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PowerPoint 2016

Make Gorgeous Presentations

Microsoft PowerPoint has long been the industry standard for creating presentations, and this class 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.

Students will create dozens of slides, master slides, charts, and animations. This class is designed to jumpstart you into the world of presentation design, and will include tips on good design practices.

This class is for Mac and Windows. It will be taught with PowerPoint 2016, but students who prefer to use 2010, 2011, or 2013 can use that version in class.

Upcoming Classes

Price: $650 Click for Discounts

  • 12 hours of Hands-On Training
  • Custom Written Workbook Included
  • Mac or PC
  • In New York City and Live Online

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

Section 2
Formatting Pasted Text

Topics

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

Topics

  • Setting Up the Content
  • Formatting Lines
  • Adding Credentials
  • Formatting Grouped Text Boxes
  • Adding Quotation Marks
Picture Slides

Topics

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

Topics

  • Distributing Multiple Objects
    • Aligning Multiple Objects
Section 3
Shapes

Topics

  • Advanced Bevels & Gradients
  • Grouping Shapes
Divider Slides

Topics

  • More Shadow Settings
  • More Shape Groups
  • Emphasizing the Current Section
  • Line Styles: Compound Types
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
Contact Slide

Topics

  • Aligning Multiple Text Boxes
  • More Shape Formats
  • Resize Shape to Fit Text
Section 4
Line Chart

Topics

  • X-Axis & Y-Axis
  • Legend
  • Gridlines
  • Data Labels
  • More Line Styles
Pie Chart

Topics

  • Inserting & Formatting a Doughnut Chart
  • Editing Chart Data in Excel
  • Legend
  • Data Labels
  • Using Shapes to Enhance Appearance of Chart
  • The “Age Groups” Label
Bar Chart

Topics

  • Styling a Converted Chart
  • Adding Value Labels to Clarify Data
Transitions and Animations

Topics

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

Topics

  • Complex Line and Shape Groups
  • More Gradients & Shadows
  • Internal Margins & Autofitting Text Boxes