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PowerPoint should open as a presentation. If not Click the Office button and select New ..
Select Blank Presentation.
Save Your Presentation
Click the Office button again and select Save As from the drop down menu and name your file Cruising Pahokee. See the information below on how you want to save your document.
Create a Title Slide:
The default first slide is a title slide. Click in the Click to Add Title text box and type in your title "Cruising Pahokee."
Click in the Click to add subtitle text box and type in "Created by: Your Name"
Add a Design Theme:
Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 contains several built-in themes, which include theme colors, theme fonts, and theme effects. PowerPoint 2007 themes replace design templates used in earlier versions of PowerPoint.
With the Design tab selected select on the the themes or click more to view more. Once you have found the theme you want click on it to select it. Change the Colors, Fonts and Effects by clicking on the button and selecting a different option for your theme.
Add Custom Animation to the Slide:
Select the text of your title slide "Cruising Pahokee"
With the Animations Tab selected click Custom Animation.
This opens the custom animation dialog box that will appear at the right of your document. Click the Add Effect button and select from four types of animation; Entrance, Emphasis, Exit, or Motion Paths.
First you will apply an Entrance (one of your choice) animation to the title "Cruising Pahokee." While your text is still selected click Add Effect > Entrance > More Effects.
The Add Entrance Effect dialog box opens.
Click on one of the many animations available. Make sure the Preview Effect check box is checked.
Click OK to close the Add Entrance Effect dialog box.
Once you have applied the animation you must decide how you want the animation to be presented. At the custom animation task pane click you need to decide how you want it to start and the speed of the animation.
For this activity you want the presentation to play without clicking the mouse so you would need to change the Start to With Previous or After Previous
Create a New Slide:
Now you will insert a new slide that will contain the graphics that represent a cruise through Pahokee. Your entire slide show will contain your title page along with four slides. You will save these graphics to your student folder (right click on image, chose save as, then type in the name you assign to the graphic). You want to choose things that are representative of this area (corn fields, rabbits, the marina, the lake, sky diving, etc.) You may want to ClipArt or find graphics on the Internet. Some useful web sites are:
With the Home tab selected click New Slide then select Blank Slide. The reason for choosing a blank slide is that we are not going to be using text or bulleted lists for our presentation.
A new blank slide should now appear in your document window
Using Shapes to Create Your Own Graphics:
First thing that we need to do is create a road on which your car will travel. You will do this using the Shapes options to do this.
With the Insert tab selected click on Shapes then select the rectangle shape located in the first row.
While holding down the left mouse button, drag it across the slide where you want your road to go.
With your rectangle still selected we want to add a texture fill. Click on the Format tab then drop down the Shape Fill menu and choose Texture then select a texture that might represent a road.
Next you will add lines on the road with the same steps we used above. Select the rectangle shape, draw out four or five small rectangles and place them on top of the road.
Now that you have your road finished it is a good idea to group it so it is not five or six different parts. Click once on one of the seperate shapes and while holding down the shift key select the rest of the shapes. All the seperate shaped should appear with a blue outline with a small green circle above it as shown below:
Under Drawing Tools, on the Format tab, in the Arrange group, click Group, and then click Group.
Now your road is only one object and not five seperate shapes. To ungroup the object simple select the object, follow the steps above but select ungroup from the dropdown list.
Create Three More Shapes:
Now you will create three more shapes that will be used in your Cruising Pahokee Presentation. Some examples are stop sign, traffic signal lights, sun, etc. Be creative and make sure your graphics go along with the theme. Also if you are using more than one shape to create a graphic make sure you group it together!
Put the Presentation Together:
Next, find a car graphic and insert it on your page. You don't have to have an animated car because you can apply custom animation to the car to move it across the page. When you have your car graphic in place, continue applying graphics that represents the surroundings in Pahokee. You will continue adding three more slides, representing three different scenes you might see in town. For example, one slide could represent the airport where skydivers are filling the sky. Another slide could be of the Pahokee Marina and campground where you would use boats, fishing, etc. to represent activities that take place there. When you have all your slides and transitions in place, you will need to set the slide timing in order to control the time a slide appears on the page. You should have three scenes in your presentation appearing on different slides totalling three additional slides.
Applying Transitions Between Slides:
Slide transitions are the animation-like effects that occur in Slide Show view when you move from one slide to the next during an on-screen presentation. You can control the speed of each slide transition effect, and you can also add sound.
Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 includes many different types of slide transitions, including (but not limited to) the following:
To see more transition effects, in the Quick Styles list, click the More button , as shown in the diagram above.
On the left side of the slide window, in the pane that contains the Outline and Slides tabs, click the Slides tab.
Select the slide thumbnails of the slides that you want to apply slide transitions to, the first slide shown above, the Title Slide.
On the Animations tab, in the Transition To This Slide group, click a slide transition effect.
To set the slide transition speed between the current slide and the next slide, in the Transition To This Slide group, click the arrow next to Transition Speed, and then select the speed that you want.
To add a different slide transition to another slide in your presentation, click on the next slide and repeat the steps above.
Add Midi/Music File to Your Slide Show:
When you insert a sound on a slide, an icon that represents the sound file appears. To play the sound while you give your presentation, you can set the sound to start automatically when the slide is displayed, start on a mouse-click, start automatically but with a time delay, or play as part of an animation sequence. You will set your sound to start automatically when the slide is displayed.
The link shown below contains a Midi files you can use for your background sound. Click on the link to open the zip folder then drag the fileto your student folder.
Since you have four slides for this activity the sound will be placed on the first slide and will play through all four slides. Click on the Title Slide.
On the Insert tab, in the Media Clips group, click the arrow under Sound and select Sound from File.
