How To Make A Powerpoint interesting:
- Make it a game slide
- Step 1: Open one up. Create a background if you want
- Step 2: On the internet, search for games like tic-tac-toe, word searches, sudoku, coloring pages, connect-the-dot, stuff you draw on. Find the image you like and right-click. Hit "Copy".
- Step 3: Go to the slide of your choice and right-click. "Paste". You now have a picture of a blank game.
- Step 4: Repeat with as many slides as you like.
- Step 4: Save as a view-only slideshow. Open.
- Step 5: Wiggle mouse around until a button appears on the bottom left of the slideshow. Select the pen tool. ?Choose a color.
- Step 6: Enjoy the games! You can even email the file as an attachment or upload it online for others to see!
2. Make a story.
- Step 1: Pretend each slide of the presentation is a page. Write your story.
- (NOTE: You can make a non-linear story! You know, one where the reader gets options of what happens next! Simply make every scenario on pages, and when the time comes for the reader to choose, write something like. "To do this, go to page 74. To do this instead, go to page 75" or whatever. To go to a page, they just type in the number and hit enter.)
- Step 2: Create a table of contents. On the second slide or whatever, write down which chapters happen on which slides, and the reader can go to the page they want by typing in the slide number and hitting "enter"
- Step 3: Save as view-only slideshow. Open.
- Step 4: Enjoy your story! You can read it page-by-page or not. Email it as an attachment or whatever to share!
3. Turn any powerpoint into a fun-fest!
- Step 1: Open the slideshow you wish to make fun.
- Step 2: Go to the desired slide. Then choose an option below:
- Option 1: Add animations. Google: "animated gifs" If you want a certain picture, like a pirate or whatever, put those words in, too! (Ex: "animated gifs pirate") Find the one you like and follow the instructions provided to get it. Or just right-click and copy. Either way, get it, and put it in!
- Option 2: Noises and transitions. Depending on your version of Powerpoint, the options may be anywhere in the tools bar. But look for something like "transitions" or "animated text" or whatever. As I said, your version will have different options, but find it and edit it. You’ll find options where new slides fly in and text dissolves in and out. You can also add noises, like applauding, drumrolls, and wind chimes. Customizing them is fun!
- Option 3: Drawing and marking. If you read the instructions for a game slide, you’ll understand. While the slideshow is being presented, wiggle the mouse, and in the bottom-left corner will be a button. Click on it and you will get a pen option. Customize the markers to the color you want and draw on the slides!
- (NOTE: I discovered these tricks in 6th grade, when I had to create slideshows in every unit in history. It explained what we were doing. I could draw happy faces at good news in the slides, write helpful words, highlight stuff, all with the pen. Everyone else already knew about the transitions and stuff, but it did make things interesting. And of course, everyone loved seeing animated pharoahs and cavemen and deer and stuff like that.)
Thanks for reading! Microsoft Powerpoint is more fun than meets the eye, huh?