Office 365: PowerPoint 2013 Essentials


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Office 365: PowerPoint 2013 Essentials

Microsoft Office 365 gives you the familiarity and power of Office with the flexibility of the cloud. With Office in the cloud, your applications and files are with you wherever you go, whether you’re working offline at your desktop, online, or on one of your devices.


Erin Stallings

Course Information

Course Outline

Navigating PowerPoint

  • Touring the PowerPoint interface
  • Exploring the Ribbon
  • Exploring the Status bar
  • Changing views and adding guides
  • Connecting PowerPoint to your SkyDrive account

Working with Presentations

  • Creating a presentation from scratch and saving
  • Creating a presentation from a template or theme
  • Changing themes
  • Controlling the look of your presentation with slide masters
  • Adding a header and footer
  • Working with file options using Backstage view

Working with Slides

  • Adding and removing slides
  • Changing the slide layout
  • Organizing slides into sections
  • Rearranging slides

Adding Pictures to Slides

  • Adding pictures and clip art
  • Aligning objects using guides
  • Formatting and adding effects to pictures
  • Understanding object layering
  • Removing the background from pictures
  • Matching a logo’s color to the PowerPoint color palettes using the Eyedropper tool
  • Inserting screenshots into a presentation

Adding Content to Slides

  • Working with bullet points
  • Using Outline mode to edit content directly
  • Formatting text and creating WordArt
  • Working with text boxes
  • Creating and formatting tables
  • Inserting tables from Excel
  • Using the research, language, and thesaurus tools

Adding Shapes, Diagrams, and Charts to Slides

  • Adding shapes
  • Formatting shapes
  • Cropping a picture to a shape
  • Merging shapes to create your own graphics
  • Creating and formatting charts
  • Using SmartArt to create diagrams
  • Adding equations

Adding Video, Audio, and Animation to Slides

  • Adding and formatting video from your computer and from YouTube
  • Working with video clips
  • Adding and working with audio files
  • Adding slide transitions
  • Adding animation to objects and text

Preparing the Presentation

  • Checking spelling
  • Adding speaker notes
  • Editing and printing handout masters
  • Rehearsing a presentation
  • Adding and viewing comments
  • Reviewing and comparing changes with coworkers

Delivering Your Presentation

  • Running a slideshow
  • Using Presenter view
  • Annotating, highlighting, zooming, and jumping to different sections or slides during a slideshow

Reusing and Sharing Presentations

  • Saving a custom theme
  • Saving a presentation as a template
  • Printing a presentation
  • Recording and narrating a slideshow
  • Saving your presentation as a video
  • Exporting the presentation as a PDF or JPEG
  • Sending the presentation via email
  • Inspecting a presentation for stray comments
  • Presenting live online
  • Packaging the presentation for use on another computer


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