PowerPoint Formatting:
Exercise PowerPoint 2-1

Title: Jan's Illustrated Computer Literacy 101

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

You need to use what you just learned, and maybe learn a little more. Complete all parts of the following exercises. Don't forget to backup your Class disk when you have completed the exercises or whenever you stop for the day and saved a document along the way.

This exercise does not use any of the resource files. You will be creating a presentation with a wizard.
Full floppy disk How to handle a full Class disk

Where you are:
JegsWorks > Lessons > Presentations

Before you start...

Project 1: PowerPoint BasicsTo subtopics

Project 2: PowerPoint Formatting
    Design Issues
    TemplatesTo subtopics
    Transitions & AnimationsTo subtopics
    Exercises Arrow to Subtopics
    Icon: Exercise Ex. 2-1:Wizard
    Icon: Exercise Ex. 2-2:Format & Animate
    Icon: Exercise Ex. 2-3:Color Scheme 
    Icon: Exercise Ex. 2-4:On Your Own

Project 3: Advanced PowerPointTo subtopics


Exercise PowerPoint 2-1: Create with Wizard

What you will do:

Create presentation with AutoContent Wizard
Delete slide.
Edit/Replace temporary text.
Use the Pre-Print Checklist.
Print handout with header.

Start with:  Icon: PowerPoint with blank presentation

The Computers Today magazine has financial problems. You will create a presentation using the AutoContent Wizard for a meeting with the magazine staff about what the problems are and what is going to happen next.

  1. Create a new presentation with the AutoContent Wizard: Communicating Bad News with the following choices:
      Title = Computers Today: Trouble
      No slide numbers
  2. Delete the last recommended slide, Summary.
  3. Replace the temporary text with the following, using the default bullet styles:

    Slide #2:
    Our Situation

    • Subscriptions are down
    • Costs are up

    Slide #3:
    How Did This Happen?

    • Paper and postage prices jumped last year
    • Expected high volume of new subscriptions after WinXP

    Slide #4:
    Alternatives Considered

    • Cut back:
      • Number of pages
      • Use of color
      • Salaries
    • Add special marketing
    • Change editorial direction

    Slide #5:

    • Change editorial direction
      • More in-depth reporting of trends
      • Info for both power users and casual users
    • Increased marketing
      • Target home users and new users
      • Special rates, awards for extended subscription

    Slide #6:
    Our Vision for the Future

    • To be THE computer magazine
    • Next year - 20% more subscriptions
  4. Use the Pre-Print Checklist and make changes if needed.
  5. Select:
     Handout layout with 6 slides per page
        Print in black and white
        Header that includes your name and PowerPoint Exercise 2-1 at the left.
  6. Icon: Printer Print the handout.
  7. Icon: Class diskSave with the name   trouble.ppt  to your Class disk instead of the default name.

Finished handout