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Presentation Skills
Microsoft PowerPoint 97

Adams Toolkit:
Include graphic file or clip art in a PowerPoint slide
   
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There are at least two ways to include a clip art or a graphic file in a PowerPoint slide. One way is to use one of the slide layouts that anticipates inclusion of a clip art from the Microsoft clip art gallery. The icons for these layouts is shown on the left. Another way is to start with a blank layout.

If youselect one of the picture and text layouts shown above, a slide will appear that includes a section similar to the image shown to the right. As indicated by the image, you should double click on the icon as the next step to inclusion of an image in the slide.

(If you started with a blank layout, you will need to use the Insert menu as shown later in these instrucions.)

The following dialog box shown below will appear after you double click on the clip art slide. Search through the available clip art. When you find the clip art you'd like to use, click on your choice, then click on Insert and Close.

If you want to use a specific file, instead of standard clip art, go to the menu bar and select:
      Insert | Picture | From File...
(as shown below)

This same menu can be used to insert clip art or a specific file when you start with a blank layout.

Find and identify the file you wish to insert.

NOTE: You can minimize the size of your PowerPoint file by clicking on the Link to file box on the right side of the dialog. However, you will need to make sure that you have the graphic file and the PowerPoint file saved into the same directory if you need to print or display the presentation on a differetn comp;uter.


Use the links below for tips on how to perform other Presentation functions using Microsoft PowerPoint 97.


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