PowerPoint 2013 – Beginners

PowerPoint 2013 – Beginners

This course is designed for students who wish to gain the foundational understanding of Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2013 that is necessary to create and develop engaging multimedia presentations.

Description

It’s hard to imagine a day going by without people passing along large amounts of information. Messages are everywhere, and the number of messages we receive seems to be increasing each day. Whether via phone, email, mass media, or personal interaction, we are subjected to a constant stream of information. With so much communication to contend with, it can be difficult to grab people’s attention. But, we are often called upon to do just that. So, how do you grab and maintain an audience’s focus when you’re asked to present important information? By being clear, organized, and engaging. And, that is exactly what Microsoft® Office PowerPoint® 2013 can help you do.

Gone are the days of flip charts or drawing on a white board to illustrate your point. Today’s audiences are tech savvy, accustomed to high-impact multimedia content, and stretched for time. By learning how to use the vast array of features and functionality contained within Microsoft® Office PowerPoint® 2013, you will gain the ability to organize your content, enhance it with high-impact visuals, and deliver it with a punch. In this course, you will use PowerPoint 2013 to begin creating engaging, dynamic multimedia presentations.

Duration

6 hours.Training times can be arranged according to your date and times requirements, delivered on-site at your premises. Training times can be arranged in more manageable sessions of 3 hours over 2 days.

Prerequisites

To ensure success, students should be familiar with using personal computers, and should have experience using a keyboard and mouse. Students should be comfortable in the Windows® 8 environment, and be able to use Windows 8 to manage information on their computers. Specific tasks the students should be able to perform include: launching and closing applications, navigating basic file structures, and managing files and folders. To meet this prerequisite, you can take any one or more of the following Logical Operations courses:

  • Using Microsoft® Windows® 8
  • Microsoft® Windows® 8 Transition from Windows® 7
  • Microsoft® Office 2013: Transition from Microsoft® 2007/2010

Course Content

LESSON 1: GETTING STARTED WITH POWERPOINT®

Topic A: Navigate the PowerPoint Environment

Topic B: Create and Save a PowerPoint Presentation

Topic C: Use Help

LESSON 2: DEVELOPING A POWERPOINT® PRESENTATION

Topic A: Select a Presentation Type

Topic B: View and Navigate a Presentation

Topic C: Edit Text

Topic D: Build a Presentation

LESSON 3: PERFORMING ADVANCED TEXT EDITING

Topic A: Format Characters

Topic B: Format Paragraphs

Topic C: Format Text Boxes

LESSON 4: ADDING GRAPHICAL ELEMENTS TO YOUR PRESENTATION

Topic A: Insert Clip Art and Images

Topic B: Insert Shapes

LESSON 5: MODIFYING OBJECTS IN YOUR PRESENTATION

Topic A: Edit Objects

Topic B: Format Objects

Topic C: Group Objects

Topic D: Arrange Objects

Topic E: Animate Objects

LESSON 6: ADDING TABLES TO YOUR PRESENTATION

Topic A: Create a Table

Topic B: Format a Table

Topic C: Insert a Table from Other Microsoft Office Applications

LESSON 7: ADDING CHARTS TO YOUR PRESENTATION

Topic A: Create a Chart

Topic B: Format a Chart

Topic C: Insert a Chart from Microsoft Excel

LESSON 8: PREPARING TO DELIVER YOUR PRESENTATION

Topic A: Review Your Presentation

Topic B: Apply Transitions

Topic C: Print Your Presentation

Topic D: Deliver Your Presentation

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Customize the PowerPoint environment.
  • Customize a design template.
  • Add SmartArt graphics to a presentation.
  • Add special effects to a presentation.
  • Customize a slide show.
  • Collaborate on a presentation.
  • Secure and distribute a presentation.

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