Microsoft PowerPoint is the presentation graphics component
of the Office suite. Some day you may be asked to give a presentation outlining
a business plan, recommending a strategy, or even (Heaven forbid!) communicating
bad news. Use PowerPoint to create an effective, attractive slide presentation
you can project on screen or through the computer. You can also create handouts for your audience and notes for yourself.
Getting started with PowerPoint is easy. There are Wizards
to guide you through creating common presentations, presentation
templates that provide ready-made models to get you started, and design
templates to give your presentations a polished, professional look.
PowerPoint has many features to help you to convey your
Emphasize key points with
bullet lists (like this one).
Draw shapes, text boxes, or
WordArt on your slides.
Place clip art, other graphics,
or photographs on your slides.
Create organization charts.
Use PowerPoint alone, or tap into the real power of
Microsoft Office by using it with the other applications in the suite. Here are
your ideas in Word, then open your Word document in PowerPoint. Watch PowerPoint
create a slide for each heading in the outline.
Create graphs in Excel, then
paste them into PowerPoint.
Create tables in Word, then paste them into PowerPoint.
You can save your presentations as self-running shows, or
Box shots reprinted with permission
from Microsoft Corporation.
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