For this presentation, we’re going to be creating an introduction to
setting up a wireless internet connection. When you’re creating a presentation
from scratch, quite often all you’ll have is a lot of notes and information
to work with. The job of turning all this information into an effective
presentation can be an arduous task. Learning what to leave out and
what to include does take experience. But the task can be made easier
with some effective notes.

Take a look at our article on the basics of going wireless:

The article itself isn’t very long. But we need to turn this article
into a PowerPoint presentation. To do that, we created a powerpoint
outline. The outline is a list of things we’re going to do for each
slide. You can see it here (PDF file, 21 kilobytes):

But here’s our Outline for the first two slide:

What we’ve done here is to break the presentation down in manageable
chucks, and say what will be happening on each slide. If you do this
even before opening powerpoint, it can save you a lot of time and effort.

So our slide one, then, has just a title on it. This is fairly easy
to do.

With your title slide still open from the
previous section, click inside of the title text box at the top.
The default text will disappear:

As you can see from the Outline above, our title should say "How
Setup a Wireless Internet Connection". So type that text into the
text box. Click anywhere outside the text box to see what it looks like:

We don’t need a subtitle, so click anywhere on the edges of this box
to select it:

When you can see the white squares or circles (sizing handles), press
the delete key on your keyboard to get rid of the text box. Your slide
one should now look like this:

Notice the Outline View on the left, and that it has the same title
as on the main stage.

In the next part, you’ll see how to add a bulleted list to a powerpoint
slide.

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