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Microsoft PowerPoint course

Course Contents

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Detailed Content

A First Look at PowerPoint

  • Who Uses PowerPoint and Why?
  • What's New in PowerPoint?
  • Learning Your Way around PowerPoint
  • Changing the View
  • Zooming In and Out
  • Enabling Optional Display Elements
  • Opening a New Display Window for the Same Presentation
  • Using the Help System

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Creating and Saving Presentation Files

  • Starting a New Presentation
  • Saving Your Work
  • Setting Passwords for File Access
  • Closing and Reopening Presentations
  • Setting File Properties

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Creating Slides and Text Boxes

  • Creating New Slides
  • Inserting Content from External Sources
  • Managing Slides
  • Using Content Placeholders
  • Creating Text Boxes Manually
  • Working with Text Boxes

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Working with Layouts, Themes, and Masters

  • Understanding Layouts and Themes
  • Changing a Slide's Layout
  • Applying a Theme
  • Managing Themes
  • Changing Colors, Fonts, and Effects
  • Changing the Background
  • Working with Placeholders
  • Customizing and Creating Layouts
  • Managing Slide Masters

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Formatting Text

  • Changing the Font
  • Changing the Font Size
  • Adjusting Character Spacing
  • Changing Font Color/Text Fill
  • Applying a Text Outline
  • Applying Text Attributes
  • Applying WordArt Styles
  • Applying Text Effects
  • Copying Formatting with Format Painter
  • Inserting Symbols
  • Inserting Math Equations

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Formatting Paragraphs and Text Boxes

  • Formatting Bulleted Lists
  • Formatting Numbered Lists
  • Setting Indents and Tabs
  • Adjusting Line Spacing
  • Changing Horizontal Alignment
  • Formatting Text Boxes

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Correcting and Improving Text

  • Finding and Replacing Text
  • Correcting Your Spelling and Grammar
  • Setting the Editing Language
  • Using AutoCorrect to Fix Common Problems
  • Using AutoFormat As You Type
  • Using the Research Tools

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Creating and Formatting Tables

  • Creating a New Table
  • Moving around in a Table
  • Selecting Rows, Columns, and Cells
  • Editing a Table's Structure
  • Applying Table Styles
  • Formatting Table Cells
  • Using Tables from Word
  • Integrating Excel Cells into PowerPoint

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Drawing and Formatting Objects

  • Working with the Drawing Tools
  • Selecting Objects
  • Deleting Objects
  • Moving and Copying Objects
  • Understanding Object Formatting
  • Resizing Objects
  • Arranging Objects
  • Merging Shapes
  • Applying Shape or Picture Styles
  • Understanding Color Selection
  • Applying an Object Border
  • Applying an Object Fill
  • Applying Object Effects

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Creating SmartArt Graphics

  • Understanding SmartArt Types and Their Uses
  • Inserting a SmartArt Graphic
  • Editing SmartArt Text
  • Modifying SmartArt Structure
  • Modifying a Hierarchy Graphic Structure
  • Formatting a SmartArt Graphic
  • Saving a SmartArt Graphic as a Picture

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Working with Clip Art and Photos

  • Choosing Appropriate Artwork
  • Inserting Clip Art
  • Understanding Raster Graphics
  • Inserting Photos
  • Sizing and Cropping Photos
  • Adjusting and Correcting Photos
  • Compressing Images
  • Exporting a Photo from PowerPoint to a Separate File
  • Creating a Photo Album Layout

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Working with Charts

  • Understanding the Parts of a Chart
  • Starting a New Chart
  • Working with Chart Data
  • Chart Types and Chart Layout Presets
  • Working with Chart Elements
  • Controlling the Axes
  • Formatting a Chart
  • Rotating a 3-D Chart
  • Working with Chart Templates

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Incorporating Content from Other Programs

  • Working with External Content: An Overview
  • Copying Content from Other Programs
  • Introducing OLE
  • Working with Linked and Embedded Objects
  • Exporting PowerPoint Objects to Other Programs

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Adding Sound Effects, Music, and Soundtracks

  • How PowerPoint Uses Audio
  • When to Use Sounds - and When Not To
  • Inserting an Audio Clip as an Icon on a Slide
  • Assigning a Sound to an Object
  • Adding a Digital Music Soundtrack
  • Adding a CD Audio Soundtrack
  • Configuring Sound Playback
  • Using the Advanced Timeline to Fine-Tune Sound Events

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Incorporating Motion Video

  • Understanding Video Types
  • Placing a Video on a Slide
  • Managing Clip Files and Links
  • Changing the Video's Formatting
  • Specifying Playback Options
  • Troubleshooting Video Problems

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Creating Animation Effects and Transitions

  • Assigning Transitions to Slides
  • Animating Slide Content
  • Layering Animated Objects

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Creating Support Materials

  • The When and How of Handouts
  • Creating Handouts
  • Creating Speaker Notes
  • Printing an Outline
  • Exporting Handouts or Notes Pages to Word

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Preparing for a Live Presentation

  • Starting and Ending a Show
  • Using the On-Screen Show Controls
  • Using the On-Screen Pen
  • Hiding Slides for Backup Use
  • Using Custom Shows
  • Creating and Using Sections
  • Giving a Presentation on a Different Computer
  • Working with Audio-Visual Equipment

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Designing User-Interactive or Self-Running Presentations

  • Understanding User Interactivity
  • Navigational Control Basics
  • Creating Text Hyperlinks
  • Creating Graphical Hyperlinks
  • Using Action Buttons
  • Creating Self-Running Presentations
  • Recording Narration and Timings
  • Using Kiosk Mode
  • Setting Up a Secure System

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Preparing a Presentation for Mass Distribution

  • Working with File Properties
  • Checking for Compatibility and Usability
  • Limiting User Access to a Presentation
  • Creating a PDF or XPS Version of a Presentation
  • Converting a Presentation to a Video File
  • Making a DVD Movie of a Presentation
  • Presenting Online
  • Working with the PowerPoint Viewer

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Sharing and Collaborating

  • Working with Comments
  • Comparing and Merging Presentations
  • Sharing Your Presentation File on a LAN
  • Sending a Presentation via E-Mail
  • Sharing a Presentation on Your SkyDrive
  • Sharing a Presentation via Office 365 SharePoint
  • Managing Simultaneous Edits
  • Sharing Slides with a SharePoint Slide Library

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Customizing PowerPoint

  • Setting Program Defaults
  • Configuring the Trust Center
  • Customizing the Ribbon
  • Customizing the Quick Access Toolbar
  • Managing Add-Ins
  • Customizing the Status Bar

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