Nowadays, we rarely find people present their projects, proposals, or reports without using visual aids. These visual aids have become so technically expanded that we can find and create them through the use of a program called Microsoft PowerPoint in the computer.

The PowerPoint is made to provide easier way of presenting:

  • Reports,
  • Ideas,
  • Proposals, etc.

Everything can be made with a twist and without losing the interest of our listeners. We create PowerPoint presentation of texts and images to completely show the whole aspect of what we really want to tell our listeners.

Generally, the PowerPoint presentation is the use of images and text for instructional purposes. The PowerPoint presentation (or slideshow) is commonly used by educators, business men, trainers, and students. They use slideshows for oral lectures, oral presentations, and business proposals. These slideshows may contain text, graphics, videos, and music to keep the listeners interested with the presentation.

We even like some of the images we see from a presentation that we want to copy them and use them to our own presentation as well (as long as no copyrights are violated, of course). But, copying the images is not a one-click step as pressing the Ctrl + C on our keyboards so we have these steps to get pictures from PowerPoint presentations easy as 1-2-3.

  1. You have to open the PowerPoint presentation you want to get the pictures from. Then, go to the certain page where you can find the pictures. Once you have found the picture, simply hold the ALT key found on both lower left and right of the keyboard (though you only need to press one key) and press the PrtSc (which means Print Screen) key.
  2. After pressing the Alt and PrtSc keys, close the PowerPoint presentation and open the Paint program which can be usually found on the Start Menu, under the folder of Accessories.
  3. When Paint opens, simply hold the Ctrl key found just beside the Alt key and press the V key. This keyboard command is used in order to paste the printed screen (which you already have done with the previous step) to the new blank page you opened in Paint. You can also paste the printed screen by clicking the Paste command found on the Clipboard menu.
  4. After finalizing the pictures you stripped off from the presentation, you can now save your work by pressing the F12 key. You may also find the Save As command from the Menu bar. When the Save As window appears, change the filename Untitled to any name you want to use for your picture.

After completing the file name, click the Save button. Then the next thing to do is enjoy the pictures you stripped from the PowerPoint presentation that caught your eyes the most.

Not only using visual aid saves time, it also generates interest from the listeners. There are other presentations we see which catch our attention because of the pleasing colors that they provide in the screen. These presentations are those with effective visual elements to keep the listener interested such as appealing images, catchy music, and related videos.