Sept. 13, 2006
The purpose of this lab is to familiarize you with PowerPoint. In many
ways, PowerPoint is similar to Word. The differences lie in the notion
that PowerPoint is a presentation medium for groups while Word is a
document medium for individuals. Hence, PowerPoint contains tools for
applying color schemes, animating bulleted lists, and animating transitions
between slides. It contains a few views unique to presentations:
Slide Show view and Slide Sorter view. In terms of differences, that's
- On the class Web site, find the ``Intro'' PowerPoint presentation
under the Class Materials heading (at the bottom of the main page) and open
it. Use Slide Show view to read through the presentation.
- Create a new presentation in PowerPoint. The topic doesn't matter
-- just make one up.
- Select a background color scheme which appeals to you.
- Create a title slide.
- Create a bulleted list slide. Apply a transition effect and an
animation effect. Use sub-lists.
- Create a combined list and clip-art slide. Again, use transition
and animation effects.
- Create a conclusion slide.
- Use the slide sorter to move your second slide (list and clip-art)
in front of your first slide (list).
- View your presentation.
Thomas P. Kelliher