As technology transforms business practices, Microsoft PowerPoint remains one of the most commonly used tools for presentations. This course is perfect for beginners wanting to learn how to effectively use Microsoft PowerPoint 2019 to create professional presentations.
This in-depth course introduces PowerPoint's functions and will teach you how to plan and create professional-quality presentations. You will learn how to catch your audience's attention with PowerPoint's visual features like photo album. As you become acquainted to Office 365, you will learn how to utilize OneDrive and PowerPoint Online's cross-functionality—saving, editing, and sharing your presentations online.
This course is perfect for beginners looking to learn how to use the latest PowerPoint software. You will have the opportunity to create a custom presentation with content specific to your needs. By completion, you will be able to create captivating presentations and contribute to your company's business processes.
- This course must be taken on a PC. Macs are not compatible.
- PC: Windows 10 or later.
- Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge is also compatible.
- Microsoft PowerPoint 2019 (desktop version) available to download with the desktop version of Microsoft 365, or Microsoft Office Home and Student 2019 (not included in enrollment).
- Adobe Acrobat Reader.
- Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.
- Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.
There are no prerequisites to take this course.
Instructional Material Requirements:
The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.Make presentations go from "so-so" to sensation with PowerPoint. This course will help you learn to use Microsoft PowerPoint 2019/Office 365 to create professional-quality slide presentations that grab attention and make your message memorable from start to finish.
The PowerPoint 2019 Interface
This lesson explores the basic features of Microsoft PowerPoint 2019. You'll explore the Ribbon and learn how to start the PowerPoint program and plan a presentation. You'll also practice working with different views, task panes, tabs, and templates.
Now that you know the basics of PowerPoint, it's time to create a presentation from scratch. You'll start by choosing a theme for a presentation and create slides with a variety of slide layouts. You'll explore the Live Preview feature and learn how to save a file for future use. You'll also create and edit slides in Slide pane and Outline view. Finally, you'll explore ways to play a slide show.
Working With Files and Creating and Editing Tables
Including tables in your presentation lets you present a lot of information in a compact space. In this lesson you'll add, revise and format tables. You'll also explore multiple ways to open a presentation. Then, you'll learn how to preserve different versions of your work by saving with new file names.
Creating Professional Presentations
This lesson covers two topics: proofreading and printing. You'll explore the Spelling, AutoCorrect, Thesaurus and Smart Lookup feature. You'll learn to print your presentation as slides, an outline, handouts and notes pages. This versatility really helps you connect with audience members!
Working With the Images Group
This lesson switches gears and works with images instead of text. You'll learn how to embellish your slides with media images, including online pictures, Icons, 3D models and photographs. You'll also learn how to download an image from a website and insert the image on a slide.
WordArt and the Illustrations Group
This lesson includes instructions for using WordArt, Shapes, Icons, 3D Models and SmartArt Graphics. You'll then learn how to transform text into colorful WordArt objects and add Icons and 3D Models. You'll also practice drawing and filling shapes with color and special effects. Finally, you'll learn to group and edit the objects you create and add visual sophistication to your text with SmartArt Graphics.
All About Charts
In this lesson, you'll create a chart to illustrate statistical data. You'll explore chart components and learn how to add and edit specific chart elements. You'll discover how to change the look of your chart by using the options on the Chart Tools contextual tab and the chart formatting buttons.
Making Global Changes to a Presentation
Making duplicate changes to dozens of PowerPoint slides is boring and time-consuming. This lesson focuses on making global changes to slides, handouts, and notes. You'll also make global changes to modify your presentation's background or theme colors.
In this lesson, you'll work with hyperlinks and action buttons. Enliven your presentation as you create links from text or objects to other slides, presentations, documents, and web pages. You can add sounds and 3D effects if desired. Also introduced in this lesson is the Zoom feature which sets up presenter-driven links between slides in a presentation.
Applying Animation to Slides, Text, and Objects
This lesson explores slide transitions and the Transition tab options. You'll apply animation to text and slide objects and use the Animations tab to add animation to slide or layout masters. You'll also find out how to add sound effects, such as a chime or coin sound, to slide transitions.
Adding Advanced Animation Effects to Text and Objects
Using the Animation Pane, you'll add and reorder animated text and objects on slides. You'll discover how to apply advanced animation effects to text and objects on slides, and slide and layout masters. You'll also add an audio clip to your presentation.
Sharing and Saving Your Presentations
In this lesson, you'll focus on different ways to save and share a presentation. You'll practice converting a presentation into a PDF file, so it's accessible on computers without PowerPoint 2019. You'll learn to open, edit, and share your presentation online with PowerPoint Online and a Windows OneDrive account. Last, you'll learn how to transform your presentation into a video.
What you will learn
- Planning and presentation skills
- Formatting a presentation with themes and colors, and use slide and layout masters
- How to utilize text and objects, including Icons, 3D Models, WordArt and SmartArt
- Explore the options on the PowerPoint Ribbon, including the Online Pictures command, File menu options, and Backstage View
- Learn how to print slides, handouts, notes and an outline
- Discover the best views for creating and editing slides, and running a presentation
How you will benefit
- Master PowerPoint skills that help you produce better presentations
- Become an integral company team member with professional presentation design skills
- Gain skills that transfer to any organization and look great on your résumé
Tracy Loffer holds a master's degree in Education in Curriculum and Instruction. She has been involved in education for twenty years, as a music educator and technology trainer. She has also worked in the private sector as a trainer of domestic and international technology franchisees as well as a writer and developmental editor of educational technology materials.