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Take your PowerPoint presentations from ordinary to extraordinary! In these lessons, you'll learn how to use Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 or PowerPoint 365 to create professional-quality slide presentations that grab and hold your audience's attention from start to finish.

You'll see how to plan a presentation for your audience, format it with themes and color, and use the slide master and layout master to make global changes. You'll embellish your slides with text and objects, including pictures, shapes, WordArt, and SmartArt, and learn to add multimedia effects to create animated presentations and more. If you want to become a PowerPoint pro, this is the course for you!

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6 Weeks Access Course Code: i13
Start Dates* Sep 15 | Oct 13 | Nov 17 | Dec 15
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$129.99

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Syllabus

The PowerPoint 2013 Interface

Come explore the basic features of Microsoft PowerPoint 2013! You'll learn about the Ribbon, which replaces the menu and toolbars so common in other programs written for the Windows operating system. You'll find out how to plan a presentation and start the PowerPoint program. And you'll practice working with different views, task panes, tabs, and templates.

Creating Presentations

Now that you know the basics of PowerPoint, it's time to create a presentation from scratch. You'll start by choosing a theme for the presentation and create slides with a variety of slide layouts. You'll find out about the Live Preview feature and how to save a file so that you can find it later. You'll also create and edit slides in the slide pane and in Outline view. Finally, the lesson will go over the ways to put on a slide show. Important stuff in Lesson 2!

Creating and Editing Tables and Opening and Saving Files

Including tables in your presentation lets you present a lot of information in a little space. So in this lesson, you'll add, revise, and format tables, and view multiple ways to open a presentation. Then, you'll learn how to preserve different versions of your work by saving with different filenames.

Creating and Printing Error-Free Presentations

This lesson will cover two topics: printing and proofreading. You'll learn to print your presentation as slides, handouts, an outline, and notes pages. This versatility will really help you connect with audience members! And to make sure your printed presentation is as close to perfect as it can be, you'll explore the Spelling, AutoCorrect, Research, and Thesaurus features.

Working With Clips and Images

In this lesson, you'll switch gears and work with images instead of text, which you'll probably enjoy. You'll learn how to embellish your slides with media clips, which could include illustrations, clip art, and photographs. You'll also learn how to download an image from a website and insert the image onto a slide.

WordArt, Shapes, and SmartArt

You're going to work with WordArt, Shapes, and SmartArt Graphics, which will be exciting. It's fun to transform text into colorful WordArt objects and to draw and fill shapes with color and special effects. You'll learn to group and edit the objects you create, and then you'll add visual sophistication to your text with SmartArt Graphics.

Creating and Editing a Chart

In this lesson, you'll create and edit a chart slide to illustrate statistical data. You'll find this lesson easy if you like working with numbers! But if you don't enjoy math, that's okay—the lesson will walk you through everything you need to know and do to create a chart slide. It will also show you how to change the look of your chart by using the options on the Chart Tools contextual tab and the chart formatting buttons.

Making Global Changes to a Presentation

Making the same changes to dozens of PowerPoint slides is boring and time-consuming. In this lesson you'll look at global changes you can make to your slides, handouts, and notes. For example, if you want to increase or decrease the font size on all the slides in a presentation, just make the change on the slide master. You also make global changes when you modify your presentation's theme colors or background.

Creating Links

In this lesson, you'll work with hyperlinks and action buttons. You'll enliven your presentation as you learn to create links from text or objects to other slides, presentations, documents, and web pages. You can even add sounds and 3D effects!

Applying Animation to Slides

Have you seen a presentation where text, images, or entire slides fly in from the top or push up from the bottom? That's animation. In this lesson, you'll learn about slide transitions, the options on the Transition tab, and you'll apply animation to text and objects on slides and the slide or layout master with the options on the Animations tab. You'll also find out how to add sound effects, such as chimes and whooshes, to slide transitions. And perhaps most important, you'll learn how to avoid overdoing these effects!

Applying Advanced Animation Effects to Text and Objects

You already know how to apply animation to your slides as they transition. Now it's time to apply advanced animation effects to text and objects on slides and slide and layout masters. With the animation commands and the Animation Pane, you'll add and reorder animated text and objects on slides. You'll also add an audio clip to your presentation.

Sharing and Saving Your Presentations, Including OneDrive and Office Online

Now that you know so much about creating PowerPoint presentations you'll focus on different ways to save and share them. You'll see how easy it is to turn your presentation into a PDF file so that it'll be accessible on computers that don't have PowerPoint 2013. You'll learn to open, edit, and share your presentation online with a Windows OneDrive account and PowerPoint Online and how to turn your presentation into a video.

Requirements

Hardware Requirements:

  • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 8 or newer.
  • Mac: OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.

Other:

  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites to take this course.

Instructor

Kathy Van Pelt has taught computer courses at a community college for the past 25 years. She specializes in Microsoft Office applications, Google Drive and Google Applications, the Windows and Mac operating systems, and keyboarding. She spent seven years teaching word processing and business classes at a private business college and loves being in the ever-evolving educational field.

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According to the ZipRecruiter, the average annual pay for a Microsoft specialists is $69,123. As a PowerPoint specialist, you can create compelling presentations using advanced animation, charts, diagrams and several more in-built features. Almost every company needs skilled professionals who can create presentations and help communicate the company's message. Since thousands of companies worldwide currently use Microsoft PowerPoint, it is one of the most demanded skills and the salary for PowerPoint professionals is consistently going up.

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