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PowerPoint: From Outline to Presentation

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Learn how to build a high-impact PowerPoint presentation from start to finish.


  • Creating a PowerPoint presentation from an outline
  • Using the exercise files
1. Approaching a Presentation
  • Setting and achieving a goal for your presentation
  • Building a presentation in stages
  • Building a production schedule for your presentation
2. Building the Outline
  • Why create an outline first?
  • The impact of a PowerPoint theme on your outline
  • Using Microsoft Word to create a presentation outline
  • Using Microsoft PowerPoint to create or modify a presentation outline
  • Collaborating with a team on the presentation outline
3. Using the Outline to Create Slides
  • Converting the outline into an initial slide deck
  • Changing the format of PowerPoint slides
  • Modifying a PowerPoint slide in Outline view
  • Adjusting the layout of a slide master
  • Advice on changing PowerPoint templates and themes
4. Working with Text
  • Formatting text in PowerPoint with the format bar
  • Stylizing text
  • Creating a table in PowerPoint
  • Adding presenter notes in PowerPoint
  • Fixing spelling errors
5. Photos, Video, Charts, and Shapes
  • Adding a photo to PowerPoint
  • Cropping a photo in PowerPoint
  • Adjusting a photo's appearance in PowerPoint
  • Adding a video to PowerPoint
  • Creating a chart in PowerPoint
  • Modifying a chart's appearance in PowerPoint
  • Adding a webpage to a slide
  • Working with SmartArt
  • Reducing a PowerPoint presentation's file size
6. Animating a Presentation
  • Creating a text build in PowerPoint
  • Revealing a chart in PowerPoint
  • Revealing a photo in PowerPoint
  • Adding a transition to a slide in PowerPoint
  • Adding multiple transitions at once in PowerPoint
7. Getting Ready for Playback of Your Presentation
  • Testing your PowerPoint presentation
  • Consolidating your presentation files for smoother playback
  • Tips on rehearsing your PowerPoint presentation
  • Wrap up

Taught by

Richard Harrington


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