The Microsoft PowerPoint is one of the Microsoft Office suites of programs.
It primary function is to produce presentation materials.
To start a PowerPoint program
Click on the Start button, point to Programs, follow by
Microsoft Office and click on Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2003. Note: For previous version of Office - Click on the Start button,
point to Programs and click on Microsoft PowerPoint.
Immediately you will see the screen shown below. The right hand side
Getting Started task pane provides help to you.
If you are not using it, you can click on the Close icon to close it.
You also can start by clicking on Create a new presentation… at the
bottom of the task pane.
The PowerPoint 2003 screen elements:
To enter text into a presentation
From the PowerPoint slide pane, there is ‘box’ that labeled ‘Click to add
title’. Just simply click and enter the text there.
For example, you may enter “This is my first presentation.”
Then click on ‘Click to add subtitle’ and you also can enter some text
Saving and Closing a presentation
This feature allows you to
store new or existing presentations on disk. If you not save the file, you will
be unable to view the presentation in the future. Once saved, you can re-open
the file for viewing or editing.
To save a presentation
From File menu, click Save.
If it is a new file, the Save As dialog box displayed, ensure that
you are located in the folder/disk drive of your choice by clicking the arrow to
the right of the Save in: drop down box and navigating to your required
Enter the file name in the File name: text box. The default file name
is Presentation1, you can use it or type in a new file name.
Let say we key in First presentation for the file name, click on the Save
button to save. Note: Now the presentation is saved to My Documents folder.
To close a presentation
From the File menu, click Close OR click Close Window icon.
If unsaved changes have been made to your presentation the dialog box below
is displayed, giving you the chance to save the presentation prior to closing.
Click Yes to save the presentation before closing OR click No to close without saving changes OR click on Cancel to cancel the operation.
To exit Microsoft PowerPoint
Click on the Close icon displayed on the top-right corner of the