PowerPoint 2016 For Dummies

Book description

Get up and running with PowerPoint 2016

Does using PowerPoint make you want to pull your hair out? PowerPoint 2016 For Dummies takes the pain out of working with PowerPoint, offering plain-English explanations of everything you need to know to get up and running with the latest version of the software. With full-color illustrations and step-by-step instructions, it shows you how to create and edit slides, import data from other applications, collaborate with other users in the Cloud, add charts, clip art, sound, and video—and so much more.

PowerPoint is the world's de facto presentation software, used and supported in over 60 countries. The time has never been better to take advantage of the latest software to make killer PowerPoint presentations. From adding special effects to your presentations to working with master slides and templates, this hands-on friendly guide is the fast and easy way to make PowerPoint work for you.

  • Presented in full color to better illustrate the powerful presentation features of the software
  • Helps you take advantage of all of PowerPoint's new features
  • Available in conjunction with the release of the next version of Microsoft Office
  • Written by bestselling author Doug Lowe

If you're a new or inexperienced PowerPoint user who spends more time trying to figure out how the software works than you do actually working on your presentations, PowerPoint 2016 For Dummies is just what you need to gain back hours of your work day and make professional, impactful presentations.

Table of contents

    1. Cover
    2. Introduction
      1. About This Book
      2. Foolish Assumptions
      3. Icons Used in This Book
      4. Beyond the Book
      5. Where to Go from Here
    3. Part I: Getting Started with PowerPoint 2016
      1. Chapter 1: Welcome to PowerPoint 2016
        1. What in Sam Hill Is PowerPoint?
        2. Introducing PowerPoint Presentations
        3. Starting PowerPoint
        4. Navigating the PowerPoint Interface
        5. Unraveling the Ribbon
        6. Telling PowerPoint What to Do
        7. The View from Here Is Great
        8. Taking the Backstage Tour
        9. Creating a New Presentation
        10. Displaying Your Presentation
        11. Saving Your Work
        12. Opening a Presentation
        13. Closing a Presentation
        14. Getting Help
        15. Exiting PowerPoint
      2. Chapter 2: Editing Slides
        1. Moving from Slide to Slide
        2. Working with Objects
        3. Editing a Text Object
        4. Selecting Text
        5. Using Cut, Copy, and Paste
        6. Duplicating an Object
        7. Using the Clipboard Task Pane
        8. Oops! I Didn’t Mean It (The Marvelous Undo Command)
        9. Deleting a Slide
        10. Duplicating a Slide
        11. Finding Text
        12. Replacing Text
        13. Rearranging Your Slides in Slide Sorter View
      3. Chapter 3: Working in Outline View
        1. Calling Up the Outline
        2. Selecting and Editing an Entire Slide
        3. Selecting and Editing One Paragraph
        4. Promoting and Demoting Paragraphs
        5. Adding a New Paragraph
        6. Adding a New Slide
        7. Moving Text Up and Down
        8. Collapsing and Expanding the Outline
      4. Chapter 4: Proofing Your Presentations
        1. Checking Spelling as You Go
        2. Spell Checking After-the-Fact
        3. Using the Thesaurus
        4. Capitalizing Correctly
        5. Using the AutoCorrect Feature
      5. Chapter 5: Don’t Forget Your Notes!
        1. Understanding Notes
        2. Adding Notes to a Slide
        3. Adding an Extra Notes Page for a Slide
        4. Adding a New Slide from Notes Page View
        5. Printing Notes Pages
        6. Displaying Notes on a Separate Monitor
      6. Chapter 6: Show Time!
        1. The Quick Way to Print
        2. Printing from Backstage View
        3. Setting Up a Slide Show
        4. Starting a Slide Show
        5. Working in Presenter View
        6. Keyboard and Mouse Tricks for Your Slide Show
        7. Using Presentation Tools
        8. Rehearsing Your Slide Timings
        9. Using Custom Shows
        10. Showing Your Presentation Online
    4. Part II: Creating Great-Looking Slides
      1. Chapter 7: All about Fonts and Text Formatting
        1. Changing the Look of Your Text
        2. Big Picture Text Formatting
        3. Creating Fancy Text with WordArt
      2. Chapter 8: Designing Your Slides
        1. Looking at the Design Tab
        2. Working with Themes
        3. Changing the Slide Size
        4. Using Background Styles
      3. Chapter 9: Animating Your Slides
        1. Using Slide Transitions
        2. Using the Animations Tab
        3. Customizing Your Animation
        4. Making Text Jiggle
        5. Using the Animation Painter
