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PowerPoint in a Day

A 1-day Quickstart to Presentations

Take a day to get a firm grip on Microsoft PowerPoint. Understand how masters work, and how to create templates that will do what you expect them to do. We’ll cover everything from the basics to charts to transistions and animations. You should have a solid working knowledge of the program by the end of the day, and feel comfortable using most features of the program.

This class is for Mac and Windows. It will be taught with PowerPoint 2016, but many of the techniques will apply to previous versions of PowerPoint.

  • 6 Hours
  • Mac or PC provided
  • Book included
  • Free retake

Register for a class

$325 Discounts

NYC or Live Online

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What You’ll Learn

  • Create layouts and master slides
  • Edit and customize text, add images, shapes, and placeholders
  • Insert and format different types of charts 
  • Learn tips and tricks to enhance your presentation designs
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PowerPoint in a Day Class Syllabus

What You’ll Learn

Section 1
Setting Up Master Slides

Topics

  • Adding Background Images
  • Editing Text
  • Adjusting Bullets & Indents
  • Creating Effective Color Themes
Editing Placeholders on Master Slides

Topics

  • Positioning Placeholders
  • Cleaning Up the Slide Masters
Using Images In PowerPoint

Topics

  • Preparing Images For PowerPoint
  • Inserting Images
  • Adding Shapes
Testing Master Slides

Topics

  • Deciding How Many Slides To Style
  • Testing The Master Slide Set
Formatting Pasted Text

Topics

  • Pasting Content into a Template
  • Copying and Pasting Entire Slides
  • Creating a Custom Layout
  • Arranging Text Boxes and Shapes

Section 2
Picture Slides

Topics

  • Crop Techniques
  • Using Shapes as Custom Placeholders
  • Preserving an Image’s Aspect Ratio
Logos

Topics

  • Distributing Multiple Objects
    • Aligning Multiple Objects
Tables

Topics

  • Creating a New Table
  • Adding/Copying Content into a New Table
  • Auto-Adjusting Size & Distributing Cells
  • Table Styles & Formatting
  • Custom Table Header
  • Using Drawing Guides
Pie Chart

Topics

  • Inserting & Formatting a Doughnut Chart
  • Editing Chart Data in Excel
  • Legend
  • Data Labels
  • Using Shapes to Enhance Appearance of Chart
Creating Company Templates

Topics

  • Creating Master Pages
  • Setting the Master Font
  • Creating a Custom Color Theme
Transitions and Animations

Topics

  • Applying a Transition to All Slides via Master Slides
  • Overriding the Master Slides’ Transition

Learn PowerPoint Essentials

In this class you’ll get all the essentials in one quick day and gain a comfort level with the software. You will be off and running with knowledge of masters, templates, and slide transitions.  Learn these skills with step-by-step exercises in a small class led by a professional PowerPoint instructor.

Learn PowerPoint in a Day

This class is designed to get you up and running quickly with the fundamentals of the application. You’ll dive in and learn enough to start using the program on your own. If you only have one day to spare, this is the class for you.

Students learning PowerPoint in class at Noble Desktop

Custom PowerPoint Workbook Included

All of our PowerPoint classes come with a custom step-by-step training manual sold to universities and schools around the world. Recreate the class projects and refresh the PowerPoint materials anytime after the class.

Each class comes with a custom PowerPoint workbook

Register for PowerPoint in a Day

$325 Discounts

NYC or Live Online

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