|This is the perfect class for anyone
who knows nothing about PowerPoint, or has used PowerPoint for
building real simple presentations, but needs to learn how to do more. We will take you from
knowing nothing to building a full fledged presentation from scratch
(without the wizards) in about an
First, we show you how to start Microsoft PowerPoint, and go over the
different parts of the screen: the title bar, the tool bars, the menu
bar, the slide area, and so on. We'll also talk about slide sorter, the
outline view, the notes area, etc.
Unlike a lot of PowerPoint courses, we're not
going to spend a lot of time going through the AutoContent wizard
- a tool that lets you build presentations quickly, but they look like
"cookie cutter" presentations. We are going to run through building a
quick presentation with the wizard, but that's all. We'll go through
changing the design template, and making some other basic
We'll show you how to edit the components
of a slide: editing text, formatting text, changing colors,
moving text boxes, resizing objects, and so on. We'll show you
how to navigate through your slideshow, and teach you some quick
tricks for editing text. We'll show you how to delete slides,
add new slides, and move slides around. We'll teach you how
to make web and email hyperlinks inside your slideshow.
We'll cover saving and loading your presentation to/from
Next we get into the heart of building a
presentation from scratch using the outline view. This is my
preferred way to build a presentation. We'll show you how to get all of
your ideas out first, and then worry about formatting your
slides. We'll talk about outlines in detail, show you how to promote and
demote levels within an outline, and edit slide data accordingly.
In lesson five, we'll cover editing your home-made
slides. This is the free demo lesson we have included here on the web
site. Visit our Demo section to check it out. We'll
apply a design template to our blank presentation, we'll adjust
the bullets and other text, and show you how to make other changes.
We'll teach you how to add graphics,
clipart, drawing objects, and images to your slides.
We'll show you how to insert clipart from the Microsoft Office
collection into your slides, and how to use the clipart manager. We'll
show you how to resize, move, rotate, and adjust
We'll teach you about the drawing and pictures
toolbars. We'll add text boxes, lines, boxes, and more to our slides.
We'll also cover banners, callouts, and more.
In lesson eight we'll teach you how to organize
your slides, and teach you how to give your presentation. We'll spend
some time in the slide sorter, moving slides and groups of
slides around to arrange our slideshow. We'll give you tips for
presenting, and show you some tricks for navigating through your
slideshow like a pro in front of your audience. We'll also show you how
to print your slides.