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MS PowerPoint 97
MS PowerPoint - Guides for Good Presentations

The course focuses on creating and managing efficient presentations, timing details, creating organizational charts as well as dealing with graphic and dynamic elements.

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Course details

Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Duration: 3 days
Requirements for pass: course assignment & minimum attendance - 2 days
When the course is offered: see the list of courses for the current semester and/or in SITS

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Course outline
Course material on Moodle: CEU E-Learning Course on PowerPoint for Beginners

Day 1:

  • PP basics/menus:
  • Toolbars – standard, formatting, animation effects, common tasks, drawing
  • Page setup and most common menus
  • Creating the structure of a presentation in Outline view
  • Inserting, moving, deleting, duplicating slides (outline vs. Slide Sorter view)
  • Inserting text and objects
  • SmartArt objects

Day 2:

  • Designs: use of different design templates, make changes in templates
  • Animations (custom animation effects, text, pictures + animation preview)
  • Other presentation options: header, footer, slide number, navigation buttons
  • Grouping and ungrouping of slide elements, bring to front/send to back Creating the slide show (transitions, timing, recording etc.)
  • In-presentation actions: “pen” use, hide slide, “pack and go”
  • A list of Dos and Don’ts/tips (colors, fonts, unity, simple graphics)

Day 3:

  • Printing your presentation
  • Importing charts from Excel. Download sample Excel file
  • How to write a good presentation: impressing your audience and give a successful lecture
  • Presentation techniques, DOs and DON`Ts

Useful online resources

PPT 2013


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