A presentation is a set of slides, generally in outline format. Presentations are used most often to accompany a speech. However, a presentation can also be set up to run all by itself. You can print the slides in several different layouts.
The example above has one title slide and four content slides, shown at the left of the PowerPoint window.
In this first project the presentations that you will create are just plain text. Adding the pretty stuff is in the next two projects.
To show a presentation to a large group you need a screen, a computer, a projector, and the correct cable to connect the computer to the projector. Of course, for just a couple of people, you could have them gather around your computer's monitor screen. But for four or more, you need to shine your presentation onto a wall or a large screen. That's just what PowerPoint is about!