When a presentation is viewed as an electronic slide show, the entire slide fills the computer screen, and a large audience can view your presentation if your computer is connected to a projection system. A slide show on the screen may include special effects such as slide transitions. Transitions refer to the way that a slide appears or disappears during a slide show. For example, when one slide leaves the screen, it may fade or dissolve into another slide. Other special effects that you will see as you run the presentation are text and graphic animations. Animation effects introduce individual slide elements one element at a time. These effects add interest to your slides and draw attention to important features.
Transitions and animation effects have been applied to the 1A_Expansion presentation. Clicking the left mouse button allows you to view each animation effect separately on each individual slide. At the end of the slide, you also click the left mouse button to advance to the next slide. You will learn to add special effects to presentations as you progress in this textbook.
Display Slide 1 of your file 1A_Expansion_Firstname_Lastname in Normal View . Then, take a moment to read Steps 2 through 8 to familiarize yourself with what you will see and do as you view the slide presentation. After you have read the steps, in the lower left corner of the screen, click the Slide Show button and read the steps again as you proceed through the slide show.
Watch for the animation effect on the title of the first slide, and then locate the graphic at the bottom center of the slide.
Click the left mouse button to advance to the next slide, and notice that only the background is visible. Click the left mouse button again to display the title of the slide.
Click the left mouse button to display the chart. Click the left mouse button again to display the charts first bar element.
Continue to click the left mouse button until the chart has finished and the third slide displays. When the third slide transitions onto the screen, only the title displays.
Click the left mouse button and notice that the first bullet displays toward the bottom of the slide and then bounces into place. Click the left mouse button again and notice that the first bullet dims to a lighter color as the second bullet bounces into place.
Continue to click the left mouse button until the fourth slide displaysentitled Support Growth and Retention of Local Businesses. This slide introduces all the text at once.
Click the left mouse button to display the fifth slide, and then click again to drop the title onto the screen. Click again so that the graphic spins onto the screen in a pinwheel effect, and then click the left mouse button three more times to display each line of bulleted text.
Click to display the sixth and final slideentitled The City Plaza. The elements on this slide do not require that you click the left mouse button to advance the animations. These elements have been set with automatic slide timings. Click the left mouse button one more time to view the last slide, which is a black slide that displays the text End of slide show, click to exit. PowerPoint inserts a black slide at the end of every slide show to indicate that the presentation is over. Click the left mouse button to return to Normal View.
More Knowledge: Inserting a Formatted Slide at the End of a Presentation
PowerPoint inserts a black slide to signal the end of a presentation. Some presenters prefer to display a blank slide that contains the same background as the other slides in the presentation. If you prefer this method, you can disable the black slide by clicking the Tools menu, and then clicking Options. Click the View tab, and under Slide show, click to clear the End with black slide check box.
Use any method to display Slide 3, and then click the Slide Show button to start the presentation on Slide 3. Click three times, and then after you have viewed the entire third slide, on your keyboard press to end the slide show.
Save the presentation.
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