PowerPoint has gotten a bad rap
on account of the ugly and inane stuff people do with it ...
Yet PowerPoint (is) not inherently evil ...
(it has) been abused and over-used to the point of exhaustion (p. 179).
We will view most of these topics using PowerPoint itself
Tour of the workspace - note the commonalities with the other Office applications
In the Slide pane, you can work directly on individual slides.
Dotted borders identify placeholders where you can type text or
insert pictures, charts, and other objects
Boxes with dotted or hatch-marked borders that are part of most slide layouts.
These boxes hold title and body text or objects such as charts, tables, and pictures.
A table, chart, graphic, equation, or other form of information.
Objects created in one application,
for example spreadsheets,
and linked or embedded in another application
The Slides tab shows a thumbnail version of each full size slide shown in the Slide pane.
After you add other slides,
you can click a thumbnail on the Slides tab to make the slide appear in the Slide pane.
Or you can drag thumbnails to rearrange the slides in your presentation.
You can also add or delete slides on the Slides tab.
In the Notes pane, you can type notes about the current slide.
You can edit text on slides by typing either in the outline tab or the slide pane
and you can change the order of slides by moving slides in the outline tab or in the Slide Sorter view.
shows you three frames simultaneously
outline of entire presentation
you can also use the outline tab to edit text on slide formats
or the slides tab to see a miniature, which you can edit in the slide pane
notes to be attached to slide
Slide Sorter View
shows you miniature images of all the slides in the presentation.
Slide Show View
takes over your screen to show you a single slide in presentation format.