PowerPoint 2008 for Mac Essential Training

with David Rivers
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PowerPoint 2008 for Mac Essential Training
Video duration: 0s 8h 3m Beginner


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
PowerPoint for Mac


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.

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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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