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Step 5. Add More Slides

Now that you have consolidated the slides, it's time to add some more! I'll be showing you how you can divide one slide into two. Even after these two slides are separated, they maintain a link because they share a text-to-visual relationship. That might sound very impressive, but in fact, it is something so simple that even a kindergartener could probably understand it.

Let's look at this title: henry lives in seattle.

Now break this into two slides:

  • First slide: henry lives in
  • Second slide: seattle.

Now remove the word "seattle" altogether from the second slide, and insert in its place a large picture of the Seattle skyline that includes the Space Needle. Now even if you don't put the word "Seattle" in the title, everybody still knows that Seattle is what the picture portrays. The before and after of this concept can be seen in Figure 8.10.

Figure 8.10

Figure 8.10 One slide becomes two slides.

We'll put in all those pictures later; for now, let's start splitting the slides. If you are following the makeover step by step, continue using your saved presentation. If you just stepped in, you can use the nobullets_04.pptx presentation from the Makeover 07\Steps folder on the CD.

Follow these steps:

  1. Divide the second slide (a.k.a. Mr.MBA) into two slides; the two new titles will be "a.k.a." and "Mr. MBA".
  2. You need to do the same thing with many other slides, but for now, you can just open the nobullets_05.pptx presentation from the Makeover 07\Steps folder on the CD, which contains the split slides. In fact, take a look at how I split the slides in nobullets_05.pptx, and replicate that in your presentation.

    You will notice that some slides such as "Meet Henry More" were deleted because they no longer serve a purpose. In addition, some slides were split into more than two slides; look at the nobullets_05.pptx presentation to get an idea of the changes made.

  3. Remove the two pictures in the erstwhile slide 12.
  4. Save the presentation.
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