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Master PowerPoint and improve your presentation skills with one book!
In today's business climate, you need to know PowerPoint inside and out, and that's not all. You also need to be able to make a presentation that makes an impact. From using sophisticated transitions and animation in your PowerPoint presentations to interfacing in person with your audience, this information-packed book helps you succeed. Start creating professional-quality slides that captivate audiences and discover essential tips and techniques for making first-rate presentations, whether you're at a podium or online.
- Combines both the technical software skills and the soft presentation skills needed to be a successful presenter in today's business climate
- Explains PowerPoint 2013's features and tools in detail, so you can create impressive,professional presentations for your job
- Shows you essential formatting techniques, including tables and working with Layouts, Themes, and Masters
- Covers working with drawings and SmartArt, photos, charts, sounds, music, video, and data from other sources
- Explains how to prepare for live presentations and also how to create and present material in the Cloud or online, including e-learning
For compelling, successful presentations in person, in the cloud, or on the web, start with PowerPoint 2013 Bible.
About the Author
Faithe Wempen, M.A., is an A+ certified hardware guru, Microsoft Office Specialist Master Instructor, and software consultant with over 120 computer books to her credit, including Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 Bible, from Wiley. She has taught Microsoft Office applications to over a quarter of a million online students for corporate clients such as Hewlett Packard, Sony, and others. She also teaches Microsoft Office classes in the Computer Technology department at Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis (IUPUI).
Table of Contents
Part I: Building Your Presentation 1
Chapter 1: A First Look at PowerPoint 3
Chapter 2: Creating and Saving Presentation Files 41
Chapter 3: Creating Slides and Text Boxes 71
Chapter 4: Working with Layouts, Themes, and Masters 99
Chapter 5: Formatting Text 141
Chapter 6: Formatting Paragraphs and Text Boxes 179
Chapter 7: Correcting and Improving Text 207
Chapter 8: Creating and Formatting Tables 229
Part II: Using Graphics and Multimedia Content 255
Chapter 9: Drawing and Formatting Objects 257
Chapter 10: Creating SmartArt Graphics 313
Chapter 11: Working with Clip Art and Photos 335
Chapter 12: Working with Charts 377
Chapter 13: Incorporating Content from Other Programs 419
Chapter 14: Adding Sound Effects, Music, and Soundtracks 435
Chapter 15: Incorporating Motion Video 459
Chapter 16: Creating Animation Effects and Transitions 485
Part III: Interfacing with Your Audience 517
Chapter 17: Creating Support Materials 519
Chapter 18: Preparing for a Live Presentation 543
Chapter 19: Designing User-Interactive or Self-Running Presentations 577
Chapter 20: Preparing a Presentation for Mass Distribution 609
Chapter 21: Sharing and Collaborating 627
Chapter 22: Customizing PowerPoint 647
Part IV: Project Labs 673
Lab 1: Presenting Content without Bulleted Lists 675
Lab 2: Adding Sound and Movement to a Presentation 693
Lab 2A: Fading Text and Graphics In and Out 693
Lab 2B: Replacing One Picture with Another 701
Lab 2C: Zooming In on a Picture 704
Lab 2D: More Animation Practice 705
Lab 2E: Using Transitions and Soundtracks 709
Lab 3: Creating a Menu-Based Navigation System 713
Lab 4: Creating a Classroom Game 733
Appendix A: What Makes a Great Presentation? 753
Appendix B: Essential SkyDrive Skills 775