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PowerPoint 2016 - Essential Training (e-learning)

Learn how to best create, edit, and share presentations with PowerPoint 2016, the popular presentation platform. Jess Stratton shows how to build a slideshow from scratch or leverage PowerPoint templates and themes for quick construction. Jess then demonstrates how to add and edit text, images, graphs, video, and animation; format slides for consistency; and add speaker notes and transitions to ensure a smooth delivery. Plus, discover how to collaborate on changes and then share the final presentation via print, PDF, or a recorded slideshow.

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PowerPoint 2016 - Power Shortcuts (e-learning)

PowerPoint power users know what features to use to make their presentations truly engaging. They know how to work seamlessly with the software, controlling their slideshows and presentations directly from the keyboard. They know how to make PowerPoint their own by adjusting settings to fit their unique workflows. Want to know what the power users know? Watch these tutorials to find out how to put these power shortcuts to work for you.   Microsoft Office expert David Rivers begins with the top 10 tips, including how to repurpose slides from other presentations, create custom shapes and animations, and insert online video into a slide. From there, he offers pro tips on managing files; using little-known keyboard shortcuts; getting the most out of your text, objects, and media; sharing your presentations; and more.

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PowerPoint 2016 - Animation in Depth (e-learning)

This course, created by Microsoft PowerPoint MVP Heather Ackmann, shows you how to enliven your presentations by animating text and graphics in PowerPoint. Heather begins with a primer on PowerPoint animation, helping you understand when - and when not - to incorporate animations into a presentation. She then goes into the building blocks of animating in PowerPoint: layering objects, working with background images, animating text, playing with lighting effects, and zooming with style. She shows how to animate with transitions, and walks viewers through the creation of three sample projects: a spinning globe animation, an animated timeline, and a flip-book. Heather wraps up by showing you how to put the finishing touches on a presentation by animating to music, automating playback, and exporting your PowerPoint file as a video.

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PowerPoint 2016 - Tips and Tricks (e-learning)

Learn to use the lesser-known features of the world's most popular presentation software, PowerPoint 2016. Find out how to customize PowerPoint by tailoring the interface and adding frequently used tools to the Ribbon. Create more engaging presentations by formatting images, creating custom icons, and animating transitions with the Morph tool. Then prepare for a standout presentation with tips on rehearsing, adding speaker notes, and creating handouts. Author Jess Stratton also offers in-depth advice for working with Excel data in PowerPoint, including how to embed charts into slides, embed an entire spreadsheet as an object, and dynamically update text from Excel in a slide.

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PowerPoint 2016 - Audio and Video In Depth (e-learning)

Make your PowerPoint presentations more engaging by incorporating audio and video effectively. In this course, Garrick Chow shows how to work with video and audio clips from a variety of sources, including YouTube and your own computer. He then moves on to the finer points of audio and video editing - directly in PowerPoint. Learn how to record new clips, change a clip's start and end points, add a variety of effects and styles, and set playback options such as volume and looping. Plus, discover how to optimize the compatibility and file size of multimedia presentations so that they can be played on a wide range of computers and devices.

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PowerPoint 2016: Creating an Infographic (e-learning)

You don't need to use fancy tools to create an infographic. With PowerPoint, you can create a visually interesting and compelling infographic quickly and easily. Follow along with PowerPoint MVP Heather Ackmann as she walks you through the process. Heather begins by showing how to track down the right elements for your infographic, including how to import Illustrator graphics. Next, she shares how to design and create your own scalable shapes and custom graphics within PowerPoint, work with PowerPoint icons, and add and format text boxes and charts. Finally, Heather steps through how to adjust your infographic and export it for a variety of different outputs.

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PowerPoint - Creating a Self-Running, Interactive Presentation (e-learning)

PowerPoint isn't just for static, click-by-click presentations. This powerful software enables users to create self-running, interactive presentations that can be useful in a variety of scenarios: product demos for meetings or trade show booths; school research projects; or even slideshows for family and friends. In this concise course, David Rivers shows you how to create your own self-running PowerPoint presentation quickly and easily while incorporating interactive elements that can provide your audience specified levels of control.

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PowerPoint 2016 - Builds Transitions Animations and Effects (e-learning)

It's not all about looks; PowerPoint's effects and animations can help you control the pace of your presentation and help your audience follow along. Find out how in this course, where Rich Harrington shows how to use builds, transitions, animations, and effects to relay information and add interest, without going overboard. He shows how to build text on-screen, transition between slides, set custom timing for chart animations, control playback of audio and video, and more.

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PowerPoint 2016 - Data-Driven Presentations with Excel (e-learning)

Learn to create information-rich, visually compelling PowerPoint presentations driven by Excel data. The presentations you generate in this course are easy to use, easy to understand, and - best of all - easy to update. Gini von Courter begins with an example spreadsheet featuring typical business data. She uses conditional formatting to highlight important information, PivotTables to summarize data, and sparklines and charts to create illustrations. Next, she shows how to use several different methods, including copying and pasting, linking, and embedding, to import your work into PowerPoint. She then shows how to use PowerPoint animation features to animate Excel charts and tables and focus the viewer's attention. If you've wondered how to create expressive but low-maintenance presentations to showcase your data, this course is for you.

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PowerPoint 2016 - Microsoft Office Specialist (77-729) (e-learning)

Demonstrate your knowledge of PowerPoint by becoming a Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS). This course, created by certified MOS Master Instructor Megan Hoffman, prepares you for exam 77-729. Megan begins with an overview of the certification program. She then walks through all of the certification objectives, and provides you with downloadable sample documents so you can get hands-on experience with each of the concepts as you go. The course concludes with a full-length practice test that emulates the PowerPoint 2016 MOS exam, together with solutions to each of the exam challenges.

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PowerPoint 2016 - Redefining PowerPoint in the College Classroom (e-learning)

PowerPoint has become one of the most common classroom technologies. But today's college students expect more than bulleted lists. It's time to rethink your presentation style, and redefine what PowerPoint can do. Alan Ackmann shows how to create more interactive and dynamic lessons by reimaging how PowerPoint can be used. Learn what presentation styles are most valuable to students, and how key theories support the use of PowerPoint for cognition and knowledge transfer. Then explore the many different uses of PowerPoint, from archiving to screencasting. Alan reviews principles of effective slide design, including recommended use of color, space, text, and animation. He leaves you with some "before and afters" that show how presentations for different types of college classrooms can be optimized and redesigned for specific audiences.

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PowerPoint 2016 - Using Office Shapes and SmartArt to Enhance Business Documents (e-learning)

Learn how to create conceptual shapes and art for PowerPoint presentations quickly and leverage Office to spice up other business docs. This course walks you through adding shapes and SmartArt to Office docs, and building everything from conceptual graphics to Venn diagrams. Author Toni Saddler-French first explains the basics of working with Office art. She then shows how to resize, organize, and format shapes, and enhance them with fills, themes, pre-set formats, textures, gradients, 3D effects, and more. In the final chapters, she'll cover working with SmartArt, including advanced tricks such as converting bullets and text into SmartArt diagrams.

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PowerPoint 2016 - Using Photos and Video Effectively for Great Presentations (e-learning)

Start incorporating photos and videos more effectively in your PowerPoint presentations, and create a message that paints a picture worth a thousand words. In this course you'll learn best practices for using photos and videos in your PowerPoint presentations. Author Rich Harrington covers both design principles as well as practical techniques to improve the look and usefulness of your presentations with multimedia.

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