(How to get the photos from this
CD into a PowerPoint Presentation)
This tutorial assumes you know
how to perform basic PowerPoint functions:
a. How to create a new file with blank slides
b. How to add a new slide
c. How to save and retrieve your file
If you're an experienced PowerPoint
user, just read steps 5-7, in bold
- Open PowerPoint and create a new
slide presentation with a blank slide
- In the Web browser, locate the photo you want to use for the first slide.
Make a note of the file name of the photo and it's location on the CD for
possible later reference. You can see the file location in the address bar
of your browser.
- Now you are going to insert the
photo on the first slide. There are several ways to do this.
- We'll start with the simplest
method which may not work depending on your browser and version of PowerPoint.
(I am using Internet Explorer 6.0 and PowerPoint 2000.)
- In the browser, right-click
on the photo and select "copy" from the drop down menu. If "copy" is
not an option, then skip to step 9 to get the photo
- In PowerPoint menu bar, select "Edit>Paste Special..."
- In the Paste Special dialogue
box that appears, select "bitmap" from the list of options and
The image should appear on the slide.
- If this method was successful
you can skip to step 11 for more tips.
- If the above method does not work,
you can use other methods to insert the Photo. In PowerPoint menu bar, select
Insert> Picture>From File...
- In the Insert picture Dialog box,
locate the photo as noted in step 2. and click "Insert"
- The little squares on the corners
of the image are handles that you can use to click and drag to stretch the
image to cover the whole slide.
- If you used one of the "Full
Size" images, you may have to zoom out to access the edges of the slide
to resize it.
- Preview the slide show by selecting
Slide Show>View show or use the keyboard shortcut (F5 key)
- Select Insert>New Slide, or
use the keyboard shortcut (Ctrl+M) to create a new slide. Continue to add
pictures until you're done
Q. What's the difference between
using the images in the Photo Gallery versus the "Full Size Images"?
A. Most of the Photo Gallery
images are about 600 X 400 pixels and are 30-50Kb in file size. If you stretch
these to fill the slide, you will lose a little quality. Using the full size
images will result in better quality slides. On the other hand, the full
size images are much larger than you need in PowerPoint and will make your
presentation file larger. If you want to optimise your PowerPoint image quality
and file size, use an image editor to resize the images to 960 X 720. Before
you go through all this trouble, test the image quality using the Photo Gallery
Images versus the full size to see if you can tell the difference.
if I want to add text to my slides but I used blank slides and there's no
text entry box.
can click on Insert>Text
Box, then click and drag on the slide to add a text box. If you plan to speak
during the slide presentation, your audience will appreciate it if you leave
off the captions. Scientific research has proven that there is nothing more
annoying on earth than having a presenter read from their PowerPoint Slides.