|Jean LeLoup & Bob Ponterio
|Find the PowerPoint icon on the Start menu or desktop and launch the program.|
When you create a new PowerPoint presention, you will get a dialog box that will
ask you if you wish to use the format of a blank presentation, one of your own previous presentations, various installed presentation template models, ora number of available models online:
Choosing from these Templates skips this preliminary planning step and gets you immediately into choices of presentation design and mode. Select a Template allows you to begin with a complete presentation design including background for your slides. You can preview all of these before choosing.
If you choose to begin with a Blank presentation, you can selest your own layour design for your presentation and for individual slides. You can preview all of these before choosing them.
Choosing from these slide layouts can make it easy to add content to your slides. You can also modify these layouts after you insert them.
|For example, the Home menu offers many options that you will want to investigate, such as inserting slides, layouts, and shapes, editing or aligning text, controling fonts, etc.|
|The Insert menu helps you insert tables, pictures, clip art, charts, links, objects of all sorts including movies, sounds, etc.|
And some French PowerPoints by Sandra Howard:
Adding Sound to PowerPoint 2007
Use embedded and linked sound files in PowerPoint 2003
Playing MP3 Files during a slide show
PowerPoint 2007 Tutorial 3.2. Adding Sound and Video (Youtube)
Sounds/Movies don't play, images disappear or links break when I move or email a presentation
Free PowerPoint templates and tutorials!
http://presentationsoft.about.com/od/powerpoint2007/a/07beginguide.htm (basics for beginners)
Be careful to avoid the negative aspects of PowerPoint:
Edward Tufts, author of The Cognitive Style of PowerPoint. One of my favoritepieces by him is:
PowerPoint Is Evil - http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/11.09/ppt2.html
PowerPoint 2007 Help & How-to from Microsoft