Create and Publish PDF eBooks with PowerPoint

A guide for easily creating beautiful page layouts for publishing ebooks and other digital and printable content.
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  • Lectures 26
  • Length 2 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 3/2015 English

Course Description

If you're tired of banging your head against the computer trying to manipulate text and pictures for your ebooks and digital products that you create in Microsoft Word, then this course is for you!

Microsoft PowerPoint was originally designed as a slideshow presentation software, but with a flip to landscape, a creative content creator can easily use PowerPoint as a desktop publishing software. You don't need to buy expensive, complicated software if you already own a copy of Microsoft PowerPoint, 2007, 2010, or 2013.

In this course, I am going to show you how I've created over 300 digital products using PowerPoint. I will show you examples of my work, as well demonstrate some of the basic tools in PowerPoint that I use to create ebooks and other digital products. I'll even share with you some marketplaces to check out where you can sell your digital creations and earn some pocket money.

This course is not an intensive "how to use PowerPoint", but by the time you're finished, you won't be able to help, but see the potential of this powerful program as a desktop publisher.

This course includes videos and resource files to help you to start creating ebooks and digital products right away! Participate with other students in the discussion questions and challenges in order to learn, help others, and gain inspiration.

Grab a cup of coffee, a pair of earphones, and start your publishing journey today!

***Promo video music by Kevin MacLeod

What are the requirements?

  • Access to and basic knowledge of Microsoft PowerPoint (this course uses 2010 in the examples, but 2007 and 2013 may be used to accomplish the same results)
  • Access to a PDF converter software program (Adobe is recommended for best results.)

What am I going to get from this course?

  • In this course, you will learn how to create unique pages for ebooks, workbooks, newsletters, magazines, and other digital downloadable and printable products using Microsoft PowerPoint as your desktop publishing tool (converted to PDF format)

What is the target audience?

  • This course is for anyone who wants to create and publish PDF reports, ebooks, newsletters, magazines, workbooks, or other digital products that can be downloaded and printed. Teachers, authors, content creators, and Internet marketers will love the easy use of Microsoft PowerPoint as a desktop publisher.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction to the Course
2 pages

Please read this PDF if you are new to the Udemy platform. This PDF file was created using Microsoft PowerPoint.

01:33

Meet your instructor, Lisa Frase

1 page

This lecture includes a Microsoft PowerPoint template with set margins that you can download and use for your projects.

1 page

Check out how you can participate actively with other students in this course!

43 pages

In this lecture, you will see examples the types of page layouts that you can create using PowerPoint as a desktop publisher.

1 page

Take your first course challenge and begin participating in discussions.

Section 2: Layout and Design
05:47

In this lecture, you will learn how to work with text in PowerPoint.

01:26

In this lecture, you will learn some different things you can do with shapes to enhance your ebooks and digital products.

11:54

In this lecture, you will learn how to insert shapes, and use the basic drawing tools to alter the shape.

05:41

In this lecture, you will learn how to add text to shapes, images to shapes, and more!

06:06

In this lecture, you will learn how to work with images and clipart in PowerPoint.

02:50

In this lecture, you will learn how to add borders and backgrounds to your pages.

01:57

In this lecture, you will learn how to create external and internal hyperlinks within PowerPoint.

Section 3: Creating Templates
03:13

In this lecture, you will learn how to easily and quickly create templates that you can duplicate again and again.

03:00

In this lecture, you will learn how to create headers and footers that you can save as templates. This lecture will include information about adding a copyright to your content.

02:25

In this lecture, you will learn how to create newsletter & magazine templates.

03:07

In this lecture, you will learn how to create an advertisement page to add to the end of your digital content in order to market your website, social media, and additional products.

Section 4: Publishing
01:56

In this lecture, you will learn how to convert your project to PDF format.

01:34

In this lecture, you will learn how to save your PowerPoint slides and images and use them in your product.

03:51

In this section, you will learn how to use PowerPoint to create a cover for your ebooks and other digital resources.

01:59

In this lecture, you will learn how to create a product sample of your digital content, so that the customer can preview your material before purchasing.

3 pages

This is an annotated resource list of stock image and clipart sites with clickable links.

3 pages

This is an annotated list of potential marketplaces for your ebooks and digital content.

End Note
01:12
1 page

Please see your special invite to my Facebook group.

1 page

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Instructor Biography

Lisa Frase, Teacher, Author, Speaker, Content Creator

When I was a little girl, I wanted to be a teacher.

So I became one.

  • Texas Certified Master Reading Teacher, 1st-8th Self-Contained, ESL, GT, 8-12 English Language Arts, National Writing Project Teacher Consultant

I've always loved to read. Words are my playground. I'm a passionate writer and writing teacher.

I pursued my dreams of publishing. I have over 300 digital products on Teachers Pay Teachers, and several Kindle books with more to come.

As I grew into my teen years, I discovered the thrill of the stage. Performing and speaking come naturally.

I've played a princess, a man, and an English maid -just to name a few. I've presented at workshops, seminars, and conferences.

  • Associate of Arts in Drama, Bachelor of Science in Speech Communication, Masters of Science in Reading

I have an entrepreneur spirit.

I've sold physical products on Amazon, eBay, Etsy, and eCrater. I've created content for websites, blogs, eBooks, and courses. I'm building multiple streams of dreams online in different areas of expertise and interest.

Why should you choose me as your instructor?

I don't blab, or carry on, or spit (that would be gross). I'm rather good at breaking difficult content down with simple explanations, getting to the heart of the matter, and sticking to the important things.

I teach what I know from personal experience and a certain level of expertise (often brought on by hard knocks and founded in self-learning or formal education).

I can't make exaggerated claims that you will earn riches or fame after taking my courses, but I can promise that I will do my best to help you learn the things that you want to know in order to do what you want or need to do.

My life philosophy~

The best way to predict the future is to create it.

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