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Teach Yourself VISUALLY PowerPoint 2016

Teach Yourself VISUALLY PowerPoint 2016

Barbara Boyd, Ray Anthony (With)

ISBN: 978-1-119-07467-0 September 2015 352 Pages




The uncomplicated PowerPoint guide designed specifically for visual learners

Are you a visual learner who wants to spend more time working on your presentations than trying to figure out how to create them? Teach Yourself Visually PowerPoint offers you an effortless approach to creating winning presentations with the latest version of PowerPoint. This accessible resource features visually rich tutorials and step-by-step instructions that will help you understand all of PowerPoint's capabilities—from the most basic to the most advanced.

With Teach Yourself Visually PowerPoint, you'll learn how to create slides, dress them up using templates and graphics, add sound and animation, present in a business or Internet setting, and so much more. Covering the latest additions and changes in the new version of PowerPoint, a series of easy-to-follow, full-color tutorials helps you to quickly get up and running using PowerPoint like a pro!

  • Highly visual tutorials and step-by-step screenshots make lessons easy to follow and understand
  • Helps you learn the basic functions of PowerPoint—and beyond
  • Walks you through PowerPoint's latest features
  • Demonstrates how to create memorable and captivating presentations using PowerPoint

Do you prefer instructions that show you how to do something—and skip the long-winded explanations? If so, Teach Yourself Visually PowerPoint is for you.

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Chapter 1 Starting with PowerPoint Basics

