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Working with slide layouts

From: PowerPoint for Mac 2011 Essential Training

Video: Working with slide layouts

Depending on what you plan on displaying on any given slide in a presentation, you want to make sure that it's laid out properly. Well there are number of different slide layouts to choose from here in PowerPoint 2011, so let's check them out now using our NewHire presentation, and we will go to slide number one. Now slide layouts can be selected when you add new slides or they can be applied to existing slides, so let's start by adding a new slide. And instead of just clicking the New Slide button, which will add the default slide layout for us, let's check out our options by clicking the dropdown arrow next to that button.

Working with slide layouts

Depending on what you plan on displaying on any given slide in a presentation, you want to make sure that it's laid out properly. Well there are number of different slide layouts to choose from here in PowerPoint 2011, so let's check them out now using our NewHire presentation, and we will go to slide number one. Now slide layouts can be selected when you add new slides or they can be applied to existing slides, so let's start by adding a new slide. And instead of just clicking the New Slide button, which will add the default slide layout for us, let's check out our options by clicking the dropdown arrow next to that button.

Here you'll see a number of different layouts, with the current theme already applied to the thumbnails. Title Slide is what we see, our first slide, which has a title and a subtitle, and you'll notice that there are spots reserved on the slide for those. Next to that, we have Title and Content. Many of the slides contain a title at the top, and then you will see content down below. It could be a bulleted list, could be a picture, a movie, it could be a table or a chart, for example. Section headers we talked about in a previous movie, and they allow you to create the effect of sections in your presentation.

You can book content side by side. You can have content with captions; blank slides, if you want to start from scratch and add your own elements; Title Only, kind of like a blank slide but allows you to enter your title in a selected location and then use the rest of the slide however you see fit; Comparisons; Pictures with Captions; you can see there are quite a few options to choose from, and you really should experiment with some of these. We are going to go to our Title and Content slide, which is the default when you click the New Slide button, and you'll see here we have placeholders for a title, and we have the content area, which allows us to click to add text or to select from thumbnails for different types of content.

So let's go up here where it says, "Click to add title." We'll do that. We will click, and we will just type in "Ice-breaker." Now down below, if we wanted it to be text, we will just simply click to add text. And the first bullet is created for us. We just have to type in what that first point is. "Meet and Greet." Press Enter. There is your second bullet, and we will just add one more here. Let's type in "Game," just like that.

All right, so we now need to press Return on the keyboard - that will start a new bullet. All we need to do to deselect this text box is to click anywhere outside of it, and there is the end result. So there is our new slide with our new layout. Now let's go to a slide where we want to change the layout. We'll just scroll down the presentation till we get to the Products section. When you see Products you'll see our section header here and then the next slide, slide 12, contains a title, and there is content. There is our bulleted list. And maybe we want to be able to show some pictures of the products next to these bullets.

Well in that case, we want to change the layout. So let's go to the Layout dropdown now, here in the Slides group of the Home tab. And now all we have to do is select them those same layouts, and it will be changed for us. Let's go to Two Content. This could be a bulleted list on one side and pictures on the other - perfect. So we will select Two Content. Right away, you can see our bulleted list is squished over in the left-hand side, and now we're ready, over here, to insert a picture - maybe it's a movie, maybe it's a chart.

In our case, it's going to be picture. We will talk about inserting pictures a little bit later on, but now we have a placeholder for that. All we have to do is select the appropriate thumbnail here to start doing that. So you can create new slides and choose those slide layouts on the fly, or if you prefer, create your slides, get your content in, and choose a layout afterwards. It's totally up to you.

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PowerPoint for Mac 2011 Essential Training

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  1. 4m 11s
    1. Welcome
      1m 20s
    2. Understanding PowerPoint
      2m 4s
    3. Using the exercise files
      47s
  2. 15m 58s
    1. Exploring the Presentation gallery
      4m 17s
    2. Understanding the Ribbon interface
      6m 7s
    3. Navigating presentations
      2m 56s
    4. Customizing the UI layout
      2m 38s
  3. 32m 42s
    1. Creating new presentations
      2m 56s
    2. Adding, removing, and arranging slides
      7m 5s
    3. Saving time with Outline mode
      5m 15s
    4. Separating slides into sections
      8m 37s
    5. Checking compatibility
      3m 15s
    6. Saving your presentations
      5m 34s
  4. 35m 23s
    1. Using themes
      4m 58s
    2. Creating your own themes
      2m 42s
    3. Changing the background
      5m 33s
    4. Designing slides
      3m 12s
    5. Working with slide layouts
      3m 58s
    6. Working with slide masters
      5m 51s
    7. Using headers and footers
      4m 25s
    8. Using and creating templates
      4m 44s
  5. 30m 14s
    1. Adding text with text slides and boxes
      3m 37s
    2. Adding text to a shape
      2m 16s
    3. Formatting text on a slide
      5m 42s
    4. Changing character direction
      4m 11s
    5. Creating lists using bullets and numbering
      5m 25s
    6. Changing spacing and indents
      4m 17s
    7. Finding and replacing content
      4m 46s
  6. 25m 28s
    1. Adding a table to a slide
      4m 47s
    2. Editing and formatting tables
      4m 25s
    3. Pasting a table from Excel
      5m 11s
    4. Inserting a chart
      5m 42s
    5. Pasting a chart from Excel
      5m 23s
  7. 26m 40s
    1. Inserting pictures and clip art
      2m 18s
    2. Replacing and adjusting pictures
      6m 40s
    3. Drawings and SmartArt
      6m 29s
    4. Adding video to a slide
      5m 53s
    5. Adding sound to a presentation
      5m 20s
  8. 18m 7s
    1. Using a template with animation
      5m 35s
    2. Animating objects on a slide
      6m 1s
    3. Using slide transition effects
      6m 31s
  9. 15m 7s
    1. Checking spelling
      5m 25s
    2. Finding synonyms, definitions, and translations
      4m 23s
    3. Setting AutoCorrect options
      5m 19s
  10. 40m 53s
    1. Using speaker notes
      3m 50s
    2. Showing and navigating a presentation
      4m 56s
    3. Using pointer options
      3m 59s
    4. Using presenter tools with two screens
      3m 44s
    5. Creating a self-running slideshow
      6m 40s
    6. Playing a self-running slideshow
      3m 44s
    7. Adding hyperlinks to a presentation
      5m 7s
    8. Using action buttons
      8m 53s
  11. 28m 5s
    1. Using comments
      3m 58s
    2. Printing notes, handouts, and slides
      4m 17s
    3. Sending a slideshow to iPhoto
      2m 57s
    4. Creating PowerPoint pictures
      2m 43s
    5. Creating a PowerPoint movie
      3m 56s
    6. Creating a PDF presentation
      1m 49s
    7. Creating custom slideshows
      3m 57s
    8. Broadcasting a presentation over the web
      4m 28s
  12. 8m 52s
    1. Changing PowerPoint preferences
      3m 29s
    2. Customizing the Ribbon and toolbars
      5m 23s
  13. 22s
    1. Goodbye
      22s

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