PowerPoint Introduction, CMP954
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:
- Identify components of the PowerPoint interface, open and run a presentation, switch between views, and control the magnification level.
- Create a basic presentation and add content, arrange, insert and delete slides, and apply templates and design themes.
- Format text and lists, apply font styles, copy formatting, and control alignment and spacing of content on a slide.
- Create and edit shapes, apply shape styles, duplicate and move shapes, resize, rotate, and align shapes, and apply content to shapes.
- Insert and modify WordArt objects, insert and edit pictures, arrange overlapping items, and group items.
- Create and modify tables, apply styles to tables, insert images into tables, create and modify charts, and use SmartArt to create diagrams.
- Proof a presentation for errors; prepare and preview a presentation, hide slides, create speaker notes, use Presenter view, prepare a presentation for printing, and print notes, handouts, and the presentation outline.
Classroom Hours: 10