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# TODAY: 5/17/14         CLASS NOTES  
                     
                     
    Look at the Sharing Zone!            
     - We have a ton of PowerPoint work from students!            
       - Bob is ecstatic!!            
        The Sharing Zone            
                     
                     
                     
    Drawing tools: another kind of graphic objects (cont'd)            
     - Here is a lecture to introduce the many object-oriented            
    drawing tools and effects            
        ms-office-drawing-tools.ppt            
         - Go to Lesson 15            
                     
                     
                     
    Basic IP using Irfanview            
     - We will brighten this nightime picture, and other stuff            
        Gallery            
         - Use picture 17.  Click on the thumbnail to see the full-sized view.  Right-click on that picture,            
        and then click on "Save Image As…"            
         - Save in the sub-folder under PPP called GALLERY            
    a.  - enhance colors (gamma, brightness, contrast, saturation…)            
         - Menu path: Image > Color corrections…            
         - NOTE: Of all these controls, Gamma is the most useful (and easy to use)            
    b.  - file size vs. image size            
         - Menu path: Image > Information…            
    c.  - save as jpg, png, gif, or bmp            
         - Menu path: File > Save as…            
         - Look at the "Save as Type:" box/menu at the bottom of the dialogue box            
    d.  - crop, copy            
         - Draw a selection box around the area of interest            
         - Give the Copy command, then go to another window and use the Paste command            
    e.  - resize by averaging            
         - Menu path: Image > Resize/Resample…            
                     
                     
                     
  PREVIOUS CLASSES            
        May 10, 2014            
                     
    Bitmap images            
     - What happens with bitmap images (pixel-based pictures) is            
    very related to the math that computers use to store the data            
        Bitmap Images - A Presentation            
         - NOTE: This is a very large file.  Please download it outside of class.            
        For right now, let Bob download it in class.            
                     
                     
                     
    Computer-assisted red-eye reduction            
     - IrfanView can do red-eye reduction faster than you can            
     - Let's try it            
      1. In IrfanView, open this picture:  red-eye-01.jpg            
      2. Zoom in to the pupil of the eye            
      3. Click-and drag to make a selection box aroung the red pupil            
      4. Use this menu path:  Image > Red eye reduction            
     - NOTES:            
      a. If necessary, make a sub-folder called "Gallery" under the PPP folder            
      b. If necessary, download the red-eye-01.jpg image from this web page            
      to the Gallery sub-folder            
        http://www.nahlej.net/class-files/ppp/gallery/red-eye-01.jpg            
      c. If necessary, download the free app "IrfanView" and install it            
        http://download.cnet.com/IrfanView/?part=dl-IrfanView&subj=dl&tag=button            
         - This the hard part            
                     
                     
                     
    HOME WORK:            
    HERE IS YOUR LAST CHANCE!  IS THIS WHAT YOU'VE WAITED FOR?            
     - If you have NOT yet made a PowerPoint presentation, please use this            
    to get started:            
        Starting PowerPoint Quick Guide HOME      
       - When you have done something, save your file WORK      
                     
     - If you made a PowerPoint presentation but did not email it to Bob, this link            
    may help send your attached PowerPoint file            
        Need help sending an email attachment?  Click here!            
                     
                     
        May 3, 2014            
                     
    Image acquisition: Getting pictures from digital cameras            
     - More and more people shoot their own pictures with digital cameras            
     - One of the most common questions:            
      "How do I 'download' pictures from my camera?"            
         - Most people mean this: "How do I transfer digital pictures from my camera to my computer?            
        How to transfer pictures from camera to computer            
                     
                     
                     
    HOME WORK:            
                     
     - If you have NOT yet made a PowerPoint presentation, please use this            
    to get started:            
        Starting PowerPoint Quick Guide            
       - When you have done something, save your file            
                     
     - If you made a PowerPoint presentation but did not email it to Bob, this link            
    may help send your attached PowerPoint file            
        Need help sending an email attachment?  Click here!            
                     
