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PowerPoint Lesson 1 dgs

Adding motion to an object
The way content and text placeholders are placed on the slide
Live Preview
The Office 2007 feature that lets you point to the various choices in a gallery or palette and see the results before applying
Microsoft Office Button
opens the Office menu, which has commands common to all Office applications, such as New, Save, and Print
Normal view
The view in PowerPoint that includes the Slides/Outline tabs on the left, the Slide pane showing the selected slide in the center, and the Notes pane beneath the Slide pane. Commonly used to place objects on the slide
Notes Page view
A view in PowerPoint for working on the speaker notes page; includes placeholder for the slide notes
Outline tab
A tab used to enter text in Normal view, located on the left side of the window in the same pane as the Slides tab
PowerPoint presentation
A computer slide show created in PowerPoint
Placing a presentation in a format for others to use; published presentations include handouts, Package for CD, and presentations on a document management server, in a document workspace, and on the Web
Quick Access Toolbar
A small customizable toolbar at the top of the screen with buttons for common commands such as Save and Undo
An area at the top of an Office program window that contains commands for working with the open file; the commands are organized under tabs.
Slide layout
The placement of placeholders or objects on a slide that determines how all of the objects on a slide are arranged
Slide pane
The main work area for the selected slide in Normal view
Slide Show view
A view in PowerPoint that shows the slides on the full screen with the animations and transitions
Slide Sorter view
A view in PowerPoint that displays a thumbnail of each slide in the order in which they appear in the presentation; used to rearrange slides, check timings, and view slide transitions
Slides tab
In Normal view the tab on the left side of the PowerPoint window that displays thumbnails of each slide
Status bar
A bar at the bottom of the program window that provides information about the current file and process
A section of the Ribbon that contains related commands
Task pane
A window along the left side of the program window that contains options and commands
Small graphic image
Title bar
The bar at the top of the program window with the names of the program and the current file
The animated way in which a slide appears and leaves the screen during a slide show
Zoom Slider
A bar in the lower-right corner of an Office program window that you can use to increase or decrease the size of the document on screen