Discuss skills needed, salaries, and job satisfaction and illustrate these concepts with SmartArt and charts.

Solution Seekers, Inc., has been asked to develop a presentation for a meeting of personnel managers about how information technology is evolving. You will
[Student Learning Outcomes 2.1, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8]
File Needed: InfoTech-02.pptx (Available from the Start File link.)
Completed Project File Name: [FirstName.LastName]-InfoTech-02.pptx.pptx
Skills Covered in This Project
Apply text effects.
Convert text to a SmartArt graphic.
Apply a SmartArt style and effects.
Create a pie chart.
Format a table.
Create a column chart.
Apply chart styles.
Format chart elements.
Apply a picture style.
Insert and align text boxes.
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Steps to complete This Project
Mark the steps as checked when you complete them.
Open the InfoTech-02 start file. Click the Enable Editing button in the Message Bar at the top of the presentation so you can modify it.
The file will be renamed automatically to include your name. Change the project file name if directed to do so by your instructor, and save it.
Apply text effects on slide 2.
Resize the title placeholder (Height 3″ and Width 7.5″) [Shape Format tab, Size group].
Resize the title placeholder (Height 3″ and Width 7.5″) [Drawing Tools Format tab, Size group].
The text should fit on two lines.
Select the title placeholder and click the Text Effects button [Shape Format tab, WordArt Styles group].
Select the title placeholder and click the Text Effects button [Drawing Tools Format tab, WordArt Styles group].
Select Transform and click Cascade Up (third option/last row).
Click the Text Fill button [Shape Tools Format tab, WordArt Styles group] and select
Teal, Accent 1, Darker 25% (fifth color/fifth row).
Click the Text Fill button [Drawing Tools Format tab, WordArt Styles group] and select
Teal, Accent 1, Darker 25% (fifth color/fifth row).
Click the Text Outline button [Shape Format tab, WordArt Styles group] and select Black, Background 2 (third color/first row).
Click the Text Outline button [Drawing Tools Format tab, WordArt Styles group] and select Black, Background 2 (third color/first row).
Position the title on the left (Figure 2-150).
Figure 2-150 Slide 2 text effects applied
Delete the subtitle placeholder.

Convert bulleted text to a SmartArt graphic and modify the style and colors.
Display slide 3. Select the bulleted text and click the Convert to SmartArt button [Home tab, Paragraph group].
Select More SmartArt Graphics to open the Choose a SmartArt Graphic dialog box.
Select the Process type and the Increasing Arrows Process layout (second option/third row).
Click OK to close the dialog box.
Apply the Cartoon style from the 3-D group [SmartArt Design tab, SmartArt Styles group].
Apply the Cartoon style from the 3-D group [SmartArt Tools Design tab, SmartArt Stylesgroup].
Select the three white shapes and click the Shape Fill drop-down arrow [SmartArt Tools Format tab, Shape Styles group].
Select the three white shapes and click the Shape Fill drop-down arrow [SmartArt Format tab, Shape Styles group].
Select Tan, Text 2, Lighter 60% (fourth color/third row) to soften the color.
Select the three arrows and click the Text Fill drop-down arrow [SmartArt Tools Format tab, WordArt Styles group].
Select the three arrows and click the Text Fill drop-down arrow [SmartArt Format tab, WordArt Styles group].
Select Black, Background 2 (third color/first row) (Figure 2-151).
Figure 2-151 Slide 3 SmartArt graphic with color and style changes
Modify table formatting.
Display slide 4 and select the two-column table on the left.
Verify that Header Row and Banded Rows[Table Design tab, Table Style Options group] are selected.
Verify that Header Row andBanded Rows [Table Tools Design tab, Table Style Options group] are selected.
Click the More button [Table Design tab, Table Style Options group] to open the Style
Click the More button [Table Design tab, Table Style Options group] to open the Style
Apply the Medium Style 2, Accent 1 style (second color/seventh row) [Table Design tab, Table Stylesgroup].
Apply the Medium Style 2, Accent 1 style (second color/seventh row) [Table Tools Design tab, Table Styles group].
Select the first row, click the Text Fill button, and select Black, Background 2 (third color/first row).
Repeat steps 5 b–e for the single-column table on the right.
Insert a new slide after slide 4 with a Title and Content layout.
Create a bar chart.
Select slide 5 and type the slide title Starting Salaries, Selected Jobs.
Click the Insert Chart button on the content placeholder.
Select the Clustered Bar chart and click OK to open the worksheet.
Select Columns C and D, right-click, and select Delete.
By removing the blank column, the chart displays correctly with no blank space.
Replace the worksheet data for columns A and B with the data in Table 2-12:

Table 2-12
This table provides the data for the table created in steps 12a-d.
Security Analyst 73,000
Project Manager 71,000
Applications Developer 68,500
Network Specialist 63,000
Computer Support Specialist 45,500
Help Desk Analyst 43,000
Close the worksheet.
Modify a bar chart.
Delete the “Series 1” Chart Title and Legend.
Click the chart frame to select the Chart Area.
Change the Shape Fill color to Teal, Accent 1, Darker 50% (fifth color/last row).
Change the Chart Area Width to 12″.
Click the Align button [Chart Format tab, Arrange group] and select Align Center.
Select the Vertical (Category) Axis and change the Font Size to 18 pt.
Select the Horizontal (Value) Axis and change the Font Size to 18 pt. (Figure 2-152).
Figure 2-152 Slide 5 Clustered Bar chart completed
Insert a new slide after slide 5 with a Title and Content layout.
Create a pie chart.
Display slide 6 and type the slide title Employee Job Satisfaction.
Click the Insert Chart icon in the content placeholder.
Click the Pie chart type. Then select the 3-D Pie. Click OK to close the dialog box and open the worksheet.
Replace the worksheet data with the data in Table 2-13 beginning with the column headings:

Table 2-13
This table provides the column headings and data for the table created in steps 10b-c.
Satisfaction %
Very Satisfied 15
Somewhat Satisfied 37
Undecided 18
Somewhat Unsatisfied 22
Very Dissatisfied 8
Close the worksheet.
Modify a pie chart.
Drag the chart title, “Satisfaction %,” to the top left of the chart area. Increase the Font Size to 24 pt. [Home tab, Font group].
Click the Chart Elements button on the right side of the slide. Select Legend and then select Right.
Increase the legend Font Size to 20 pt. [Home tab, Font group].
Drag the legend to the bottom right of the chart area.
Click the Chart Elements button again. Select Data Labels and then select Inside End.
Click the Chart Elements list box arrow [Chart Format tab, Current Selection group] and select Series “Satisfaction %” Data Labels.
Click the Chart Elements list box arrow [Chart Tools Format tab, Current Selection group] and select Series “Satisfaction %” Data Labels.
Increase the Font Size to 24 pt. and apply Bold [Home tab, Font group] (Figure 2-153).
Figure 2-153 Slide 3 Pie chart completed
Apply transitions.
Click the Blinds transition effect [Transitions tab, Transition to This Slide group].
Click Apply To All [Transitions tab, Timinggroup].
Apply the Zoom transition to slide 6.
IMPORTANT: When you are finished with this project, your presentation should contain 6 slides. If it does not, your project will not grade properly and you may lose a significant number of points. Check your work carefully.
Save and close the presentation (Figure 2-154).
Figure 2-154 PowerPoint 2-3 completed
Upload and save your project file.
Submit project for grading.

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