Unit I. Creating Multimedia Techniques with Microsoft PowerPoint 2007

Multimedia includes a combination of text, audio, still images, animation, video, or interactivity content forms.

1. Basic steps to create a PowerPoint Presentation. Please follow the steps.

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  • Click Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007.
  • Click Blank Presentation. Click Create.
  • Choose the blank slide. Click OK.

INSERT TEXT

  • Click Home. Select Text Box.
  • Choose font, font style, size and color
  • Type text.
  • Save.

POSITION TEXT

  • To move text box, drag the cursor over the box until a 4-point arrow appears.
  • Hold down the mouse button and drag.
  • To resize a text box, drag the cursor over the box until a 2-point arrow appears.
  • Hold down the mouse button and drag.
  • To set text, click outside text

INSERT CLIP ART

  • Click Insert.
  • Select Picture or Clip Art.
  • Choose an image. Click Insert.
  • Save.

POSITION ART

  • To move an image, drag the cursor over the image until a 4-point arrow appears.
  • Hold down the mouse button and drag.
  • To resize an image, drag the cursor over the image until a 2-point arrow appears.
  • Hold down the mouse button and drag.
  • Or click Format and select Picture to adjust image size, position, color, and line.

CREATE NEW SLIDE

  • Click Home. Select New Slide.
  • Choose Slide Layout.


2. Create PowerPoint Presentations with Animation and Transitions.

  • ♦Using animation can support teaching goals and further engage students in classroom presentations.
  • ♦Although PowerPoint is one of the most frequestly used presentation programs, teachers do not use all its features.
  • ♦Creating custom animations in Power Point is easy with a few pointers and some practice.


ANIMATE TEXT

  • Insert text. Highlight text.
  • Click Animations. Select Custom Animation.
  • Choose desired effect options.
  • Choose desired timing options.
  • Click Preview.
  • Click OK.
  • Save.

ANIMATE CLIPART

  • Insert Clip Art.
  • Click Slide Show. Select Custom Animation.
  • Choose desired effect options.
  • Choose desired timing options.
  • Click Preview.
  • Click OK.
  • Save.

INSERT TRANSITION ACTION

  • Click forward or backward arrow.
  • Click Animation.
  • Select Slide Transition.
  • Choose desired slide transition.
  • Click Apply to All.
  • Save.

INSERT MOTION PATHS

Motion Path Animations make elements on a PowerPoint slide move from one point to another. They can be used to draw extra attention to specific parts of a slide. When adding motion paths to elements of a slide, you can either use PowerPoint's pre-built motion paths, or you can draw your own motion paths. This article will demonstrate how to use both methods.

  • Go to Animations | Custom Animation. This will open the Custom Animation task-pane on the right hand side.
  • Select the item that you would like to add a motion path effect to:
  • Open the Add Effect drop-down menu in the Custom Animation task-pane and choose what type of motion path you would like to add or click on More Motion Paths:
  • If you choose to view More Motion Paths you will be shown a list of all the pre-built motion effects that PowerPoint has to offer. Choose one. (We recommend that you stick to something simple. Some of the effects are very elaborate and can look silly during your presentation.)


♦Note: You will now have a motion path effect added to your presentation. If you have the Custom Animation task-pane open, a line representing the path of the animation will appear in your PowerPoint project. The line only appears while you are editing the presentation. It will not appear while you are actually presenting your presentation. The green arrow represents where the animation begins, and the red one represents where it stops.


3. Create PowerPoint Presentations with Sound and Videos.


The hardest part about using video in a PowerPoint presentation is finding video worth showing. PowerPoint comes with movies in the Media Gallery, and Microsoft has them in its the online Media Gallery. You can also find a wide variety of video clips available for download on the Web.

Follow these steps to add a video clip to a PowerPoint slide

  1. Move to the slide on which you want to insert the movie. Be sure you have a big blank space on the slide to put the movie in. If not, rearrange the existing slide objects to make room for the movie.
  2. Open the Insert tab on the Ribbon and then click Movie in the Media Clips group. The Insert Movie dialog box appears. Enlarge
  3. Select the movie that you want to insert and Click OK. You might need to scroll the list to find the movie or navigate to a different folder. A dialog box asks whether to play the movie automatically when the slide comes up or wait for you to click.
  4. Click Automatically or When Clicked. The movie is inserted on the
  5. Resize the movie or drag it to a new location on the slide. When you resize the movie, try to do it by using one of the corner handles. If you drag one of the side handles, you distort the image.
  6. To play the movie while you’re working on the presentation in Normal View, double-click the movie. During a Slide Show, a single click does the trick, unless you set the movie to play automatically. In that case, the movie runs as soon as you display the slide.

Follow these steps to add audio to a PowerPoint slide:

  1. In the pane that contains the Outline and Slides tabs, click the Slides tab and click the slide to which you want to add a sound.
  2. On the Insert tab, in the Media Clips group, click the arrow under Sound. Click Sound from File, locate the folder that contains the file, and then double-click the file that you want to add, or Click Sound from Clip Organizer, scroll to find the clip that you want in the Clip Art task pane, and then click it to add it to the slide.
  3. When you insert a sound, you are prompted with a message asking how you want the sound to start: automatically (Automatically) or when you click the sound (When Clicked).
  4. Under Sound Tools, on the Options tab, in the Sound Options group, select the Loop Until Stopped check box. When you loop a sound, it plays continuously until you advance to the next slide.
  5. To play a sound across multiple slides, on the Animations tab, in the Animations group, click Custom Animation.In the Custom Animation task pane, click the arrow to the right of the selected sound in the Custom Animation list, and then click Effect Options. On the Effect tab, under Stop playing, click After, and then select the total number of slides on which the file should play.
  6. To hide the sound icon click the sound icon, under Sound Tools select the Hide During Show check box.
  7. To adjust the settings for when the sound file plays or stops, click the sound icon .
  8. On the Animations tab, in the Animations group, click Custom Animation.
  9. In the Custom Animation task pane, click the arrow to the right of the selected sound in the Custom Animation list, and then click Effect Options. Choose when a sound starts playing and when a sound stops playing.


Note: To prevent possible problems with links, it is a good idea to copy the sounds into the same folder as your presentation before you add the sounds to your presentation.


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