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Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 Scavenger Hunt - Beginner

The commands in Microsoft PowerPoint 2003 are similar to that of Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 except the placement is different. This scavenger hunt will help you get acquainted with Microsoft PowerPoint 2010. Remember, there is always more than one way to accomplish a task. Launch Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 and notice the new look.

A. Examine the screen. How many items are located on the ribbon interface (the old menu tabs)? Name them:

i. ____________________________________ ii. ____________________________________ iii. ____________________________________ iv. ____________________________________ v. ____________________________________ vi. ____________________________________ vii. ____________________________________ viii. ____________________________________ ix. ____________________________________

B. The File Tab is new in 2010. This is similar to the 2003 File Menu. A. What information does the Info Tab provide? _______________

___________________________________________________ B. What can you find under the Recent Tab? _________________

___________________________________________________ C. What useful templates are located under the New Tab?

___________________________________________________ D. How do I create a new document? Explain. ________________

___________________________________________________ E. How do I go about saving a Microsoft PowerPoint project so that

version 2003 would recognize it? Explain. ___________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________

Lets explore some of the commands on the Home Tab. A. With all Microsoft PowerPoint tabs you can identify their purpose by hovering over

the item with your mouse. Hint: you may have to click one of the boxes on the slide to un-gray the icons.

B. Name at least five items that you would use during a project under this tab. i. _____________________________________________ ii. _____________________________________________ iii. _____________________________________________ iv. _____________________________________________ v. _____________________________________________

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C. Which icon would you use to insert a new slide? _______________________________________________________________

D. What is the keyboard short-cut for this process?_________________________ E. Name at least two commands that you are not familiar with and investigate what

they do to help you better understand PowerPoint? Explain. ________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________

F. Where do I go to change the case (upper or lower case) of text under this tab? ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________

G. Which icon would you use to change the text alignment to either center or left justified? ________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________

H. How many different categories of shapes are there? _____ vi. Try a few for practice by inserting them into the current slide on the

screen. I. What icon would you use to clear all formatting on your presentation?

________________________________________________________________ J. What do I click to fill a shape?

___________________________________________________________ K. How do I find and replace text within the document? _________________

___________________________________________________________ L. Explain what Shape Effects does? ______________________________

__________________________________________________________ M. What are the options for the Paste command? _____________________

__________________________________________________________ N. Under the ribbon you will find the words Font and Paragraph among others. If you

click the small box to the right of those words, what similarities do you notice from Word 2003? Explain. ________________________________________________

O. Take a moment to reflect on the Home Tab commands and how placement of these items changed since version 2003. Take some notes to help you remember the location of the commands you may use.

________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________

Lets explore some of the commands under the Insert Tab.

F. Name at least five items that you may use under this tab to complete a project. i. _____________________________________________ ii. _____________________________________________ iii. _____________________________________________ iv. _____________________________________________ v. _____________________________________________

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G. Which command is new to you? Explain what it is and how it is used? __________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________

H. What is the purpose of Screenshot? Explain. ______________________ __________________________________________________________

I. What is the purpose of SmartArt? Explain. ________________________ __________________________________________________________

J. What is the purpose of Text Box ? ______________________________ __________________________________________________________

K. What is the purpose of WordArt? ___________________________ __________________________________________________________

L. How do you add a Footer to a slide? _________________________ __________________________________________________________

M. Insert a picture by clicking on the Picture Tab. When the picture is loaded, what new Ribbon Tab appears? ____________________________________

N. Name at least eight items that are available under this tab. i. ______________________________ ii. ______________________________ iii. ______________________________ iv. ______________________________ v. ______________________________ vi. ______________________________ vii. ______________________________ viii. ______________________________

O. Experiment with the Remove Background command. Once it is clicked, what editing commands are available? _______________________________ __________________________________________________________

i. Where is the back button located in case you want to go back? ______________________________

ii. Experiment with the different options such as picture adjustments, layouts, styles, and effects.

1. What feature do you like best?__________________________ ________________________________________________

C. Take a moment to reflect on the Insert Tab commands and how placement of these items changed since version 2003. Take some notes to help you remember the location of the commands you use on a daily basis.

