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At one point in time, you'll be asked to present or to try to sell your ideas to somebody. Whether it be a business presentations, a progress report to your superiors, a business plan, for a scientific or other conferences, presenting is always one of the most stressful experiences in life. You want to give the best possible presentation but you don't know any presentation software. The next few pages are dedicated to demonstrate not only how to use PowerPoint, but also to help you to prepare to give a professional presentation.
a presentation on paper or to present it on computer.
Organize your ideas for the presentation.
Embellish your presentation to give it a "professional" look.
Add charts, pictures, organization charts and other objects to improve your audience to understand the ideas you want to present.
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 notes page mode
The slide show mode
If you have questions about a button or about an icon that appears to the screen, press the Ctrl 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.
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