the task pane isn't onscreen, open the File menu and select New; PowerPoint displays the task pane again.

  2. Click Next

    When the first AutoContent Wizard dialog box appears, click Next to begin.

  3. Choose a Presentation Type

    From the next dialog box, click the button that best represents the type of presentation you want to build. For example, if you click the Sales/Marketing button, the list box displays several types of presentations geared toward this topic. Select a presentation type and click Next. (To see all the available presentation types, click the All button.)

  4. Choose a Method

    Choose the method that best describes how you're going to give your presentation. For example, if you are giving the presentation on a computer, choose the On-screen presentation option; if you are using overhead transparencies, choose an overhead option (color or black and white). Click Next to continue.

  5. Enter a Title

    Enter a title for the presentation and choose any footer items you'd like to appear at the bottom of each slide. Click Next.

  6. Click Finish

    The last AutoContent Wizard dialog box appears. Click Finish to complete the procedure.

  7. View the Presentation

    PowerPoint opens the presentation in Normal view, which includes the outline for the entire presentation and displays the first slide in the presentation. The Outline pane shows the slides included with the template and the type of content on each slide. You should replace the content placeholder text throughout the presentation with your own text.



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