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How to edit your new PowerPoint presentation

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Paloma Bartz, TQUK L-5 TEFL Teacher

Sep 1, 2020 | eLearning, Teaching Resources

PowerPoint is a presentation program offered by Microsoft, it’s often used to create or show slides, for business presentations or for educational purposes. This wikiHow-styled post will help you make the most out of your new animated PowerPoint presentation.

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This post is broken up into two sections: installing custom fonts & downloading your free presentation + personalizing your lesson plan. If you’re already familiar with font installation, scroll down or click on the third bubble on the right to get there.

Section 1

Adding Custom Fonts.

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1. Open your browser and search for “Google fonts: Montserrat”.

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2. Choose the first option or the search with Google’s URL fonts.google.com 

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3. Click Download family, on the top right corner of the screen. If you’re prompted to save the file, select a folder in your computer and click Save.

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4. Locate the folder and extract it, right-click it if using Windows and select extract or unzip, on Mac double-click the file to see the Montserrat Font family.

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5. Go to your laptop’s finder or search box and type Font, on Windows open the Fonts folder, on Mac choose the Font Book app.

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6. Go back to the folder where you saved the downloaded fonts and select all fonts, once selected Click+Drag them to your Fonts folder or to your Font Book app (click and continue to hold while you drag the font files from one folder to another).

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7. Success! You can now use your new font family in all of your projects, commercial or non-commercial, as Google Fonts is a free licensed font library.

Section 2

Downloading your free PowerPoint presentation – no requirements, no subscriptions

1. Click Download PPTX, the file should download automatically to your computer. It will be saved in your default download location, unless you’re prompted to choose a location, then select the folder and click Save.

Disclaimer: You need the PowerPoint 2016 version or up, to be able to use the Zoom feature.

Section 2.5

Personalizing your lesson plan.

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1. Protected View should be on as it is a file downloaded from the Internet, click on Enable to edit the file.

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2. There are 22 slides in the presentation, slides 1 through 5 should remain unhidden since they will function as the front-end, of your app-like presentation. I would recommend not to alter or edit any of the graphic characters as the animations may get lost in the process. Wording can be edited within the pre-made textbox.

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3. Slides 6 to 22 should remain hidden, this will keep the slides away from the front-end of your presentation, ensuring the Zoom feature to prompt only when clicked on it. 

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4. To add text, select the box where you want to add your information and type as needed. Animation should be included if text is added within the same text box. 

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5. If for any reason your animation gets deleted, or if you want to add more animations to your slide: 

I. Click on the text box, shape or graphic that you want to animate

II. Select the Animations tab and choose your animation

III. Choose the Effect that you want 🙂

 

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6. Once you finish editing your lesson, go back to your first slide and click on the Slide Show button. Review your presentation and make adjustments if needed. 

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6. If you’re sending this presentation to your students make sure to save two files, a presentation version for you to edit when needed and a Slide Show for your students to see. This type of presentation can be opened in their tablets and can be used as an “app”. 

Congratulations!

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You have edited your very own animated PowerPoint presentation!

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