75 Points

This assignment uses the Watch-Practice-Apply approach.

b"In a Flash"
Video
Tutorial
aPractice and Online Help accessAssignment to Submit for Grade
1. Watch...
"In a Flash" Video Tutorials are short video presentations that you view to see the skills performed and explained prior to trying them yourself. This is 10 minutes well invested!
2. Practice...
Experiment with the skills taught in the "In a Flash" Video Tutorial, making use of Microsoft Office Help for skills that may be unclear.
3. Apply...
After viewing the "In a Flash" Video Tutorial and experimenting, work live in Excel 2007 following step-by-step instructions to creating your own file to submit for a grade.

We have broken the important aspects of Microsoft PowerPoint into five modules:

  1. Using PowerPoint
  2. Creating Presentations and Working with Slides and Text
  3. Working with Graphics Objects
  4. Working with Presentations
  5. Presenting, Publishing, and Printing

Module 1 provides an overview of PowerPoint and how it is used. It also provides a look at an example presentation that is very similar to the one you will submit for a grade. Modules 2-5 each includes a "In a Flash" video, a practice session, and instructions for the file you will submit for your grade.


1

Using Microsoft PowerPoint

"In a Flash" video
PowerPoint 1. Using PowerPoint

Use the Video Tutorial to learn about
• PowerPoint in Action
Plug and Play Presentations
Working with Graphics Elements
Setting up Slide Show Presentations
Presenting with PowerPoint
and to see a completed assignment file!

2

Creating Presentations and Working with Slides and Text

"In a Flash" video
PowerPoint 2. Creating Presentations and Working with Slides and Text

Use the Video Tutorial to learn about
• Creating a Presentation
• Working with Slides
• Entering and Formatting Text
and more!

Practice
Turn to Microsoft Office Help for assistance as you experiment with software features.

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18 Points

Assignment to Submit for Grade

Before beginning make sure to view this example file: http://service.cs.fsu.edu/CGS2060MAC/assignment_example_file.pps which contains some but not all of the features required in this assignment. Note that this file is a PowerPoint Show, not an editable PowerPoint file. It will begin playing as soon as you open it. it is automated to progress from slide to slide automatically as your final project will do (PowerPoint is required).

Prior to beginning, come up with a real or fictitious business or organization name (something other than what was used in the example). Your mission for this assignment will be to design a promotional presentation for your business or organization that uses an animated and automated slide show like the one in the example. Your business or organization, as well as your slide show should be unique and different than other students in the class.

  1. [2 pts] Create a new presentation from an "Installed Theme". Select a design that is appropriate for the nature of your business or organization.
  2. [2 pts] Add an appropriate title to the title slide and your name to the subtitle area of the slide.
  3. [2 pts] Insert a "Title and Content " slide and enter information about what your business or organization does, give it an appropriate title.
  4. [3 pts] Insert a "Title and Two Content " slide that lists the accomplishments of your business or organization.
  5. [2 pts] Insert "Title Slide" at the end of the presentation. Enter the title "Conclusion".
  6. [4 pts] Insert a Text Box on the last slide and type a paragraph on why you think your business or organization is the best of its kind. Center the paragraph on the slide and in the textbox, and change the font to a type of your choosing and a size that makes it easy to read.
  7. [3 pts] Add the following to the footer of all slides in the presentation except the title slide (the first slide):
    - The date
    - The title of the presentation as used on the first slide
    - The slide number

Close and save your presentation using your school username as a filename. You'll use this file again in the next step.

   
3

Working with Graphics Objects

"In a Flash" video
PowerPoint 3. Working with Graphics Objects

Use the Video Tutorial to learn about
• Inserting Graphics
• Adjusting Object Properties
• Layering and Grouping Objects
Animating Objects
Working with Tables and Charts
and more!

Practice
Turn to Microsoft Office Help for assistance as you experiment with software features.

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38 Points

Assignment to Submit for Grade
Continue working with the presentation you started in the previous step.

