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PowerPoint for Windows 2013 Book

Step-by-Step Training Workbook: Microsoft PowerPoint Training Manual

Microsoft PowerPoint has long been the industry standard for creating presentations, and this book will help you understand how to use this powerful program to its full potential. We will help you quickly master the basics, creating several layouts, customizing text, importing media, using placeholders and more! Then we will delve into the features that will bring your presentations to the next level, including charts, tables, gradients, transitions and animations.

Includes Downloadable Class Files (works on PC)
ISBN: 978-1-941333-01-3

Setup & Introduction
Downloading the Class Files
Section 1
Setting Up: Do This Before Other Exercises!
  • Setting up your class files
Setting Up Master Slides
  • Adding background images
  • Editing text
  • Adjusting bullets & indents
  • Creating effective color themes
  • Applying theme colors to bullets
  • Positioning placeholders
Title Slide Layout
  • Formatting the Title Master
  • Cleaning up the Master Slides
Using Images in PowerPoint
  • Inserting images
  • Adding shapes
Testing Master Slides
  • Deciding how many slides to style
  • Testing the Master Slide set
Section 2
Formatting Pasted Text
  • Pasting content into a template
  • Copying & pasting entire slides
  • Creating a custom layout
  • Intro to alignment
  • Arranging text boxes & shapes
Laying Out a Quote Slide
  • Setting up the content
  • Formatting lines
  • Adding credentials
  • Formatting grouped text boxes
  • Adding quotation marks
Picture Slides
  • Creating a 1-picture slide
  • Using shapes as custom placeholders
  • Cropping images to preserve their aspect ratio
  • Creating a 2-picture slide
Aligning & Distributing Logos
  • Inserting multiple images
  • Aligning & distributing multiple objects
Section 3
Working with Shapes
  • Advanced gradients
  • Adding a 3D bevel effect
  • Accelerating the workflow with Quick Styles
  • Formatting text in shapes & fixing text overflow
  • Grouping shapes
Highlighting Sections with Divider Slides
  • More shadow settings
  • More shape groups
  • More 3D effects
  • Emphasizing the current section
  • Creating a new table
  • Adding/copying content into a new table
  • Auto-adjusting size & distributing cells
  • Table styles & border formatting
  • Creating a custom table header
  • Using drawing guides to align content
Laying Out a Contact Slide
  • Aligning multiple text boxes
  • More shape formats
  • Resizing shapes to fit text
Section 4
Line Charts
  • Formatting the x-axis & y-axis
  • Formatting data series, legends, & gridlines
  • Showing exact values with data labels
Pie Charts
  • Inserting & formatting a doughnut chart
  • Entering chart data in Excel
  • More legends & data labels
  • Working with categories
  • Enhancing the chart’s appearance with shapes
Column Charts
  • Deciding which chart best displays the data
  • Converting existing charts
  • Adding data labels above a chart
  • Applying a transition to all slides via Master Slides
  • Overriding an inherited transition
Laying Out a Map Slide
  • Reusing effects for consistent design
  • City markers: complex line & shape groups
  • More gradients, shadows, & text in shapes
Bonus Material
  • Adding & renaming sections in Slide Sorter view
  • Arranging slides into sections
  • Adding divider slides at the start of each section
  • Adding an animation & setting Effect Options
  • Copying & pasting with the Animation Painter
  • Sequencing multiple animation effects
  • Animating a chart
Advanced Layouts: Hierarchical Chart
  • How to make bold text look even bolder
  • Using elbow connectors & lines to connect shapes
  • Animating the chart: advanced timing & sequences
Recreating a Flat Chart Based on a Picture
  • Using a table to reproduce a chart
  • Quickly selecting rows & columns
  • Tick marks: line distribution & arrangement
  • Distributing Text boxes via duplication
  • Using shapes to reproduce value bars
Advanced Layouts: The Game Show
  • Advanced text styling: line spacing & avoiding overflow
  • Using transitions to create a 2-slide motion sequence
  • Working with Motion Paths
  • Custom tabs: adding hidden tools to the Ribbon
  • Combining shapes to create a rounded frame
Reference Material

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