Introduction to Power Point
by Holly Spangler


Lesson Objectives: Students will learn the basics of Power Point and create a 5 slide Power Point presentation.

1.Opening Power Point
  • Click on Start
  • Click on All Programs
  • Click on Microsoft Office
  • Click on Microsoft Office Power Point 2003
  • A new Power Point presentation will appear

2.Choosing a Slide Design :The design you will choose will be applied to all the slides in your presentation.

  • Click on Design Tab on the toolbar, a number of Theme choices will appear.
  • Click on different choices to see how they will look on your slides.
  • Choose the one you like for your presentation.
  • You can click on the Colors to change the color scheme of your theme.
  • You can also click on the Fonts to change the style of font to use in your presentation.
  • Once you decide on your Theme, Color and Font, click the Home tab on top to begin working on your individual slides for your presentation.


3.Choosing a Title Slide Layout: This is where you will choose how you want your title to appear on the slide.

  • To the right of the New Slide icon, click on the down arrow next to the word Layout.
  • Click on the one called Title Slide.
  • Click in the box that says Click to Add Title, type in the title of your presentation.
  • Now click in the box below where it says Click to Add Subtitle, type your first and last name in this box.
  • You can change font, size, bold, italics, underline by highlighting the text you wish to change and clicking on the appropriate icons on the tool bar.


4.For Subsequent Slides:

  • Click on New Slide to add a new slide.
  • Choose a new layout to apply to this slide by clicking on the down arrow next to the word Layout.
  • Choose the Two Content option this time.
  • For our project, you will choose "Two Content" for your next 4 slides where you will be adding the 4 vocabulary words you have chosen.

5.Making Your Content Slides: Top Box for Adding Text

  • Click in the area where is says "Click to add title".
  • Type in your first vocabulary word here.
  • Click in the left hand box below the title slide.
  • First type the definition for your vocabulary word, then below that, type a sentence using the vocabulary word you have chosen.

6.Making Your Content Slides: Left Box for Adding Text (Definition)
  • Click in the left hand box below the title slide.
  • First type the definition for your vocabulary word,
then below that, type a sentence using the vocabulary
word you have chosen.

7. Making Your Content Slides: Right Hand Box for Adding Clip Art or Pictures
  • Click in the right hand box below the title box.
  • At this point you will either be adding clip art from Power Point
or going to www.google.com and "Images" to get a picture to add to
your picture file (like you did with the glog project).
  • In the middle you will see some symbols, put your cursor over the middle picture in the bottom row and click on it to add clip art from the Power Point program.
  • The clip art menu will open on the right hand side of your screen.
  • Use the search box to see if there is any clip art available
for your vocabulary word.

8.Making Your Content Slides: Right Hand Box for Adding Clip Art or Pictures from the Internet

  • Click in the right hand box below the title box.
  • If you decide you want to add a picture or clip art from the Internet, open a new window, go to www.google.com and use Google Images to find what you want and copy it to your picture file just like you did for your glog project.
  • Back in your Power Point, click in the right hand box again and put your
cursor over the left picture in the bottom row, click on it and insert your
picture/clip art.
  • Resize the picture using the bubbles on the side of the picture, click and drag to
the appropriate size.


9.Adding Transitions

  • Click on Animations on the tool bar
  • Scroll through the choices, choose the one you like best.
  • Click on the Transition of your choice.
  • Click on the arrow to the right of the Transition Speed icon.
  • Choose Slow.
  • Below that, click on the Apply to All icon so the transition is applied to all of the slides in your presentation.

10.Viewing your Presentation

  • Click on the Slide show tab at the top
  • Choose "From the Beginning".
  • Use the arrow icons that appear at the bottom of the screen to advance through your slide show.

11.To Print Your Powerpoint Slides

  • Go to File, Print.
  • Go to where it says "Print What:".
  • Click on the down arrow and choose Handouts.
  • Where it says "Slides per page:", choose 6.
  • Then click Ok.