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Doing More with Shapes

This module shows participants how to edit shapes, arrange shapes, group and ungroup shapes, add text to shapes, and how to rotate and flip shapes.

  • Editing Shapes
  • Arranging Shapes       
  • Grouping and Ungrouping Shapes     
  • Adding Text to Shapes
  • Rotating and Flipping Shapes

Embedding Objects in a Presentation

PowerPoint 2013 allows you to embed several types of objects in a presentation to enhance your work. This module gives participants the tools for inserting an embedded object, editing an embedded object, using embedded objects in a presentation, and deleting embedded objects.

  • Inserting an Embedded Object
  • Editing Embedded Objects    
  • Using Embedded Objects in a Presentation  
  • Deleting Embedded Objects

Linking Objects in a Presentation

a linked object in a presentation acts as a shortcut to the file. Changes made to the linked file automatically are carried over to the presentation. Here, participants will learn how to: create a linked object, open the linked item, update linked objects, use linked objects in a presentation and how to delete linked objects.

  • Creating a Linked Object
  • Opening the Linked Item       
  • Updating Linked Objects        
  • Using Linked Objects in a Presentation         
  • Deleting Linked Objects

Working with Action Buttons, Part One

An action button is a special type of AutoShape and can be used for several purposes, but are commonly used to link to specific slides in a presentation. In this module participants are shown how to: use action buttons to link to other files, link to custom shows, link to other slides, link to websites and how to delete an action button.

  • Using Action Buttons to Link to Other Slides 
  • Using Action Buttons to Link to Custom Shows         
  • Using Action Buttons to Link to Other Files   
  • Using Action Buttons to Link to Websites      
  • Deleting the Button

Working with Action Buttons, Part Two

This is a further look at action buttons which gives participants insight into how to: design an action button, create a basic mouse over action button, and clear the action.

  • Designing the Button 
  • Creating a Basic Mouse Over Button
  • Clearing the Action

Inserting and Editing Videos

Videos can be used to enhance presentations in many powerful ways. This module gives participants the tools to: insert a video from your computer, apply a style to a video, crop a video, correct a video, recolor a video, and apply or remove a poster frame.

Inserting a Video from Your Computer

  • Applying a Style
  • Cropping a Video       
  • Correcting a Video     
  • Recoloring a Video    
  • Applying and Removing a Poster Frame

Playing Video Files

After you’ve added videos to your presentation, you need to know how to play them and this module allows participants to do just that. This module shows users: how to add and remove bookmarks, trim videos and add fades, set playback options, and play a video during a presentation.

  • Adding and Removing Bookmarks     
  • Trimming Videos and Adding Fades  
  • Setting Playback Options       
  • Playing a Video During a Presentation

Protecting Your Presentation

It’s always a good idea to inspect your presentation for personal information, invisible content, or comments or notes before distributing it to others. These goals will be accomplished by showing participants how to: run the Document Inspector, run the Accessibility Checker, mark a presentation as final, and how to encrypt presentations with a password.

  • Running the Document Inspector      
  • Running the Accessibility Checker     
  • Marking a Presentation as Final
  • Encrypting Presentations with a Password    

Checking for Compatibility

the Compatibility Checker is used to check for objects in a presentation that may not work or be displayed properly in earlier versions of PowerPoint. Here, participants are given the tools to: run the Compatibility Checker, convert presentations from older PowerPoint formats, save presentations as older PowerPoint formats, and set compatibility options.

  • Running the Compatibility Checker   
  • Converting Presentations From Older PowerPoint Formats 
  • Saving Presentations as Older PowerPoint Formats 
  • Setting Compatibility Options

Setting up Your Show

Users can adjust a number of basic options before starting a presentation. This module shows participants how to: use the Set Up Show dialog, choose show elements, hide and show slides, and rehearse timings.

  • Using the Set Up Show Dialog
  • Choosing Show Elements       
  • Hiding and Showing Slides     
  • Rehearsing Timings   

Creating Macros

Macros are handy for running simple tasks in a presentation. This module provides the skills for users to: enable the Developer tab, set macro security, create a macro, run a macro, and delete a macro.

  • Enabling the Developer Tab  
  • Setting Macro Security          
  • Creating a Macro      
  • Running a Macro       
  • Deleting a Macro

Managing Add-Ins

Add-ins are essentially small programs that you can install and enable to add custom commands and new features to most Office applications, including PowerPoint 2013. Participants are shown in this module how to: view add-ins, manage add-ins, and change add-in settings.

  • Viewing Add-Ins         
  • Managing Add-Ins      
  • Changing Add-in Settings

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