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Getting Started

The course begins with a look at how to start PowerPoint, create a basic presentation, and close PowerPoint. Then, participants will learn how to sign into Office with a Microsoft account. The module concludes with information on saving and opening presentations.

  •          Getting Started          
  •          Signing In       
  •          Saving a Presentation
  •          Opening a Presentation         
  •          Creating a New Presentation

Your First Presentation

This module will walk participants through the basics of creating a presentation. First, adding slide content and notes is covered, then, techniques for selecting text and objects are discussed. Next, editing tools including cut, copy, paste, undo, and redo. The module wraps up with information on checking a presentation for spelling errors.

  •          Adding Content          
  •          Adding Notes  
  •          Selecting Text and Objects    
  •          Using Cut, Copy, and Paste    
  •          Using Undo and Redo
  •          Checking Your Spelling          

Creating Slides

In this module, participants will learn how to create, select, move, duplicate, and delete slides. Techniques for changing and resetting the slide layout, as well as creating sections. Participants will also learn how to view their slide show.

  •          Adding Slides to a Presentation         
  •          Selecting, Moving, and Deleting Slides         
  •          Changing and Resetting the Layout   
  •          Working with Sections           
  •          Viewing the Slide Show          

Formatting Text

This module introduces PowerPoint’s text formatting tools. Topics include changing font face, size, and color; modifying character spacing; applying text effects; using the Font dialog and Format Painter; and clearing formatting from text.

  •          Changing the Font Face, Size, and Color       
  •          Changing Character Spacing 
  •          Applying Text Effects 
  •          Working with the Font Dialog
  •          Using the Format Painter      
  •          Clearing Formatting  

Working with Text

Next, participants will learn about advanced text formatting tools, including Find, Replace, bullets, numbers, text alignment, column formatting, line spacing, and text direction.

  •          Using Find and Replace         
  •          Applying Bullets and Numbers          
  •          Changing Text Alignment      
  •          Formatting Text as Columns  
  •          Changing Line Spacing           
  •          Changing Text Direction        

Formatting the Presentation

To begin, this module shows how to change the theme and variant for a presentation. Information on changing the slide size, formatting the slide background, and adding headers and footers to slides is also included.

  •          Choosing a Theme     
  •          Choosing a Variant    
  •          Changing the Slide Size          
  •          Formatting the Slide Background      
  •          Adding Headers and Footers to Slides           

Inserting Art and Objects, Part One

This module covers adding tables, charts, SmartArt, equations, and shapes to a presentation.

  •          Inserting Tables         
  •          Inserting Charts         
  •          Inserting SmartArt     
  •          Inserting Equations    
  •          Drawing Shapes         
  •          Inserting Text Boxes  

Inserting Art and Objects, Part Two

Here, participants learn how to add local and online images, videos, screenshots, and audio to a presentation. Creating a photo album is also included.

  •          Creating Photo Albums          
  •          Inserting Pictures       
  •          Inserting Videos         
  •          Inserting Screenshots 
  •          Inserting Audio           

Advanced Slide Tasks

In this module we focus on animations and transitions to add a bit of pizazz to the presentation.

  •          Creating a Basic Animation   
  •          Customizing Animations        
  •          Using the Animation Painter 
  •          Adding a Transition    
  •          Customizing Transitions         

Viewing and Printing Your Presentation

Techniques for printing slides, notes, and handouts are discussed as well as zoom commands and Presenter View.

  •          Viewing the Slide Show          
  •          Using Views    
  •          Using Zoom    
  •          Using Presenter View
  •          Printing a Presentation          
  •          Printing Notes and Handouts 

Saving and Sharing Your Presentation

Next, participants will learn how to save a presentation as PDF or XPS. E-mailing a presentation, sharing it with SkyDrive, OneDrive or SharePoint, and packaging it for CD are also covered. The module wraps up with information on presenting online.

  •          Saving a Presentation as PDF or XPS 
  •          Packaging a Presentation for CD       
  •          E-Mailing a Presentation       
  •          Sharing Your Presentation on SkyDrive         
  •          Publishing Your Slides to a SharePoint Site   
  •          Presenting Online      

Customizing the Interface

The final module of this course will show participants how to change ribbon display options, customize the Quick Access toolbar, customize and create ribbon tabs, and reset interface changes.

  •          Changing Ribbon Display Options     
  •          Customizing the Quick Access Toolbar          
  •          Hiding and Showing Ribbon Tabs      
  •          Creating Custom Ribbon Tabs           
  •          Resetting Interface Changes  

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