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Published on September 5, 2007

Author: Pumbaa

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Writing with PowerPoint:A Workshop Brought to You by the Purdue Writing Lab:  Writing with PowerPoint: A Workshop Brought to You by the Purdue Writing Lab Why write with PowerPoint?:  Why write with PowerPoint? To supplement an oral presentation To incorporate visual and audio media into a presentation To disseminate information to a larger group Who uses PowerPoint?:  Who uses PowerPoint? Government agencies Disseminate information among agencies Researchers Present research to peers at conferences Executives Propose projects and plans of action Educators Teach concepts through print and visual media Before You Start:  Before You Start Audience Who is your audience? What is your relationship with them? Purpose Are you informing? Arguing? Occasion Is this a professional presentation? Are you at a conference, at a meeting, in a classroom? Ethos How do you want the audience to perceive you? Are you representing a business or organization? Slide5:  Your Canvas View Options Text andamp; Content Options Design Options Save andamp; Print Options View Options:  View Options Normal View Add and develop text and content Manipulate individual slides Slide Sorter View View and change organization Move and hide slides Slide Show View View overall development Give completed presentation A Closer Look at Normal View:  A Closer Look at Normal View Create new slides Add and edit text and content Compose facilitator notes Slide8:  Design Options Design Options Design Options:  Design Options Custom Design User-designed combination of background and fonts Very effective when done well Design Templates Pre-set combinations of background and fonts Quick and easy Custom Design Considerations:  Custom Design Considerations Simplicity Moderate color palette Clear, unadorned fonts Consistency Color and background graphics Font style and sizes Choosing a Design Template:  Choosing a Design Template Avoid templates with themes that don’t fit your information If your content includes images, avoid templates with large background graphics Streamlined templates with minimal background graphics present a professional image Slide12:  Text andamp; Content Options Text andamp; Content Options Text & Content :  Text andamp; Content Text Facilitates presentation Reinforces key terms and concepts Images Complement presentation Illustrate or highlight main points Tables and Graphs Support presentation Present information in a visually appealing way Text Considerations:  Text Considerations Keep text to a minimum Use 'white space' to set off blocks of text Make phrase structure consistent within bulleted lists Content Considerations:  Content Considerations Keep content to a minimum Use white space to set off visual content from text Choose appropriate images Text & Content Layouts:  Text andamp; Content Layouts Text only No images are needed Images would be distracting Text and content Text refers to the content Content reinforces point of text Content only Intriguing images intended for discussion Complicated charts that need explanation Slide17:  Allows presenter to control the appearance of text and content Provides transitions between slides Draws audience’s attention to the object being animated Distracting when used to excess Slide18:  Save andamp; Print Options Save andamp; Print Options Save Options:  Save Options Disable Fast Saves Keeps file size manageable To get to this dialog box: Tools  Options  Save Print Options:  Print Options Slides Prints each slide on a separate page Handouts Prints a specified number of slides on each page Notes Pages Prints facilitator notes along with slides Outline View Prints the text of each slide Reminders:  Reminders Consider your context Audience Purpose Occasion Ethos Communicate Effectively Simple designs Concise text Relevant content For More Information:  For More Information Come by the Writing Lab (HEAV 226) to talk to a consultant about writing with PowerPoint Visit the DLC in the basement of HICKS for answers to technical questions Go to the OWL for more information on writing concerns: http://owl.english.purdue.edu

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