In this video, staff author Jess Stratton shows users how to navigate around PowerPoint for iPad. She'll go over every aspect of the interface.
- [Instructor] Just like we did with Word and Excel, let's go over the interface of PowerPoint. I have an existing PowerPoint presentation open, so let's start from the top left. The arrow with a circle on it will immediately return you back to the main screen where you can view your account, open a recent PowerPoint presentation, or create a new one. The paper icon will give you properties about your file, like the file size, and you can also print, save, duplicate, and export it. Autosave is currently turned on, so your presentation will save at certain intervals automatically.
If Autosave was toggled off, a save button would appear, and you'd have to do it manually. The curved arrows are undo and redo, to undo the last action that you just did. At the top-center is the ribbon interface, just like we saw with Word and Excel in the previous chapters. Like before, the home tab is your most commonly used elements that you'll use in PowerPoint. You can quickly add a new slide, change font properties, add shapes, and the slide layout. The insert tab is where to go to insert slides, tables, pictures, shapes, and text boxes.
The draw tab is a way to annotate and add freehand drawings and shapes directly to your PowerPoint presentation. The design tab is where you can change the slide size, format the background so that it's a different solid color, and change the theme of your presentation. The transitions tab is where you can set the way that the slides transition from one to the next. You have the ability to apply the same transition to every slide.
You can now add animations to your PowerPoint for iPad presentations. You can add entrance effects and exit effects. You can also set the options for all these effects. The slideshow tab allows you to start your actual presentation, while the review tab allows you to view and add comments, and I'll go over how to do that near the end of the course. The light bulb icon contains the tell me feature and which, if you can't find what you're looking for, you can tell PowerPoint for iPad what you're looking for and it will direct you to the right place.
The magnifying glass is how you can search your presentation, just like you could in Word. The person icon is how you'll share your file with other people. You can start your presentation using the little presentation icon to the right of the person. Let's go down to the bottom right-hand side. It says the word notes on it, and tapping that area brings up a special area where you can add speaker notes to a particular slide that the audience won't see. Tapping the X will close out of that pane.
Moving around to the left of the bottom where it says slide one of five, it tells you how many slides you have in your entire presentation, and which one you're currently working on. Moving around to the left, is the slide navigator. You can see all the slides that you currently have, and you can tap on each one to actively work on it. You can also quickly rearrange slides by tapping and dragging on them. Up next, let's create a presentation.
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