What you can do with PowerPoint.
a presentation on paper or to present it on computer.
your ideas for the presentation.
your presentation to give it a "professional" look.
pictures, organization charts and other objects to improve your audience to understand the ideas you want to present.
The 4 presentation modes
To help you in creating your presentations, PowerPoint split the
functions of the software into 4 categories or 4 "modes". You can pass from
one mode to another by using the buttons that you find in the left lower corner
of PowerPoint's screen or by choosing a mode from the View menu.
The 4 modes are the first 4 options of the that menu.
- The normal mode
- It combines what was before the ''slide'' and ''outline'' modes. It allows you to create the "slides" of your presentation. You can change
all the aspects of slides; such as changing the colors
and size of the text, to add or to remove charts, tables and other
elements to the presentation. In the ''outline'' mode of this view, you can add the text to your presentation in a structured way. You can
change the order or the importance of your ideas at any time.
- The slide sorter mode
- It allows you to add special effects to your presentation if you're presenting
with a computer. It also allows to prepare your presentation by timing the time it takes for you to give
your presentation. You can then adjust your presentation according to the time that was assigned
The notes page mode
- It allows you to prepare a comments or notes document that includes your presentation.
You can then give it to the public as a reminder of your presentation
or to help them follow your presentation
The slide show mode
- It shows your presentation on a computer screen.
If you have questions about a button or about an icon that appears to the
screen, press theCTRL and F1 keys. You will notice that the cursor
changes shape. Then, click the object on that you want more info. PowerPoint
will open a new window with the help that you need for that option. You can also use the help menu at the end of the menu toolbar or
press the F1 key.
You can quickly pass through the first three modes by pressing one of these buttons placed at the lower left corner of the screen.
In box of error, you can press the cancel button to cancel the last instructions that you carried out. There is also a Cancel option in the Edit menu or by using the CTRL and Z keys.