PowerPointPro: Cafeteria Slides

SmartArt Graphics: 

SmartArt allows you to visually communicate information rather than simply using text. Illustrations can really enhance your presentation, and SmartArt makes using graphics especially easy.

In this lesson, you will learn how to insert a SmartArt graphic, modify the color and effects, and change the organization of the graphic.

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Arranging Objects in PowerPoint

In PowerPoint, each slide may have multiple items, such as pictures, shapes and text boxes. PowerPoint lets you arrange the objects the way you want by aligning, grouping, rotating, and ordering them in various ways.

In this lesson, you will learn how to align objects across the slide, group multiple objects into one object, and order objects from front to back.

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Editing Pictures in PowerPoint:

Once you've added pictures to your presentations, you can format them in various ways. The picture tools in PowerPoint 2010 make it easy to incorporate images into your presentations and modify those images to make them look even better. 

In this lesson, you will learn how to change the picture style and shape, add a border, crop and compress pictures, add artistic effects, and more. Watch the second video on how to remove the background from a picture.

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Removing the background from an image.

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Applying Themes 
Watch the video, edit your slide show and change the theme. Watch what happens to your existing text and headings when you choose different themes. 

If you already know everything in the first Theme video, try the second video, Modifying Themes and try to modify the colors, fonts, effects and background style for a theme.
I have not tested to see if students can save their modifications as a custom theme yet, but it does work for teachers. Let me know on Day 1 if you were successful in saving your custom theme and we will apply a custom theme to the next cafeteria slides.

Applying Themes in PowerPoint 2010

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Modifying Themes in PowerPoint 2010

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Watch this video and then edit your slide show to include a transition on each slide.

You may choose different transitions for each slide.

Can you set your show to change slides automatically?

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One of the most important parts of the cafeteria slide show is to have the slides ADVANCE automatically and LOOP continuously.
HINT: Use the Transitions menu and ADVANCE SLIDE check box.