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PowerPoint 2013 Essential Training

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Teaches the basics of creating, editing, and sharing presentations with PowerPoint 2013.

In this course, author Jess Stratton teaches the basics of creating, editing, and sharing presentations with Microsoft PowerPoint 2013. The course shows how to build a slideshow from scratch, or leverage PowerPoint templates and themes for quick construction. Jess shows how to add and edit text, images, graphs, video, and animation; format slides for consistency; and add speaker notes to ensure a smooth delivery. Plus, discover how to collaborate on changes and then share the final presentation via print, video, PDF, or email.


  • Welcome
  • Using the exercise files
1. Navigating PowerPoint
  • Touring the PowerPoint interface
  • Exploring the Ribbon
  • Exploring the status bar
  • Changing views and adding guides
  • Connecting Powerpoint to your SkyDrive account
2. Working with Presentations
  • Creating a presentation from scratch and saving
  • Creating a presentation from a template or theme
  • Changing themes
  • Controlling the look of your presentation with slide masters
  • Adding a header and footer
  • Working with file options using Backstage view
3. Working with Slides
  • Adding and removing slides
  • Changing the slide layout
  • Organizing slides into sections
  • Rearranging slides
4. Adding Pictures to Slides
  • Adding pictures and clip art
  • Aligning objects using guides
  • Formatting and adding effects to pictures
  • Understanding object layering
  • Removing the background from pictures
  • Matching a logo's color to the PowerPoint color palettes using the Eyedropper tool
  • Inserting screenshots into a presentation
5. Adding Content to Slides
  • Working with bullet points
  • Using Outline mode to edit content directly
  • Formatting text and creating WordArt
  • Working with text boxes
  • Creating and formatting tables
  • Inserting tables from Excel
  • Using the research, language, and thesaurus tools
6. Adding Shapes, Diagrams, and Charts to Slides
  • Adding shapes
  • Formatting shapes
  • Cropping a picture to a shape
  • Merging shapes to create your own graphics
  • Creating and formatting charts
  • Using SmartArt to create diagrams
  • Adding equations
7. Adding Video, Audio, and Animation to Slides
  • Adding and formatting video from your computer and from YouTube
  • Working with video clips
  • Adding and working with audio files
  • Adding slide transitions
  • Adding animation to objects and text
8. Preparing the Presentation
  • Checking spelling
  • Adding speaker notes
  • Editing and printing handout masters
  • Rehearsing a presentation
  • Adding and viewing comments
  • Reviewing and comparing changes with coworkers
9. Delivering Your Presentation
  • Running a slideshow
  • Using Presenter view
  • Annotating, highlighting, zooming, and jumping to different sections or slides during a slideshow
10. Reusing and Sharing Presentations
  • Saving a custom theme
  • Saving a presentation as a template
  • Printing a presentation
  • Recording and narrating a slideshow
  • Saving your presentation as a video
  • Exporting the presentation as a PDF or JPEG
  • Sending the presentation via email
  • Inspecting a presentation for stray comments
  • Presenting live online
  • Packaging the presentation for use on another computer
  • Next steps

Taught by

Jess Stratton

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