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Interface & Basics

Learn about the basics of working with PowerPoint slides, and get acquainted with PowerPoint's program interface, views, and version specific new features.


By: Geetesh Bajaj






Basics

Slides

  1. Widescreen Implementations in PowerPoint
  2. Slide Dimensions in PowerPoint - Size Differences

Buying and Installing PowerPoint

  1. Get a Free or Cheaper Copy of Microsoft PowerPoint
  2. Office 365 or Office 2016?
  3. Office 365 Subscriptions

Creating Slides

  1. Creating New Slides: Three Ways
  2. What is the Outline?
  3. PowerPoint Outlines in Notepad (Windows)
  4. PowerPoint Outlines in Word 2003 (Windows)
  5. PowerPoint Outlines in Word 2007 (Windows)
  6. PowerPoint Outlines in Word 2010 (Windows)
  7. PowerPoint Outlines in Word 2013 (Windows)
  8. PowerPoint Outlines in Word 2016 (Windows)
  9. PowerPoint Outlines in Excel
  10. PowerPoint Outlines in TextEdit (Mac)
  11. PowerPoint Outlines in Word 2008 (Mac)
  12. PowerPoint Outlines in Word 2011 (Mac)

PowerPoint OnlinePowerPoint Online

  1. PowerPoint Online Interface

WindowsPowerPoint 2016 for Windows

Interface - Overview

  1. Where is PowerPoint? -- Locate
  2. PowerPoint 2016 Interface
  3. Black Interface
  4. Presentation Gallery
  5. Ribbon and Tabs
  6. Status Bar
  7. Notes Pane
  8. Slide Area
  9. Task Pane
  10. Format Task Pane
  11. Mini Toolbar
  12. Slides Pane
  13. Quick Access Toolbar
  14. Live Preview
  15. Switch Views Between Multiple Presentations
  16. Using the Pen and Highlighter Tools in Slide Show View
  17. Edit Annotations with Ink Tools

Working with QAT and Ribbons

  1. Customize Quick Access Toolbar
  2. Add and Rename Ribbon Tabs
  3. Reordering and Removing Ribbon Tabs
  4. Reset, Export, and Import QAT Customizations
  5. Working with Custom Groups in Ribbon Tabs
  6. Adding Commands to Custom Groups
  7. Reset, Export, and Import Ribbon Customizations

Views

  1. Views in PowerPoint
  2. Normal View
  3. Presenter View
  4. Notes Master View
  5. Slide Show
  6. Outline View
  7. Slide Sorter View
  8. Reading View
  9. Slide Master View
  10. Handout Master View
  11. Notes Page View

File Types, File Menu, and Backstage View

  1. File Formats
  2. File Menu and Backstage View
  3. File Types that can be Opened

Working with Slides

  1. Change Slide Layout
  2. Rulers
  3. Guides
  4. Gridlines
  5. Snap to Grid Settings
  6. Working with Snap to Grid
  7. Working with Guides
  8. Adding More Guides
  9. Guide Options
  10. Hierarchical Guide Options
  11. Compare Presentations Manually
  12. Reuse Slides
  13. Reuse Slides Through Drag and Drop
  14. Inserting a New Slide
  15. Smarter Guides

Slide Aspect Ratio

  1. Widescreen Defaults
  2. Set Standard 4:3 Aspect Ratio as Default
  3. Change Presentation Aspect Ratio from Widescreen to Standard (and Vice Versa)

Text and Outlines

  1. Text Placeholders vs. Text Boxes
  2. Outline Pane Options
  3. Import Outlines

WindowsPowerPoint 2013 for Windows

Updating

  1. Update Office 2013 to Service Pack 1
  2. Determine if SP1 is Installed

Interface - Overview

  1. Where is PowerPoint? -- Locate
  2. PowerPoint 2013 Interface
  3. Presentation Gallery
  4. Ribbon and Tabs
  5. Status Bar
  6. Notes Pane
  7. Slide Area
  8. Task Pane
  9. Mini Toolbar
  10. Slides Pane
  11. Quick Access Toolbar
  12. Live Preview
  13. Switch Views Between Multiple Presentations
  14. Using the Pen and Highlighter Tools in Slide Show View
  15. Edit Annotations with Ink Tools

Working with QAT and Ribbon

  1. Customize Quick Access Toolbar
  2. Add and Rename Ribbon Tabs
  3. Reordering and Removing Ribbon Tabs
  4. Working with Custom Groups in Ribbon Tabs
  5. Adding Commands to Custom Groups
  6. Change Ribbon Labels from CAPs to Title Case
  7. Reset, Export, and Import Ribbon Customizations
  8. Reset, Export, and Import QAT Customizations

