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this tutorial will teach you how to use the 2013 version of PowerPoint.


  • 1. MICROSOFT POWERPOINT 2013 TUTORIAL Instructors: Mikayla, Ashley and Kate Course 1

2. Tutorial Contents Starting Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 View Creating a Presentation The Ribbon The Status Bar Selecting a Slide Layout Adding, Editing and Formatting Text Adding, Deleting or Moving a Slide Saving a Document Closing a Document 3. Starting Microsoft Powerpoint 2013 Select the Start menu Select All Programs Select Microsoft Office Select Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 Start Menu 4. Microsoft Powerpoint 2013 View When Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 starts, it opens in normal view and shows the following screen: Slides tab - displays a pane on the left with thumbnail previews of your slides. Slide pane - displays the slide that is currently selected in the slides tab. Notes pane - displays speaker notes for the slide currently active in the slide pane. Slides Tab Slide Pane Notes Pane 5. Creating a Presentation Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 also automatically opens a presentation as well. As you can see in the screenshot below, the default presentation is named "Presentation1". To start creating a presentation, click in a text box and begin typing your text. Text box 6. The Ribbon The Ribbon is the display you see at the top of the Microsoft PowerPoint window. It is where you access commands for Microsoft PowerPoint. Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 has hundreds of commands for working with different presentations. To make it easier for users to find the commands they are looking for, commands are organised onto eight main tabs: Home - commands for formatting presentations. Insert to insert tables, clip art, pictures, links, headers and footers. Design - to change page setup, slide orientation, fonts and styles. Transitions - to add and effects to a slide. Animations - to add animation to text in a slide and to manage the order. Slide Show - tab to finalise the slide show details and timings. Review - tab to check spelling. View - access the different presentation views, to show and hide the ruler. Ribbon 7. The Status Bar The Status Bar is located at the bottom of the window and shows basic information about your presentation and lets you change your view settings. Slide number - shows the slide number. Notes pane button shows the notes pane view. Comments pane button shows the comments pane view. View controls - changes the view from normal, slide sorter, reading, and slide show. Zoom control - you can zoom in or out to make the presentation bigger or smaller on the Status bar 8. Selecting a Slide Layout When you start a new presentation or add a new slide, Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 adds a slide with the default layout. If the layout isnt the one you want, you can change to another one of the built-in layouts. To select a slide layout: From the HOME tab, in the Slides group, click Layout. A gallery opens showing the layouts that can be selected. Click on the desired layout to apply the format to the current slide. Home Layout 9. Adding Text Click in the text box. When you click in the text box, it becomes active and the cursor indicates where to enter your text. Make sure the cursor is located inside the textbox and begin typing your text. Text box 10. Editing Text Use your mouse to select the text you want to change. Press Delete Type your new text. 11. Formatting Text The commands commonly used to format text are included in the Font group on the Home tab: Font - choose selected fonts. Font size - change the size of your text. Bold - bold your text. Italic - italicise your text. Underline - underline your text. Strikethrough - strike through your text. Font Colour - change the colour of your text. Font 12. Adding, Deleting or Moving a Slide Adding a Slide If you have lots of slides in your presentation, click on the thumbnail of the slide you want to insert the new slide after. In the home tab, in the Slides group, click New slide to reveal a gallery of slide layouts. In the layout gallery, click the layout for the new slide. A blank slide of the specified layout is added to the presentation. Deleting a Slide To delete a slide, select the slide in the slides pane, right-click it, and select Delete Slide. Moving a Slide To change the order of slides in a presentation: In the slides tab, click and drag the thumbnail of a slide to its new position. Home Layout 13. Saving a Document The first time you save a Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 presentation, you need to give it a name and location. To do this: From the File menu, select Save As. Now, select a location to save your document. Type in the name for the file. Click Save. 14. Closing a Presentation To close a Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 presentation you can: click the "X" in the red box in the upper right corner or from the FILE menu, select Close. When you close your presentation, you will be asked to save if you have made any changes since the last time you saved. 15. Questions