Chapter IV.1. Revealing PowerPoint

In This Chapter

  • Getting comfortable with PowerPoint

  • Showing in Presenter Tools View

  • Building in Normal View

  • Sorting in Slide Sorter View

Aptly named, PowerPoint is the tool that presenters of all kinds rely on to help them communicate with their audience. Initially, PowerPoint was used to create the framework that aided presenters. Then, PowerPoint widened its scope to encompass the creation of self-running kiosk presentations. In the present scenario, PowerPoint's role has further expanded into the Web 2.0 horizons, with educators, businesspersons, students, and others incorporating Web content into PowerPoint and making PowerPoint presentations available online.

Our goal is not only to help you feel comfortable with PowerPoint, but also with yourself as a presenter. Throughout this minibook, we include advice, hopefully sage. Other times, we chirp about some of the exciting PowerPoint features.

We put you at ease and make presenting to an audience fun. At the very least, we hope to make presenting less stressful for you, even if it's your first time in front of an audience.

Getting Up and Running

Although PowerPoint can present your media content in slides, it has real value as a thought-organizing tool. We invite you to follow along in this chapter by working with the same presentation that we are. Begin by following these steps:

  1. Open PowerPoint.

  2. Choose File

    Project Gallery appears.

  3. Select the New tab if it's not already selected.

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