                     
        April 26, 2014            
                     
    Drawing tools: another kind of graphic objects (cont'd)            
     - Here is a lecture to introduce the many object-oriented            
    drawing tools and effects            
        ms-office-drawing-tools.ppt            
         - Go to Lesson 14            
                     
                     
                     
    What is a PowerPoint "show"?            
     - It is a self-running slideshow            
     - The file only opens up in Slide Show mode            
     - How do you make it?            
       - Do Save As            
       - Change the file type to either of these:            
         - PowerPoint Show (.ppsx)            
         - PowerPoint 97-2003 Show (.pps)            
     - Practice using this presentation            
        maria-mitchell-plus-graphics.ppt            
                     
                     
                     
    HOME WORK:            
                     
     - Do one of the following            
       - Review the drawing lecture (up to where we stopped)            
        ms-office-drawing-tools.ppt            
                     
       - Turn a presentation into a self-running show (.ppsx or .pps)            
         - Use your own presentation or this one we used in class            
        maria-mitchell-plus-graphics.ppt            
                     
                     
        April 12, 2014            
        NO CLASS NEXT WEEK            
        April 19 is a holiday weekend.  Class resumes on April 26.            
                     
                     
    Drawing tools: another kind of graphic objects (cont'd)            
     - Here is a lecture to introduce the many object-oriented            
    drawing tools and effects            
        ms-office-drawing-tools.ppt            
         - Go to Lesson 13            
                     
                     
                     
    Basic image processing            
     - Image processing is using software to modify pixel-based images            
     - Often these images are pictures of the real world captured by a camera            
       - Point 1: optical images of the real world are never like the real world            
       - Point 2: what our eye-brain system does with images is also image            
      processing            
         - What we think we see is never like the image that our eye starts with            
         - The brain's version is augmented, corrected and simplified            
       - Point 3: in optical images (captured by the eye or a camera), there is            
      very rarely anything that could be called a clean, sharp line or boundary            
         - Boundaries are an illusion created by the eye-brain system            
     - Red-eye reduction            
       - Use Gallery picture 1            
        Gallery            
        Gallery picture 1: red-eye-01.jpg            
         - Remember to save it to the Gallery sub-folder under the PPP folder            
       - We will attempt do red-eye reduction manually in the Paint accessory            
         - Later, we will use image processing software to do that job better and faster            
         - NOTE: Start the Paint accessory first.  Then use the Open command (in the "File" menu)            
        to open this image:            
        red-eye-01.jpg            
                     
                     
                     
    HOME WORK:            
                     
     - Do one of the following            
       - Review the drawing lecture (up to where we stopped)            
        ms-office-drawing-tools.ppt            
                     
       - Try adding custom animation to parts of a Power Point slide            
         - Use your own presentation or this one we used in class            
        maria-mitchell-plus-graphics.ppt            
                     
       - Do manual red-eye reduction by redrawing pixels in Paint            
        Gallery            
        Gallery picture 1: red-eye-01.jpg            
         - Zoom up to 800%, turn on the gridlines and the thumbnail view            
         - Then proceed to edit individual pixels (with the pencil tool)            
                     
                     
        April 5, 2014            
                     
    Add Custom Animation to slide elements            
     - Custom animation lets you move pieces of a slide            
     - Use this presentation            
        maria-mitchell-plus-graphics.ppt            
     - Basic procedure            
      1. First eliminate the slide transition animations            
      2. Then, on each slide, add at least one object animation            
        a. Click on a text box or on a picture or other graphic object            
        b. Go to the Animations ribbon            
        c. In the Animation section, select one animation style            
        d. Click on the Effect Options icon to alter the animation            
      3. To see the current slide in slide show mode, use this shortcut:            
        <Shift><F5>            
      4. To exit slide show mode:            
        Hit the <Esc> key            
                     
                     
                     
    How to download pictures from the Internet            
     - To get started, make a sub-folder (child) under the PPP folder (parent)            
       - Call it "Gallery"            
     - Then go to this web site:            
        Gallery            
     - Here is how it works:            
      1. Click on a "thumbnail" image            
      2. View the full-sized image            
      3. Place your cursor on the picture, and right-click            
      4. Click on the command "Save picture as…"            
        In some browsers the command is "Save image as…"            
      5. In the Save Picture window, navigate to the Gallery folder            
         - Remember, the path will end with "Gallery"            
      6. Check the file name            
      7. Click the Save button            
     - Download these 2 pictures:            
      1. Red eye            
      2. Red eye cat            
                     
                     
                     
    HOME WORK:            
                     
     - Do one of the following            
       - Review the drawing lecture (up to where we stopped)            
        ms-office-drawing-tools.ppt            
                     
