Several Powerpoint Design Templates with a UW Oshkosh theme are available for download
is the presentation I use in the Basics workshop on the effective
use of Powerpoint.
It contains a complete narrative in the Notes window.
The above presentation as a narrated Flash file (12 minutes)
I gave a longer
presentation on effective use of Powerpoint at Platteville on August
here to download a zipped file of the entire presentation, (23.5
MB.) fonts, movies, graphics files and all. 23.5 MB.
a zip utility like WinZip or
to unzip this file. I've had some problems with Powerpoint reconnecting
to the movies and the object movie won't work at all in Powerpoint
2000 (Windows), but you can view it with the Quicktime player.
(It doesn't include the movie on imaging, that would be another
here to download just the Powerpoint presentation. (3.9 MB).
The links to the movies will be missing. Just cancel if Powerpoint
asks to find them. It will also replace the font "Footlight"
with "Times" which might make things look a little different.
here to download a "six slides on a page" handout in Adobe
Acrobat format (.pdf) (It's only 2.8 MB)
Below are the handouts and tutorials I've prepared for Powerpoint training sessions.
are in Adobe Acrobat format. You will need to download and install
the Adobe Acrobat Reader in order to read them.You can download
it free from Adobe.
basics - the basic definitions of how to create a presentation
in PowerPoint and insert graphics.
For Office 2007 and 2008 (3.1 MB) now including inserting digital images
XP,X and 2004 (1.9 MB)
For Office 2000 and 2001
For Office 97 and 98 (880K)
Most of the functions described i9n the following handouts work pretty much the same in 2007 and 2008 except the location of the commands is different.
the master - Customizing your presentations by changing
the background, modifying the master slide, and creating your own
For Office XP, X and
For Office 2000 and 2001 (852K)
For Office 97 and 98 (680K)
the drawing tools - using the drawing tools to create your
own graphics and to modify imported graphics
All versions previous ot 2007(860K)
Developed for Office 2000 and 2001, but although there are cosmetic
changes in the appearance of some of the tools, the basic functionality
is the same.
- creating graphic sequences and sequential presentation of text.
For Office XP and 2004
There are new functions in Office
XP that will not work if played back in earlier versions or in the
free downloadable player.
For Office 2000, 2001 and OSX (636K)
For Office 97 and 98 (444K)
The powerpoint file with the graphics
that are referred to in the handout (28K) is
available for download.
settings and interactivity
creating interactive presentations by setting up actions
which occur when an object is clicked on.
All versions. previous to 2007(608K)
& modifying scanned or digital camera images - preparing
picture files for use in presentations and how you can modify them
once they are inserted.
For Office 2007 and 2008 (3.1 MB) Now included as part of the Basics handout
For Office XP, X and 2004
For Office 2000, 2001,
97 and 98 (752K)
powerpoint file with examples of how resolution affects image quality
(176K) is available for download
See also my Digital Imaging Page
Using Multimedia - inserting and recording sounds and inserting movies, and making
sure linked files are available for playback.
All versions previous to 2007 although these functions work exactly the same way except the locations of the buttons to insert movies and sounds are a little different. (524K)
Recording Narration and upload it to Titanfiles.
All versions. How to record narration to a Powerpoint presentation which will then playback automatically and sharing these files with other users via Titanfiles
-using Microsoft Graph to draw graphs from data. This utility
is shared by PowerPoint and Word, and the graphing functions of
Excel work in a similar fashion.
previous to 2007(1.1 MB)
a Single Web Graphic - If you need charts, maps or other
kinds of graphics on the web, you can create them in PowerPoint
and export them as GIF or JPEG files. A key idea is to change the
size of the PowerPoint "slide" so it's the size you want the graphic
All versions previous to 2007(510K)
You can download a single file with all the sections for Office XP, X, and 2004. (6.6 MB) You can purchase a printed copy on line for $7.56 at lulu.com.