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Courses - Microsoft PowerPoint 201
Description: Microsoft PowerPoint Level 5
Running Time: 65 minutes
Pre-Requisites: PowerPoint 104
We use PowerPoint 2003 in this course, but the lessons are valid for all versions of PowerPoint from 95 to 2003. There are cosmetic changes in PowerPoint 2007. Order before 3/28/2019 to get a FREE upgrade to our 2007 version when released!

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Major topics in this course include:
  • Custom Animation
  • Action Buttons
  • Hyperlinks
  • Record Narration

Please note that the sections on Custom Animations in this class are specific to PowerPoint 2003. They have been significantly improved upon since earlier versions of PowerPoint.

We will begin this class by learning about the different Animation Schemes in PowerPoint - how you can make the objects on your slides move around, appear, and disappear.

Animation Schemes are just the beginning. Next, we'll learn how to create custom animations for our slides. You'll learn about custom effects, entrances, emphasis, and exits.

Then, we'll learn how to create custom motion paths to specifically control where, when, and how fast our objects move around.

We'll next learn about animation timing and the Advanced Timeline tool which gives you even more control over your animation effects.

You'll learn how to animate the different elements of charts and graphs.

Now, you normally can't animate tables, but I'll show you two tricks to get around that shortcoming in PowerPoint.

Next we'll learn about Action Buttons. If you want to add a level of interactivity to your presentations - prehaps you want people to be able to browse your slideshow at a kiosk, you can add Action Buttons so they can move around between your slides, and even jump around to different web pages, documents, and other slideshows!

Next we'll look at Hyperlinks. You can actually make links within your slides - for example to have a summary slide where people can click to jump to the different slides in your show - or even link to web pages, Word documents, other files, etc.

Finally, we'll learn how to Record Narration for our slide shows. This allows you to speak into your microphone and have your voice "present" the slideshow for you. This is great if you wish to give an unattended presentation (at a trade show, for example) or even use it to prepare an online class for your students. I'll also show you how to edit your sound and microphone settings, audio quality, and insert random sounds into your slides.



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Student Interaction: PowerPoint 201

Richard on 7/22/2008:  PowerPoint 201 covers: Custom Animation, Action Buttons, Hyperlinks, Record Narration, Custom Paths, Advanced Timeline, and more. Click here for the full outline.
Richard Rost on 7/22/2008: Here are the topics I have on my list to cover for PowerPoint 202 and beyond. Post here and let me know if you're interested in any of them: Inserting multimedia (video, CD tracks, etc.) into slides; Package to CD; PowerPoint 2003 viewer; Creating an online presentation; User forms; Macros; VBA for PowerPoint

Veronica Quail on 11/1/2009: Richard,
How do you highlight text
as a narrrator reads what the text says?
It is a kind of animation. I want the complete text for a slide. I also want interactive text for any given word I choose.

I like this course.Thank you.

Richard Rost on 11/2/2009: Veronica, this isn't a standard feature of PowerPoint. You'd have to somehow time an animation to match up with the narrator. I've honestly never tried this before.
Veronica Quail on 11/3/2009: Richard,
Thank you .Are you planning to cover that in the next Powerpoint class or should I make an appointment with you when I am ready? I notice I can ask questions one on one.
Please let me know.

Richard Rost on 11/3/2009: Veronica, I don't currently have plans to cover this in the next set of PowerPoint classes, but if anyone else is curious, I could add it to my course outlines. I try to keep the courses as interactive as possible - if enough people want to see how to do something, I make sure I cover it.
 JP on 7/6/2010: I have progresed through powerpoint 201 of your tutorial on powerpoint. I was wondering where you discuss the WEB portion of the program? I think in one of your sessions you explained that you can put text in place of a picture while it loads.... Also do you cover loading powerpoint to the internet at all? Thanks

Reply from Richard Rost:

I have not yet. I will cover PowerPoint and Web Presentations when I update my lessons for PP 2010.


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