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PowerPoint 2008 for Mac Essential Training

with David Rivers

Video: Welcome

How to create, edit, and share professional slideshows and presentations.
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  1. 47s
    1. Welcome
  2. 25m 17s
    1. Starting PowerPoint
      4m 23s
    2. Understanding the interface
      9m 44s
    3. Opening and closing presentations
      4m 4s
    4. Navigating presentations
      7m 6s
  3. 38m 28s
    1. Creating new presentations
      8m 54s
    2. Adding and removing slides
      7m 59s
    3. Rearranging slides
      4m 23s
    4. Saving presentations
      7m 23s
    5. Opening other files in PowerPoint
      4m 36s
    6. Checking compatibility
      5m 13s
  4. 26m 59s
    1. Previewing printouts in Tiger
      7m 40s
    2. Previewing printouts in Leopard
      2m 55s
    3. Using Print and Quick Print
      5m 38s
    4. Setting print options
      10m 46s
  5. 1h 11m
    1. Using Page Setup
      4m 53s
    2. Using themes
      5m 31s
    3. Applying effects to themes
      6m 31s
    4. Using background styles
      8m 54s
    5. Using color schemes
      6m 25s
    6. Using font schemes
      5m 31s
    7. Creating custom themes
      6m 55s
    8. Working with slide layouts
      8m 11s
    9. Working with slide masters
      11m 46s
    10. Working with headers and footers
      6m 56s
  6. 58m 34s
    1. Using text slides
      5m 49s
    2. Formatting text
      8m 55s
    3. Adding text to slides
      4m 27s
    4. Changing character direction
      4m 38s
    5. Changing spacing and indents
      9m 25s
    6. Aligning text
      4m 45s
    7. Bullets and numbering
      10m 17s
    8. Working in Outline mode
      3m 51s
    9. Using Find and Replace
      6m 27s
  7. 27m 57s
    1. Checking spelling
      6m 14s
    2. Finding synonyms
      4m 57s
    3. Other reference tools
      7m 1s
    4. Other document proofing options
      9m 45s
  8. 1h 14m
    1. Inserting pictures and clip art
      8m 42s
    2. Modifying pictures
      14m 18s
    3. Drawing objects
      12m 52s
    4. Using SmartArt
      13m 27s
    5. Using WordArt
      8m 39s
    6. Using sound
      9m 34s
    7. Using video
      7m 10s
  9. 43m 10s
    1. Inserting tables
      8m 41s
    2. Editing and formatting tables
      8m 47s
    3. Inserting charts
      12m 11s
    4. Editing charts and data
      13m 31s
  10. 25m 4s
    1. Arranging and grouping objects
      7m 12s
    2. Animating objects
      12m 2s
    3. Using slide transitions
      5m 50s
  11. 24m 4s
    1. Starting and navigating presentations
      6m 50s
    2. Pointer options
      6m 7s
    3. Using presenter tools with two screens
      5m 24s
    4. Creating self-running slideshows
      5m 43s
  12. 47m 20s
    1. Using comments
      6m 42s
    2. Sending slideshows to iPhoto
      5m 34s
    3. Creating PowerPoint pictures
      3m 5s
    4. Creating PowerPoint movies
      4m 55s
    5. Creating web presentations
      6m 58s
    6. Creating custom slideshows
      4m 56s
    7. Using hyperlinks and action buttons
      11m 11s
    8. Emailing presentations
      3m 59s
  13. 19m 4s
    1. Changing PowerPoint preferences
      9m 10s
    2. Modifying toolbars
      9m 54s
  14. 39s
    1. Goodbye

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PowerPoint 2008 for Mac Essential Training
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From the most basic to the very advanced, instructor David Rivers explores the application's possibilities in PowerPoint 2008 for Mac Essential Training. David teaches users how to create, edit, and share professional slideshows and presentations. He demonstrates how to efficiently navigate presentations, apply custom themes, place and edit text, images, and multimedia files; and bring the whole package together for a self-running or manual slideshow. Exercise files accompany the course.

Topics include:
  • Opening, closing, and navigating presentations
  • Adding and removing slides
  • Printing presentations
  • Designing and editing themes
  • Applying effects to themes
  • Working with text
  • Proofing content
  • Inserting photos and graphics
  • Editing and formatting tables and charts
  • Animating presentations
  • Viewing and sharing presentations
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Hi and welcome to PowerPoint 2008 for the Mac Essential Training. I'm David Rivers. You know this latest version of PowerPoint for the Mac has gone through some major changes. So we're going to begin this title by getting comfortable in our new surroundings before moving on to the incredible features and functions that make PowerPoint the world's most popular presentation software application. You'll learn to create dynamic and exciting presentations in this title while saving tons of time and effort in the process. If you have the CD or you're a premium subscriber, you can download the exercise files and follow along with me.

Now if you don't have access to the exercise files, don't worry about it. You can learn a lot just by sitting back and watching. Now we do have a good deal to cover so let's get started.

Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about PowerPoint 2008 for Mac Essential Training .

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Q: Despite following the directions in the “Creating PowerPoint movies” video, the movie of the PowerPoint presentation is very pixelated. Additionally, it does not contain any of the animations. What could be causing this problem?
A: There are some issues with saving a PowerPoint presentation to a movie. For one, animation effects will not appear in your QuickTime movie, nor will sounds associated with animation effects. If you must have animation effects and sounds in your movie, check out Snapz Pro X from Ambrosia Software, Inc., which can record your slideshow as you present it on-screen, with all its animation effects and sounds. Then you can save the recording as a QuickTime movie. Pixelation won't be an issue using Snapz Pro either, as you can set the recording to a higher resolution to match the full-screen version of your slideshow. Unfortunately, this issue has not been rectified in PowerPoint 2011 either. So, for the time being, this try this workaround.





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