       - Try adding custom animation to parts of a Power Point slide            
         - Use your own presentation or this one we used in class            
        maria-mitchell-plus-graphics.ppt            
                     
        March 29, 2014            
                     
    Pixel-based images            
     - Have you used the Paint accessory?            
       - It's a simple tool built into Windows            
       - Here's one way to start Paint: Click the Start button, then type            
      "paint".  Paint should show up at the top of the Start menu.            
     - First task: goof around            
       - Try the pencil.  Try a paint brush.  Change colors.  Draw shapes.            
     - Second task: look at the pixels            
       - On the View ribbon, turn on the gridlines            
       - Zoom up to 800% (lower right corner of the window)            
     - Re-draw individual pixels            
       - On the View ribbon, turn on the "thumbnail preview"            
       - On the Home ribbon, select the pencil tool            
         - And change the color before drawing with the pencil            
       - Draw over pixels to change their color            
         - Technique: draw with short strokes.  If you make a mistake, then you can use            
        "Undo" to remove a small amount of work.            
                     
                     
                     
    How to search for images on the Internet            
     - Warning about using other people's pictures            
       - Some people argue that pictures on the Internet are in the public            
      domain (nobody owns them)            
         - If you can see it, you can take it            
       - Another school of thought says that the originator of the picture            
      can claim it as intellectual property            
         - The originator really does own it            
       - Which is correct?            
         - It depends on how you are using it            
         - If it's just for personal use, nobody is going to sue you (except, perhaps, Disney!)            
         - If it's for commercial or professional use, don't use it.  You may find yourself            
        getting sued or having to pay royalties            
     - Bob's preferred search engine is ask.com            
       - Each image clicked on opens in a separate tab            
       - That way you don't need the browser's Back button to return to            
      the hit list generated by your search            
     - Check how it works            
       - Use this search term with the Ask.com search engine: bagel            
       - Go to the "Images" search option            
       - Click on a thumbnail.  This should open a new browsing tab            
       - Click on "View full size" (upper left corner)            
                     
                     
                     
    HOME WORK:            
                     
     - Use an image from the Internet            
      1. Do an image search, as above            
      2. Save the image file to a known folder            
         - Be sure you determine the image file's name and location            
                     
     - Make a simple presentation            
       - Use one of the images you downloaded from the Internet            
                     
                     
                     
        March 15, 2014            
        Take note! There is NO class on Saturday, Mar. 22            
        We'll be back on Sat., Mar. 29            
                     
                     
    Drawing tools: another kind of graphic objects (cont'd)            
     - Here is a lecture to introduce the many object-oriented            
    drawing tools and effects            
        ms-office-drawing-tools.ppt            
         - Go to Lesson 10            
                     
                     
                     
    Animation in PowerPoint            
     - Add slide transition animation to a presentation            
       - This is a basic animation that affects an entire slide            
        maria-mitchell-plus-notes.ppt            
         - You do this separately for each slide            
     - Here are your toys:            
      PowerPoint 2007:            
        a. The Animation ribbon > Transition to This Slide section            
        b. Speed: slow, medium, fast            
      PowerPoint 2010:            
        a. The Transitions ribbon > Transition to This Slide section            
        b. Speed: Timing section > Duration icon            
     - Note: automatic advance            
       - If you wish, you can set a time after which the slide show will            
      automatically advance to the next slide            
         - You do this separately for each slide            
                     
                     
                     
    HOME WORK:            
                     
     - Make a simple presentation            
       - Use Save As to create a series of versions as you work            
         - Remember, using Save As takes the worry out of experimenting            
       - Then send one of your versions to Bob            
                     
     - Do one of the following            
      A. Review the drawing lecture (up to where we stopped)            
        ms-office-drawing-tools.ppt            
                     
      B. Review the slide transition lesson, above            
         - Then add slide transitions to your presentation            
                     
                     
        March 8, 2014            
                     
    Drawing tools: another kind of graphic objects (cont'd)            
     - Here is a lecture to introduce the many object-oriented            
    drawing tools and effects            
        ms-office-drawing-tools.ppt            
         - Go to Lesson 6            
                     
                     
                     
