PowerPoint Basics

Opening PowerPoint
Understanding the screen
Inserting slides

Adding and editing content

Inserting text
Inserting notes, headers and footers
Formatting text and lists

Working with design

Customizing background
Applying and creating templates
Design tips

Working with graphics

Downloading, inserting and editing images
Image Resources for Health & Life Sciences
Drawing and editing objects

Working with animation

Animating text and images
Slide transitions

Adding sound and video

Sounds, narration and music
Video requirements

Graphs and tables

Working with graphs
Importing and linking data from Excel to PowerPoint

PowerPoint online

Hyperlinks and action buttons
Putting up a presentation on the web

Printing and Presenting

Printing options
Running a slide show


PowerPoint DO's and DON'T's
Other PowerPoint websites
Workshop evaluation
(for on-site workshop participants only)

Annotated PowerPoint 2002 (XP) screen in Normal view

The main difference in the way the screen looks between the 2000 and 2002 (XP) versions is the Task Pane at the right side of the screen. This task pane changes according to the function that you have selected. For example, when you select "Insert New Slide" the task pane displays the various slide layouts which you may choose from. When you select "Custom Animation" the task pane displays the animation tools, and so on. You may also choose to close the task pane if you find it distracting (since it takes up space on the screen). You can always bring it back by selecting View Menu --> Task Pane.

Below is how the Normal View looks in the 2002 (XP) version. The other views look the same as in the 2000 version, only with the task pane at the right side.

Annotated PowerPoint 2002 (XP) screen in Normal view
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