Microsoft Office PowerPoint

A Cautionary Tale

Death by PowerPoint from Alexei Kapterev

What can you do with PowerPoint?

Create presentations & handouts

Create presentation templates 

Link to & Embed Online Content  

  • Create hyperlinks & programming “actions”

  • Create and use comments

  • Embed YouTube videos

  • Insert links to AV objects: audio & video files, charts (adding, modifying with Excel; graphics from Visio)

  • Create Smart Art and photo albums 

  • Structure presentations with “Sections”

  • Customize design of templates and color schemes

Slideshow presentation features

  • Manage slide content

  • Generate Animations (entry & exit; timing; duration; auto/click play)

  • Generate Page transitions

  • Rehearse timing and manage presentation time

  • Incorporate audio narration 

  • Convert to .mp4 movie file or PDF

  • Utililze presentation view 

  • Set resolution for monitors 

  • Broadcast presentations (Windows Live ID) 

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