How Do You Format a Simple Presentation?


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To format a simple presentation, use a slideshow program, such as PowerPoint or Keynote, and create slides for each point or part of the presentation. Open the program, and start a new presentation. Set the program to produce an automatic layout format. Start with a title slide, and add text to the slide when you click on the text box. Type the name of your presentation into the top line and your name or the class underneath that.

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Add a new slide in a format that suits the first part or point of the presentation. There are slides strictly for text, slides for images or tables and slides with both text and image windows. For each point or part of the presentation, add a new slide in an appropriate format. Choose fonts that complement the presentation and are easy to read. Avoid changing the font too often, or using more than two on one slide.

Once complete, go back through each slide using the arrow buttons in the creation screen, and review each slide for errors. Look for any words underlined with a red, wavy line, as these are possible spelling mistakes. Make any needed changes, and preview the slideshow, making any changes needed to the time allotment for each slide, as well as selecting a transition type between the slides. Save the presentation using an appropriate name.

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