PowerPoint Terms

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Presentation

a set of slides or handouts that contains information you want to convey to an audience.

Normal View

PowerPoint's default view that displays the Slide pane, the Notes pane, and the Slides/Outline pane

Placeholders

Designated areas in PowerPoint layouts that can be used to easily insert text, graphics, or multimedia objects.

Active Slide

The slide currently selected or displayed.

Slide Layout

Prearranged sets of placeholders for various types of slide content.

Theme

Formatting feature that applies a background, colors, fonts, and effects to all slides in a presentation.

Clip Art

Predrawn artwork, photos, animations, and sound clips that you can insert into your files.

Contextual Tab

a Ribbon tab that displays only when needed for a specific task such as formatting a table or offering picture formatting options.

Font

A set of characters with a specific size and style.

Template

A presentation that is already formatted with a slide design and may also include sample text to guide you in completing the presentation.

Footer

An area at the bottom of a slide in which you can enter a date, slide number, or other information.

Header

An area at the top of a slide in which you can enter a date or other information that repeats for each page.

Handouts

Printed copies of the presentation for the audience to refer to during and after the slide show.

Landscape Orientation

A slide or printout that is wider than it is tall.

Portrait Orientation

A slide or printout that is taller than it is wide.

AutoFit

PowerPoint feature designed to reduce font size to fit text in the current placeholder.

SmartArt Graphics

Professionally designed graphics that organize and display information in various graphic types such as lists, processes, or hierarchical displays.

Crop

Remove a portion of a picture that you don't want

Scaling

Specifying a percentage of the original size to enlarge or reduce an object.

Slide Master

A slide that contains the appearance of all slides in a presentation.

Template

A foundation on which to build a presentation; a template may contain theme colors, fonts, and effects, graphics, a background, and slide layouts.

Transitions

The visual effects used when one slide moves off of the screen and another moves onto the screen.

Advance Slide Timing

A setting that controls the amount of time a slide displays on the screen.

Animate

To apply movement to text or an object to control its display during the presentation.

Custom Show

A show in which you specify the slides and the order in which the slides appear during the presentation.

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