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For Seniors: How to Run a PowerPoint Presentation

The whole point of a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation is to deliver a show to an audience. If that audience is in the same room with you, you can display your slide show onscreen. [more…]

For Seniors: How to Use the PowerPoint Slide Show Tools

When you’re working in the Microsoft PowerPoint Slide Show view, a very faint set of buttons appears in the lower-right corner. When you roll your mouse over these buttons, they brighten up so that you [more…]

For Seniors: How to Print a PowerPoint Presentation

You may want to print your Microsoft PowerPoint presentation. When you print in PowerPoint, you’re given a choice of the type of printout you want. Here are the choices available: [more…]

For Seniors: How to Move around an Excel Worksheet

You can move around a Microsoft Excel worksheet using the cell cursor (also called the active cell indicator). The cell cursor is the dark outline around the active cell. To change which cell is active [more…]

For Seniors: How to Format an Entire Excel Worksheet

To save time, you can format an entire Excel worksheet (also known as spreadsheet) at once. The Page Layout tab contains various formatting controls that affect the entire worksheet. These controls affect [more…]

For Seniors: How to Explore the PowerPoint Interface

In Microsoft PowerPoint, you work with slides and presentations rather than documents (as in Word) or worksheets (as in Excel). A slide is an individual page of the presentation. The term page [more…]

For Seniors: How to Understand PowerPoint Views

Like other Office applications, PowerPoint provides several different views for you to work with. Each view is useful for a different set of activities. Normal view — the default — is the most commonly [more…]

For Seniors: How to Save and Open a PowerPoint Presentation

Microsoft PowerPoint is best known for creating business presentations — slide shows, if you will. When you start PowerPoint, it automatically starts a new blank presentation for you, with a single slide [more…]

For Seniors: How to Create a New PowerPoint Slide

Each new Microsoft PowerPoint presentation begins with one slide in it: a title slide. You can easily add more slides to your PowerPoint presentation in any of these ways: [more…]

For Seniors: What Are PowerPoint Slide Layouts and Placeholders All About?

A Microsoft PowerPoint slide layout is a combination of one or more content placeholders. For example, the default slide layout — Title and Content — has two boxes: a text box at the top for the slide’s [more…]

For Seniors: How to Move or Resize PowerPoint Slide Content

Each placeholder box on a Microsoft PowerPoint slide is a separate object that you can move or resize freely. To resize a placeholder box, select it and then drag a selection handle. [more…]

For Seniors: How to Enter and Fit Text into a PowerPoint Slide

To add text to a content placeholder in Microsoft PowerPoint, click the Click to Add Text area and type what you want. To add any other type of content, click the icon in the placeholder for the type you [more…]

For Seniors: How to Wrap Text in Microsoft Word

In Microsoft Word, you can wrap text around a picture. The default text wrapping for a picture is In Line with Text. This type of alignment makes Word treat the picture like an individual character of [more…]

For Seniors: Close a Windows Program on Your Laptop

When you are through with a Windows program, close it to save computer resources. Closing a Windows program removes its window from the screen and the taskbar, and removes the program from memory. Before [more…]

For Seniors: Understand Your Laptop's Windows 7 Desktop

The Windows 7 desktop appears when you log on to your laptop. On the desktop you'll find the Windows Start menu, taskbar, and shortcuts to favorite programs and files. You can use various elements of the [more…]

For Seniors: Use a Laptop's Windows 7 Start Menu

Use the Windows 7 Start menu on your laptop to access your laptop's settings, files, folders, and software. You can customize the Windows Start menu if you like, to fit the way you like to work on your [more…]

For Seniors: Create Windows 7 Shortcuts on a Laptop

Shortcuts are icons you put on the Windows 7 desktop for quick access to programs or files you use frequently. On a laptop, shortcuts are especially useful for users who may have to get to what they need [more…]

For Seniors: Start a Windows Program on a Laptop

Before you can use a Windows program on your laptop, you have to start it (launch the program). Windows provides several ways to start programs; choose the method you like best. [more…]

For Seniors: Arrange Windows on a Windows Laptop Quickly

Using the Shake, Snap, and Peek features in Windows 7, you can quickly arrange windows on your laptop. You can minimize all windows, align them side-by-side, maximize a window, or take a quick peek at [more…]

For Seniors: Customize Your Windows Laptop’s Display

Customize your Windows laptop’s display by changing the Windows screen resolution, desktop background, window appearance, or screen saver. Customizing the appearance of your Windows laptop not only makes [more…]

For Seniors: Choose a Windows 7 Theme for Your Laptop

Windows 7 has built-in themes that you can apply to change the appearance of your windows, desktop background, screen saver, and even mouse cursors and system sounds. Windows themes are coordinated settings [more…]

For Seniors: Change the Color, Font, or Size of Windows Elements

You can modify the appearance of Windows 7 elements one by one. For example, you can change the color, font, or size of menus, windows, icons, scrollbars, and other Windows elements. [more…]

For Seniors: Start a Windows 7 Program Automatically

If you use a Windows 7 program often, you can have it launch automatically every time you start your computer. Having Windows automatically start your favorite programs for you whenever you startup your [more…]

For Seniors: Access an Online Program Through Your Laptop

Online programs are complete applications that you can access with your laptop, from anywhere you have Internet access. The benefits of online programs are obvious — you save hard drive space on your laptop [more…]

For Seniors: Open a File on Your Laptop

Files contain data, and when you open them, you can make changes. One way to open a file is to locate it first in Windows Explorer/Computer (the file management program in Windows). [more…]

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