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PowerPoint 2013 Bible, 4th Edition

Book Description

Master PowerPoint and improve your presentation skills with one book!

In today's business climate, you need to know PowerPoint inside and out, and that's not all. You also need to be able to make a presentation that makes an impact. From using sophisticated transitions and animation in your PowerPoint presentations to interfacing in person with your audience, this information-packed book helps you succeed. Start creating professional-quality slides that captivate audiences and discover essential tips and techniques for making first-rate presentations, whether you're at a podium or online.

  • Combines both the technical software skills and the soft presentation skills needed to be a successful presenter in today's business climate

  • Explains PowerPoint 2013's features and tools in detail, so you can create impressive,professional presentations for your job

  • Shows you essential formatting techniques, including tables and working with Layouts, Themes, and Masters

  • Covers working with drawings and SmartArt, photos, charts, sounds, music, video, and data from other sources

  • Explains how to prepare for live presentations and also how to create and present material in the Cloud or online, including e-learning

  • For compelling, successful presentations in person, in the cloud, or on the web, start with PowerPoint 2013 Bible.

    Table of Contents

    1. Cover
    2. Part I: Building Your Presentation
      1. Chapter 1: A First Look at PowerPoint
        1. Who Uses PowerPoint and Why?
        2. What's New in PowerPoint 2013?
        3. Learning Your Way around PowerPoint
        4. Changing the View
        5. Zooming In and Out
        6. Enabling Optional Display Elements
        7. Opening a New Display Window for the Same Presentation
        8. Using the Help System
        9. Summary
      2. Chapter 2: Creating and Saving Presentation Files
        1. Starting a New Presentation
        2. Saving Your Work
        3. Setting Passwords for File Access
        4. Closing and Reopening Presentations
        5. Setting File Properties
        6. Summary
      3. Chapter 3: Creating Slides and Text Boxes
        1. Creating New Slides
        2. Inserting Content from External Sources
        3. Managing Slides
        4. Using Content Placeholders
        5. Creating Text Boxes Manually
        6. Working with Text Boxes
        7. Summary
      4. Chapter 4: Working with Layouts, Themes, and Masters
        1. Understanding Layouts and Themes
        2. Changing a Slide's Layout
        3. Applying a Theme
        4. Managing Themes
        5. Changing Colors, Fonts, and Effects
        6. Changing the Background
        7. Working with Placeholders
        8. Customizing and Creating Layouts
        9. Managing Slide Masters
        10. Summary
      5. Chapter 5: Formatting Text
        1. Changing the Font
        2. Changing the Font Size
        3. Adjusting Character Spacing
        4. Changing Font Color/Text Fill
        5. Applying a Text Outline
        6. Applying Text Attributes
        7. Applying WordArt Styles
        8. Applying Text Effects
        9. Copying Formatting with Format Painter
        10. Inserting Symbols
        11. Inserting Math Equations
        12. Summary
      6. Chapter 6: Formatting Paragraphs and Text Boxes
        1. Formatting Bulleted Lists
        2. Formatting Numbered Lists
        3. Setting Indents and Tabs
        4. Adjusting Line Spacing
        5. Changing Horizontal Alignment
        6. Formatting Text Boxes
        7. Summary
      7. Chapter 7: Correcting and Improving Text
        1. Finding and Replacing Text
        2. Correcting Your Spelling and Grammar
        3. Setting the Editing Language
        4. Using AutoCorrect to Fix Common Problems
        5. Using AutoFormat As You Type
        6. Using the Research Tools
        7. Summary
      8. Chapter 8: Creating and Formatting Tables
        1. Creating a New Table
        2. Moving around in a Table
        3. Selecting Rows, Columns, and Cells
        4. Editing a Table's Structure
        5. Applying Table Styles
        6. Formatting Table Cells
        7. Using Tables from Word
        8. Integrating Excel Cells into PowerPoint
        9. Summary
    3. Part II: Using Graphics and Multimedia Content
      1. Chapter 9: Drawing and Formatting Objects
        1. Working with the Drawing Tools
        2. Selecting Objects
        3. Deleting Objects
        4. Moving and Copying Objects
        5. Understanding Object Formatting
        6. Resizing Objects
        7. Arranging Objects
        8. Merging Shapes
        9. Applying Shape or Picture Styles
        10. Understanding Color Selection
        11. Applying an Object Border
        12. Applying an Object Fill
        13. Applying Object Effects
        14. Summary
      2. Chapter 10: Creating SmartArt Graphics
        1. Understanding SmartArt Types and Their Uses
        2. Inserting a SmartArt Graphic
        3. Editing SmartArt Text
        4. Modifying SmartArt Structure
        5. Modifying a Hierarchy Graphic Structure
        6. Formatting a SmartArt Graphic
        7. Saving a SmartArt Graphic as a Picture
        8. Summary
      3. Chapter 11: Working with Clip Art and Photos
        1. Choosing Appropriate Artwork
        2. Inserting Clip Art
        3. Understanding Raster Graphics
        4. Inserting Photos
        5. Sizing and Cropping Photos
        6. Adjusting and Correcting Photos
