PowerPoint Lesson 1: Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 Jumpstart


In this lesson, you’ll make a simple presentation with Microsoft PowerPoint 2013. If you prefer to start with a detailed step-by-step introduction to the features of PowerPoint, proceed to Lesson 2, “Getting Started with Microsoft PowerPoint 2013,” then return to this lesson later.

What you’ll learn in this lesson:

  • Opening and editing a presentation
  • Styling and formatting your work
  • Animating images and text
  • Delivering your presentation

Starting up

You will work with files from the PPT01lessons folder. Make sure that you have loaded the OfficeLessons folder onto your hard drive from www.digitalclassroombooks.com/Office2013. If you need further instructions, see “Loading lesson files” in the Starting up section of this book.

This Jumpstart lesson contains minimal explanation through the basic functions you’ll use in every PowerPoint 2013 presentation: selecting a theme, adding slides, editing text, inserting images, applying basic animations, and starting a slide show. Most PowerPoint presentations are no more complicated than the sample file in this lesson. The remaining lessons explore these functions in greater detail, introduce some of PowerPoint’s more advanced features, and introduce you to topics such as presentation style and visual design.

After completing the work in this lesson, you’ll have a file that ...

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