PowerPoint 2013 Essentials

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Your participants will learn how to use the standard features of PowerPoint 2013. This workshop is designed to get into the basic features of PowerPoint 2013. Participants will be shown a practical way of learning with a hands-on and customizable approach. They will get a chance to experience some of the new features that are offered in PowerPoint 2013.

PowerPoint 2013 is the world’s premier presentation software. With PowerPoint 2013 you are provided a new landing screen which makes launching and creating documents easier than previous versions. There is also an improved Presentation View with gives your presentations that extra focus. PowerPoint 2013 also has an improved user interface with an array of powerful tools to help you share your presentations through Skydrive!
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Everything you need to teach a one-day workshop for PowerPoint 2013 Essentials:

  • Training Manuals
  • PowerPoint Slides
  • Instructor's Guide
  • Quick Reference Job Aids
  • Icebreakers, Activities,
     & Exercise Files
  • Pre-Assignments,
  • Promotional Advertorials
  • Lesson Plans with Flip Chart Notes

Also available: training video clips, editable books, audiobook workshops, e-learning, and cloud-based LMS.

PowerPoint 2013 Essentials Course Outline:

Module One: Getting Started
  • Housekeeping Items
  • Pre-Assignment Review
  • Workshop Objectives
  • The Parking Lot
  • Action Plan

Module Two: Opening PowerPoint
  • Opening PowerPoint
  • Opening Recent and Other Files
  • Creating a New Presentation Using a Template
  • Creating a New Presentation Using a Theme
  • Creating a New Blank Presentation
  • Module Two: Review Questions

Module Three: Working with the Interface
  • Understanding the Ribbon and the Status Bar
  • About Your Account
  • Using Backstage View
  • Saving Files
  • Closing Files vs. Closing PowerPoint
  • Module Three: Review Questions

Module Four: Your First Presentation
  • About Slide Types
  • Adding Slides
  • Using the Slides Tab
  • About Types of Content
  • Using a Content Placeholder
  • Module Four: Review Questions

Module Five: Working with Text
  • Adding Text
  • Selecting, Editing, and Deleting Text
  • Using Cut, Copy, and Paste
  • Using the Office Clipboard
  • Using Undo and Redo
  • Finding and Replacing Text
  • Module Five: Review Questions

Module Six: Formatting Text and Paragraphs
  • Formatting Fonts
  • Clearing Formatting
  • Using the Font Dialog
  • Adding Bullets and Numbering
  • Using the Paragraph Dialog
  • Module Six: Review Questions

Module Seven: Adding Pictures
  • Inserting a Picture from a File or Online
  • Adding Screenshots
  • An Introduction to the Picture Tools Tab
  • Resizing, Moving, and Deleting a Picture
  • Module Seven: Review Questions

Module Eight: Advanced Formatting Tasks
  • Using the Format Painter
  • Changing Slide Layout
  • Changing the Theme and Variants
  • About Slide Sizes
  • Changing to Standard or Widescreen Slide Size
  • Module Eight: Review Questions

Module Nine: Working with Transitions and Animations
  • Adding a Slide Transition
  • Setting Slide Advance Options
  • Add a Basic Animation
  • Using the Animation Painter
  • Module Nine: Review Questions

Module Ten: Setting Up Your Slide Show
  • Previewing Your Slide Show
  • Using the Set Up Show Dialog
  • Recording a Narration
  • Timing Your Show
  • Hiding Slides
  • Module Ten: Review Questions

Module Eleven: Showtime!
  • Our Top Five PowerPoint Tips
  • Starting a Show
  • About the In Show Tools
  • Changing Your Pointer
  • Switching to a Blank Screen
  • Module Eleven: Review Questions

Module Twelve: Wrapping Up
  • Words from the Wise
  • Review of Parking Lot
  • Lessons Learned
  • Completion of Action Plans and Evaluations

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