Learn what is needed to follow along in this course, such as a recent version of PowerPoint on either Windows or a Mac; some experience using PowerPoint to create slideshow presentations; and where to find basic PowerPoint training at LinkedIn Learning if you're new to the program.
- [Instructor] Well here's what you need to know to follow along with me in this course. Firstly, I'll be working with PowerPoint 2016 on a Windows PC. That said, you'll still be able to follow along with older versions of PowerPoint whether on a Windows PC or a Mac. But you may come across some minor discrepancies. For example, when opening exercise files, you may need to perform some minor adjustments to get your slides to look exactly like mine. Or your buttons may be labeled differently than mine and some features I use may not even exist on older versions of PowerPoint.
Now this is not an introduction to PowerPoint, so while we won't be focused on the creation of slides in this course, some of the material covered here is more advanced in nature and some previous experience with PowerPoint is recommended for an optimal learning experience. So if you're new to PowerPoint and you'd like to get some experience under your belt before taking this course, check out our PowerPoint Essential Training courses on LinkedIn Learning. You'll find the one you need for your version of PowerPoint and you'll learn everything you need to create a good foundation with PowerPoint that will make this course a breeze.
- Explain the importance of storyboarding a project.
- Describe branching and why you might use it.
- Cite the process for adding video to a presentation.
- Explain how to animate slides with transitions.
- Name the commands that allow you to preview your presentation.
- Describe what timing is and how to add and rehearse timings.