- Continue Session8
- Introducing Power Point
is Power Point 2000?
Point 2000 is a complete presentation graphics program that allows you to
produce professional-looking presentations. A Power Point presentation also
called a slide show. PowerPoint gives you the flexibility to make presentations
using a projection device attached to a personal computer and using overhead
transparencies. In addition, you can take advantage of the WWW and run virtual
presentations on the Internet. Power Point also can create paper printouts of
the individual slides, outlines, and speaker notes.
contains several features t simplify creating a slide show. For example, you
can instruct Power Point to create a predesigned presentation, and then you can
modify the presentation to fulfill your requirements. You quickly can format a
slide show using one of the professionally designed presentation design
templates. To make your presentation more impressive, you can add tables,
charts, pictures, video, sound, and animation effects. You also can check the
spelling of your slide show as you type or after you have completed designing
the presentation. For example, you can instruct Power Point to restrict the
number of bulleted items on a slide or limit the number of words in each
paragraph. Additional Power Point features include the following:
- Word processing: create bulleted
lists, combine words and images, find and replace text, and use multiple
format and type sizes.
- Outlining: develop your
presentation using an outline format. You also can import outlines from
Word or other word processing programs.
- Charting: create and insert charts
into your presentations. The two chart types are: standard, which includes
bar, line, pie, and xy(scatter) charts: and custom, which display floating
bars, colored lines, and three-dimensional cones.
- Drawing: form and modify
diagrams using shapes such as arcs, arrows, cubes, rectangles, stars, and
- Inserting multimedia: insert artwork and
multimedia effects into your slide show. Clip Gallery 5.0 contains
hundreds of clip art images, pictures, photos, sounds, and video clips. You
can search for clips by entering words or phrases that describe the
subject you want, by looking for clips with similar artistic styles,
colors, or shapes, or by connecting to a special Web site reserved for
Clip Gallery users. You also can import art from other application.
- Web support: save presentations
or parts of a presentation in HTML format so they can be viewed and
manipulated using a browser. You can publish you slide show to the
Internet or to an intranet. You also can insert action buttons and
hyperlinks to create a self-running or interactive Web presentation.
- E-mailing: send an individual
slide as an e-mail message or your entire slide show as an attachment to
an e-mail message.
- Using Wizards: quickly and
efficiently create a presentation by answering prompts for specific
content criteria. For example, the AutoContent Wizard give prompts for the
type of slide show you are planning, such as communicating bad news or
motivating a team, and the type of output, such as an on-screen
presentation or black and white overheads. If you are planning to run your
presentation on another computer, the Pack and Go Wizard helps you bundle
everything you need, including any objects associated with that installed,
you also can include the Power Point Viewer, a program that allows you to
run, but not edit, a Power Point slide show.
This project is
called "Searching for Scholarships". From this exercise, you can
- How to insert a new slide.
- How to demote or promote a bulleted list.
- How to add clip art.
- How to apply design template.
- How to create a hyperlink.
- How to change the size of clip art.
- How to add slide transitions to a slide show.
- How to apply animation effects.
- How to e-mail a slide show from within PowerPoint.
will give you an article regarding information and decision support systems.
Based on the given article, you are asked to summarize the content and design a
slide show using PowerPoint. You have to apply the skills learned in previous
exercise and demonstrate your basic understanding of this article by meeting
the following requirements:
- Outline and briefly describe the stages of a
- Define the term MIS and clearly distinguish
between a TPS and an MIS
- Discuss information systems in the functional
areas of business organization.
- List and discuss important characteristics of
DSSs that give them the potential to be effective management support
- Identify and describe the basic components of
- State the goal of a GDSS and identify the
characteristics that distinguish it from a DSS.
- Identify fundamental uses of an ESS and list
the characteristics of such a system.
your project, you should save a copy for yourself and email another copy to
your instructor (email@example.com).