PowerPoint Basics:

Title: Jan's Illustrated Computer Literacy 101

Did you want: Working with Presentations: PowerPoint 2007,2010,2013,2016 or español

With PowerPoint you can create a set of slides to accompany a speech on a screen or to print for handouts or to show on a computer monitor. You can create slides yourself or let PowerPoint create them by opening an existing outline or with the AutoContent Wizard.

PowerPoint has several views to help you with your work. In Normal view there are 3 panes: Slide, Navigation, Notes. Masters view allows you to control the default look and behavior of all the slides or handouts or notes pages. Notes Page view shows how each slide with its notes will print. Slide Sorter view shows thumbnails of all the slides. Slide Show view runs the presentation at full screen size so you can see how will look on screen. Print Preview is new to PowerPoint 2002 and lets you see what will be printed.

A slide's text and title are normally in placeholders. Only text in a placeholder appears in the presentation's outline. A placeholder is a special type of textbox.

Printing a presentation is more complex than usual because of all the choices you have. You can print each slide separately or print several on a page. You can print just the outline or each slide with its notes. Most printing choices are in the Print dialog and also on the Print Preview toolbar. The document Properties dialog opens from the Print dialog and controls some features. The printer's Properties dialog controls the special features of the printer.

Where you are:
JegsWorks > Lessons > Presentations

Before you start...

Project 1: PowerPoint Basics
    Getting StartedTo subtopics
    Interface To subtopics
    CreateTo subtopics
    PrintingTo subtopics
    ExercisesTo subtopics

Project 2: PowerPoint FormattingTo subtopics

Project 3: Advanced PowerPoint To subtopics


What You Created: PowerPoint Basics


Icon: Print What printed?

# of Pages



Handout: 3 per page

2 pages

Print Preview



1 page

Print Preview


Handout of selected slides: Slides 1, 3-5

1 page

Print Dialog

Important Terms

AutoCorrect dialog

AutoCorrect Options

AutoFit Options

AutoLayout Options


Customize dialog


Dialog Help

docked toolbar

Drawing Bar

file name

file type

floating toolbar


Formatting Bar



Menu Bar

Navigation pane

Notes page

Notes Pane

Options dialog




Page Setup dialog


Paste Options




presentation graphics

Print dialog

Printer Properties dialog

Print Preview

Print Preview Bar

print quality

Print what:


slide layout

Smart Tag

Standard Bar

Status Bar

Task Pane


text table

Title Bar

Tools button



View: Masters

View: Normal

View: Notes Page

View: Print Preview

View: Slide Show

View: Slide Sorter

Views Bar

virtual printer


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Last updated: 30 Apr 2012