________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________

Lets explore some of the commands under the Design Tab. A. Name at least five items under this tab.

i. _____________________________________________ ii. _____________________________________________ iii. _____________________________________________

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iv. _____________________________________________ v. _____________________________________________

B. Which command is new to you? Explain what it is and how it is used? _________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________

C. Hover over the Themes section. What happens to your slide? How do you view the remaining 40 designs? Explain.______________________ ___________________________________________________

D. How do I change slide colors? ______________________ ___________________________________________________

E. How do I change background styles? _________________________________________________

F. Take a moment to reflect on the Design Tab commands and how you can create professional looking presentations. Take some notes to help you remember the location of the commands you may use.

________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________

Lets explore some of the commands under the Transitions Tab.

A. Name at least one item that you may recognize. __________________________ B. Name at least five items that you would like to know more about and document how

they used. You may need to use the help function to accomplish this task. 1. _____________________________________________ 2. _____________________________________________ 3. _____________________________________________ 4. _____________________________________________ 5. _____________________________________________

C. Experiment on adding transitions to your current slide. What happens once you hover over the transition? Use the drop-down arrow and experiment with the other features. What are your thoughts? ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

D. Take a moment to reflect on the commands in the Transitions Tab. Take some notes to help you remember the location of the commands and how they can be used.

________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________

Lets explore some of the commands under the Animations Tab. A. Name at least one item you may recognize.__________________________

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B. Name at least five items that you would like to know more about and document how they are used. You may need to use the help function to accomplish this task.

ii. _____________________________________________ iii. _____________________________________________ iv. _____________________________________________ v. _____________________________________________ vi. _____________________________________________

C. What is your favorite effect option? Hint: you may have to click one of the boxes on the slide to un-gray the icons. Explain. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

D. What does the command Duration do? ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

E. Take a moment to reflect on the Animations Tab commands and how you may use them to create a professional looking presentation. Take some notes to help you remember the location of the commands you may use.

________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________

Lets explore some of the commands under the Slide Show Tab.

A. Name at least one tab you may recognize. __________________________ _________________________________________________________

B. Name at least five items that you would like to know more about and document how they are used. You may need to use the help function to accomplish this task.

i. _____________________________________________ ii. _____________________________________________ iii. _____________________________________________ iv. _____________________________________________ v. _____________________________________________

C. Take a moment to reflect on the Slide Show Tab commands and how they can be used to create a professional presentation. Take some notes to help you remember the location of the commands you may use.

________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________

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Lets explore some of the commands under the Review Tab. A. Name at least one tab you may recognize. __________________________

____________________________________________________________ B. How do check the spelling within my document?______________________

____________________________________________________________ C. Take a moment to reflect on the Review Tab commands and how they can be used

to assist in the creation of a professional presentation. Take some notes to help you remember the location of the commands you may use.

________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________

Lets explore some of the commands under the View Tab.

A. Name at least one tab you may recognize. __________________________ ____________________________________________________________

B. Take a moment to reflect on the View Tab commands and how they can be used to assist in the creation of a professional presentation. Take some notes to help you remember the location of the commands you may use.

________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________

Can you find all of the commands? Where can I go to

1. change the zoom level of the document?

2. bold text

3. sort?

4. search for a word within the document?

5. save?

6. create bullets?

7. Print?

8. check spelling?

9. add a header or footer?

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10. underline text?

11. work with macros?

12. use clip art?

13. remove picture background?

14. crop?

15. add a hyperlink?

16. use WordArt?

17. work with shapes?

18. get help?

19. create a new slide?

20. add a background color?

21. insert a picture?

22. add audio to a slide?

23. work with macros?

24. work with background styles?

25. change the slide orientation?

26. add sound?

27. italicize text?

28. compare two presentations?

29. print presentation slides?

30. change themes?

31. add columns to a slide?

32. change font?

33. launch a presentation?

34. insert a bubble chart?

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35. work with equations?

36. change character spacing in fonts?

37. change text direction?

38. work with SmartArt?

39. add an animation?

40. Underline text?

41. change the page margins?

42. center text?

43. work with a table?

44. find and replace?

45. change the background color of the screen?

46. create a line chart?

47. work with text boxes?

48. insert a video?

49. arrange objects?

Please retain this document as it can serve as a reference sheet for Microsoft PowerPoint 2010.

Now that you have a basic understanding of Microsoft PowerPoint 2010, create a basic presentation to demonstrate your understanding. Please remember to add graphics, color, transitions, animations, sound, and above all, creativity.

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