      4. Chapter 10: Masters of the Universe Meet the Templates of Doom
        1. Working with Masters
        2. Modifying the Slide Master
        3. Adjusting the Handout and Notes Masters
        4. Using Masters
        5. Using Headers and Footers
        6. Yes, You Can Serve Two Masters
        7. Restoring Lost Placeholders
        8. Working with Templates
        9. Working with Presentation Sections
    5. Part III: Embellishing Your Slides
      1. Chapter 11: Inserting Pictures
        1. Exploring the Many Types of Pictures
        2. Using Pictures
        3. Inserting Pictures from a File
        4. Cropping a Picture
        5. Adding Style to Your Pictures
        6. Correcting Sharpness, Brightness, and Contrast
        7. Adjusting Color
        8. Applying Artistic Effects
        9. Compressing Your Pictures
        10. Removing Picture Backgrounds
      2. Chapter 12: Drawing on Your Slides
        1. Some General Drawing Tips
        2. Drawing Simple Objects
        3. Creating Other Shapes
        4. Styling Your Shapes
        5. Flipping and Rotating Objects
        6. Drawing a Complicated Picture
      3. Chapter 13: Charting for Fun and Profit
        1. Understanding Charts
        2. Adding a Chart to Your Presentation
        3. Changing the Chart Type
        4. Working with Chart Data
        5. Changing the Chart Layout
        6. Changing the Chart Style
        7. Embellishing Your Chart
      4. Chapter 14: Working with SmartArt
        1. Understanding SmartArt
        2. Creating a SmartArt Diagram
        3. Tweaking a SmartArt Diagram
        4. Editing the SmartArt Text
        5. Working with Organization Charts
      5. Chapter 15: Lights! Camera! Action! (Adding Sound and Video)
        1. Getting Ready to Add Sound to a Slide
        2. Setting Audio Options
        3. Adding Video to Your Slides
        4. Setting Video Options
      6. Chapter 16: More Things to Insert on Your Slides
        1. Inserting Tables
        2. Inserting WordArt
        3. Using Hyperlinks
        4. Adding Action Buttons
        5. Inserting Equations
    6. Part IV: Working with Others
      1. Chapter 17: Collaborating in the Cloud
        1. Sharing a Presentation in the Cloud
        2. Sharing a Presentation with Other Users
        3. Sending Slides for Review Via Email
        4. Using Comments
        5. Comparing Presentations
      2. Chapter 18: Using a Slide Library and Other Ways to Reuse Slides
        1. Stealing Slides from Another Presentation
        2. Saving Slides in a Slide Library
        3. Stealing Slides from a Slide Library
      3. Chapter 19: Exporting Your Presentation to Other Formats
        1. Creating a PDF File
        2. Crafting a Video
        3. Packaging Your Presentation on a CD
        4. Creating Word Handouts
    7. Part V: The Part of Tens
      1. Chapter 20: Ten PowerPoint Commandments
        1. I. Thou Shalt Frequently Savest Thy Work
        2. II. Thou Shalt Storeth Each Presentation in Its Proper Folder
        3. III. Thou Shalt Not Abuseth Thy Program’s Formatting Features
        4. IV. Thou Shalt Not Stealeth Copyrighted Materials
        5. V. Thou Shalt Abideth by Thine Color Scheme, Auto-Layout, and Template
        6. VI. Thou Shalt Not Abuse Thine Audience with an Endless Array of Cute Animations or Funny Sounds
        7. VII. Keep Thy Computer Gurus Happy
        8. VIII. Thou Shalt Backeth Up Thy Files Day by Day
        9. IX. Thou Shalt Fear No Evil, for Ctrl+Z Is Always with Thee
        10. X. Thou Shalt Not Panic
      2. Chapter 21: Ten Tips for Creating Readable Slides
        1. Try Reading the Slide from the Back of the Room
        2. Avoid Small Text
        3. No More Than Five Bullets, Please
        4. Avoid Excessive Verbiage Lending to Excessively Lengthy Text That Is Not Only Redundant But Also Repetitive and Reiterative
        5. Use Consistent Wording
        6. Avoid Unsightly Color Combinations
        7. Watch the Line Endings
        8. Keep the Background Simple
        9. Use Only Two Levels of Bullets
        10. Avoid Bullets Altogether If You Can
        11. Keep Charts and Diagrams Simple
      3. Chapter 22: Ten Ways to Keep Your Audience Awake
        1. Don’t Forget Your Purpose
        2. Don’t Become a Slave to Your Slides
        3. Don’t Overwhelm Your Audience with Unnecessary Detail
        4. Don’t Neglect Your Opening
        5. Be Relevant
        6. Don’t Forget the Altar Call
        7. Practice, Practice, Practice
        8. Relax!
        9. Expect the Unexpected
        10. Don’t Be Boring
    8. About the Author
    9. Cheat Sheet
    10. Advertisement Page
    11. Connect with Dummies
    12. End User License Agreement

Product information

  • Title: PowerPoint 2016 For Dummies
  • Author(s): Doug Lowe
  • Release date: October 2015
  • Publisher(s): For Dummies
  • ISBN: 9781119077053