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In this workshop Tim Grey shares techniques for creating high-quality presentations with Microsoft PowerPoint 2010. After taking a tour of the interface, Tim shows how to plan and create a presentation, add and format text and graphics, and even create SmartArt that can be updated quickly and easily. If you want to go further, you can learn how to add charts and graphs, video or audio clips, and entrance and exit effects, and even how to make graphics float across the screen. Tips on fine-tuning and sharing your presentations round out the training.
(music playing) Hello, I'm Tim Gray and I'll be your guide to mastering the use of PowerPoint to create presentations with clarity and style. I'm sure you've seen more than your fair share of PowerPoint presentations and perhaps you've even created some presentations yourself. If so, you can probably appreciate that to create a great presentation you need to have a clear focus on the content that will be included, as well as the knowledge of how to use the tools for creating the presentation itself.
In this course, I'll teach you to utilize all of the key features of PowerPoint, and along the way, I'll provide tips and suggestions for helping to improve the overall quality of the presentations you create. I'll start with a tour of the PowerPoint Interface so you'll know where to find the features you need. We'll also consider some of the things you'll want to keep in your mind when planning your presentation and how to create the basic layout for a presentation. Next we'll turn our attention to the text you will include in your presentations, including the options for formatting text and paragraphs, creating and customizing text boxes, adding effects, using bulleted and numbered lists, creating tables, and much more. Then we'll take a look at incorporating graphics into your presentations. I'll show you how to leverage a vast library of free clip-art images, as well as how to incorporate your own photos and images.
We'll then explore the various tools for formatting and customizeing your photos, including the ability to remove the background from an image. In addition, I'll show you how to create Smart Art that can be updated quickly and easily as well as how to add charts and graphs and other great ways to work with images within your presentations. We'll then have a little bit of fun adding a dynamic touch to your presentations by inserting video or audio clips, adding entrance and exit effects, and even making graphics float across the screen. Finally, we'll take a look at the various ways you can fine tune your presentation to perfection and then share that presentation with others.
So join me as we explore all of the many powerful and fun tools available within PowerPoint that can help make your presentations impressive and impactful.
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