Tips on Viewing PowerPoint Presentations
1. Your computer must have Microsoft PowerPoint installed.
2. PowerPoint is a computerized slide show.
3. When you click on the title of the presentation you wish to view, you may pull up a screen showing all slides simultaneously in thumbnail version -- too small to be of any use. It is neither necessary nor desirable that you then click on individual slides to view them one at a time.
4. Simply go to the top of your toolbar and click on "View," then on "Slide Show." This will start the slide show.
5. PowerPoint presentations on this web site were designed for oral delivery to live audiences. They are therefore manually operated and will not automatically run through their sequences.
6. It will therefore be necessary to use a left click on your mouse to call up each point on each slide and to advance to the next slide.
7. Make your mouse clicks deliberately, one at a time. Double clicking will cause points or even whole slides to be missed. Just click once, wait for the action, read the point fully, and click again to move to the next point in the presentation.
8. Any attempt to print the slides will probably exhaust your ink cartridge, as the backgrounds are all in color. It would be inconsiderate to do this on a university-owned computer. There's a better way: In the upper-left corner of your PowerPoint screen, click on the "outline" tab. This gives a black-on-white view of the text of each slide. Block the entire text of all slides at once, copy, and then transfer to your word processing program! Works best with Microsoft Word. 9. Enjoy your slide show. Best regards,
Maurice R. Franks
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