On the next four Slides, we’ll have an image and a text box. The images
will be the four steps of the Wizard, and the text box will contain
a brief description of what the wizard is doing. You can find the images
for this presentation by clicking the link below:
Download the ZIP file on the resources page, and you’ll find all the
images for this PowerPoint course in separate folders. The images you
need are in the presentation1 folder.
The first thing we need to do is to delete the text box that’s holding
the bullets. So, from the Outline View on the left, click on slide 3
to highlight it. The "AutoContent Wizard – Step One" slide
should display on the main stage:
Click anywhere inside the bulleted list, like you
did previously. The outline of the text box should be showing. Click
on the text box outline, and then press the Delete key on your keyboard
twice. The text box and its contents should then vanish.
Now we can insert an Image in place of the bulleted list. To insert
an image on to slide 3, click Insert > Picture from the powerpoint
menu bar at the top. The Picture submenu should display:
The one we want is From File. But note the other picture options
you have: Clip Art, AutoShapes, Organization Chart, Word Art, From Scanner
or Camera, and Word Table. We’ll see a few of these in action in later
chapters. But for now, click on From File. When you do, you’ll see an
Insert dialogue box appear:
From the "Look in" dropdown list at the top, navigate to
where on your hard drive you saved your downloaded images files to.
Locate the image called autoContentWizardStep1.jpg. Click on
this to highlight it, and then click the Insert button in the bottom
right. The picture will appear on your slide 3. Your slide should now
look like ours below:
Resize and Move an Image
The picture looks a bit big for the slide, and there’s not much room
for the text we want to add. To resize the image, make sure the image
is selected. If it is, you’ll see white squares or circles around the
edges, as in the previous image.
With the image selected, click it with the right mouse button. You’ll
then see the following menu:
Click on Format Picture, and you’ll see the following dialogue
This is not the Tab we want, so click the Size tab to see the
Make sure there’s a tick in the box that says Lock aspect ratio.
If there’s a tick in this box, when you change the height, the width
will change automatically to match. That way, you don’t end up with
an odd-shaped image.
On the Size tab, change the Scale > Height from 100% to 80%.
You’ll see the other values change by themselves. Click the Preview
button at the bottom to see what the image looks like at this size.
If you’re happy with the size of your image, click OK.
To move your image, click on it with your left mouse button. Hold the
left button down and drag to a new location. Aim for something like
In the next part, you’ll see how to add a text box just below the image.