ECDL 95/97 Module 6

ECDL 95/97 Module 6

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Module 6: Presentations

This module develops your competence in using presentation tools on a personal computer. It will teach you how to accomplish basic tasks such as creating, formatting and preparing presentations for distribution and display. You will also develop the ability to create a variety of presentations for different target audiences or situations., and to accomplish standard operations with graphics and charts - and also learn how to use various slide show effects.


Computer terms and concepts explained in plain English
Screen images and illustrations to guide the student through the Microsoft Windows 95/98 and Microsoft Office 97 applications
"How to" information based upon practical examples of everyday tasks.
Short cuts and insider tips drawn from real world experience of computer professionals
Summary of critical information
Easy to follow Exercises

Everything you need to pass the European Computer Driving Licence module by module
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Product details

  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 139 x 216 x 8mm | 183g
  • Prentice Hall
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • 0130446300
  • 9780130446305

Table of contents

Contents Introduction 1 chapter 1 Presentation basics 3 In this chapter 3 New skills 3 New words 4 Presentations and presentation software 5 Starting PowerPoint 6 Opening an existing presentation 6 Working with PowerPoint presentations 8 Different views 8 Zoom 9 Finding your way around a presentation 9 Printing a presentation 11 Using online help 12 Modifying the toolbar display 14 Closing a presentation 14 Quitting PowerPoint 15 Chapter summary: so now you know 15 chapter 2 Creating your first slides 17 In this chapter 17 New skills 17 New words 18 Creating a new presentation 19 Landscape or portrait? 21 Adding slides to your presentation 22 Using Outline view 23 Copying text within PowerPoint 26 Importing text from another application 27 Deleting a slide 29 Hiding a slide 30 Undo feature 30 Saving your presentation 30 Chapter summary: so now you know 31 chapter 3 Adding graphics and pictures 33 In this chapter 33 New skills 33 New words 34 Using PowerPoint's drawing tools 35 Line and arrow tools 35 Rectangle tool 35 Ellipse tool 36 Line colour and style 36 Fill colour 36 Text box 37 Editing drawn objects 37 Grouping and ungrouping objects 39 Inserting AutoShapes 40 Inserting organisation charts 40 Presenting quantitative information 44 Importing pictures 48 Standing out from the crowd 51 Chapter summary: so now you know 52 chapter 4 Projecting a consistent image 53 In this chapter 53 New skills 53 New words 54 Using presentation designs 55 Making the design your own 56 Modifying the colour scheme 57 Modifying the background 58 The Slide Master 60 Formatting text on individual slides 62 Adding borders to objects 64 Tips for better presentations 65 How much should you put on a slide? 65 What point size should you choose? 65 What font should you choose? 66 What colours should you choose? 66 Using the same style again 67 Chapter summary: so now you know 67 chapter 5 Building a presentation 69 In this chapter 69 New skills 69 Using slide sorter to check your slides 71 Changing the order of slides 71 Reordering by dragging 72 Reordering with cut and paste 72 Copying slides between presentations 73 Deleting a slide 75 Using PowerPoint slides in other applications 75 Working with earlier versions of PowerPoint 77 Chapter summary: so now you know 77 chapter 6 Wowing the audience 79 In this chapter 79 New skills 79 New words 80 Slide transitions 81 Automatic or manual advance 82 Build slides 83 Music and other noises 89 Preparing handouts 89 Numbering your slides 90 Speaker notes 90 Notes view 91 Check your spelling! 92 Saving your presentation as a slide show 92 Chapter summary: so now you know 93 Index 95
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About Brendan Munnelly

Brendan Munnelly is an experienced IT trainer,consultant, journalist and author. Based in Dublin, Ireland, Brendan has developed user training materials for a range of corporate and government organisations throughout Europe. He is also a frequent contributor to computer publications.
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