Introduction to Powerpoint 2000/97   4 classes • 12 hours + practice • $130 This course focuses on creating slide presentations.
In this course, you will learn the basics of Powerpoint, which is the industry standard software for oral presentations using a computer.
You will learn how to create a slide presentation, then how to "dress it up", using special effects, color illustrations, sounds, music and even film clips.
At the end of the course, you will have created a complete slide presentation on a topic chosen by the class.
Everyone will have the opportunity to work hands on in building this presentation.   Prerequisites: This course is intensive.
There is no homework, but be prepared to work hard when you are in class.
This course is ONLY for people who are already comfortable with Windows environment (95, 98, ME, XP, etc.) and who have at least basic word processing skills.
Internet and Web search skills will also be a great asset.  
Lesson 1 Lesson 3
  • Introduction to course
  • Introduction to Powerpoint
  • What to do first?
  • Brainstorming to choose topic
  • Work on outline of the slide presentation
  • Bring the outline into Powerpoint
  • Rearrange your slides
  • Add pictures, clipart, photos, charts, etc. to slides
  • Determine the order in which text and illustrations will be displayed
  • Add sounds, music, film clips, etc. to slides
  • Make the presentation run automatically on timer
  • Run your slide show to check it out
Lesson 2 Lesson 4
  • Start dressing up your slide presentation
  • Choose a background
  • Choose a theme for the presentation
  • Define slide transitions
  • Define how long each slide will be displayed
  • Rehearse the slide presentation and adjust the transition timing
  • Make the last few changes to slides
  • Run the slide show to an audience

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