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Step 6. Add Pictures

This is both the most difficult and the easiest part of the makeover.

The difficult part is in finding and choosing appropriate photos. Remember, it is better not to use a photo than try to use one that's not relevant or suitable. In addition, never use two or more photos if you can get the message across with just one. You'll only end up confusing the viewer and crowding the slide.

The easy part is inserting the pictures. It takes a mere two clicks to do that!

Before I start showing how you can insert photos, a few words on copyright issues won't hurt.

If you are following the makeover step by step, continue using your saved presentation. If you just stepped in, you can use the nobullets_05.pptx presentation from the Makeover 07\Steps folder on the CD.

Follow these steps to insert your pictures:

  1. Locate the pictures subfolder of the Makeover 07 folder on the CD, where you'll find several pictures all named with the slide number reference where they have to be inserted.
  2. With the first slide of the presentation open, click the Insert tab on the Ribbon, and choose Picture. The Insert Picture dialog box opens, as shown in Figure 8.11.
    Figure 8.11

    Figure 8.11 Insert pictures into slides.

  3. Select the first picture (slide01.png), and click the Insert button. PowerPoint places the picture on the first slide. Drag the corners of the picture and reposition it so that it doesn't cover the slide title (see Figure 8.12).
    Figure 8.12

    Figure 8.12 Resize and position the picture so it doesn't cover the slide title.

  4. Repeat this process for the remaining slides. Some slides don't have any pictures. That's okay; just leave them for now.
  5. Save the presentation.
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