Views

  1. Views in PowerPoint
  2. Slide Master View
  3. Normal View
  4. Outline View
  5. Slide Sorter View
  6. Notes Page View
  7. Reading View
  8. Handout Master View
  9. Notes Master View
  10. Slide Show View

File Types, File Menu, and Backstage View

  1. File Formats
  2. File Types that can be Opened
  3. File Menu and Backstage View
  4. Backstage View - Info Pane
  5. Save and Save As Options in Backstage View
  6. Open and Close Options in Backstage View

Working with Slides

  1. Inserting a New Slide
  2. Change Slide Layout
  3. Reuse Slides
  4. Reuse Slides Through Drag and Drop
  5. Rulers
  6. Gridlines
  7. Guides
  8. Smarter Guides
  9. Snap to Grid Settings
  10. Working with Snap to Grid
  11. Adding More Guides
  12. New Guide Options
  13. New Hierarchial Guide Options
  14. Working with Guides
  15. Compare Presentations Manually
  16. Reset Slide
  17. Comparing and Merging Presentations

Headers and Footers in Slides

  1. Working With Slide Numbers
  2. Add Headers and Footers to Notes and Handout Pages

Slide Aspect Ratio

  1. Change Presentation Aspect Ratio from Widescreen to Standard (and Vice Versa)
  2. Set Standard 4:3 Aspect Ratio as Default

Sections

  1. Getting Started with Sections
  2. Adding and Renaming Sections
  3. Moving Slides Between Sections
  4. Removing Sections
  5. Reordering Sections
  6. Viewing Sections

Headers and Footers in Slides

  1. Add Headers and Footers

Text and Outlines

  1. Text Placeholders vs. Text Boxes
    1. Import Outlines
  2. Outline Pane Options

WindowsPowerPoint 2010 for Windows

Interface - Overview

  1. Where is PowerPoint? -- Locate
  2. PowerPoint 2010 Interface
  3. Ribbon and Tabs
  4. Status Bar
  5. Notes Pane
  6. Slide Area
  7. Task Pane
  8. Mini Toolbar
  9. Slides and Outline Pane
  10. Quick Access Toolbar
  11. Live Preview
  12. Switch Views Between Multiple Presentations
  13. Using the Pen and Highlighter Tools in Slide Show View
  14. Edit Annotations with Ink Tools

Views

  1. PowerPoint 2010 Views
  2. Normal View
  3. Slide Sorter View
  4. Notes Page View
  5. Reading View
  6. Slide Master View
  7. Handout Master View
  8. Notes Master View
  9. Slide Show View
  10. Presenter View
  11. Outline View

File Types, File Menu, and Backstage View

  1. File Formats
  2. File Types That Can be Opened
  3. File Menu and Backstage View
  4. Backstage: Save and Save As Options
  5. Backstage: Open, Close, and Exit
  6. Backstage: Info
  7. Backstage: Recent Option
  8. Backstage: New Option
  9. Backstage View - Print Option
  10. Backstage View - Save and Send Options

Working with Slides

  1. Inserting a New Slide
  2. Change Slide Layout
  3. Reuse Slides
  4. Reuse Slides Through Drag and Drop
  5. Rulers
  6. Gridlines
  7. Guides
  8. Adding More Guides
  9. Snap to Grid Settings
  10. Working with Snap to Grid
  11. Working with Guides
  12. Smart Guides
  13. Compare Presentations
  14. Reset Slide
  15. Comparing and Merging Presentations

Headers and Footers in Slides

  1. Headers and Footers in Slides
  2. Headers and Footers in Notes and Handout Pages
  3. Working with Slide Numbers
  4. Slide Numbers within Slide Master

Slide Aspect Ratio

  1. Change Presentation Aspect Ratio from Standard to Widescreen

Sections

  1. Getting Started with Sections
  2. Adding and Renaming Sections
  3. Moving Slides Between Sections
  4. Removing Sections
  5. Reordering Sections
  6. Viewing Sections

Text and Outlines

  1. Text Placeholders vs. Text Boxes
  2. Import Outlines
  3. Outline Pane Options: Part I
  4. Outline Pane Options: Part II
  5. Outline Pane Options: Part III

New Features

  1. SmartArt Graphics

Repair Office

  1. Repair PowerPoint and Office 2010

WindowsPowerPoint 2007 for Windows

Interface - Overview

  1. Where is PowerPoint? -- Locate
  2. PowerPoint 2007 Interface
  3. Ribbons and Tabs, Groups and Galleries
  4. Office Button
  5. Quick Access Toolbar
  6. Mini Toolbar
  7. Slides/Outline Pane
  8. Slide Area
  9. Status Bar
  10. Notes Pane
  11. Task Pane

