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PowerPoint 2013 Training Center

Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 Training Center


The following contains links to downloadable tip sheets and online training videos created and provided by the Microsoft Training Team

PowerPoint 2013 Tip Sheets & Reference Guides

Excel 2013 training


Slide Basics
Inserting Pictures & Objects
Using SmartArt
Working with Themes
Using Slide Tranistions
Presenting your Slides
Understanding Slide Masters
Quick Reference Guide

PowerPoint 2013 Training Videos

Apply and Change Themes

You created slides for your presentation, and now you’re thinking about slide design: the background design, font styles, colors, and layouts. You want the slides to have a bit more visual pop. How do you get that? With themes. Themes provide a complete slide design for your presentation.

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Working with Slide Transitions

Slide transitions are the effects that occur when you move from one slide to the next during an on-screen presentation. Here’s how to work with them.

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Print Slides, Notes, or Handouts

You’ve finished creating your presentation, and now you want to print handouts for your audience. PowerPoint gives you several choices: you can print full page slides, multiple slides per page, or slides with your presenter notes or room for the audience to take notes next to the slides. If you want richer formatting, you can use Word to edit content, apply styles, and then print.

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Using Presenter View

Watch these videos to learn how to use Presenter view in PowerPoint 2013 to separate what you see from what your audience sees.

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Work with Handout Masters

When you want to print handouts in PowerPoint, you can choose most of the handout settings in Print view. But for a few handout settings, you need to change the handout master, a page that contains the master layout and properties for handouts.

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Add Headers and Footers to a Presentation

When we talk about headers and footers in a presentation, we mean the small details near the top or bottom of your slides. Like the slide number, a text footer, and the date. Headers and footers appear in various positions, depending on the theme and slide layout. You choose which headers and footers to show and what the text footer says. Take this course to learn how to add and customize them.

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Create an Org Chart

Add an organizational chart to your slide. Take this short course to learn how.

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Create a Template from a Presentation

You want to use your presentation as a template, or master, that you and others can update and change as necessary. You’d keep the formatting and text you always want in the presentation, and where new content needs to be added, you could use placeholder text as a guideline for authors. You could include formatting, too, such as the frame style on a picture placeholder, to save other authors’ time and help ensure consistency. Just save your presentation as a template to do all this and more.

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Use Slide Masters to Customize a Presentation

Slide masters are designed to help you create great looking presentations in less time, without a lot of effort. When you want all your slides to contain the same fonts and images (such as logos), make those changes to the slide master.

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