- Who has used presentation software before?
- What would you use presentation software to do?
Class Objectives - Students Will Be Able To:
- Create a Presentation Using a Variety of Slide Types
- Insert Photos into a Presentation
- Save Presentation
- Project Presentation
- View Slide Show
- Outline a Presentation
- Add Notes to a Presentation
- Print Handouts
Uses of Open Office Presentation
- To Present a Variety of Data to a Variety of Audiences
Creating a New Presentation
- Once you open Open Office Presentation, Screen 1 will will give you 3 type choices.
- Blank Presentation
- This means you will have a presentation that has a solid white background. You would choose this option if you had a customized presentation or if you wanted a blank presentation.
- From template
- This means you will have a variety of templates to choose from. You would choose this option if you wanted color and design without having to create it yourself.
- Open existing presentation
- This means you already have a presentation you have started or completed.
- For the purpose of this class, we will first use a template.
- Using a Template:
- You will be given many options:
- Screen 2: Select a Slide Design
- Look through your options and choose one.
- Screen 3: Select a Slide Transition
- Look through your options.
- Keep your audience in mind: Don't make it too flashy if you're presenting important information. Sometimes, the slide transition can be distracting.
- Screen 4: Describe Your Basic Ideas
- This is optional; try one presentation using it, and one without using it. Decide which works best for your needs.
- Screen 5: Slides
- Choose: Create!
Creating Your Presentation
- You will have many different slide types to choose from. As a class, we will go over all (or most) slide types and their functions.
- To choose a specific slide layout, simply click on the slide that you want to use. Slide layouts can be found on the right side of your screen, under "tasks."
Inserting Photos into Slides
- To insert a photo, you need to have the photo saved.
- Then, choose a slide layout that has space for a photo.
- Double-Click where it says "Double Click to Add Graphics." That will take you to your saved photos. Double-Click to choose a photo.
- You will save a Presentation document the same way you save a word processing document.
- Go to file; save as. Name Your Presentation. Save Your Presentation.
- Save as Power Point to be able to use on Windows machines.
Project Your Presentation
- To project from a computer to a screen, you need a projector and the appropriate cables.
- Cable the projector and computer together first. The projector will have a video input cable or jack. Connect this to the VGA-output connector on the back of your computer.
- Turn on the projector. Give it a few minutes to warm up. Make sure it's projecting some sort of image.
- The computer may automatically recognize and use the projector as well as its own screen. If not, use the appropriate function key to switch between projector/screen/both.
View Slide Show
- To view your slide show, click "slide show" at the top, and scroll down to the first option, which is also called slide show.
- To change from slide to slide, click "enter."
Outline a Presentation
- The "Outline" function allows you to view only the text, without the fancy slides getting in the way. You may choose to outline the entire presentation in the outline function. That way, your text is coherent because you entered it all at the same time.
Add Notes to a Presentation
- You may choose to add notes if you are going to present and want your notes on the same printed page as your slide. If there are things you want to say as you present that are not on the slide, this is one option for you.
This function allows you to print a page that shows many slides at once. You may choose to do this to have handouts for the audience to follow along with.