Another way to spice up the appearance of your presentation is to include graphics on one or more slides. Such graphics can be informative, such as a chart that displays sales results; or they can be decorative, such as a cartoon smiley face that emphasizes the presentation's good news.
Three common types of graphics you can add to a PowerPoint slide include
Picture files: Includes clip art images as well as images you may have stored on your hard disk, such as photographs from your digital camera
Charts: Displays bar, column, line, pie, and other types of charts
WordArt: Displays text as colorful text
Placing picture files on a slide
To liven up a presentation, you can add pictures you may have already stored on your computer. To add a picture to a slide, follow these steps:
1. Click a slide (in either Slide or Outline view) to which you want to add a picture.
2. Click the Insert tab.
3. Click the Picture icon in the Illustrations group.
The Insert Picture dialog box appears, as shown in Figure 11-9. You may need to change folders or drives to find the picture file you want.
The Insert Picture
Dialog box lets you choose to add a
Picture file off your
4. Click the picture file you want and then click Open.
PowerPoint displays your chosen picture on the currently displayed slide. You may need to resize or move your picture.