November 26, 2006
POWER POINT PROJECT ASSIGNMENT
This is an assignment to create a small PowerPoint presentation about yourself
while learning how to use PowerPoint software.
To learn about PowerPoint, work along with one of the following tutorial sets:
Create your presentation while working through the tutorial(s). The
presentation must consist of between five and eight slides, including:
There must be at least five slides that contain information about you.
- A "Title Slide" containing a presentation title and your name,
- At least one slide containing two pieces of clip art,
- At least one slide containing an image imported as an image file
(not clip art ),
- At least one slide containing a bulleted list,
- At least one slide containing some "word art,"
- At least one slide with a transition.
Don't do anything too "fancy" because I'll be checking your presentation on a
computer different from the one you use to create it, and there can be
compatibility problems. Use default fonts and standard features.
You may use scanners in L145 or P288 to convert a photograph to a digital
image. Instructions are on the scanners and lab assistants are available to
help. Scan your image at 100dpi or less (this is extremely important). Save
the image as a JPG file type. Check the size of the file. If
it's more than 100KB, don't use it. Ask the lab assistant to help you
compress it further.
The size of your entire PowerPoint presentation must be under 1.0 MB. You
can't get credit for doing the assignment if your file is too large. I'll
return larger presentations ungraded.
You should make sure that your image files are sufficiently small
before importing them into PowerPoint slides. However,
depending on the version of PowerPoint you are using, you may be able to
compress images after importing them.
It is basically done this way: select any picture in your slide show by
clicking on it. Go to Format/Picture on the menu bar. On the Format Picture
screen click on the tab Picture and click on "Compress" down on the left. In
the Compress window choose to apply to all. Choose Web/Screen resolution.
Click OK. Save your PowerPoint file. It should now be smaller.
I will do demonstrations in class to help you with all the points covered
above, and to give you additional information that you will be needing.
THE DUE DATE OF YOUR POWER POINT PROJECT
for the due date.
HOW TO TURN IN THE POWER POINT ASSIGNMENT
Save your presentation in the default format: as an MS PowerPoint file. For
the filename use your initials: first, middle, and last. Make sure the
extension is ppt. So for example, since my name is John Joseph Sarraille, my
file would be named:
Send the file as an attachment to this special
with the subject line:
(Notice that there are no spaces in that subject line.)
The e-mail must arrive before midnight on the due date.