Views

  1. PowerPoint 2007 Views

Working with Slides

  1. Inserting a New Slide
  2. Change Slide Layout
  3. Reuse Slides
  4. Compare Presentations

Headers and Footers in Slides

  1. Working with Slide Numbers

Text and Outlines

  1. Text Placeholders vs. Text Boxes
  2. Import Outlines
  3. Outline Pane Options -- Part l
  4. Outline Pane Options -- Part ll
  5. Outline Pane Options -- Part lll

Repair Office

  1. Repair PowerPoint and Office 2007

WindowsPowerPoint 2002 and 2003 for Windows

Interface - Overview

  1. PowerPoint 2002 and 2003 Interface
  2. Slides / Outline Pane
  3. Outlining Toolbar

Text and Outlines

  1. Text Placeholders vs. Text Boxes
  2. Import Outlines

Working with Slides

  1. Inserting a New Slide
  2. Changing Slide Layout
  3. Reuse Slides

Headers and Footers in Slides

  1. Working with Slide Numbers

MacPowerPoint for iPad

Getting Started

  1. Installing PowerPoint for iPad
  2. Running PowerPoint for iPad the First Time
  3. Running PowerPoint for iPad
  4. Account and Sign In in PowerPoint for iPad
  5. Add Places in PowerPoint for iPad
  6. Ribbon and Tabs in PowerPoint for iPad
  7. Working with iCloud in PowerPoint for iPad
  8. Access Files from Cloud Locations in PowerPoint for iPad
  9. Remove Places in PowerPoint for iPad
  10. AutoSave in PowerPoint for iPad
  11. Share Options in PowerPoint for iPad

MacPowerPoint 2016 for Macintosh

  1. Installing Office 2016 for Mac Preview

Interface - Overview

  1. PowerPoint 2016 for Mac Interface
  2. Ribbon and Tabs

MacPowerPoint 2011 for Macintosh

Interface - Overview

  1. PowerPoint 2011 for Mac Interface
  2. Ribbon and Tabs
  3. PowerPoint Presentation Gallery
  4. Status Bar
  5. Slides and Outline Pane
  6. Slide Area
  7. Notes Pane
  8. Standard Toolbar
  9. Formatting Toolbar
  10. Toolbox
  11. Toolbox: Custom Animation Tab
  12. Toolbox: Scrapbook Tab
  13. Toolbox: Reference Tools Tab
  14. Toolbox: Compatibility Report Tab
  15. Customizing the Toolbox
  16. Media Browser
  17. Media Browser (Photos Tab)
  18. Media Browser (Audio Tab)
  19. Media Browser (Movies Tab)
  20. Media Browser (Clip Art Tab)
  21. Media Browser (Symbols Tab)
  22. Media Browser (Shapes Tab)
  23. Add Your Folder Within The Media Browser
  24. Customize Clip Art Categories within Media Browser
  25. Switch Views Between Multiple Presentations
  26. Using the Pen Tool in Slide Show View

Views

  1. Views in PowerPoint 2011
  2. Normal View
  3. Notes Page View
  4. Slide Sorter View
  5. Slide Master View
  6. Slide Show View
  7. Presenter View
  8. Notes Master View
  9. Outline Pane
  10. Handout Master View

File Types

  1. File Formats
  2. File Types that can be Opened

Working with Slides

  1. Inserting a New Slide
  2. Change Slide Layout
  3. Reuse Slides
  4. Reuse Slides Through Drag and Drop
  5. Rulers
  6. Guides
  7. Adding More Guides
  8. Working with Gu ides
  9. Change the Unit of Measurement
  10. Compare Presentations
  11. Reset Slide
  12. Comparing and Merging Presentations

Sections

  1. Getting Started with Sections
  2. Adding and Renaming Sections
  3. Moving Slides Between Sections
  4. Removing Sections
  5. Reordering Sections
  6. Viewing Sections

Headers and Footers in Slides

  1. Add Headers and Footers in Slides
  2. Add Headers and Footers in Notes and Handout Pages
  3. Working with Slide Numbers

Text and Outlines

  1. Basic Outline Pane Options
  2. Advanced Outline Pane Options
  3. Text Placeholders vs. Text Boxes
  4. Import Outlines

MacPowerPoint 2008 for Macintosh

Working with Slides

  1. Reuse Slides

Text and Outlines

  1. Text Placeholders vs. Text Boxes
  2. Import Outlines

Interface & Basics



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