Navigate to your student folder and double click the sound you will use.
You will then see a prompt box that ask "How do you want the sound to start in the slide show?"
Next you need to change the animation order so that the sound will play at the beginning of your Slide Show. You will need to move it up in the Custom Animation dialog box.
Open the Custom Animation Pane by clicking the Animation tab and selecting Custom Animation.
Click on the music file to select it then click the up arrow to move it to the start of your custom animation list.
In the Custom Animation task pane, click the arrow to the right of the selected sound in the Custom Animation list, and then click Effect Options.
On the Effect tab, under Stop playing, click After, and then select the total number of slides on which the file should play, for this activity it would be four.
Note The sound file should be as long as the specified display times of the slides. You can see the length of the sound file on the Sound Settings tab, under Information.
Rehearse and Record Slide Timings
FYI: Be prepared to begin timing your presentation immediately after you perform the first step in this procedure.
On the Slide Show tab, in the Set Up group, click Rehearse Timings.
The Rehearsal toolbar appears and the Slide Time box begins timing the presentation.
While timing your presentation, do one or more of the following on the Rehearsal toolbar:
After you set the time for the last slide, a message box displays the total time for the presentation and prompts you to do one of the following:
To keep the recorded slide timings, click Yes.
To discard the recorded slide timings, click No.
Slide Sorter view appears and displays the time of each slide in your presentation.
You are going to make a title page for your slide show. The first thing you will create is the title and you will use WordArt to accomplish this.
You may at any time edit your WordArt object to add or change the words from the original. Just double-click the object to reopen the dialog box, place your mouse cursor at the point in the text that has to be changed. When finished click on the OK button. Reposition the object attractively on your document if necessary. When you click on the WordArt, you are selecting it. When you select the WordArt, the WordArt toolbar will appear:
The Shape button on the WordArt toolbar says ABC on the face of the icon. When you click on it, a grid of 40 different shapes appears.
You can select a different shape for your WordArt object by clicking on the shape you wish to change your WordArt to. Click the WordArt object to make it active and then click the icon with the paint can and brush. See that the first tab is selected that says Colors and Lines.
The next step is to drop down the arrow next to the color box in the Fill portion of the dialog box (upper-third). As you can easily see, this format box controls just about everything you would want to do with this object.
Choose a Preset color arrangement from the Gradient tab of the dialog box. Experiment with several until you find one that suits you.
Choose the Texture tab. Choose a texture from the list. There are 24 different textures for you to try.
The Patterns tab of the Fill Effects dialog box allows you to play not only with color for the foreground and background, but pattern lines as well.
The last dialog box is for Pictures to be used as fills.
You can change the Shadow shape, color and line color very easily. On the Drawing toolbar you'll see on the far right end two icons that deal with Shadow and 3-D . Select your WordArt object then choose the shadow icon.
The pop-up menu (below), will appear for you to select a shadow type to suit your need.
If you select the Shadow Settings... button at the bottom you will be given more choices to use and a lot more control. There may be times when your shadow color would be more appropriate if it matched the color used in the background instead of the silver color that is defaulted. More Shadow Colors... gives you more colors to work with than you'll ever be able to use!
Choose More Shadow Colors... to pick a different shade if you choose.
The 3-D feature will change the look of your work and allows you to be a little more creative. Be sure to select the WordArt object then click on the 3-D button on the Drawing toolbar. Next choose the direction and amount of extrusion desired for your object.
You may wish to experiment with the lighting (angle of direct light to create the 3-D effect) by clicking on the blue lamp icon from the 3-D Settings toolbar.
There are 8 angles to choose from, each will be demonstrated on the center cube. You may also choose Bright, Normal or Dim lighting. (The ways to tweak this puppy are almost endless; so don't get too carried away.) You may choose a color for your extruded portion as well as the face of the object, more fun for you!
Experiment with the fill colors and fill effects choice to see how it effects your text. Also experiment with the size and position options to see how your text changes.
Now you will insert two text boxes that will display the words "by" and "your name."
The next thing you will do is add a background to the title slide.
You will now add transitions to your WordArt and the two text boxes to give your presentation a more professional look.
Set your presentation to run by itself without you having to click on the mouse to change slides by following the directions below:
Now you will insert a new slide that will contain the graphics that represent a cruise through Pahokee. Your entire slide show will contain your title page along with four slides. You will save these graphics to your student folder (right click on image, chose save as, then type in the name you assign to the graphic). You want to choose things that are representative of this area (corn fields, rabbits, the marina, the lake, sky diving, etc.) Some useful web sites are:
You can also do a search for your graphics by name (car graphics, palm tree animated gifs, etc.) by going to Yahoo.com of Google.com web page and typing your search word in the search box.
You will now become aquatinted with your drawing toolbar. To make sure it is open, click view, and if a check appears by drawing toolbar, it is open in your program. The drawing toolbar is usually located at the bottom of your screen. This is what you should see:
You will first create a road like the image below:
Next, find a car graphic and insert it on your page. You don't have to have an animated car because you can apply the transition of having the car move across the page. When you have your car graphic in place, continue applying graphics that represents the surroundings in Pahokee. You will continue adding three more slides, representing three different scenes you might see in town. For example, one slide could represent the airport where skydivers are filling the sky. Another slide could be of the Pahokee Marina and campground where you would use boats, fishing, etc. to represent activities that take place there. Use the different features on the drawing toolbar to add your own art work to the page. Every student will have a different slide show, representing different scenery's in Pahokee. When you have all your slides and transitions in place, you will need to set the slide timing in order to control the time a slide appears on the page.
Follow the below directions to set the timing on your entire slide show presentation:
The last thing you need to do is add some cruising music to your file. Save the midi file below and embed it in your presentation.