Copy Pictures | OnLine Tutorials | Step-by-Step

To copy a picture from the Internet
Please be mindful of copyright violations when using Internet images.
Point to the picture with your mouse and right click.
Choose "Save Picture As" and in the dialog box that appears, choose where you want to save the file. More than likely you will save to a 3 1/2" Floppy disk or to your hard drive if you are on your home computer.
When you are ready to use that image in a PowerPoint presentation or a Word Document go to "Insert - Picture - From a File" - and go and find the saved image on your floppy or your hard drive.
Another way to accomplish the same thing.
Right click on the image and choose "Copy."
Go immediately to the PowerPoint presentation or the Word Document that you need the image and position your cursor where you want the picture to be. Right click again...but this time choose "Paste".
Step-by-Step PowerPoint
When you open PowerPoint you will see this screen.

Choose Template and click OK.

You will then get a screen with Presentation Designs on it.
Choose a design that you like and click OK.
The next screen you see will look like this. It is the Auto Layout screen that helps you organize your slides without having to make so many decisions when you are a
PowerPoint beginner.

Choose the first layout for your title screen by either double clicking on it or click and then click "OK". You will come back to this box each time you add a new slide. You will probably use the second one on the first row and all of the slides on the bottom row more than any others. Experiment with the different formats to see which one suits your needs the best.

After you click the title slide you will see something that looks like this.

Depending on the design you chose, the background and font will be different.
From here you will fill in the boxes with your information.

You can use the same commands and actions that you use in Word to Format the Font. You may change, size, color, or font if you don't like the choices that the template made for you. You can also resize the text boxes by grabbing your handlebars and
clicking and dragging.
Use the INSERT menu that you see below to add a new slide, pictures, a text box, etc.
To Insert a Picture that you have scanned, or a digital picture, choose the option "From a File" and then click the "3 1/2" Disk" option, choose your picture and click "Insert". You will follow the same procedure for a picture you have saved from the Internet onto a disk.

 To Insert Clip Art you will choose "Picture" then "Clip Art" and the Clip Art Gallery will open. You will choose a category and then click on the clip art that you want. Then click the first icon that pops up which is for"Insert clip".

To insert Word Art, you will choose "Insert" "Picture" then go down to "Word Art" and click. You can also just click the "Word Art" icon on the "Draw" toolbar if it is showing. Create your Word Art then click "OK". Your Word Art will be placed right in the middle of your PowerPoint slide so you will have to resize it by grabbing the handlebars and clicking and dragging. Remember by clicking in the center of the Word Art to get a four headed arrow you will be able to pick up the entire Word Art and move it.

Use the Slide Show Menu below to establish your Slide Transitions, choose your Custom Animations and Set Up the Show to Loop Continuously.

A slide transition is how each individual slide moves from one to the next.

Custom animation is how each individual element within a slide moves onto that slide.

You can attach sounds to both the slide transitions and the Custom Animation commands if you wish.

Below you will see the Slide Transition Menu.

The drop down menu under the picture gives you lots of choices of transitions. You may chose to make those transitions slow, medium or fast by clicking the round buttons. For a looping PowerPoint in which you are displaying spelling words or vocabulary words you will want your slide transitions to advance "Automatically after ____ seconds" Remove the check mark next to "On Mouse Click" by clicking in the box. You will have to judge how fast your want your slides to progress depending on the amount of information on the slides. Try starting out with 2 or 3 seconds and see how that works. If you want a sound attached to the transition, do it here. But remember, if this presentation runs automatically during the school day you probably DON'T want sounds attached to the transitions. Don't forget to click Apply. You must do this for each slide in your presentation if you want all of the transitions to be different.

To make all of the transitions the same for each slide it is easiest to do the following:

  • Click the down pointing arrow in the transition box and scroll all the way to the bottom and select "Random Transition" then click "Apply to All." This will allow the computer to chose transitions at random for all the slides and you won't have to do each individual slide.  
To View your slide show chose "View Show" under the Slide Show Menu at the top.

Preview your PowerPoint presentation in its entirety. Make sure that it is in the order that you want it to be. If you see a slide that needs changing while your are in the Slide Show mode, just hit the Escape key and it will take you to the slide view to allow revisions.
To set your PowerPoint Presentation to Loop continuously click "Set Up Show" from the above menu and you will get a box that looks like the one below.

Click in the box that says "Loop continuously until 'Esc". Then click "OK".

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