Chapter 3: Glossary

Definition of terms used in this chapter:

Animations a visual or sound effect added to an object or text on a slide
Animation Pane the pane that displays additional options that can be applied to animations
Audio sound files that can be recorded and embedded into a presentation
Background image an image that can be added to the background of a PowerPoint slide and will be automatically resized to fill the entire slide
Clustered column a type of chart that displays more than one data series in clustered vertical columns; commonly used for direct comparison of multiple series, but they become visually complex quickly
Contiguous slides that are adjacent to each other in a presentation
Color Variant a variation on the presentation theme style or color
Crop a command that removes unwanted or unnecessary areas of a picture
Crop to shape a command that removes unwanted or unnecessary areas of a picture and forms it into a specified shape
Effect options additional enhancements such as sound and timing that can be applied to an animation
Embedding the integration of links, images, videos, gifs, and other content from a variety of digital sources into a presentation
Eyedropper a tool that captures the exact color from an object on your screen and then applies it to any shape, picture, or text
Fit a function of the crop command that allows you to resize the picture so that the entire picture displays inside the picture area, while maintaining the original aspect ratio
Homepage the main page of a website
Keep source formatting maintains formatting options from the source file
Layout the arrangement of elements in a PowerPoint slide such as title and subtitle, lists, pictures, shapes, charts, tables, and media
Lock aspect ratio a graphic option in which the ratio between height and width remains constant but the height and width can increase or decrease
Microsoft PowerPoint a presentation program used to create business, educational, or informal presentations
Noncontiguous slides that are not adjacent to each other in a presentation
Normal view the primary editing view in PowerPoint where you write and design your presentations
Notes pages a printout that contains the slide image on the top half of the page and notes that you have entered on the notes pane in the lower half of the page
Notes pane a printout that contains the slide image on the top half of the page and notes that you have entered on the notes pane in the lower half of the page
Online pictures allows you to find and insert online pictures into your presentation from a variety of sources
Outline view a PowerPoint view that displays the presentation outline to the left of the slide pane
Placeholder a box on a slide with a dotted border that holds the title, body text, or other content such as charts, tables, and media
Presentation the process of communicating a topic to an audience, typically a demonstration, introduction, lecture, or speech meant to inform, persuade, inspire, motivate, or build goodwill or to present a new idea or product
Presentation software computer software used to display information in the form of a slide show, published to the web or recorded to watch as a video
Print options although presentations are not typically printed, this will allow efficient options for when printing is necessary
Print preview provides a preview of what the presentation will look like when printed
QuickStyles styles listed in the styles list that can be accessed at any time; can be predefined or created
Reading view a view in PowerPoint that displays a presentation in a manner similar to a slide show but in which the taskbar, title bar, and status bar remain available in the presentation window
Remove background automatically removes unwanted portions of a picture, makers can be used to indicate areas to keep or remove from the picture
Reuse slides allows you to take slides from an existing presentation and insert them into a new presentation without the need to open the old presentation; also allows you to keep the original formatting or apply the formatting used in your new presentation
Screen clipping a type of screenshot that allows you to take a quick snapshot of part of the screen and add it into a presentation
Screenshot a picture of one’s computer screen that can be inserted into a presentation
Shape styles applies preset colors and effects to quickly enhance the appearance of your shape or text box
Slide decks a collective group of slides in a presentation
Slideshow occupies the full computer screen exactly the way your presentation will look on a big screen when your audience sees it
Slide sorter displays a miniature version of each slide
Slides a presentation page that can contain text, pictures, tables, charts, and other multimedia or graphic objects
SmartArt a visual representation of information that you create by choosing from among various layouts to communicate your message or ideas effectively
Smart guides dashed lines that display on your slide when you are moving an object to assist you with alignment
Speaker notes helps presenters recall important points, such as key messages or stats, as they give a presentation
Status bar located at the bottom of the PowerPoint window and shows messages and information about the view, such as the slide number and the current theme template used
Template gallery thousands of pre-made templates available in Google Slides
Templates pre-made Google Slides presentations that can be used as-is, or modified to fit your needs
Themes a set of unified design elements that provides a coordinated look for your presentation by applying colors, fonts, and effects
Theme styles a coordinated group of theme attributes that can be applied to shape styles
Title slide a slide layout that is commonly used as the first slide in a presentation and contains an introduction to the presentation
Transitions motion effects that occur in slide show view when you move from one slide to another during a presentation
Trim refers to taking off either part of the beginning or end of a media clip
URL stands for Uniform Resource Locator, also common only know as a web address
WordArt a gallery of text styles with which you can create decorative effects, such as shadowed or mirrored


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