Practical PowerPoint 2013 Tips & Tricks
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No more boring presentations. Amp up your slide decks with nifty tricks that most users don't know about.
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Created by Optima Train
Last updated 2/2016
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  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • New online capabilities including Office Accounts and OneDrive cloud storage
  • Interface changes with the ribbon and touch editing objects
  • Easy ways to adjust widescreen presentations 9:16 to standard 3:4 & back
  • How to do easy alignment with the new alignment guides
  • How to insert, edit, trim, format and compress video clips in PowerPoint
  • How to adjust color, effects and remove background colors on graphic objects
  • Formatting with Office Themes for a unified look and feel
  • How to compare two presentations for differences
  • How to track comments shared between multiple users
  • How to make beautiful diagrams with the amazing SmartArt tool
  • How to add and edit sound in your presentations
  • How to import and display data from an Excel worksheet
  • Creating and animating charts from PowerPoint and Excel
  • A basic review of animating objects for manual or automatic playback
  • Presenter tips for hiding slides, using Presenter View and using the Laser Pointer
  • How to create exciting slide transitions
  • How to create a beautiful presentations in under a minute using insert Photo Album
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  • Microsoft Office 2013

This course covers Tips & Tricks on Microsoft PowerPoint 2013. It assumes you have used PowerPoint and are familiar with creating, editing & formatting presentations. In a quick and lively manner this will cover what is new in this version of PowerPoint and also show you some tips to increase your productivity in PowerPoint and widen your skills.

The course begins a review of online account options followed by interface changes in the ribbon and the use of touch for editing objects. A tool to convert from widescreen 9:16 to standard 3:4 is shown. Several new tools for layout and editing are reviewed including alignment guides, the eyedropper for color picking, and removing the background color from objects. Slide masters and layouts are demonstrated as well as how to bring in Excel data and charts. Several examples of cresting and editing SmartArt for beautiful diagrams are seen. Inserting & editing videos is demonstrated including trimming and compressing the video and saving the entire presentation as a video. The mysteries of adding and customizing animations is covered as well as presenter tips like hiding a slide and using the Presenter View for complete control of your show. Finally you see several examples of how to share presentations online and through social media sites. Throughout the course the videos are quick, lively and clearly explained. If you don't have all day to spend on a course this will cover the highlights of what's new and a bit more in two quick hours.


***** COURSE UPDATED: February 2016 *****

Microsoft PowerPoint is the dominant and most widely used presentation creation software in the world. Take your presentations to the next level by learning these very cool and nifty tips and tricks. If you want to impress your boss or client, create professional presentations, make a lasting impression, and be recognized for the quality of your work, this course is for you!

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Who is the target audience?
  • Busy PowerPoint users of any skill level who want a quick look at what is new and can save them time. You should have basic skills in editing, formatting and working with PowerPoint presentations.
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Curriculum For This Course
45 Lectures
Practical PowerPoint 2013 Tips & Tricks
45 Lectures 02:07:17

Introduction to PowerPoint 2013 Tips & Tricks Course

Preview 01:38

How to download Exercise Files and Handouts

Switching Office accounts, Online Storage & Office theme & background

Office User Account

SkyDrive online storage, syncing, sharing, cross platform use, mobile


Recent files, local & online templates, turning off the Start Screen

Start Screen

How to minimize and hide the ribbon

Preview 02:22

Using touch for zooming, formatting, resizing and adjusting objects

Touch Mode

Options for converting to 16:9 widescreen & back,Setting 4:3 as a default

Widescreen Format

Welcome back placeholder, text columns, find & replace

Welcome Back & Other Tips

Onscreen guides for easy alignment & equal spacing of objects, snap to grid

Smart Guides

Merging shapes for unified formatting

Merge Shapes

Insert pictures from open windows, screen clippings and online sources

Preview 02:58

Viewing properties in task pane, matching onscreen colors w eyedropper

Task Pane Properties & Eyedropper

Tool for hiding & displaying layers of objects, easy selection

Selection Pane

Remove background color, adjust color, contrast & artistic effects, compression

Picture Adjustments

Creating & editing SmartArt Graphics


Using slide master to format many slides. Creating custom slide layouts

Slide Master & Layouts

Applying theme, colors palettes, fonts. Mixing themes in a presentation

Office Themes

Data from Excel pasted or linked to original. Adjusting the table size

Excel Data

Adding charts from PPT or from Excel. Formatting & filtering charts


Adding & configuring animation builds, entrance, empahsis, exits

Animation Basics

Motion paths, animation painter, triggers and timings and animated charts

Advanced Animation

Import, edit and play sounds across multiple slides


Process for finding & embedding online videos

Online Video

Inserting various types of video, editing and setting playback options

Video Formatting & Editing

Compressing video in a presentation, making a movie from a presentation

Sharing Video

Presenter View options, using on a single screen and disabling

Presenter View

Creating and organizing you presention with Sections


How to hide a slide and reveal it during a presentation

Hidden Slides

Ways to start a slide show, blank the screen, advance and zoom slides

Preview 03:24

Laser pointer, Navigation Grid and Reading View

Slide Show Advanced

Exciting transitions from one slide to the next

Slide Transitions

How to show & setup a show within a show

Embedded Slide Shows

Recording clicks, laser pointing , timing and voice narration

Recording Slide Shows

Save a presentation to show directly from the file or with a right click

Save as Show

Navigating, adding, editing & deleting shared comment


Compare two presentations, accept or reject individual edits

Compare Presentations

Document Inspector and Marked as Final/Read only options

Finishing Steps

Saving to the cloud, inviting people, creating links for sharing

Sharing PowerPoint 1

Multiple concurrent editors when editing online in SharePoint or SkyDrive

Shared Editing

Online presenting options including Lync. Controls for presenting

Present Online

Emailing, sending as PDF and posting to Social Networks

Sharing PowerPoint 2

Send slide thumbnails & speakers notes to Word for printout

Sending to Word

Creating a beautiful photo Album presentation in a few clicks

Photo Album
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