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Create PowerPoint Presentations Using Text Editors

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Start Up a Text Editor Such as Notepad to Create the PowerPoint Slide Outline
Create the outline in a text editor such as Notepad for the PowerPoint presentation

Create the outline in a text editor such as Notepad for the PowerPoint presentation

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Text Editors

Text editors, such as Windows Notepad, were not used much in the past by the average computer user when creating a document, simply because they did not have the "bells and whistles" of word processing programs like Word or WordPerfect, to make the document pretty. Well, the use of text editors is on the rise, now that text messaging is the "in" way to communicate. Did you know that you could create a PowerPoint presentation right on your Blackberry or cell phone?

Let's get back to the computer though, and start up a text editor. For this lesson I'll refer to Notepad, the text editor that comes already installed on Windows computer.

Click Start > Programs > Accessories > Notepad

Once Notepad is open proceed to type the outline for your PowerPoint presentation. Refer to the image above for reference.
  • Use one line for each topic heading.

  • Type sub topics for each topic heading on a line below the topic heading.
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