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Course: Learning PowerPoint 2016

Learning PowerPoint 2016

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  • Certificate on Completion
  • Access on Android and iOS App
About this Course

This course walks you through, step-by-step, all the processes and features to create and present a professional Presentation with confidence.

By the end of this course, you will have mastered:

  • Navigating the PowerPoint screen, Tabs and Contextual Tabs
  • Customizing the Quick Access Toolbar
  • Creating a new Presentation from various types of templates - Blank, Microsoft and Personal
  • Printing Presentations, including Notes and Handouts
  • Saving Presentations, including embedding Fonts and removing Metadata
  • Exporting Presentations, including-
  • Exporting as PDF
  • Packaging for CD
  • Creating Video
  • Creating Custom Word Handouts
  • Changing File Type
  • Working with Slide Master, including
  • Adding Themes, Backgrounds, Fonts
  • Working with Placeholders
  • Adding and Manipulating Page Numbers and Footers
  • Saving Templates
  • Pinning Templates to Taskbar
  • Inserting Slides from
  • Blank Slides
  • Another Presentation
  • Word Outline
  • Moving Slides
  • Deleting Slides
  • Adding and Manipulating the following Content
  • Text
  • Pictures
  • Videos
  • Charts
  • SmartArt
  • ** NEW ** Creating Custom Bullets, including
  • Bullet Size
  • Bullet Color
  • Customizing with another Symbol
  • Customizing with a Picture
  • Working with Animation, including
  • Applying
  • Triggering
  • Setting Play Order
  • ** NEW ** Working with Motion Path Animation, Including
  • Adding a Motion Path to an Object
  • Editing a Motion Path
  • Deleting a Motion Path
  • Using Advanced Motion Paths
  • Working with Transitions, including
  • Adding
  • Setting Options
  • Setting Timings
  • Removing
  • Working with Speaker Notes, including
  • Creating
  • Printing
  • Using Presenter View
  • Creating a Self-Running Presentation, including
  • Setting Up
  • Recording
  • Previewing

The modules include step-by-step instructions and sample presentations and files so you can follow along. The course is structured so that each modules builds upon the previous module until, upon completion, you have a sample presentation for recording.

Who is the target audience?

  • This PowerPoint course is meant for users who are not comfortable working with PowerPoint. It is also ideal for those users looking to add to their PowerPoint skillset.
Basic knowledge
  • You will need to have PowerPoint (2016 or 2013) installed on your computer. If you wish to follow along with the various modules, please make sure you download the sample documents and files.
What you will learn
  • Create custom, polished presentations like a professional.
Curriculum
Lectures quantity: 27
Common duration: 02:34:26
Introduction
  • Introduction  
Overview
  • Navigating PowerPoint's Screen and Tabs  

    This module focuses on the individual parts that make up the PowerPoint screen and how they function. You will also learn how the Tabs work and how related commands are grouped within the Ribbons on the various Tabs. 


  • Accessing Contextual Tabs  

    This module explains the many Contextual Tabs that become available with PowerPoint when applying specific features.

  • Utilizing Key Tips  

    This module teaches you how to use the Key Tips, enabling you to navigate the tabs and ribbons via your keyboard.


Getting Started
  • Customizing the Quick Access Toolbar  

    This module covers working with the Quick Access Toolbar -

    • Adding custom commands
    • Reordering the commands
    • Removing commands
    • Resetting it back to default commands
    • Moving to below the ribbons
  • Creating New Presentations  

    This module walks you through the process of creating presentations from

    • Bank templates
    • Microsoft templates
    • Personal templates


  • Printing Presentations  

    This module teaches you about the options available when printing

    • Settings for printing your presentation
    • Printing notes
    • Printing handouts
  • Printing Presentations Quiz  
  • Saving Presentations  

    This module teaches you how to embed fonts while saving your presentations. It also walks you through removing the metadata from your presentation.


  • Saving Presentations Quiz  
Exporting Presentations
  • Exporting as PDF, Packaging for CD & Creating a Video of Presentation  

    This first module walks you through the steps for the first three options available for exporting your presentation

    • Exporting to PDF
    • Packaging for CD
    • Creating a video


  • Creating Custom Handouts through Word and Exporting as Different File Types  

    This module is a continuation of the previous and walks you through the steps for the last two options for exporting your presentation

    • Creating Customized Handouts through Word, with the option to link back to your presentation
    • Changing the file type


  • Exporting Presentations Quiz  
Customizing Presentations Using Slide Masters
  • Understanding the Slide Master Tab  

    This module explains the features on the Slide Master tab and assists you with navigating it.


  • Working with Themes, Backgrounds, Fonts and Placeholders  

    This module walks you through setting up your slide master covering

    • Themes
    • Backgrounds
    • Fonts
    • Placeholders


  • Adding Page Numbers, Adding Footers and Changing Locations  

    This module teaches you how to add page numbers and move them around on the slides. It also walks you through adding footers.


  • Saving and Loading Newly Created Slide Master Template  

    This module walks you through saving your newly created slide master as a template to use when creating new templates. It also walks you through loading this template.


  • Pinning Template to Taskbar  

    This module explains how to take a PowerPoint template and pin it to your task bar.

  • Customizing Presentations Using Slide Master Quiz  
Working with Slides
  • Inserting Slides  

    This module gives you the skills for

    • Adding new blanks slides to your presentation, utilizing the various layout options available
    • Reusing slides from previous presentations, incorporating them smoothly into your presentation
    • Importing a Word outline into your presentation


  • Rearranging and Deleting Slides  

    This module walks you through rearranging and deleting slides from the thumbnail pane and slide sorter view.


  • Working with Slides Quiz  
Adding Content to Slides
  • Adding and Manipulating Text, Pictures, Charts and Videos  

    This module will show you how to add various content to your slides and customize it to meet your needs

    • Text
    • Pictures
    • Videos
    • Charts


  • Adding and Working with SmartArt  

    This module will walk you through the process of adding and building upon a SmartArt design. As an example, we will create a customized organizational chart.


  • Customizing Bullets  

    In this module, you will learn how to customize bullets for your bulleted list by changing the size and color, changing the bullet to another symbol and changing the bullet to a picture.

  • Using the Replace Fonts Tool  

    You will learn how to utilize the time saving replace fonts tool to replace specific fonts throughout your presentation or slide master.

  • Adding Content to Slides Quiz  
Working with Animation
  • Applying Animation  

    This module will teach you about the various types of animation and their individualized effects. It will also walk you through applying animation to your content.


  • Setting Triggers and Play Order  

    This module will walk you through working with your animation

    •  Applying triggers
    • Setting play order
    • Removing unnecessary animation


  • Working with Motion Path Animation  

    This module will walk you through working with motion path animation

    • Adding a Motion Path to an Object
    • Editing a Motion Path
    • Deleting a Motion Path
    • Using Advanced Motion Paths
  • Working with Animation Quiz  
Working with Transitions
  • Adding, Setting Options and Timings  

    This module will teach you about the various types of transitions. It will also walk you through

    • Adding transitions
    • Setting transition options
    • Setting transition timings
    • Removing unnecessary transitions


  • Working with Transitions Quiz  
Working with Speaker Notes
  • Creating, Printing and Using Presenter View  

    In this module, you will learn how to work with speaker notes

    • Creating speaker notes
    • Printing speaker notes
    • Viewing speaker notes, utilizing the Presenter View


  • Working with Speaker Notes Quiz  
Creating a Self-Running Presentation
  • Creating, Recording and Previewing  

    In this module, you will learn the skills for creating a Self-Running Presentation as well as recording it and previewing it.

  • Creating a Self-Running Presentation Quiz  
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