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Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 for Beginners - Create Amazing Presentations

Learn how to bring your presentation skills to the next level with this free online PowerPoint for beginners course.

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This free online Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 for beginners course will teach learners of any skill level how to create attractive and informative presentations. You will learn about its new features in comparison to previous versions and look closely into the Presenter View feature including how it has been improved in PowerPoint 2013. You will also learn how to access templates in PowerPoint 2013, use its Touch Mode, and a whole lot more!
  • Duration

    3-4 Hours
  • Assessment

  • Certification

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In PowerPoint 2013 you can do more than ever when it comes to creating expertly designed slideshows. In this course, your professional instructor will walk you through the exciting new features of PowerPoint 2013. Throughout this class, you’ll learn the most effective ways to create polished presentations along with valuable shortcuts and tips for saving time.

Starting with the basics, you’ll discover how to work with the colorful new PowerPoint 2013 templates and to design your own backgrounds from scratch. Then, you’ll learn about autocorrect and proofing before moving onto templates headers, footers and formatting such as bulleted lists. Don’t let technical difficulties get in your way.

Effective presentation skills are needed by most professionals no matter what area they work in. By studying this free online course you can present at any meeting with confidence by learning to create stunning presentations. From 10 minute slideshows to lengthy presentations, this PowerPoint 2013 training course will give you the tools you need to share your story effectively. So start this course today and by the end of the week you will have brought your presentation skills to the next level.

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Introduction to PowerPoint 2013

Getting Started in MS PowerPoint 2013

How to Use the Ribbon and Toolbars

Backup, AutoSave and AutoRecover

Creating a Presentation

View Options

Undo and Redo Actions

Working with Text

Masters, Themes and Layouts

Course assessment

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Describe how to start PowerPoint, open, save protect and edit your presentations
  • Explain how to customize PowerPoint settings to your needs
  • Recognize how to locate the ribbon, quick access toolbar and status bar in PowerPoint 2013
  • Describe how to add and delete slides, adjust sizes and orientation
  • Identify how to change your presentation view and define what each view is used primarily for
  • Discuss how to add and format text using text boxes and symbols
  • Explain how to use master themes, layouts and templates


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