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Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 Level 1 (with Challenge Exercises)
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Description

The skills and knowledge acquired in Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 - Level 1 (with Challenge Exercises) are sufficient to be able to create real-world slide shows. You will learn how to create, print and publish presentations.

Target audience

Anyone who wants to know more about the functionality of PowerPoint 2013.

Prerequisites

Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 - Level 1 (with Challenge Exercises) assumes little or no knowledge of the software. However, it would be beneficial to have a general understanding of personal computers and the Windows operating system environment.

Topics covered

Getting to Know PowerPoint

  • Starting PowerPoint From The Desktop
  • Understanding The Start Screen
  • Creating A New Blank Presentation
  • The PowerPoint Screen
  • How Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 Works
  • Using The Ribbon
  • Using Ribbon KeyTips
  • Showing And Collapsing The Ribbons
  • Understanding Backstage View
  • Accessing Backstage View
  • Using Shortcut Menus
  • Understanding Dialog Boxes
  • Launching Dialog Boxes
  • Understanding The Quick Access Toolbar
  • Adding Commands To The QAT
  • Understanding The Status Bar
  • Customising The Status Bar
  • Exiting Safely From PowerPoint
  • Practice Exercise
  • Practice Exercise Workspace

Your First Presentation

  • Creating Presentations In PowerPoint
  • Creating A Presentation
  • Applying Theme Variants
  • The Save As Place
  • The Save As Dialog Box
  • Typing Text Into A Slide
  • Inserting New Slides
  • Typing Text Using The Outline Pane
  • Applying Slide Transitions
  • Saving A Presentation
  • Previewing A Slide Show
  • Closing A Presentation
  • Practice Exercise
  • Practice Exercise Sample

Working With Presentations

  • The Open Place
  • The Open Dialog Box
  • Opening A Presentation
  • Opening Multiple Presentations
  • Switching Between Open Presentations
  • Understanding Presentation Views
  • Changing Presentation Views
  • Navigating A Presentation
  • Using The Zoom Tool
  • Opening A Recent Presentation
  • Practice Exercise
  • Practice Exercise Workspace

Working With Text

  • Editing Text
  • Checking Spelling
  • Understanding Font Formatting
  • Applying Font Formatting
  • Applying Paragraph Formatting
  • Changing Bullet And Numbering Styles
  • Moving And Resizing Placeholders
  • Applying WordArt To Text
  • Converting Text To SmartArt
  • Practice Exercise
  • Practice Exercise Sample

Slide Layouts

  • Understanding Slide Layouts
  • Inserting A Title Slide
  • Inserting A Title And Content Slide
  • Inserting A Section Header Slide
  • Inserting A Table
  • Inserting A Picture With Caption Slide
  • Inserting A Chart
  • Changing The Slide Layout
  • Practice Exercise
  • Practice Exercise Sample

SmartArt

  • Understanding SmartArt
  • Inserting A SmartArt Graphic
  • Inserting Text Into SmartArt
  • Adding Shapes Below
  • Adding Shapes Above
  • Adding Shapes Before And After
  • Adding An Assistant
  • Promoting And Demoting Shapes
  • Switching SmartArt Right To Left
  • Resizing SmartArt
  • Changing The SmartArt Layout
  • Applying A Colour Scheme
  • Applying A SmartArt Style
  • Deleting SmartArt Shapes
  • Practice Exercise
  • Practice Exercise Sample

Shapes

  • Drawing Shapes
  • Resizing Shapes
  • Editing Shapes
  • Positioning Shapes
  • Arranging Shapes
  • Merging Shapes
  • Formatting Shapes
  • Using The Eyedropper
  • Copying Shapes
  • Aligning Shapes Using The Ribbon
  • Aligning Objects Using The Smart Guides
  • Inserting And Formatting Text
  • Connecting Shapes
  • Grouping Shapes
  • Rotating Shapes
  • Practice Exercise
  • Practice Exercise Sample

Preparing for Presentations

  • Using Slide Sorter View
  • Reusing Slides
  • Adding Sections
  • Adding Notes To Your Slides
  • Slide Numbers
  • About Hyperlinks
  • Creating An Internal Hyperlink
  • Creating A Hyperlink To Another Presentation
  • Creating A Hyperlink To Another Application
  • Keyboard Shortcuts For Navigating Slide Shows
  • Using Resume Reading
  • Presenting A Slide Show
  • Practice Exercise
  • Practice Exercise Sample

Printing Your Presentation

  • Understanding Printing
  • Previewing Slides
  • Printing Slides
  • Printing Handouts
  • Printing Notes Pages
  • Printing The Outline
  • Practice Exercise
  • Practice Exercise Sample

Getting Help

  • Understanding How Help Works
  • Accessing The Help Window
  • Navigating The Help Window
  • Using The Office Website
  • Googling Help
  • Printing A Help Topic
  • Practice Exercise
  • Practice Exercise Workspace

Brilliant Presentations

  • Planning A Presentation
  • Make It Readable
  • The Four Pillars Of Great Design
  • Perfect Presentation Layouts
  • Presenting Polished Presentations
  • Presentation Methods And Hardware
  • Practice Exercise
  • Practice Exercise Workspace
Objectives

At the completion of this course you should be able to:

  • work with the basic features of PowerPoint
  • create a new presentation
  • work with presentations
  • insert text into a slide and apply basic formatting
  • work with the various slide layouts
  • create and work with SmartArt graphics
  • draw and format shapes
  • navigate a slide show in PowerPoint
  • use a range of printing techniques
  • the procedures for using various forms of Help.
  • create brilliant presentations
Format

Watsonia workbook with 138 topics. Files for the exercises are provided on a CD or can be downloaded here

Duration

Approximately 10 hours

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