PowerPoint Clip Art
What is Clip Art?
Clip Art, are basically images, provided by Microsoft, which present a whole selection of themes. As the name says, Clip Art images are not only raw photographs of objects, landscapes etc. but also hand made artwork of them.
Inserting Clip Art
To insert a Clip Art, simply follow these steps:
Up in the Taskbar, go to: Insert>Picture> Clip Art...
The First time you open the clip art section, you might get a Clip Organizer notification. Select to option that will configure it, so that it finds all the images and Clip Arts on yor computer. The scan might take some time.
After we complete the first step, a sidebar shall open on the right of your screen. It's the clipart interfrace.
For instance, let's type in the word "money". Then click the Search button.
After you press search, the clip art interfrace will bring you image results. In this case i typed in Money.
The image here shows a clipped view of the Results. To import the image into the presentation, simply click on it.
To change the browsing view, press the icon highlited in green.
To perform another search, just click modify.
- If you do not have PowerPoint, you can download the OpenOffice.org Suite and save files in PowerPoint format for free.
- If you know Microsoft Word vey well , then you might notice that PowerPoint follows a lot of the same rules, such as highlighting and deleting slides like a Word paragraph.
- Just about any type of file you can think of can be inserted into a presentation, even Macros to make PowerPoint presentations interactive.
- Instead of saving the presentation with the extension *.ppt, go to FILE » SAVE AS and save it as *.pps (PowerPoint Show). This allows you to save the file on your desktop, so when you click on it, the presentation starts automatically. No opening up PowerPoint program first!
- If you can't get the drift of it after making your second presentation (nothing fancy), it is good to get a guide book from your local library or have someone show you how to make a simple presentation.
- Keep a backup copy with you. The corrupt flash drive, broken floppy disk, faulty Internet connection, and/or scratched CD could cause major problems if encountered.
- Make sure your PowerPoint presentation is compatible with the device you will be presenting it on. Your version of PowerPoint may be different than another computers version. To assure your presentation will always work with other people's computers, it may be a good idea to have a copy of Microsoft's PowerPoint Viewer 2007 with you.
Remember! Don't overdo it! Putting too many clip Arts into your presentation only makes it look worse. Also, remember to make the ClipArt sized right, to match the prentation's content. You dont want them to stare at the ClipArt and ignore your tekst, do you?
Yes and No! Actually, there is a 'clone' of PowerPoint called "Open Office Impress " that anyone can download and use for absolutely free. Impres is a part of the Open Office package.
If you do not currently have Microsoft PowerPoint and are considering buying it or will only use it sporadically, it is well worth looking into Open Office. First and foremost, it is entirely free. Most importantly, it is impossible to distinguish from Microsoft PowerPoint!
It has all of the features of Powerpoint and costs you nothing.