PowerPoint Advent Calendar for your Christmas countdown

PowerPoint Advent Calendar for your Christmas countdown

Count the first 25 days of December by running this template as a slide show. Each day, you can click on the numbered button corresponding to the day of the month to see a new Advent image. This template is available to customers running genuine Microsoft Office products. To download and use this template, you need to have Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2003 or later installed on your computer.

PowerPoint Template - New Advent calendar for your Christmas countdown

PowerPoint Template - Advent calendar - Templates
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/templates/TC103365101033.aspx

How To Use This Template

Click the Slide Show button in the status bar to start the presentation. The calendar counts the first 25 days of December. Each day, click on the numbered button corresponding to the day of the month. Clicking on that button will reveal an image to you.

Advent Calendar Template Customization Instructions:

To add and format a background:

  1. To add the background of a house scene, right-click the slide background, click Format Background.
  2. In the Format Background dialog box, in the left pane click Fill, and in the right pane, select Picture or texture fill.
  3. Under Insert from, click File, locate the picture that you want to use as the background, and then click Open.

To replace the pictures (of elves and other characters in the windows and on the rooftop) with your own pictures, do the following:

  1. On the Home tab, in the Editing group, click Select, and then click Selection Pane.
  2. In the Selection and Visibility pane, click a reveal item.
  3. After you have selected the reveal item associated with the picture that you want to replace, on the slide, locate and right-click the selected picture, and then click Format Picture.
  4. In the Format Picture dialog box, in the left pane click Fill, and in the right pane, select Picture or texture fill.
  5. Under Insert from, click File, locate the picture that you want to place on the calendar, and then click Open.

To reproduce the button and reveal shapes and images on this slide, do the following:

  1. On the Home tab, in the Drawing group, click Shapes.
  2. Select a “reveal” shape (such as a rectangle to cover a window, or a star in the sky), and then click and drag to draw the shape on the slide.
  3. Fill these shapes with pictures or clip art images. (see procedures above)
  4. On the Selection and Visibility pane, double-click on the [object] to edit the text and type a new name (“reveal_1”).
  5. Next, on the Home tab, in the Drawing group, click Shapes.
  6. Select a “button” shape, and then click and drag to draw the shape on the slide. (For example, a rectangle is drawn over the first window and it is now button #1).
  7. Right-click on the “button” shape and select Edit Text. Type in the text (number) for that “button.”
  8. On the Selection and Visibility pane, double-click on the [object] to edit the text and type a new name (“button_1”).
  9. Position the “button” shape on this slide so that it completely covers the “reveal” shape.

To reproduce the animation effects on the slide, do the following:

  1. On the Animations tab, in the Animations group, click Custom Animation. The Custom Animation pane opens up.
  2. To assign an effect to the “button” (in this case Fade), select the button on the slide, and then in the Custom Animation pane, click Add Effect, point to Exit, click More Effects. In the Add Exit Effect dialog box, under Subtle click Fade.
  3. Also in the Custom Animation pane, click the arrow to the right of the effect that you just added (fade exit effect) and select Timing. In the Fade dialog box, on the Timing tab, do the following:
    1. Click the double arrows to the right of Triggers.
    2. Click Start effect on click of.
    3. Next to Start effect on click of, in the list select the “button” shape.
  4. On the slide, select the picture-filled (“reveal”) shape beneath the “button” shape, and in the Custom Animation pane, click Add Effect, point to Entrance, and click More Effects. In the Add Entrance Effect dialog box, under Subtle, click Fade.
  5. Also in the Custom Animation pane, select the effect that you just added (fade entrance effect), and then under Modify: Fade, in the Start list select With Previous.
  6. Follow the same procedures with the remaining 24 “button” and “reveal” pairs of objects on the slide.

To download this template from within a Microsoft Office program:

You can download this template from within the Microsoft Office program it was designed for. To do this:

  1. Start the the Microsoft Office 2007 program that is required to open the template.
  2. Click the Office Button, and then click New.
  3. In the Templates pane under Microsoft Office Online, browse to find the category and template.
  4. Click the template, and then click Download.

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