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Want to edit the basics of your PowerPoint presentations? Read on….

Change an image


Step 1

Select the picture that you want to change without losing the added effects and/or animations. This brings up the Picture Tools Format tab on the Ribbon (highlighted in red) make sure that this contextual tab is activated. Within the Picture Tools Format tab, click the Change Picture button (highlighted in blue).

Alternatively, right-click the picture to bring up the contextual menu.Within the contextual menu, select the Change Picture option.


Step 2

This brings up the Insert Picture dialog box, navigate to the folder which contains your replacement picture. Select the picture, and click the Insert button

Merging Presentations – Reuse slides


Step 1

Open PowerPoint and one of the presentations. In the Slides pane, scroll through your slides and then click where to add the slides from the second presentation.


Step 2

Click the “Home” tab, click the “New Slide” down arrow and then click “Reuse Slides” to open the Reuse Slides pane.


Step 3

Click “Open a PowerPoint File” in the Reuse Slides pane.


Step 4

Browse and select the presentation you want to add to the first presentation and then click “Open.” The slides from the
presentation open in the Reuse Slides pane.


Step 5

Select the “Keep Source Formatting” check box at the bottom of the Reuse Slides pane. Right-click on any of the slides in the Reuse Slides pane. Click “Insert All Slides” to combine slides from the second presentation with the first and maintain the formatting from each presentation. You can also add individual slides by clicking on the slide to add it to the presentation.

Crop an image


Select the picture and click the Crop button

Located near the right side of the Format tab on the Ribbon, in the group labelled Size.


Drag the crop marks around to cut off part of the picture

When you crop a picture, the picture still retains a basic rectangular shape.


When you’re satisfied, press the Esc key

If you decide later that you don’t like the cropping, you can right-click the picture and choose Format Picture from the menu that appears. Then click the Reset button.

 

Animation basics


Apply entrance and exit animation effects

To add animation to text or an object, do the following:

Step 1
Select the text or object that you want to animate


Step 2

On the Animations tab, in the Animation group, click an animation effect from the gallery. Click the More arrow to see more options.

NOTE: In the gallery, entrance effects icons are colored green, emphasis effects icons are colored yellow, and exit effects icons are colored red.

To alter how your selected text animates, click Effect Options and then click what you want the animation to do.

 

Animation basics


Apply entrance and exit animation effects

To add animation to text or an object, do the following:

Step 1
Click the object or text to which you want to add a motion path. The path that you apply is followed by the centre of the object or text bullet.


Step 2

On the Animations tab, in the Animations group, under Motion Paths, do one of the following:

 

Step 3
ClickLines, Arcs, Turns, ShapesorLoops. The path chosen appears as a dotted line on the selected object or text object.
The green arrow indicates the path’s beginning and the red arrow indicates its end.

Step 4
Click Custom Path. When you click where you want the motion path to start, the pointer becomes a pen.

To draw a path of connected straight lines
Click where you want the motion path to start. Move the pointer and click where you want the line to end. Draw the next connected line by clicking where you want it to end. Double-click at the motion’s final end point.

To draw an irregular path
Click where you want the motion to start. Hold down the left mouse button and move the pointer on the path that you want the motion path to follow. Doubleclick at the motion’s final end point.

Step 5
To see the complete animation and sound for the slide, on the
Animations tab, in the Preview group, click Preview.

NOTE: To move the entire motion path, click it to turn the pointer to a four-way arrow Excel Move Pointer , then drag the motion path where you want it.

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