LECTURE EIGHTMICROSOFT POWERPOINT8.1 IntroductionIn this lecture we are going to learn about Microsoft PowerPoint. The lecture covers:Lecture objectivesMicrosoft PowerPointMicrosoft PowerPoint 2007 screen featuresComponents of Multimedia presentationPrinciples of planning and designing a presentationTypes of presentationsWorking with objects8.2 Lecture ObjectivesBy the end of this lecture you should be able to:Describe the meaning of Microsoft PowerPointExplain Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 screen featuresOutline the components of a multimedia presentationExplain the principles of planning and designing a presentationOutline the use of the story board in a presentationDescribe different types of presentationsExplain how to work with objects in PowerPoint program8.3 Microsoft PowerPointWhat is Microsoft PowerPoint? It is a multimedia presentation program. Multimediais the transmission that combines media of communication (text, graphics and sound).By far the biggest advantage of making multimedia presentations in PowerPoint isthat it is easy for anyone to be able to edit the presentation.With PowerPoint, you can easily create slide shows. Trainers and other presenters useslide shows to illustrate their presentations. This lesson introduces you to the PowerPoint window. You use the window to interactwith the software. To begin, open PowerPoint 2007. 95
How do you start Microsoft PowerPoint program in Microsoft Windows XP operatingsystem? To start Microsoft PowerPoint in Microsoft Windows XP:Click start button on the taskbarPoint to ProgramsPoint to Accessories Click on Microsoft PowerPoint to start the Microsoft PowerPoint program. How do you start Microsoft PowerPoint program in Microsoft Windows7? To startMicrosoft PowerPoint in Microsoft Windows 7:Click the Start button in the lower-left corner of the computer screen.If the Microsoft PowerPoint program is shown in the left pane of the startup menu, click it. If you don’t see it click All Programs at the bottom of the left pane Quickly, the left pane displays a long list of program folders in alphabetical order.Click on the Microsoft Office folder. A list of Microsoft Office programs will be displayed.Click on Microsoft PowerPoint program. This opens Microsoft PowerPoint program and closes the start menu.Alternative way to open the Microsoft PowerPoint program is to click the Startbutton and in the Search box, type Microsoft PowerPoint. In the list of results pane click Microsoft PowerPoint or press Enter key on the keyboard to launch the Microsoft PowerPoint program.Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 screen (a) Components of Multimedia Presentation What are components? It is the content of the multimedia presentation. A multimediapresentation differs from a normal presentation in that it contains some form ofanimation or media. Typically a multimedia presentation contains at least one of thefollowing elements or components:(i) Text What is text? These are words.