    Outlines in PowerPoint, Part 2            
     - In an outline why is the slide title important?            
       - Because a title is the anchor of a new point or idea in an outline            
       - A slide title is the "top level" of the outline            
         - It is the top of the chain of command: everything else is "demoted" to a lower level            
         - The Tab Key: when you hit Tab, you are demoting that line to a lower level in the outline            
     - Now, let's do the months and holidays from scratch            
       - Working only in outline view            
         - Magic!  You type text, and PowerPoint creates the presentation!            
       - Trick:            
         - Tab "demotes" a line to a lower level in the outline            
         - Shift-Tab "promotes" a line to a higher level in the outline            
                     
                     
                     
    HOME WORK:            
                     
     - Make a simple presentation            
       - Experiment with themes and with changing the color scheme            
         - Remember to use Save As to take the worry out of experimenting            
       - Then send one of your versions to Bob            
                     
     - Do one of the following            
      A. Review the drawing lecture (up to where we stopped)            
        ms-office-drawing-tools.ppt            
                     
      B. Review the basic outline lesson, above            
         - Make a two level outline using text in outline mode            
         - Remember to use Tab to "demote" the details that belong to each slide title            
         - Examples:            
         - [Types of animals], [Special foods for each holiday], [Sports and the equipment that is used],            
        [Common ailments and simple remedies], [News stories (headline + a few details) ]            
                     
                     
        March 1, 2014            
                     
    Drawing tools: another kind of graphic objects            
     - There are shapes that we can draw that are not bitmaps            
       - This is called object-oriented drawing            
       - The objects have lots of characteristics that can be changed later            
       - MS Office has it's own "drawing engine".  So do many other graphic            
      applications.            
     - Drawing tools            
       - In Office 2010 there is an Insert ribbon with an Illustrations section            
     - Here is a tutorial to introduce the many object-oriented            
    drawing tools and effects            
        ms-office-drawing-tools.ppt            
                     
                     
                     
    Outlines in PowerPoint            
     - When we work on a PowerPoint outline, we are working with text            
       - Why?  Because our purpose is to communicate information            
     - Why are slides with titles important?            
       - Because a title is the anchor of a new point or idea in an outline            
        Introduction-to-outlining.ppt            
     - Now, let's do the months and holidays from scratch            
       - Working only in outline view            
         - Magic!  You type text, and PowerPoint creates the presentation!            
                     
                     
                     
    HOME WORK:            
                     
     - Make a simple presentation            
       - Experiment with themes and with changing the color scheme            
         - Remember to use Save As to take the worry out of experimenting            
       - Then send one of your versions to Bob            
                     
     - Do one of the following            
      A. Review the drawing lecture (up to where we stopped)            
        ms-office-drawing-tools.ppt            
                     
      B. Review the basic outline lesson, above            
         - Make a two level outline using text in outline mode            
         - Remember to use Tab to "demote" the details that belong to each slide title            
         - Examples:            
         - [Types of animals], [Special foods for each holiday], [Sports and the equipment that is used],            
        [Common ailments and simple remedies], [News stories (headline + a few details) ]            
                     
                     
                     
        February 22, 2014            
                     
    Themes versus templates I            
     - PowerPoint provides themes as a quick way to add style            
       - Microsoft has themes that can be used across all the Office            
      applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)            
        A theme includes:            
         - colors for text, drawn shapes, accents and backgrounds            
         - background patterns            
         - subtle effects that modify properties of drawn shapes (border, glow, reflection, etc.)            
       - Templates are presentations that contain specific design elements            
         - Go to File > New to explore the range of templates you can open            
                     
                     
                     
    Color schemes            
     - Find the color schemes tool on the Design ribbon            
     - Try different preset schemes and observe their effect on the presentation            
     - More advance: do a Custom color scheme            
       - You can control many things            
       - It can take several attempts to get something you like            
                     
                     
                     
    HOME WORK:            
     - Make a simple presentation            
       - Experiment with themes and with changing the color scheme            
         - Remember to use Save As to take the worry out of experimenting            
       - Then send one of your versions to Bob            
                     
     - Practice using the color scheme tool            
       - Use this presentation, and change its theme            
       - Then change the color scheme            
        add-theme-to-SIMPLE.ppt            
                     
                     
        February 8, 2014            
        Take note! There is NO class on Saturday, Feb. 15            
        We'll be back on Sat., Feb. 22            
                     
