This article will show you how to use Microsoft PowerPoint to create your own Custom Game style game. It can be prepared both on a Windows computer and on a Mac OS.
Part 1 of 3: Create a Question Category Slide
Step 1. Launch PowerPoint
The icon for this application is represented by a white "P" in an orange field.
Step 2. Click on the Blank Presentation tile
It is located in the upper left corner of the PowerPoint application window. This will create a new presentation.
Step 3. Enter the name of the game
Click on the "Slide Title" field and enter a name for the game (for example, "Custom Game"). You can also provide additional information about the game in the text box below the title, if you wish.
For example, if you are creating a game for a school lesson, you can specify the name of the subject and the topic (this could be "History (5th grade), Topic 5")
Step 4. Create a new slide
Click on the “ Insert"At the top of the PowerPoint application window, then click the square button" Create slide ”Located directly in the upper left corner on the toolbar of this tab. The app will automatically create a new slide and open it for you.
- On Mac, you can also click the “ Insert"At the top of the screen and select the item" Create slide ”.
Step 5. Click the Insert tab
It's located at the top of the PowerPoint window.
- Just don't click on the gray menu button “ Insert ”At the top of the screen on Mac OS.
Step 6. Click the Table button
You will find this button on the left side of the toolbar “ Insert ”. The table creation menu will open.
Step 7. Create a six by six cell table
In the menu that opens, move the mouse to the sixth cell in the sixth column, and then click on it.
Step 8. Adjust the size of the table
Click on the gray circle at the top of the table and drag it to the top of the slide, then move the gray circle at the bottom of the table to the bottom of the slide. The table will now take up the entire slide.
Step 9. Enter the question categories
For each cell in the top row, enter the name of the question category.
- For example, in the first cell you can specify "Dog breeds", in the next "Types of vegetables" and so on.
- After entering one category, press the Tab ↹ key to move to the next cell.
Step 10. Enter the score for answering the questions
For each question category, fill in the appropriate score for answering the questions:
- First question - 200;
- Second question - 400;
- Third question - 600;
- Fourth question - 800;
- Fifth question - 1000.
Step 11. Center the contents of all table cells
Click on the table, press Ctrl + A (Windows) or ⌘ Command + A (Mac) to select the entire table, and then press Ctrl + E (Windows) or ⌘ Command + E (Mac) to perform center alignment in all cells of the table. Now the slide with the categories of questions is ready, and you can proceed to preparing the assignments for each of the cells indicated here.
Part 2 of 3: Prepare Questions
Step 1. Create 30 new slides
Just press the button 30 times Create slide ”.
Alternatively, you can use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + M (on Windows) or ⌘ Command + M (on Mac)
Step 2. Complete all question slides
Select a slide in the preview pane on the left, and then click on the text box in the center of the slide itself and enter a question for one of the category cells.
- You can center align the text by selecting the text box and pressing Ctrl + E (Windows) or ⌘ Command + E (Mac).
- It is best to consistently fill out the slides with questions (that is, enter the text of the first question of the first category in the first blank slide after the category slide, and so on) so that you don't get confused later.
Step 3. Go to the question category slide
You will find it in the slide preview pane on the left, you may have to scroll through all of them to find the slide you want. Clicking on a category slide in the preview pane will open it.
Step 4. Select points in the table for the first question of the first category
Click on the appropriate cell and select with the mouse the number "200" in the leftmost column of the table.
Step 5. Click the Insert tab
It's located at the top of the PowerPoint window.
- If you are using Mac OS, make sure to click the “ Insert", And not on the button" Insert ”On the toolbar.
Step 6. Click the Link button
It is located on the toolbar “ Insert ”. A pop-up window will appear in front of you.
- On a Mac, click the “ Hyperlink ”.
Step 7. Select the option to link to Place in Document
It is located on the left pane of the pop-up window.
- On Mac, click on the “ Place in the document ”At the top of the pop-up window.
Step 8. Select the slide with the text of the relevant question
Click on the slide with the text that belongs to the first question of the first category.
Step 9. Click OK
It is located in the lower right corner of the pop-up window. So from the number "200" you will create a link to a slide with a question for this cell. By clicking on the inscription "200", you will go to the slide with the text of the question.
Step 10. Go to the question slide
Hold down the Ctrl key (or ⌘ Command on Mac) and click on the “ 200 ”.
Alternatively, you can simply find this slide in the preview pane on the left and click on it
Step 11. Create a link to the category slide on the question slide
To do this, select the text of the question, click on the button “ Link" or " Hyperlink ”And select the category slide.
Step 12. Create links to the rest of the questions
Once you've created all the question links and backlinks on the question category slide, you're game is complete! However, if you want to fully enjoy the game, you can add two additional rounds with slides.
If you want to supplement any of the questions with the possibility of doubling the rate for answering it, create a new slide with the text "DOUBLE BET" and link to it from the corresponding cell with points on the page with question categories. Then create a link from the DOUBLE BID slide to the slide with the relevant question
Part 3 of 3: Create Extra Rounds
Step 1. Create a new slide for question categories with a six-by-seven table
The seventh row of the table is for the FINAL ROUND button.
When you fill in the table with points awarded for answering the corresponding questions of the second round, do not forget to double them (for example, assign 400 points for the first question, but not 200, but for the last 2000, not 1000, and so on
Step 2. Select the bottom row of the table
Click the mouse and fully select the last row of the table.
Step 3. Click the Layout tab
It's located at the top of the PowerPoint window. The corresponding toolbar will open.
Step 4. Click the Merge Cells button
It is located on the toolbar of the “ Layout ”. As a result, you will end up with one large cell in the bottom row of the table.
Step 5. Create a FINAL ROUND button
Enter FINAL ROUND in the bottom cell.
Step 6. Align the table cells in the center
Press Ctrl + A (Windows) or ⌘ Command + A (Mac) and then Ctrl + E or ⌘ Command + E.
Step 7. Create and link 30 additional question slides
To do this, follow the instructions in the previous part of the article.
Remember that the tasks for this round should be significantly more difficult than for the previous one
Step 8. Create an assignment slide for the final round
Create a final additional slide, enter the final round question in it and link to the text "FINAL ROUND" in the bottom cell of the question category slide.
Step 9. Save the project
To do this, follow the steps below.
- On Windows click “ File ”, “ Save as ”, “ This computer ”And double-click the location to save the file on the left side of the window, then enter the document name (for example,“Your Game”) in the“File Name”text box and click the“ Save ”.
- On Mac click “ File ”, “ Save as… ”, Enter the name of the document (for example," Your game ") in the" Save As "field, then select the save location by clicking on the" Where "field and selecting the appropriate folder, then click the“ Save ”.
- To start the game, simply double-click on the PowerPoint presentation file and start the slideshow using the corresponding button in the toolbar, or press the F5 key.
- In full screen presentation view, you don't need to hold down the Ctrl or ⌘ Command key to follow links.