This course is meant for those who already have at least some experience using Microsoft PowerPoint. In this movie, you will know what the prerequisites are for being able to follow along easily in this course. You will also know about other PowerPoint training avaialbe at lynda.com if you need to first get up to speed with PowerPoint for Mac 2016.
- [Voiceover] Well, just before we begin there are few things you should know if you plan to follow along with me. Firstly, I'll be working with PowerPoint 2016 on a Mac running OS X El Capitan. PowerPoint and all the other office programs in the suite are often updated, and I'll be working with version 15.18. That's 160109. So if you happen to notice small discrepancies in what you see on your screen versus mine, just check your version. It could be different. Next we'll be flying through some time-saving shortcuts and some features that might be considered intermediate level.
It's best if you have some experience already with PowerPoint to get the most out of this course and be able to follow along at a decent pace. So if you're new to PowerPoint, you might consider checking out PowerPoint for Mac 2016 Essential Training with Jess Stratton here at Lynda.com. And if you are familiar with PowerPoint but just new to PowerPoint for Mac 2016, well, you could check out my Office for Mac 2016 New Features course. It'll get you up to speed on the changes throughout the entire suite, and you may then find this course a little easier to follow along with.
Lastly, to follow along with me every step of the way there are exercise files that accompany this course. We'll talk about those next.
- Describe how to animate objects with the painter.
- Cite the benefits of Presenter view and describe what the presenter sees.
- Name the steps for merging shapes to create a custom shape.
- Explain how to make image colors transparent.
- Describe how to fit an image into another shape.
- Recall how to access recent PowerPoint files quickly without opening the PowerPoint application.
- Explain how to reduce file sizes in PowerPoint.
- Cite the benefits of arranging objects using guides and snapping.
- Recognize the various views and how to achieve them.