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Jan's Working with Presentations

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The formatting of your slides must be carefully chosen to make your slides easy to read. The combination of colors and shapes and sizes for your text and other objects can help your audience follow along or can interfere.

PowerPoint includes templates and themes to help you format presentations. A template includes sample slides which may have suggestions for the kind of information to include. A theme changes the Slide Master and its layouts to control the background, placeholders, and formatting for placeholders and text.

You can use a Slide Master to set the placeholders, fonts, transitions, and animations on your slides. You can use multiple slide masters in the same presentation.

Transitions control how one slide replaces another during the presentation. Animations control the entrance, emphasis, exit, and motion path of slide parts. You can adjust many features of most animations, including speed, direction, size, and color.

What You Created: PowerPoint Format

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Presentation Description Lesson
AnniversaryTripsOffer-Lastname-Firstname.pptx Created from a downloaded template Template
AnniversaryTripsOffer2-Lastname-Firstname.pptx Formatted with a theme Theme
AnniversaryTripsOffer3-Lastname-Firstname.pptx Added formatting Save As Template
Anniversary-FirstnameLastname.potx Saved as a custom template Save As Template
 issues5-theme-Lastname-Firstname.pptx Applied existing presentation as a theme and applied a different theme to one slide Save As Template
AnniversaryTripsOffer4-Lastname-Firstname.pptx Added slide transitions Transitions
AnniversaryTripsOffer4-auto-Lastname-Firstname.pptx Run automatically with timings Transitions
AnniversaryTripsOffer5-Lastname-Firstname.pptx Added animations Animations

Skills covered - by lesson


  • Create a presentation from a downloaded template
  • Turn off Protected View 
  • Edit Slides
  • Delete a slide in Slide Sorter view
  • Delete multiple slides in Slide Sorter view
  • Replace temporary text
  • Duplicate slides


  • View masters
  • Apply a theme to all slides
  • Apply a theme to selected slides
  • Edit a slide
  • Apply a different color theme
  • Create and name a custom color theme
  • Apply a font theme

Modify Master

  • Modify a Slide Master:
  • Remove and restore placeholders on Slide Master
  • Format a placeholder with ribbon and with dialog
  • Copy placeholder formatting with Format Painter
  • Format text size for a placeholder

Save as Template

  • Save as a custom template with a new name
  • Use a custom template to create a new presentation
  • Use an existing presentation as a theme


  • Apply slide transition to selected slides
  • Configure a transition with Effect Options
  • Apply slide transition to Slide Master
  • Run a show automatically


  • Apply an animation
  • Modify animation with Effect Options
  • Remove and restore an animation
  • Apply animations to the Master slide

Skills in Exercises

PPT 2-1: Template

  • Create presentation with a content template
  • Delete slide.
  • Edit/Replace temporary text.
  • Apply a theme.
  • Edit Slide Master.
  • Apply animation to Slide Master.
  • Use the Pre-Print Checklist.
  • Print handout with header and footer.

PPT 2-2: Format and Animate

  • Apply a theme to an existing presentation.
  • Change fonts on Slide Master.
  • Resize & reposition textboxes on slides.
  • Apply slide transition that advances automatically.
  • Apply animation.
  • Edit animation.
  • Use Animation Painter to copy animation.
  • Add header to handout.

PPT 2-3: Theme

Format an existing presentation - 

  • Apply a template as a theme
  • Apply a transition to all  
  • Apply animations
  • Modify the Slide Master
  • Correct text table after font change
  • Select a color theme


Important Terms




color theme

custom template






Lock aspect ratio

Motion path

Play button

slide show