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  • Copyright 2016
  • Edition: 1st
  • Online Video
  • ISBN-10: 0-13-449800-3
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-449800-3

7+ Hours of Video Instruction

In PowerPoint 2016 LiveLessons, PowerPoint expert Echo Swinford shows you how to add finesse and polish to your PowerPoint presentations so they look like the pros.


PowerPoint 2016 LiveLessons shows you how to work in PowerPoint with confidence and ease. You learn how to format text, charts, and tables, as well as the finer points of creating SmartArt graphics and even your own shapes. You learn about tools such as Smart Guides, color eyedroppers, and style galleries that will help you with everyday tasks. Master high-powered skills at your own pace and harness the power or PowerPoint 2016.

Skill Level

  • Beginner - Intermediate

What You Will Learn

  • One-click formatting
  • Create your own shapes
  • Perfectly align objects
  • Apply animations and slide transitions
  • Embed audio and video in your presentation
  • Practice and present with Presenter view
  • Save your presentation as video
  • Create and format charts, tables, and SmartArt graphics

Who Should Take This Course

  • Anyone looking for a practical introduction to PowerPoint 2016

Course Requirements

  • None

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Table of Contents


Lesson 1: Getting Familiar with the PowerPoint Environment
In these lessons, you learn about the different versions of PowerPoint available as part of Office Everywhere. Explore Backstage view, customize the Ribbon and the Quick Access toolbar, and use the new Tell Me feature. You'll be more productive in no time!

Lesson 2: Getting Started: The Basics
Take on the fundamentals of PowerPoint with these lessons. Learn how placeholders and layouts can save you time, change slides from widescreen to 4:3 and back, and customize a template to better suit your style.

Lesson 3: Creating Shapes
PowerPoint has fantastic drawing tools, and these lessons bring them to life. Watch demonstrations of manipulating shapes, as well as the finer points of alignment and distribution. You also learn about edit points and merging shapes.

Lesson 4: Formatting Shapes
It's crazy how many ways you can format shapes in PowerPoint. But it is important to learn the different options because almost everything behaves like a shape, with similar formatting tools. In this section, you play with shapes, fills, and outlines, along with effects like shadows and bevels. You also learn to apply this formatting with just a couple of clicks.

Lesson 5: Formatting Text
Have you ever wanted to outline text or fill letters with a gradient or a picture? PowerPoint makes this very easy to do. Learn about basic text formatting as well as some of the more advanced text formatting tools. You also learn to create graphical text.

Lesson 6: Working with Photos
Photos are a great way to enhance your presentation, and PowerPoint has some terrific photo editing tools. You learn about the new tool to insert online pictures, remove the background from a picture, recolor pictures, and other ways to format pictures.

Lesson 7: Working with SmartArt
SmartArt is a really slick little diagramming tool that was introduced in PowerPoint 2007. In this lesson, you are introduced to SmartArt and explore how it works.

Lesson 8: Working with Tables
Just like everything else in PowerPoint, tables have been designed to work well in a presentation. Learn about creating and formatting tables, including a few tricks about making your tables look better.

Lesson 9: Working with Charts
Charts have been updated in PowerPoint 2016. There are six new chart types to go along with great styles to choose from. You learn some quick tricks for formatting charts, and you also learn how to insert charts from Excel.

Lesson 10: Adding Animations and Transitions
Everybody hates sitting through boring presentations. Transitions and animations allow you an opportunity spice things up. In PowerPoint, however, less is usually more. To ensure your animation doesn't derail your content, make sure it is appropriate and enhances your presentation. Learn some things you can do with animations and transitions.

Lesson 11: Working with Multimedia
The multimedia editing tools are some of the most powerful features in PowerPoint. Learn to edit your audio and video, apply poster frames and fades, sync animation to a video, and create a screen recording of your own.

Lesson 12: Printing and Finalizing Your Presentation
Ever wondered if there is an easy way to strip out all your notes pages so you don't send out a bunch of confidential information by mistake? PowerPoint has a tool to do that, along with many other tools that will help as you finalize your presentation files. You can save your presentation as a PDF, and you can even save it as a video. It's very cool and very easy.

Lesson 13: Setting Up a Slide Show
Probably one of the best features in PowerPoint is the enhanced Presenter view. It’s actually available in previous versions of PowerPoint, but it was harder to use and difficult to find. You spend some time with the new Presenter view; and from there you learn some different ways to set up a slide show and navigate through it.


About LiveLessons Video Training

The LiveLessons Video Training series publishes hundreds of hands-on, expert-led video tutorials covering a wide selection of technology topics designed to teach you the skills you need to succeed. This professional and personal technology video series features world-leading author instructors published by your trusted technology brands: Addison-Wesley, Cisco Press, IBM Press, Pearson IT Certification, Prentice Hall, Sams, and Que. Topics include: IT Certification, Programming, Web Development, Mobile Development, Home and Office Technologies, Business and Management, and more.  View all LiveLessons on InformIT at: http://www.informit.com/livelessons

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Lesson 1: Getting Familiar with the PowerPoint Environment
Learning Objectives
1.1. Be aware of Office Everywhere
1.2. Understand the PowerPoint interface
1.3. Get familiar with the Backstage view (File menu)
1.4. Work with views and other parts of the PowerPoint interface
1.5. Customize the Ribbon and Quick Access toolbar
1.6. Use the new “Tell Me” feature

Lesson 2: Getting Started: The Basics
Learning Objectives
2.1. Start a new presentation
2.2. Change the slide size
2.3. Apply a theme to an existing presentation
2.4. Understand the basics of creating a template
2.5. Save a default theme

Lesson 3: Creating Shapes
Learning Objectives
3.1. Insert, select, and manipulate shapes
3.2. Work with alignment and distribution
3.3. Use the merge shapes and edit points tools

Lesson 4: Formatting Shapes
Learning Objectives
4.1. Apply shape fills and outlines
4.2. Add shape effects
4.3. Use Format Painter, color eyedroppers, and style eyedroppers

Lesson 5: Formatting Text
Learning Objectives
5.1. Apply basic text formatting
5.2. Apply paragraph formatting
5.3. Format text as graphics (WordArt)

Lesson 6: Working with Photos
Learning Objectives
6.1. Understand image types
6.2. Insert pictures
6.3. Remove picture backgrounds
6.4. Change the look of your photo
6.5. Crop and size pictures
6.6. Create a photo album
6.7. Compress pictures

Lesson 7: Working with SmartArt
Learning Objectives
7.1. Create a SmartArt diagram
7.2. Format SmartArt graphics

Lesson 8: Working with Tables
Learning Objectives
8.1. Create a table
8.2. Format tables

Lesson 9: Working with Charts
Learning Objectives
9.1. Create a chart
9.2. Format charts
9.3. Insert charts from Excel

Lesson 10: Adding Animations and Transitions
Learning Objectives
10.1. Apply transitions
10.2. Understand animation basics
10.3. Create more advanced animations

Lesson 11: Working with Multimedia
Learning Objectives
11.1. Insert and play multimedia
11.2. Edit audio and video
11.3. Record screen
11.4. Sync animations to audio and video
11.5. Compress and optimize media

Lesson 12: Printing and Finalizing Your Presentation
Learning Objectives
12.1. Insert sections
12.2. Add headers and footers
12.3. Collaborate with sharing features
12.4. Print handouts, slides, and notes pages
12.5. Check for issues
12.6. Save as other formats

Lesson 13: Setting Up a Slide Show
Learning Objectives
13.1. Create nonlinear presentations
13.2. Run a slide show
13.3. Use Presenter view
13.4. Present online



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