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PowerPoint 2013 Essential Training

with Jess Stratton

Video: Welcome

Teaches the basics of creating, editing, and sharing presentations with PowerPoint 2013.
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  1. 1m 15s
    1. Welcome
    2. Using the exercise files
  2. 16m 2s
    1. Touring the PowerPoint interface
      2m 13s
    2. Exploring the Ribbon
      4m 51s
    3. Exploring the status bar
      2m 45s
    4. Changing views and adding guides
      3m 54s
    5. Connecting Powerpoint to your SkyDrive account
      2m 19s
  3. 22m 5s
    1. Creating a presentation from scratch and saving
      4m 43s
    2. Creating a presentation from a template or theme
      5m 3s
    3. Changing themes
      2m 28s
    4. Controlling the look of your presentation with slide masters
      4m 22s
    5. Adding a header and footer
      3m 27s
    6. Working with file options using Backstage view
      2m 2s
  4. 14m 43s
    1. Adding and removing slides
      4m 36s
    2. Changing the slide layout
      3m 26s
    3. Organizing slides into sections
      4m 18s
    4. Rearranging slides
      2m 23s
  5. 26m 13s
    1. Adding pictures and clip art
      5m 2s
    2. Aligning objects using guides
      3m 43s
    3. Formatting and adding effects to pictures
      4m 24s
    4. Understanding object layering
      4m 18s
    5. Removing the background from pictures
      3m 38s
    6. Matching a logo's color to the PowerPoint color palettes using the Eyedropper tool
      2m 52s
    7. Inserting screenshots into a presentation
      2m 16s
  6. 25m 14s
    1. Working with bullet points
      3m 17s
    2. Using Outline mode to edit content directly
      2m 44s
    3. Formatting text and creating WordArt
      3m 5s
    4. Working with text boxes
      4m 41s
    5. Creating and formatting tables
      4m 24s
    6. Inserting tables from Excel
      3m 36s
    7. Using the research, language, and thesaurus tools
      3m 27s
  7. 24m 10s
    1. Adding shapes
      4m 9s
    2. Formatting shapes
      3m 1s
    3. Cropping a picture to a shape
      3m 4s
    4. Merging shapes to create your own graphics
      4m 7s
    5. Creating and formatting charts
      4m 11s
    6. Using SmartArt to create diagrams
      3m 52s
    7. Adding equations
      1m 46s
  8. 20m 11s
    1. Adding and formatting video from your computer and from YouTube
      4m 57s
    2. Working with video clips
      4m 29s
    3. Adding and working with audio files
      3m 17s
    4. Adding slide transitions
      3m 36s
    5. Adding animation to objects and text
      3m 52s
  9. 18m 0s
    1. Checking spelling
      2m 28s
    2. Adding speaker notes
      1m 39s
    3. Editing and printing handout masters
      4m 9s
    4. Rehearsing a presentation
      1m 56s
    5. Adding and viewing comments
      2m 41s
    6. Reviewing and comparing changes with coworkers
      5m 7s
  10. 9m 39s
    1. Running a slideshow
      4m 7s
    2. Using Presenter view
      2m 50s
    3. Annotating, highlighting, zooming, and jumping to different sections or slides during a slideshow
      2m 42s
  11. 21m 5s
    1. Saving a custom theme
      2m 0s
    2. Saving a presentation as a template
      2m 6s
    3. Printing a presentation
      2m 5s
    4. Recording and narrating a slideshow
      2m 23s
    5. Saving your presentation as a video
      2m 41s
    6. Exporting the presentation as a PDF or JPEG
      2m 15s
    7. Sending the presentation via email
      1m 21s
    8. Inspecting a presentation for stray comments
      1m 55s
    9. Presenting live online
      2m 28s
    10. Packaging the presentation for use on another computer
      1m 51s
  12. 24s
    1. Next steps

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PowerPoint 2013 Essential Training
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In this course, author Jess Stratton teaches the basics of creating, editing, and sharing presentations with Microsoft PowerPoint 2013. The course shows how to build a slideshow from scratch, or leverage PowerPoint templates and themes for quick construction. Jess shows how to add and edit text, images, graphs, video, and animation; format slides for consistency; and add speaker notes to ensure a smooth delivery. Plus, discover how to collaborate on changes and then share the final presentation via print, video, PDF, or email.

Topics include:
  • Touring the PowerPoint interface
  • Creating a presentation
  • Adding, removing, and rearranging slides
  • Adding and formatting pictures
  • Working with bullet points
  • Inserting tables from Excel
  • Adding shapes and creating diagrams
  • Inserting audio and video clips
  • Delivering your presentation
  • Reusing and sharing a presentation
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Office PowerPoint Office 365


Hi, I am Jess Stratton, and welcome to PowerPoint 2013 Essential Training. In this course I'm going to show you how to create, edit, and share PowerPoint presentations. We'll look at how to build presentations from templates and how to build one from scratch. We'll explore how to add and edit different types of content, like text, photos, graphs, video, and even animations. Then we'll cover ways to enhance your slides for presentation, formatting notes to collaborating on changes.

Finally, I'll show you ways to share your presentation with others. Let's begin with PowerPoint 2013 Essential Training.

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