Spring Gardening TipsEnhancing a presentation using visual elements GETTING STARTEDOpen the file SC_PPT19_2b_FirstLastName_1.pptx, available for download from the SAM website.Save the file as SC_PPT19_2b_FirstLastName_2.pptx by changing the “1” to a “2”.o If you do not see the .pptx file extension in the Save As dialog box, do not type it. The program will add the file extension for you automatically.To complete this SAM Project, you will also need to download and save the following data files from the SAM website onto your computer:o Support_PPT19_2b_Pruning.jpgWith the file SC_PPT19_2b_FirstLastName_2.pptxstill open, ensure that your first and last name is displayed in the presenter notes on Slide 1.o If the presenter notes do not display your name, delete the file and download a new copy from the SAM website. PROJECT STEPS1. You have been asked by the local garden club to share your expertise about spring gardening. Start by creating a custom design element on the Slide 1 title slide (“Spring Gardening Tips”) as follows: a. Use Smart Guides to position the yellow lightning bolt on top of the blue cloud shape as shown in Figure 1.b. Send the yellow lightning bolt shape to the back.c. First select the blue cloud shape, and then select the yellow lightning bolt shape. Merge the two shapes using the Combine option.d. Change the merged shape’s height to 2.5″ and the width to 3.5″.e. Use Smart Guides to position the merged shape below and to the right of the title in the green box as shown in Figure 2. Figure 1: Position for Shapes on Slide 1 Figure 2: Position for Merged Shape on Slide 12. On Slide 2 (“Survey Your Garden”), copy and align shapes to highlight key points as follows:a. Copy one of the rectangular shapes, and then paste it on the same slide.b. Change the text to: 
Rake Bedsc. Use Smart Guides to position the “Rake Beds” rectangle beneath the other rectangles, as shown in Figure 3.d. Use Align Right to align the selected objects to each other.e. Use Distribute Vertically to distribute the selected objects to each other. Figure 3: Position for Rectangle Shape on Slide 23. On Slide 3 (“Check Your Tools”), convert the numbered list into the Horizontal Bullet List SmartArt layout as shown in Figure 4 to see if it makes the content more noteworthy. a. Change the layout of the SmartArt to Vertical Bullet Listshown in Figure 5.b. Apply the Intense Effect SmartArt style in the Best Match for Document section. Figure 4: Horizontal Bullet List Layout Figure 5: Vertical Bullet List Layout4. With Slide 3 still displaying, insert a hyperlink from the “Be Prepared!” text to: On Slide 4 (“Order Plants”), rearrange objects on the slide for a better effect as follows:a. Change the color of the purple arrow to Green, Accent 1, Darker 25% (5th column, 5th row in the Theme Colors palette).b. Apply the Glow: 11 point; Green, Accent color 1 Glow shape effect to the arrow.c. Send the green arrow to the back of the slide.d. Flip the arrow horizontally.e. Group the arrow, the picture, and the “Set a Budget!” text box into one shape.6. On Slide 5 (“Prune Trees and Shrubs”), highlight the content by inserting a picture in a shape as follows:a. Insert the Diamond shape from the Basic Shapes section of the Shapes gallery.b. Resize the diamond shape to a height of 4″ and the width to 4″. c. Insert the file Support_PPT19_2b_Pruning.jpg available for download from the SAM website as a picture fill in the shape.7. With Slide 5 still displaying, show the Ruler and Guides, align the shape to the guides as shown in Figure 6, and then hide the guides. Figure 6: Position of Picture on Slide 58. Delete Slide 6 because it is no longer necessary.9. With the new Slide 6 displaying, change the color of the SmartArt outline to Green, Accent 1, Darker 25% (5th column, 5th row in the Theme Colors palette).10. Add slide numbers and footer text to complete your presentation as follows:a. Insert a slide number on all slides except the title slide. (Hint: Use the Don’t show on title slide check box in the Header and Footer dialog box.)b. Enter the following text in the footer: Get Ready for Spring! and apply to all the slides in the presentation except the title slide.In Slide Sorter view, your presentation should look like the Final Figure on the following page. Save your changes, close the presentation, and exit PowerPoint. Follow the directions on the SAM website to submit your completed project. Final Figure© SpeedKingz/Shutterstock; © malinkaphoto/Shutterstock; © Nataliia Melnychuk/Shutterstock