Chapter 27. Creating a Menu-Based Navigation System
IN THIS LAB
Making room for a navigation bar
Creating a navigation bar
Creating a graphical navigation system
When you create user-interactive presentations that contain many slides, it is considered courteous to provide your audience with a navigation system so that they can browse through the presentation without having to view every single slide. Menu systems can be as simple or as complex as you like and can be integrated into the slide design.
In this project lab, you learn how to create a navigation system in a presentation that is designed to teach computer technicians about safety issues for working on PCs. You modify the presentation's layout and design to make room for a menu system, and then you create navigational hyperlinks on the Slide Master.
Lab 3A: Making Room for a Navigation Bar
In this lab session, you start with a plain-looking presentation and modify its Slide Master to make room for a menu system on the left side of the slide.
This lab session includes some cleanup work on a "messy" PowerPoint file that is missing a layout needed for some of the slides. This session simulates the type of cleanup situations you might run into in everyday work on older presentation files.
Level of difficulty: Moderate
Time to complete: 15 to 30 minutes
Open the file Lab3A.pptx from the Labs folder (from the CD accompanying the book) and save it as MyLab3A.pptx.
Display the Slide Master. To do so, choose View
On the top-level ...