        7. Compressing Images
        8. Exporting a Photo from PowerPoint to a Separate File
        9. Creating a Photo Album Layout
        10. Summary
      4. Chapter 12: Working with Charts
        1. Understanding the Parts of a Chart
        2. Starting a New Chart
        3. Working with Chart Data
        4. Chart Types and Chart Layout Presets
        5. Working with Chart Elements
        6. Controlling the Axes
        7. Formatting a Chart
        8. Rotating a 3-D Chart
        9. Working with Chart Templates
        10. Summary
      5. Chapter 13: Incorporating Content from Other Programs
        1. Working with External Content: An Overview
        2. Copying Content from Other Programs
        3. Introducing OLE
        4. Working with Linked and Embedded Objects
        5. Exporting PowerPoint Objects to Other Programs
        6. Summary
      6. Chapter 14: Adding Sound Effects, Music, and Soundtracks
        1. How PowerPoint Uses Audio
        2. When to Use Sounds — and When Not To
        3. Inserting an Audio Clip as an Icon on a Slide
        4. Assigning a Sound to an Object
        5. Adding a Digital Music Soundtrack
        6. Adding a CD Audio Soundtrack
        7. Configuring Sound Playback
        8. Using the Advanced Timeline to Fine-Tune Sound Events
        9. Summary
      7. Chapter 15: Incorporating Motion Video
        1. Understanding Video Types
        2. Placing a Video on a Slide
        3. Managing Clip Files and Links
        4. Changing the Video's Formatting
        5. Specifying Playback Options
        6. Troubleshooting Video Problems
        7. Summary
      8. Chapter 16: Creating Animation Effects and Transitions
        1. Assigning Transitions to Slides
        2. Animating Slide Content
        3. Layering Animated Objects
        4. Summary
    4. Part III: Interfacing with Your Audience
      1. Chapter 17: Creating Support Materials
        1. The When and How of Handouts
        2. Creating Handouts
        3. Creating Speaker Notes
        4. Printing an Outline
        5. Exporting Handouts or Notes Pages to Word
        6. Summary
      2. Chapter 18: Preparing for a Live Presentation
        1. Starting and Ending a Show
        2. Using the On-Screen Show Controls
        3. Using the On-Screen Pen
        4. Hiding Slides for Backup Use
        5. Using Custom Shows
        6. Creating and Using Sections
        7. Giving a Presentation on a Different Computer
        8. Working with Audio-Visual Equipment
        9. Summary
      3. Chapter 19: Designing User-Interactive or Self-Running Presentations
        1. Understanding User Interactivity
        2. Navigational Control Basics
        3. Creating Text Hyperlinks
        4. Creating Graphical Hyperlinks
        5. Using Action Buttons
        6. Creating Self-Running Presentations
        7. Recording Narration and Timings
        8. Using Kiosk Mode
        9. Setting Up a Secure System
        10. Summary
      4. Chapter 20: Preparing a Presentation for Mass Distribution
        1. Working with File Properties
        2. Checking for Compatibility and Usability
        3. Limiting User Access to a Presentation
        4. Creating a PDF or XPS Version of a Presentation
        5. Converting a Presentation to a Video File
        6. Making a DVD Movie of a Presentation
        7. Presenting Online
        8. Working with the PowerPoint Viewer
        9. Summary
      5. Chapter 21: Sharing and Collaborating
        1. Working with Comments
        2. Comparing and Merging Presentations
        3. Sharing Your Presentation File on a LAN
        4. Sending a Presentation via E-Mail
        5. Sharing a Presentation on Your SkyDrive
        6. Sharing a Presentation via Office 365 SharePoint
        7. Managing Simultaneous Edits
        8. Sharing Slides with a SharePoint Slide Library
        9. Summary
      6. Chapter 22: Customizing PowerPoint
        1. Setting Program Defaults
        2. Configuring the Trust Center
        3. Customizing the Ribbon
        4. Customizing the Quick Access Toolbar
        5. Managing Add-Ins
        6. Customizing the Status Bar
        7. Summary
    5. Part IV: Project Labs
      1. Lab 1: Presenting Content without Bulleted Lists
        1. Lab 1A: Using Shapes as Text Boxes
        2. Lab 1B: Converting Bullets to SmartArt
      2. Lab 2: Adding Sound and Movement to a Presentation
        1. Lab 2A: Fading Text and Graphics In and Out
        2. Lab 2B: Replacing One Picture with Another
        3. Lab 2C: Zooming In on a Picture
        4. Lab 2D: More Animation Practice
        5. Lab 2E: Using Transitions and Soundtracks
      3. Lab 3: Creating a Menu-Based Navigation System
        1. Lab 3A: Making Room for a Navigation Bar
        2. Lab 3B: Creating a Navigation Bar
        3. Lab 3C: Creating a Graphical Navigation System
      4. Lab 4: Creating a Classroom Game
        1. Lab 4A: Making the Game Board
        2. Lab 4B: Creating the Question Slides
        3. Lab 4C: Creating the Answer Slides
        4. Lab 4D: Linking Up the Game Board
      5. Appendix A: What Makes a Great Presentation?
        1. Qualities of an Effective Presentation
        2. Developing Your Presentation Action Plan
        3. Choosing and Arranging the Room
        4. Choosing Your Attire
        5. Keeping the Audience Interested
        6. Managing Stage Fright
        7. Summary
      6. Appendix B: Essential SkyDrive Skills
        1. Understanding Your SkyDrive Interface Options
        2. Managing Files on Your SkyDrive