Power Point 2007 Instructions:

Open PowerPoint

Start > All Programs > Microsoft Office > Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007

PowerPoint should open as a presentation. If not click the Office button Office Button and select New New PowerPoint.

Select Blank Presentation

New Blank Presentation

Save Your Presentation

Click the Office button again Office Button and select Save As from the drop down menu and name your file Under the Sea. See the information below on how you want to save your document.

Save As Options

Set your Slide Layout to Blank

Because you are going to be creating the appearance of sea aquarium you will just be using graphics, not text. You will need to replace the title slide layout to blank.

On the Home tab select Layout then select Blank.

Blank Layout

Place a Background on Your Slide:

Click on the background graphic link below and open the zip folder. There are three backgrounds that you can use or you can find one of your own. Drag the graphics to your student folder (Open you student folder while you have your zip folder open and simply drag it from the zip file to your student file).

Background Graphic Files

To place the background graphic on your slide with the Design tab selected click Background Styles then select Format Background.

Format Background

This opens the Format Background dialog box. Select Picture or texture fill, click File under the Insert from section and browse to find your background picture, then click Close to apply the background to your slide.

Background Fill

Insert Animated Fish Graphics to Your Slide:

Now it is time for you to collect fish and other underwater animated graphics to add to your aquarium. Save them to your student folder. The link below contains some animated graphics you can use if you are having trouble finding some. You will unzip the graphics then drag them to your folder as you did with the background graphics you saved above.

Animated Sea Graphics

Insert the Animated Graphics:

With the Insert Tab selected click the Picture icon to open the My Pictures folder on your computer. Navigate to your student folder and double click on the animated graphic to place the graphic on your slide.

Insert Picture

Click off the picture to deselect it. Notice that the Ribbon Changes when you deselect the picture.

Play the Slide Show to see the animations by selecting the Slide Show tab and clicking From Beginning at the Start Slide Show section on the Ribbon.

Play Slide Show

Click the Escape key (the top left hand side of your keyboard) to return to your Slide Show editing.

Add Custom Animation:

Realistically fish aren’t stationary when they are swimming so you need to add movement to your graphic. This is done with custom animation.

Click on the graphic you want to apply animation to.

With the Animations Tab selected click Custom Animation.

Custom Animations

This opens the custom animation dialog box that will appear at the right of your document. Click the Add Effect button and select from four types of animation; Entrance, Emphasis, Exit, or Motion Paths.

Add Effect

You will most likely be dealing with Entrance, Exit, or Motion Paths.

First you will apply an Entrance (crawl or fly) animation to the graphic you just inserted onto your slide. While your fish is still selected click Add Effect > Entrance > More Effects.

More Effects

The Add Entrance Effect dialog box opens.

Click on Crawl In. Make sure the Preview Effect check box is checked. Notice the fish is moving up from the bottom. I want my fish to move in the direction it is facing. Don’t worry about this for now. Click OK to close the Add Entrance Effect dialog box.

Crawl In

First place your fish where you want it to stop. The way my fish shown below is facing to the right so I want it to move from left to right:

Fish Moving

In the Custom Animation Pane select the options that you want to apply to your animation. Since you are later going to make the slide show run on its own I would change Start from Mouse click to either With Previous or After Previous. The Direction will depend on how your animation will appear on the slide and select the speed that you want.

Crawl Animation Effect

Again play your Slide Show (Slide Show > From Beginning) and see if it the way you want it. You can change the Modify settings or simply click the Remove animation button Remove Animation to start all over. Press escape to return to your Editing Slide Show mode.

Try the different animation effects to make your Under the Sea Aquarium look realistic. Also include at least one Motion Path animations.

Continue adding animations to the rest of your graphics. Remember to include at least one Motion Path animation.

Add Midi/Music File to Your Slide Show:

When you insert a sound on a slide, an icon Sound Symbol that represents the sound file appears. To play the sound while you give your presentation, you can set the sound to start automatically when the slide is displayed, start on a mouse-click, start automatically but with a time delay, or play as part of an animation sequence. You will set your sound to start automatically when the slide is displayed.

The link shown below contains several Midi files you can choose from for your background sound. Click on the link to open the zip folder then drag the file you want to use to your student folder.

Music/Midi Background Sound Files

Since we have only created one slide for this activity the sound will be placed on this slide. For other presentations that contain more than one slide you will need to have the slide you want to include the sound on active.

On the Insert tab, in the Media Clips group, click the arrow under Sound and select Sound from File.

Insert Sound

Navigate to your student folder and double click the sound you will use.

You will then see a prompt box that ask “How do you want the sound to start in the slide show?”

How do you want the sound to start

Click Automatically.

Next you need to change the animation order so that the sound will play at the beginning of your Slide Show. You will need to move it up in the Custom Animation dialog box.

Open the Custom Animation Pane by clicking the Animation tab and selecting Custom Animation.

Custom Animations

Click on the music file to select it then click the up arrow to move it to the start of your custom animation list.

Move Sound Up

Make Sure Your Slide Show Runs on its Own – No Mouse Clicks

Play your slide show to make sure you do not need to click a mouse to move to the next animation. Remember you need to view your custom animations to make sure mouse click is not selected.

Save your work and then turn it in for grading. Make sure you look over it with your grading rubric!

Horizontal Rule

Apply a background to the presentation.
Clipart/Pictures are included and go along with the theme.
Custom animations are included on several of the graphics.
Midi file is included in presentation.