Introducing PowerPoint 4

Explore the PowerPoint Start Screen 6

Create a Presentation in Backstage View 8

Save a Presentation 10

Explore Normal View 12

Navigate PowerPoint Views 13

Navigate Slides 14

Work with Ribbon Groups, Commands, and Galleries 16

Using the Quick Access Toolbar 18

Arrange Presentation Windows 19

Close a Presentation 20

Using Help 21

Chapter 2 Creating a Presentation

Understanding Slide Structure 24

Understanding Layouts and Placeholders 25

Using Layouts with Content Placeholders 26

Add a Slide 27

Change a Slide Layout 28

Make a Duplicate Slide 29

Insert a Slide from Another File 30

Delete a Slide in Normal or Slide Sorter View 32

Chapter 3 Using Themes and Templates

Understanding Themes 36

Explore the Anatomy of a Theme 37

Search for Themes and Templates Online 38

Apply a Theme to Selected Slides 40

Apply a Theme to All Slides 42

Add a Section with a Different Theme 43

Change Theme Colors 44

Modify the Background 46

Apply a Texture or Picture Background 48

Save Your Own Theme 50

Make a Theme the Default for New Presentations 51

Save a Template 52

Chapter 4 Writing and Formatting Text

Type and Edit Text on a Slide 56

Format Text Color and Style 58

Format Text Font and Size 60

Cut, Copy, and Paste Text 62

Format Bulleted Lists 64

Using the Spelling Check Feature 66

Using the Research Feature 68

Chapter 5 Adding Charts and Tables

Insert a Table 72

Format a Table 74

Insert a Chart 76

Format a Chart 78

Edit Chart Data 80

Insert a SmartArt Graphic 82

Edit SmartArt 84

Using SmartArt Layout Effects 86

Chapter 6 Working with Clip Art, Shapes, and Objects

Insert Clip Art 90

Select Objects 92

Move Objects 94

Resize Objects 95

Change Object Order 96

Group and Ungroup Objects 97

Draw a Shape 98

Add Text to a Shape 99

Merge Shapes 100

Format Objects 102

Color with the Eyedropper 104

Apply a New Effect 106

Add a Text Box 107

Add WordArt 108

Arrange Objects with Smart Guides 110

Using the Grid and Guides 112

Nudge Objects 113

Align Objects 114

Flip and Rotate Objects 115

Chapter 7 Incorporating Media

Insert a Picture 118

Add a Border 120

Adjust Brightness and Contrast 121

Adjust Color 122

Using Artistic Effects 123

Crop a Picture 124

Remove the Background from a Picture 126

Insert a Screenshot 128

Create a Photo Album 130

Insert Video and Audio Clips 132

Record an Audio Clip 134

Trim Audio Clips 136

Trim Video Clips 138

Insert Video from the Internet 140

Insert a Hyperlink 142

Chapter 8 Enhancing Slides with Action

Understanding Animations and Action Buttons 146

Explore the Animation Pane 147

Apply an Animation 148

Preview an Animation 150

Add an Animation 151

Change Animation Effects 152

Change the Animation Trigger 153

Modify Animation Timing 154

Reorder Animations 155

Add a Motion Path 156

Remove an Animation 158

Apply a Transition 159

Remove a Transition 160

Advance a Slide after a Set Time Interval 161

Add a Transition Sound 162

Set a Transition Speed 163

Insert an Action Button 164

Chapter 9 Organizing Slides

Go to an Individual Slide 168

Move a Slide 169

Copy and Paste a Slide 170

Hide a Slide 171

Zoom In the View 172

Change Aspect Ratio 173

Change Slide Orientation 174

View Slides in Grayscale 176

Group Slides into Sections 178

Chapter 10 Working with Outlines

Display Outline View 182

Understanding How Outline and Slide

Content Relate 183

Enter Presentation Content in an Outline 184

Move Slides and Bullet Points in an Outline 186

Promote and Demote Items 188

Collapse and Expand an Outline 190

Edit Outline Content 191

Insert Slides from an Outline 192

Chapter 11 Using Masters

Understanding Masters 196

Understanding Slide Master Elements 197

Open and Close Slide Master View 198

Remove a Placeholder 199

Insert a Placeholder 200

Add a Footer 202

Add a Date 203

Set Up Slide Numbers 204

Insert a Graphic in Slide Master View 205

Omit Master Graphics on a Slide 206

Work with Multiple Masters 207

Insert a New Blank Master 208

Preserve Master Slides 209

Rename Master Slides 210

Work with the Handout Master 211

Work with the Notes Master 212

Create a Custom Slide Layout 214

Chapter 12 Finalizing a Slide Show

Save a Presentation to OneDrive 218

Send a Presentation for Review 220

Add and Delete Comments 222

Review Comments 224

Compare Presentations 226

Protect a Presentation 228

Select a Show Type and Show Options 230

Specify Slides to Include 232

Rehearse Timing 234

Record a Narration 236

Chapter 13 Presenting a Slide Show

Prepare to Present 240

Start and End a Show 241

Navigate Among Slides 242

Zoom In 244

Use the Pointer 246

Mark Up with Pen and Highlighter 248

Erase Annotations 250

Display Slide Show Help 251

Enable Presenter View 252

Use Presenter View 253

Switch to a Different Program 254

Chapter 14 Sharing a Presentation

Make a PDF Document from a Presentation 258

Create a Video of a Presentation 260

Save a Presentation as a Slide Show 262

Package a Presentation 264

Publish Slides as Graphics 266

Share the Presentation via Email 268

Broadcast a Presentation 270

Chapter 15 Printing Presentations

Using Print Preview 274

Print Slides 276

Print Hidden Slides 277

Print Handouts 278

Print Handouts with Microsoft Word 280

Print the Outline Only 282

Print Notes 283

Print in Black and White or Grayscale 284

Create Frame Slides 285

Chapter 16 Changing PowerPoint Options

Introducing PowerPoint Options 288

Modify General Options 290

Change Spelling Options 292

Change AutoCorrect Settings 294

Change AutoFormat Settings 296

Customize Save Options 298

Modify View and Slide Show Options 300

Change Editing Settings 302

Work with Print Options 304

Customize the Quick Access Toolbar 306

Customize the Ribbon 308

Chapter 17 Planning Your Presentation

Understanding Presentation Types 314

Analyze Your Audience 316

Consider Design Options 317

Understanding Presentation Parts 318

Give Your Presentation 320

Respond to Questions 321

Index 322