BEST WAY TO CITE A POWERPOINT IN MLA FORMAT
In this article you will be guided on the Best way to cite a PowerPoint in Mla Format.
INTRODUCTION: Microsoft PowerPoint is a presentation program, created by Robert Gaskins and Dennis Austin at a software company named Forethought, Inc. It was released on April 20, 1987, initially for Macintosh System Operating system based computers only.
- Microsoft PowerPoint is an electronic presentation program that helps people present a speech using a collection of slides.
- A PowerPoint presentation is a collection of slides that can be used to create a presentation.
TYPES OF PRESENTATIONS
- Informative Presentations
- Instructional presentations
- Arousing Presentation
- Persuasive Presentation
- Decision-making presentation
NOTE: To create a presentation on PowerPoint follow the steps below;
- STEP 1: LAUNCH THE POWERPOINT PROGRAM
After booting your computer go to where you find your Microsoft office suite on either your desktop or under the all programs option. After opening your Microsoft office suite Microsoft PowerPoint will be found on the drop down menu click on software to launch it.
- STEP 2: CHOOSE A DESIGN
The next thing you want to do is decide what design you want for the presentation. To do this, go to the ‘Design’ tab at the top of the page. Scroll through all the options and decide which one looks best for the presentation you want. To get a preview of what the design will look like before applying it to the presentation, hover over the design you want to preview. This design will be automatically continued throughout the rest of your presentation. You can add a different design for just one slide or use that same design for the rest of your slides, after choosing the design you want select ‘Apply to Selected Slide’ to add the design.
- STEP 3: CREATE A TITLE PAGE
Click the first box that says ‘Click to add title’ and add the title of your presentation. Click the bottom box to add your name, or any other subtitle that you choose. Once you have your text in the boxes, you can change their font, size, color, etc. with the toolbar options at the top.
- STEP 4: ADD MORE SLIDES
When you’re using Microsoft PowerPoint for a presentation you will probably need more than one slide. Below are several ways to add slides to your presentation.
- The first way to add a slide is to right-click the area under where your first slide is located and select ‘New Slide’. A new slide will appear.
- The second way to add another slide it to click ‘New Slide’ in the toolbar above the slides.
- You can as well use your keyboard in inserting new slides. Short cut for inserting a new slide is “CTRL M”
- STEP 5: ADD CHARTS, PICTURES, GRAPHS.
If you want to insert a chart, picture, graph, or any other graphic, click on the ‘Insert’ tab at the top of the window, here you will see buttons of all the options of what you can insert into your slide. Click the designated box and insert what it is you want to have on that slide.
- STEP 6: ADD TRANSITIONS.
To add transitions in between your slides, click the ‘Animations’ tab at the top of the page. Here you can scroll through all the options of transitions, and hover over them to see a preview. Select the slide you want the transition applied to, and then click the
- STEP 8: PLAY THE PRESENTATION
Once you have all your slides completed and in the order you want, view your slideshow. Click the ‘Slide Show’ tab at the top of the page and select ‘From Beginning’. You can go through your entire slideshow, and change slides by clicking or pressing the right arrow. A shortcut to this is pressing F5. Congratulations! You have now made a PowerPoint presentation.
WHAT IS MLA IN POWERPOINT
The MLA Handbook, formerly the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, establishes a system for documenting sources in scholarly writing. It is published by the Modern Language Association, which is based in the United States
TO CITE A POWERPOINT PRESENTATION IN MLA FORMAT:
- MLA FORMAT CITATIONSTRUCTURE:
Author Last Name, First Name. Presentation Title. Month Year, URL. PowerPoint Presentation.
Edet, Hope.To Cite A Powerpoint Presentation in Mla Format.October.2020,https://www.loveyblog.com.