Chapter 25. Presenting Content without Bulleted Lists


  • Using shapes as text boxes

  • Converting bulleted lists to SmartArt

In this lab, you have the opportunity to practice several ways of serving up content that's free from the traditional bulleted-list structure.

You are creating slides for a computer technology teacher to use in a class on PC hardware. The lecture she is preparing for involves safety issues when working on a PC.

Lab 1A: Using Shapes as Text Boxes

In this lab session, you create a set of starbursts and use them as text boxes.

Level of difficulty: Moderate

Time to complete: 10 to 20 minutes

  1. Open the file Lab1A.pptx from the Labs folder (from the CD accompanying the book) and save it as MyLab1A.pptx.

  2. Insert a new slide that uses the Title Only layout.

    1. On the Home tab, click the down arrow below New Slide.

    2. Click Title Only.

    3. In the title box, type Protect Yourself from Hazards.

    Lab 1A: Using Shapes as Text Boxes
  3. Draw an Explosion shape on the slide.

    1. On the Insert tab, open the Shapes gallery and choose Explosion 1 from the Stars and Banners section.

    2. Drag on the slide to create the shape (any size).

    Lab 1A: Using Shapes as Text Boxes
  4. Apply an orange and white Path gradient to the shape and remove the outline.

    1. Click the shape to select it.

    2. On the Drawing Tools Format tab, open the Shape Fill button's menu and select Gradient

    3. Click the Fill category ...

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