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PowerPoint Introduction, CMP954

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This course introduces the main components of the PowerPoint 2013 interface, covering opening and saving a presentation, working with slides, formatting text and text boxes, and using templates and themes variations to create professional looking presentations. Learn how to insert images, clip art, and shapes, as well as how to format your images. In addition, the course introduces the SmartArt and WordArt features that allow you to add flair to your presentations by using colors and shapes to emphasize text and data. Also covered are the ways of incorporating and formatting tabular data to create a professional and effective presentation. Finally, PowerPoint 2013 has new animation tools, which make slide shows more fluid and interesting.  This course follows the curriculum for the Microsoft Office Specialist core-level for PowerPoint 2013 (exam 77-422) Prerequisites: Computer Basics, Working with Windows or File Management Skills or equivalent experience.

Textbook: Please bring your textbook to the first class session. See MC Bookstores for more information on your textbook; bring to first class along with a USB Flash Drive/memory stick (at least 512 MB).

Course Objectives: After completing this course, students will know how to:

Classroom Hours: 10