                     
    An introduction to text boxes in PowerPoint            
     - A text box contains text            
       - PowerPoint also refers to them as "Content Boxes"            
       - The text in a text box can contain multiple paragraphs            
       - The text in a text box can be formatted different ways            
       - Thus, a text box works like a miniature document            
     - There are two ways to activate a text box in PowerPoint            
       - We need to answer the question, "Where is the focus?"            
         - This means, on what is the computer focusing right now?            
       - There are 2 possible answers            
        1. The content inside the text box = an Insertion Bar is blinking            
        2. The entire text box as a single object = no Insertion Bar + solid border            
       - Important: if you do formatting of font or paragraph,            
      the results will be different, depending on the            
      answer to the "focus question".            
         - In other words, if 1, then part of the text is formatted.  However, if 2, the all of            
        the text box's text is formatted.            
     - Let's test these ideas            
       - Use the file First PowerPoint.  Also, use Save As…            
                     
                     
                     
    An introduction to 4 ribbons            
     - The Home ribbon            
       - Font tools            
        (Note: first, select a text box or some text in a text box.)            
       - Paragraph tools            
        (Note: first, select a text box or activate one or more paragraphs in a text box.)            
       - The New Slide tool            
     - The Insert ribbon            
       - The Clip Art tool            
     - The Slide Show ribbon            
       - The From Beginning tool            
     - The View ribbon            
       - The Normal tool            
                     
                     
                     
    Add a new slide & choose its layout            
     - Let's start a new PowerPoint presentation            
       - Then add a new slide using the arrow below the New Slide icon            
       - We will add a new slide of each of the layouts available            
     - What are all these layouts for? How do you use them?            
       - Tutorial from About.com            
        Slide Layouts in PowerPoint 2010 By Wendy Russell            
                     
                     
                     
    HOME WORK:            
     - Make a simple presentation            
       - Use these stylistic guidelines            
        Two People I Know            
       - Then send it to Bob            
                     
                     
        February 1, 2014            
                     
    More about basic PowerPoint tools            
     - Let's download a PowerPoint file from the class web site            
        Simple-Presentation.ppt            
       - The zoom control            
       - Navigate the presentation            
       - Different views            
         - Adjusting the size of the panes            
         - Normal, slide only, thumbnails, outline, slide sorter            
                     
                     
                     
     - Themes are easy to apply:            
        Design ribbon > Theme menu            
       - Download this example, and try it            
       - Do it several times, using a different theme each time            
         - Use Save As to give each version a new name            
        add-theme-to-SIMPLE.ppt            
                     
                     
                     
    HOME WORK:            
     - Make a simple 2-slide presentation            
       - Then change its theme            
       - Then send it to Bob            
     - If you run out of time…            
       - Use this presentation, and change its theme            
        add-theme-to-SIMPLE.ppt            
                     
                     
        January 25, 2014            
                     
    Lets  get started using PowerPoint            
     - Here is how easy it is:            
      0. Start PowerPoint            
      1. First slide: two text boxes            
         - Title of presentation            
         - Subtitle or author            
      2. Second slide: two text boxes            
         - Page title            
         - Thought phrases (bullet points)            
      3. Add a graphic            
         - Such as a clip art            
      4. Run the slide show            
      5. Save your file            
                     
                     
                     
    All we need is a topic            
     - What a person can learn from a tree            
     - The secret to life is…            
     - Why smile            
     - When you're bored, you can always…            
     - Other: _________________________            
       - We will name this file: First PowerPoint            
                     
                     
                     
    Quick start - review            
     - Here is what we just did            
        Starting PowerPoint Quick Guide            
         - Download this (Save As) to the PPP subfolder under My Documents            
                     
                     
                     
    HOME WORK:            
     - Choose a topic (such as the ones above, or one of your own)            
     - Make a simple PowerPoint presentation            
       - Did I say SIMPLE?  Why, yes I did!            
        "Pefecton is nat an opton"            
     - Remember these steps:            
        0. Start PowerPoint            
        1. First slide: two text boxes            
        2. Second slide: two text boxes            
        3. Add a graphic            
        4. Run the slide show            
        5. Save your file            
                     
                     
        January 18, 2014            
                     
    Let's get started            
     - Course outline            
     - Introduce the web site            
     - Set up the PPP folder            
                     
                     
                     
    To get started,            
     - I would like to give you an overview of PowerPoint            
       - In PowerPoint, of course!            
        Overview of PowerPoint