Microsoft PowerPoint is a powerful slide show presentation program. It is a standard component of the company’s Microsoft Office suite software, and is bundled together with Word, Excel, and other office productivity tools. It allows the creation of presentation which can be a collection of slides, speaker notes, handouts or media clips, providing everything one needs to communicate clearly to others. A file created in MS Power Point has an extension .pptx.
Elements of PowerPoint Window
Displays the functions and tools available to work with your presentation.
Title Bar is the upper portion of the PowerPoint window. It shows Quick Access Toolbar, the name of the opened file along with the name of the program, sign-in, ribbon display, maximize, minimize, and close buttons.
Quick Access Toolbar
This bar located at the top-left corner of the window. It is a group of commonly used commands which makes easy to execute certain procedures. Mostly it contains Save, Undo, Redo, Run Slide commands, etc. You can customize this toolbar to your need.
They located at the top section below the title bar and contain groups of related commands i.e. File, Home, Insert, Design, Transitions, Animation, Slide Show, Review, View, Help menus.
Groups are the combination of organized related commands. Each group name appears below the group section.
They are the predefined instructions of the executable program. It exists in the form of Icons in the ribbon, e.g a group of Slide which contains new slide, layout, reset, section, etc.
It is the sheet that shows you a scheme with a title and work area. Besides that, it allows you to visualize a thumbnail of the created slide.
Slide Views Buttons
They are the four buttons left to the Zoom control contains a series of icons. It allows you to switch among the PowerPoint views.
Normal view − This shows normal view of the presentation with the slide sheet on the right and slide thumbnails to the left. This view allows you to select the working slide and also rearrange them.
Slide Sorter view − It displays all the slides in a tabular form. This view allows you to arrange the slides only.
Reading View − This window will allow you to read the slide carefully. However, you cannot perform any editing.
Slide Show − This displays/runs all the slides along with animations, sounds that you have given to the presentation.
A slide master is the top slide in a hierarchy of slides that stores information about the theme and slide layouts of a presentation, including the background, color, fonts, effects, placeholder sizes, and positioning.
A file created in MS Power Point is called Presentation. It is a collection of slides.
Displayed as dotted lines whaich allows you to identify where you can add text, and insert elements such as images or tables.
It contains the thumbnail pictures of all slides.
It contains the features which are used to format a slide like layout, design and effects.
Design Templates are predefined files to set the layout, background and color schemes of a presentation.
PowerPoint animation is a form of animation which uses Microsoft PowerPoint and similar programs to create a game or movie. The artwork is generally created using PowerPoint’s AutoShape features, and then animated slide-by-slide or by using Custom Animation.
MS PowerPoint Shortcut Keys
File Extensions in MS PowerPoint