Adding Images to PowerPoint: Basic Tips
The following tips are provided to get you started with adding images to a PowerPoint presentation. Additional information on using PowerPoint is available in the following library resources:
Gilgen, R. (2004). Absolute beginner's guide to Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2003 [electronic resource]. Available through the Libraries of the USF System online catalog.
Online Training Solutions (2004). Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2003 step by step [electronic resource]. Available through the Libraries of the USF System online catalog.
Rutledge, P., Grey, J., & Mucciolo, T. (Eds.). (2004). Using Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2003 (Special ed ed.). Available in ready reference: T385.R88 2004.
Step 1: Save your images to a temporary file.
- Locate an image.
- Right click on the image
- Choose “save picture as”
- Save the image—to your desktop, to “my pictures,” or to a temporary file.
Remember: Images obtained from the Internet or through library databases may be copyrighted. Be sure to check each web site for permission notices to determine whether the images may be used for classroom assignments.
Step 2: Go to PowerPoint:
- Begin a new presentation by selecting: File—new
- Choose a blank slide from the choices on the right side of the screen
- From the menu bar choose: Insert—picture—from file
- To change the image size, go to the menu bar and choose: format—picture—size (be sure to leave “lock aspect ratio” checked—this will retain the original proportions)
- To add text to the slide, Click on the slide, then, from the menu bar, choose: Insert—text box. Click in the box and begin typing. To change the color or font of the text, click on the text box and select “format—text box—colors and lines” from the menu bar
- Insert a new slide by clicking on Control-M
- Delete a slide by highlighting it and pressing the “delete” key
- Don’t forget to save your presentation!
Prepared by Tina Neville