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APPP131 - Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2013 Level 1

It's hard to imagine a day going by without people passing along large amounts of information. Messages are everywhere, and the number of messages we receive seems to be increasing each day. Whether via phone, email, mass media, or personal interaction, we are subjected to a constant stream of information. With so much communication to contend with, it can be difficult to grab people's attention. But, we are often called upon to do just that. So, how do you grab and maintain an audience's focus when you're asked to present important information? By being clear, organized, and engaging. And, that is exactly what Microsoft® Office PowerPoint® 2013 can help you do.

Gone are the days of flip charts or drawing on a white board to illustrate your point. Today's audiences are tech savvy, accustomed to high-impact multimedia content, and stretched for time. By learning how to use the vast array of features and functionality contained within Microsoft® Office PowerPoint® 2013, you will gain the ability to organize your content, enhance it with high-impact visuals, and deliver it with a punch. In this course, you will use PowerPoint 2013 to begin creating engaging, dynamic multimedia presentations.

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Prerequisites


To ensure success, students should be familiar with using personal computers, and should have experience using a keyboard and mouse. Students should be comfortable in the Windows® 8 environment, and be able to use Windows 8 to manage information on their computers. Specific tasks the students should be able to perform include: launching and closing applications, navigating basic file structures, and managing files and folders. To meet this prerequisite, you can take any one or more of the following Logical Operations courses:
  • Using Microsoft® Windows® 8
  • Microsoft® Windows® 8 Transition from Windows® 7
  • Microsoft® Office 2013: Transition from Microsoft® 2007/2010

Detailed Class Syllabus


Lesson 1: Getting Started with PowerPoint®


Topic A: Navigate the PowerPoint Environment
Topic B: Create and Save a PowerPoint Presentation
Topic C: Use Help

Lesson 2: Developing a PowerPoint® Presentation


Topic A: Select a Presentation Type
Topic B: View and Navigate a Presentation
Topic C: Edit Text
Topic D: Build a Presentation

Lesson 3: Performing Advanced Text Editing


Topic A: Format Characters
Topic B: Format Paragraphs
Topic C: Format Text Boxes

Lesson 4: Adding Graphical Elements to Your Presentation


Topic A: Insert Clip Art and Images
Topic B: Insert Shapes

Lesson 5: Modifying Objects in Your Presentation


Topic A: Edit Objects
Topic B: Format Objects
Topic C: Group Objects
Topic D: Arrange Objects
Topic E: Animate Objects

Lesson 6: Adding Tables to Your Presentation


Topic A: Create a Table
Topic B: Format a Table
Topic C: Insert a Table from Other Microsoft Office Applications

Lesson 7: Adding Charts to Your Presentation


Topic A: Create a Chart
Topic B: Format a Chart
Topic C: Insert a Chart from Microsoft Excel

Lesson 8: Preparing to Deliver Your Presentation


Topic A: Review Your Presentation
Topic B: Apply Transitions
Topic C: Print Your Presentation
Topic D: Deliver Your Presentation