Beginner Course Outline
Beginner Course PDF Outline
Adding Text Using Outline View
Converting Bullet Lists to SmartArt
Adding Text to Shapes
Saving Chart Templates
Proofing and Editing
Using Slide Sorter View
Running a Presentation
Starting and Stopping a Presentation
Presenting to an Audience
Using Speaker Notes
Using Presenter View
Detailed Course Overview
PowerPoint for Business is a great place to start for those interested both in learning how to use PowerPoint, as well as those that want to learn how to use it better. The course is as much about functionality, as it is about efficiency, so even those users who say they already know “the basics” can walk away with a toolkit of skills to significantly increase their effectiveness with the software.
Naturally, the course begins with basic features and such, but then quickly moves into alternative methods for developing a presentation: using the outline view. The outline view involves building a text-based outline in PowerPoint while allowing the software to populate the text within appropriate placeholders on each slide simultaneously.
Next, we cover different types of objects: images, SmartArt diagrams, and drawing shapes. Each lesson involves both creating your own example, as well as editing pre-existing ones. Tables and charts are also explained, with the focus being on how to create a table or chart from scratch (as opposed to importing one from another program).
Time is then devoted to proofing, editing, and printing (not just how to print, but what to print based on the situation). Printing can greatly enhance a presentation, as the presenter can choose from a variety of printouts: full page slides, notes pages, outlines, or audience handouts.
Transitions and animations each receive their own lesson, as well. Transitions define how each slide progresses (or transitions) to the next one, regarding effects. Does the current slide fade out slowly, as the next one fades in? Is it pushed from left-to-right? Or maybe wiped from top-down? Animations dictate how the contents of a slide react. Does each bullet point appear in rapid succession? Or does one exit, before the next one enters? Transitions and animations, when used appropriately, can have a strong impact on those viewing your presentation.
Finally, we spend some time discussing how to run a PowerPoint presentation, by covering such topics as navigating, annotating, and the advantage of using Presenter View.
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