Objective 5. View a Slide Show

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.

Activity 1.18. Viewing a Slide Show

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.

This is a graphic file that includes a blinking light at the top of the tall building. The animation in this graphic is not a part of PowerPoint; rather, it is included in the graphic file itself. Upon opening, the title displays an emphasis animation effecta colored box displays around the title as it expands, and then the colored box disappears as the text reverts to its original size.


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.

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Dimming a previous bullet is a type of text animation that keeps the audience focused on the current bullet.


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.

You do not have to start a presentation with the first slide. An audience member may ask you a question pertaining to a particular slide. You can begin the slide show on any slide in the presentation by first displaying the slide in Normal View.


Save the presentation.

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Windows XP

Outlook 2003

Internet Explorer

Computer Concepts

Word 2003

Chapter One. Creating Documents with Microsoft Word 2003

Chapter Two. Formatting and Organizing Text

Chapter Three. Using Graphics and Tables

Chapter Four. Using Special Document Formats, Columns, and Mail Merge

Excel 2003

Chapter One. Creating a Worksheet and Charting Data

Chapter Two. Designing Effective Worksheets

Chapter Three. Using Functions and Data Tables

Access 2003

Chapter One. Getting Started with Access Databases and Tables

Chapter Two. Sort, Filter, and Query a Database

Chapter Three. Forms and Reports

Powerpoint 2003

Chapter One. Getting Started with PowerPoint 2003

Chapter Two. Creating a Presentation

Chapter Three. Formatting a Presentation

Integrated Projects

Chapter One. Using Access Data with Other Office Applications

Chapter Two. Using Tables in Word and Excel

Chapter Three. Using Excel as a Data Source in a Mail Merge

Chapter Four. Linking Data in Office Documents

Chapter Five. Creating Presentation Content from Office Documents

Go! With Microsoft Office 2003 Brief
GO! with Microsoft Office 2003 Brief (2nd Edition)
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