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   Basics: Exercise PPT 1-1

Exercise 1-1 completed - GrayscaleYou need to use what you just learned, and maybe learn a little more. Complete all parts of the following exercises. Don't forget to backup your Class disk when you have completed the exercises or whenever you stop for the day and saved a document along the way.

You will edit an existing presentation for this exercise. 




These exercises may use one or more files from the presentations resource files Icon: In Site. Save the changed documents to your Class disk. This keeps the original resource files intact in case you need to start over or another student will be using this same computer.

Exercise PowerPoint 1-1: Edit Existing

What you will do: Open an existing presentation
Edit text.
Change slide order.
Add a new slide.
Spell Check.
Use the Pre-Print Checklist.
Print handout with header in grayscale.

Start with: Class disk, theater.pptx from resource files.

The presentation theater.pptx was written to accompany a speech about the history and future of The City Theater. You will make some changes to update the presentation.

  1. Open theater.pptx from the resource files.
  2. Class diskSave As ex1-1-citytheater-Lastname-Firstname.pptx to your Class disk in the powerpoint project1 folder.
  3. Slide #1: City Theater
    Change "Out" to "our". This kind of spelling error will not be caught by Spell Check.
  4. Slide #2: The Beginning
    Delete the second level bullet points: 10 years, 2 years, Current location
  5. Slide #5: Great Managers
    • Delete the photo on the left and its caption.
    • In the bullet list placeholder behind the photo type the following as a list:
         Warren Carpenter
         Louis Draper
         Henri Waldenburg
         Albert Sofich
  6. Slide # 7: The Future
    Delete the bullet point "Re-pave the parking lot".
  7. Switch the order of Slide #3: Great Performances and Slide #4: Great Plays.
  8. Add a new Slide #8: What We Need, with the following bullet points:
    • $1,000,000 in pledges for exterior renovation - June 1
    • $400,000 collected for sound and lighting systems - Sept. 30
    • Committee for web site
  9. Exercise 1-1 completed - GrayscaleSpell Check.
    You should find two more spelling errors in words that are not names, plus any that you may have introduced yourself.
  10. Use the Pre-Print Check ListIcon: On site in the Appendix.
  11. Create a header for the Handouts containing your name and Ex. PPT 1-1 at the top left and the date at the top right.
  12. Icon: Printer Print in grayscale a handout that shows all of the slides on one page, with a frame around each slide. (The Frame Slides choice should still be remembered!)
  13. Class diskSave.