Sitting down to prepare a powerpoint presentation can be so much of a hassle for many whom its their first time as they open their Microsoft Powerpoint and click vainly in frustartion through the options in hopes of figuring it out for yourself. The story usually ends in hiring a Pro to get the job done who eventually makes a couple of bucks from your ignorance. But if you’re the DIY type of person then this article is for you.

The following 8 easy steps will guide you through a simple process of quickly understanding how Microsoft power works and how you use it to prepare your power point slides. Ready to save some extra bucks!

Step One: Open PowerPoint:

Select the PowerPoint app icon or double-click it, which looks like an orange box with a white "P" on it. This will open the templates page for PowerPoint. Review the templates available. Scroll through the list of models before you find one you like. Templates include items such as custom color schemes, fonts, and overall look.

Step two: Choose a template:

Click the template you'd like to use. Its window is going to open. Unless you don't want to use the template, simply click the choice Blank on the page's top-left side and skip the next two steps. If necessary, pick a theme. In the lower-right side of the window, many templates have different color schemes or themes indicated by colored boxes; clicking any of these boxes would modify your template's color scheme and/or theme. Bypass this phase if there are no themes available for your selected template.

Click the Create button in the window's bottom-right corner. Choose your template to create your presentation of PowerPoint. Understand the nature of your title slide. Unlike the other PowerPoint presentation, the title slide should have no content other than the name and subtitle. While making a Slideshow.

If you design a PowerPoint presentation that needs an elaborate title slide, skip this phase.

How to add tiltes

Add tiles Select the first box that reads' Insert title tap' and insert your presentation name.To insert your name, or any other subtitle you choose, click the bottom button.Once you have your text in the boxes, you can use the toolbar options at the top to change their font, size, color, etc.By selecting it, you could tweak and ulter the size of the text box, then move the sides of the box.Select the box and move your cursor across the box border to move the text boxesA four-arrow icon will appear and you can push the text boxes where ever you want by clicking with this button.

Adding more slides:

There is a probability that you will be requiring more than one slideThere are a couple of ways to add more slides.Note that on the left side of the screen there is a separate area where your first slide is located.You can add a slide by right-clicking the area under which your first slide is located and choosing' New Slide.'There is going to be a new slide in the toolbar above the slides. The second way to add another slide is to press' New Slide.'This icon is split into dual parts The top will add a new design slide.You can also select this button's bottom half, this will allow you to pick your type of design.A slide with two text boxes can be picked. You can also click this button's bottom half, which will allow you to choose the type of layout you want.You can select a slide with two text boxes, a title, a text box, a title only, and many other options.Under the first, you'll see your new slide appearing to the left, as well as becoming the main slide you can edit.This slide will have been carried over to the model you chose earlier.For the rest of the slides you create, the design will carry over unless you decide to change just one, as described above.The layout of the guidelines that you have chosen will appear, and you can then add them to your information.

Adding photos and graphs:

You can add photos and graphs by clicking on the "Click to add content" box. A smaller box with six icons will be inside the box. Click the icon that looks like a mountain photo. A new window opens which allows you to search your computer or CD for a photo. Click on it once you find your photo and then tap "Upload."

By clicking on the image you can also change the size of your picture. With small bubbles or boxes in the corners, the picture will then have black lines around it. Place your mouse over and press the bubbles or boxes. Drag the picture to the size you want by holding down the mouse pointer.

Adding transitions:

Click on the slide to which you want to add a transition in the left column of the PowerPoint window. Click on the Transitions tab. It's right at the top of the PowerPoint window. The Transitions toolbar will be opened at the top of the window. Review the available transitions. Transitions make your slide pop up during your actual presentation in an exciting, eye-catchy way; you can also see the list of transitions available at the top of the window. Preview a transition and see it run on your slide by clicking a transition at the top of the window. Click it to make sure it is picked when you settle for a particular transition The current slide is going to be the slide you select.

Apply a transition to the content of the slide. Through selecting the content, clicking the Animations tab at the top of the screen, and choosing the transition you want to use there, you can add transitions to specific pieces of slide content (e.g. an image or a bullet point).

In the order in which you allocate transitions, slide content will be animated. When you animate an image on the slide and animate the name, for example, the photo will appear before the title.

Great work! Play your presentation!

Once you've completed all of your slides and see your slideshow in the order you want.his will allow you to view it from the beginning.By clicking or pressing the right arrow, you can go through your entire slideshow and change slides.Click F5 for a shortcut to this. With this, your power presentation is ready to go.