  1. [4 pts] Insert a "2 Content SLide" as the 4th slide in your presentation and on it state your company's mission statement then insert an appropriate clip art image. Add the title "Our Mission Statement" to the slide. Size the clipart to an appropriate size. Don't know what a mission statement is? Check http://www.tgci.com/magazine/98fall/mission.asp
  2. [4 pts] Insert a slide with a title and chart anywhere in your presentation. Use the chart to illustrate the increase in your company's or organization's earnings over the past five years. It could be something like 2002-$29,000, 2003-$35,000, 2004-$50,000, etc.Add an appropriate title to the slide.
  3. [2 pt] Size and position the chart so that it fills most of the slide and is centered.
  4. [3 pts] Add an animation effect to the chart so that the bar for each year is displayed sequentially one at a time. Use the "wipe" animation effect. Hint: look in Effect Options in the Chart Animation tab.
  5. [3 pts] Add a rectangle shape to the last slide that holds your concluding paragraph. Color the square with a 2-color "Gradient Fill" in a "Linear Diagonal" direction. Use white and some attractive color.
  6. [3 pts] Change the layering so that the rectangle acts as a background to the paragraph.
  7. [2 pt] Add a shadow effect to the rectangle.
  8. [2 pts] Add a blank slide to the end of the presentation and insert word art that states "The End". Select a text color to match your design colors. Size the WordArt to fill a large portion of the page.
  9. [5 pts] Decorate the final slide with AutoShapes of your choosing. Make the AutoShapes fill 50% transparent, remove the shape outline for each object, and have some overlap each other.
  10. [3 pts] "Group" the word art and shapes on the final slide into one object.
  11. [3 pts] Add the Zoom animation effect to the Word art and shapes that you grouped.
  12. [4 pts] Go through the entire presentation and add animation to all bulleted lists and graphics. Each should appear when the mouse is clicked. Bulleted lists should be animated so that each bulleted item appears when the mouse is clicked.
  13. Feel free to add any other cool graphics and animation effects that you feel are effective.
  14. Go to the Slide Show ribbon and click View Show. Check out your presentation to make sure that all animation effects are working correctly. You should have a total of 7 slides.

Close and save your presentation. You'll use it again in the next step.

4

Working with Presentations

"In a Flash" video
PowerPoint 4. Working with Presentations

Use the Video Tutorial to learn about
• Working with Slide Masters
• Working with Slide Design
Working with Slide Transitions
• Setting Up Presentations
and more!

Practice
Turn to Microsoft Office Help for assistance as you experiment with software features.

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19 Points

Assignment to Submit for Grade
Continue working with the presentation you started in the previous steps.

  1. [2 pt] Use Slide Sorter view to move your Mission Statement slide so that it is second in the presentation.
  2. [4 pts] Design a simple logo for your business using AutoShapes and text "grouped" together into one tiny object. Insert the logo at the bottom right or left of the Slide Master.
  3. [3 pts] Change the color scheme of the "Slide Design" used for your presentation to some other color (as was done in the tutor). Adjust colors throughout the presentation that may clash with the new color scheme. If your design has only one color scheme you can skip this step.
  4. [3 pts] Add a slide transition of your choosing to the second slide only. Try out your presentation to see how it looks.
  5. [5 pts] Use "Rehearse Timings" in the Slide Show Ribbon to set slide timings for an automated slide presentation. Save the timings when prompted and check them out in Slide Sorter view. Run the presentation to test the automated timings and slide progression. Note that slide transitions and slide animations are both set to the rehearsed timings. Additional help with this feature is available in the PowerPoint Help menu.
  6. [2 pt] Set Up Show so that it loops back to the first slide after the last slide.

Close and save your presentation. You'll use it again in the next step.

 

5

Presenting, Publishing, and Printing

"In a Flash" video
PowerPoint 5. Presenting, Publishing, and Printing

Use the Video Tutorial to learn about
• Presenting With a Slide Show
Printing Slides
• Publishing a Presentation

and more!

Practice
Turn to Microsoft Office Help for assistance as you experiment with software features.

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Assignment to Submit for Grade
Continue working with the presentation you started in the previous steps.

  1. Run your presentation. Check to make sure that all of the steps in this assignment have been implemented properly.

Close and save your presentation and submit the file to be graded.