PowerPoint 2008 Intro


In this PowerPoint 2008 Intro training course by Dave Fife and Philip K. Harmer, you will learn how from the redesigned user interface to the new graphics and formatting capabilities, Office PowerPoint 2008 puts the control in your hands to create great-looking presentations.

Platform: Mac

Length: 1 hour 9 min

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In this PowerPoint 2008 Intro training course, you’ll learn how Microsoft® Office PowerPoint® 2008 for Mac enables users to quickly create high-impact, dynamic presentations, while integrating workflow and ways to easily share information.

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A. Getting Started
Using the Project Gallery
Looking at the panes
Working with toolbars
Using the toolbox
Selecting predesigned templates

B. PowerPoint Basics
Using the Normal view
Using the Slide Sorter view
Using the Notes Page view
Working with text blocks
Navigating through slides

C. Working with Slides
Adding slides
Moving slides
Deleting slides
Duplicating slides
Hiding slides

D. Designing Slides
Changing a slide layout
Changing slide background
Inserting shapes
Using quick styles and effects
Rotating objects and shapes
Adjusting color, weight, and fill
Adding shadow to objects or shapes
Adding a reflection to objects or shapes
Adding Word Art
Formatting Word Art
Adding clip art
Adding clip art to the gallery

E. Formatting Slides
Adding text
Editing and formatting text
Adding bullets
Formatting bullets
Customizing bullets
Adding graphics
Checking spelling
Aligning text
Importing an outline from Word
Sending an outline to Word
Inserting a hyperlink
Inserting an e-mail link
Creating a slide master
Editing a slide master
Creating footers

F. Designing the Presentation
Adding a transition
Editing transitions
Deleting transitions
Adding an entrance animation
Adding an exit animation
Adding an emphasis effect
Edit animations
Adding a soundtrack
Looping the slideshow
Setting up the show
Using the Presenter tools

G. Saving & Printing
Saving presentations as QuickTime movies
Saving presentations for the Web
Saving slides as graphics
Sending to iPhoto
Printing page setup
Printing slides
Printing handouts