Introduction to PowerPoint 2016
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In this two-part class, you will learn the basic elements of PowerPoint: creating presentations, creating slides, adding text, colors and graphics to a slide. You will learn how to manipulate slide backgrounds and color schemes. You will also learn how to use and modify the supplied presentation design templates.
You’ll become familiar with the new file formats that provide a number of options unavailable in previous versions, such as saving a presentation as macro-enabled, and saving a presentation as a PDF file. You’ll learn how to locate common commands in the new Ribbon, how to customize the Ribbon, and how to set PowerPoint program options in the new version. The new Backstage View, accessible from the File tab, will also be covered. You’ll learn to create effective, eye-catching presentations with Themes, as well as how to modify themes to suit your needs. You’ll learn to work with a presentation outline, as well as how to import text into a presentation. You practice adding PowerPoint’s new graphics effects to your presentation, including SmartArt, Shapes and WordArt. The class will also cover PowerPoint’s new slide layouts and how to customize the default layouts. You’ll also learn to “spice up” your presentations using PowerPoint’s improved features for animating text and objects. If you plan to distribute your presentation to others, you’ll use PowerPoint’s new security features to exclude unintentional content and to restrict access to potentially sensitive information.
Students then create and use charts. First, students use the built-in charting program to create, format, and modify a chart. Then students learn how to use data and charts prepared in Excel in their PowerPoint presentations. The concepts of linking and embedding are introduced.