How to use powerpoint to create a website storyboard

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How to use powerpoint to create a website storyboard
PowerPoint is a popular tool used to create storyboards for websites. (computer image by Hao Wang from

Storyboards are a method used to mock up ideas, designs and concepts for websites. Storyboards help website developers plan and organise information. In addition, storyboards can also be used for lightweight user testing to effectively find problems with websites before a lot of development time has been used implementing the website. PowerPoint is a common tool used to create storyboards to plan websites.

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  1. 1

    Open up a new presentation in PowerPoint.

  2. 2

    Insert an organisation chart into the blank slide. You can insert a chart by selecting "Insert", then "Picture" and finally "Organization Chart" from the menu bar in the top left-hand corner of PowerPoint.

  3. 3

    Open the organisation chart dialogue box by clicking on the rectangle in the middle of the screen.

  4. 4

    In the Microsoft organisation chart dialogue box, type the name of the home page of the website in the highlighted text.

  5. 5

    Add any other boxes or sub-pages for your website by selecting the appropriate button in the menu toolbar that describes the relationship the sub-page has to the highlighted page (initially the home page). Rename any new boxes, or sub-pages, that you add to the story board.

  6. 6

    When you are finished adding new sub-pages to the storyboard, update the PowerPoint presentation by selecting "Update Document" from the File menu.

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