Practical PowerPoint 2013 Tips & Tricks

No more boring presentations. Amp up your slide decks with nifty tricks that most users don't know about.
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  • Lectures 45
  • Length 2 hours
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  • Languages English
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Published 7/2015 English

Course Description

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.

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What are the requirements?

  • Microsoft Office 2013

What am I going to get from this course?

  • 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

What 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

Section 1: Practical PowerPoint 2013 Tips & Tricks
01:38

Introduction to PowerPoint 2013 Tips & Tricks Course

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03:58

Switching Office accounts, Online Storage & Office theme & background

05:10

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

02:47

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

02:22

How to minimize and hide the ribbon

03:28

Using touch for zooming, formatting, resizing and adjusting objects

04:05

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

02:08

Welcome back placeholder, text columns, find & replace

04:21

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

02:10

Merging shapes for unified formatting

02:58

Insert pictures from open windows, screen clippings and online sources

03:17

Viewing properties in task pane, matching onscreen colors w eyedropper

02:11

Tool for hiding & displaying layers of objects, easy selection

03:42

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

03:40

Creating & editing SmartArt Graphics

03:24

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

02:52

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

03:55

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

02:21

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

04:28

Adding & configuring animation builds, entrance, empahsis, exits

06:15

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

03:18

Import, edit and play sounds across multiple slides

02:08

Process for finding & embedding online videos

02:28

Inserting various types of video, editing and setting playback options

03:03

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

02:30

Presenter View options, using on a single screen and disabling

02:11

Creating and organizing you presention with Sections

02:21

How to hide a slide and reveal it during a presentation

03:24

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

02:52

Laser pointer, Navigation Grid and Reading View

01:44

Exciting transitions from one slide to the next

02:17

How to show & setup a show within a show

03:02

Recording clicks, laser pointing , timing and voice narration

02:14

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

02:13

Navigating, adding, editing & deleting shared comment

02:46

Compare two presentations, accept or reject individual edits

02:54

Document Inspector and Marked as Final/Read only options

02:46

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

03:05

Multiple concurrent editors when editing online in SharePoint or SkyDrive

02:55

Online presenting options including Lync. Controls for presenting

02:39

Emailing, sending as PDF and posting to Social Networks

01:32

Send slide thumbnails & speakers notes to Word for printout

01:22

Creating a beautiful photo Album presentation in a few clicks

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