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Microsoft® PowerPoint® 2013: Step by Step

Book Description

Experience learning made easy—and quickly teach yourself how to create compelling presentations with PowerPoint 2013. With Step by Step, you set the pace—building and practicing the skills you need, just when you them! Includes downloadable practice files and a companion eBook.

  • Work with PowerPoint on your PC or touch-enabled device

  • Design, organize, and polish your slides

  • Create professional-looking charts and graphics

  • Engage your audience with animation, audio, and video

  • Customize themes and templates

  • Prepare for your presentation

  • Table of Contents

    1. Microsoft® PowerPoint® 2013: Step by Step
    2. A Note Regarding Supplemental Files
    3. Introduction
      1. Who this book is for
      2. How this book is organized
      3. Download the practice files
      4. Your companion ebook
      5. Get support and give feedback
        1. Errata
        2. We want to hear from you
        3. Stay in touch
    4. I. Basic presentations
      1. 1. Explore Microsoft PowerPoint 2013
        1. Identifying new features of PowerPoint 2013
          1. If you are upgrading from PowerPoint 2010
          2. If you are upgrading from PowerPoint 2007
          3. If you are upgrading from PowerPoint 2003
        2. Working in the PowerPoint 2013 user interface
          1. Identifying program window elements
          2. Working with the ribbon
        3. Opening, navigating, and closing presentations
        4. Viewing presentations in different ways
        5. Searching for help with PowerPoint 2013
        6. Key points
      2. 2. Create presentations
        1. Starting and saving presentations
        2. Entering text in placeholders
        3. Editing text
        4. Adding and deleting slides
        5. Importing slides from existing sources
        6. Key points
      3. 3. Work with slides
        1. Dividing presentations into sections
        2. Rearranging slides and sections
        3. Applying themes
        4. Changing the slide background
        5. Formatting text placeholders
        6. Key points
      4. 4. Work with slide text
        1. Changing the alignment, spacing, size, and look of text
        2. Correcting and sizing text while entering it
        3. Checking spelling and choosing the best wording
        4. Finding and replacing text and fonts
        5. Adding text boxes
        6. Key points
      5. 5. Add simple visual enhancements
        1. Inserting pictures and clip art images
        2. Creating diagrams
        3. Plotting charts
        4. Drawing shapes
        5. Adding transitions
        6. Key points
      6. 6. Review and deliver presentations
        1. Setting up presentations for delivery
        2. Previewing and printing presentations
        3. Preparing speaker notes and handouts
        4. Finalizing presentations
        5. Delivering presentations
        6. Key points
    5. II. Presentation enhancements
      1. 7. Present content in tables
        1. Inserting tables
        2. Formatting tables
        3. Embedding and updating Excel worksheets
        4. Key points
      2. 8. Fine-tune visual elements
        1. Editing pictures
        2. Customizing diagrams
        3. Formatting charts
        4. Arranging graphics
        5. Key points
      3. 9. Add other enhancements
        1. Adding WordArt text
        2. Inserting symbols and equations
        3. Capturing screen clippings
        4. Creating hyperlinks
        5. Attaching actions to text or objects
        6. Key points
      4. 10. Add animations, audio, and videos
        1. Animating with ready-made effects
        2. Customizing animation effects
        3. Adding audio content
        4. Inserting and playing videos
        5. Key points
    6. III. Additional techniques
      1. 11. Share and review presentations
        1. Sharing presentations in other formats
        2. Sending presentations directly from PowerPoint
        3. Protecting presentations by using passwords
        4. Adding and reviewing comments
        5. Merging presentation versions
        6. Collaborating with other people
        7. Key points
      2. 12. Create custom presentation elements
        1. Viewing and changing slide masters
        2. Creating themes, theme colors, and theme fonts
        3. Designing slide layouts
        4. Saving custom design templates
        5. Key points
      3. 13. Prepare for delivery
        1. Adapting presentations for different audiences
        2. Rehearsing presentations
        3. Preparing presentations for travel
        4. Key points
      4. 14. Work in PowerPoint more efficiently
        1. Changing default program options
        2. Customizing the ribbon
        3. Manipulating the Quick Access Toolbar
        4. Key points
    7. A. Glossary
    8. B. Keyboard shortcuts
      1. PowerPoint 2013 keyboard shortcuts
        1. Move between panes
        2. Work in an outline
        3. Work with shapes, objects, and WordArt
          1. Select a shape
          2. Show or hide a grid or guides
        4. Select text and objects
        5. Delete and copy text and objects
        6. Move around in text
        7. Move around in and work on tables
        8. Edit a linked or embedded object
        9. Format and align characters and paragraphs
          1. Change or resize the font
          2. Apply character formats
          3. Copy text formats
          4. Align paragraphs
        10. Manage a presentation
          1. Run a slide show
          2. Use media shortcuts during a presentation
          3. Browse web presentations
          4. Use the Selection pane feature
      2. Office 2013 keyboard shortcuts
        1. Display and use windows
        2. Use dialog boxes
          1. Use edit boxes within dialog boxes
          2. Use the Open and Save As dialog boxes
        3. Use the Backstage view
        4. Navigate the ribbon
        5. Change the keyboard focus without using the mouse
        6. Undo and redo actions
        7. Change or resize the font
        8. Move around in text or cells
        9. Move around in and work in tables
        10. Access and use panes and galleries
        11. Access and use available actions
        12. Find and replace content
        13. Use the Help window
    9. C. About the authors
      1. Joyce Cox
      2. Joan Lambert
      3. The team
      4. Online Training Solutions, Inc. (OTSI)
    10. Index
    11. About the Authors
    12. Copyright