Upgrading your skills with Powerpoint

Chapter 1 : The working environment

1.1 The different menus

1.1.1 The File menu

1.1.2 The Home menu

1.1.3 The Insert menu

1.1.4 The Draw menu

1.1.5 The Design menu

1.1.6 The Transitions menu

1.1.7 The Animations menu

1.1.8 The Slide Show menu

1.1.9 The Review Menu

1.1.10 The View Menu

1.2 Adding Slides

1.3 Applying a layout to multiple slides

1.4 Typing text in a presentation

1.4.1 Entering text in the slides

1.4.2 Entering text with the Outline view

1.4.3 Using the Outline view for the table of contents

1.5 Saving your presentation

Chapter 2 : Slides handling

2.1 Manipulating slides

2.1.1 Moving a slide

2.1.2 Hiding a slide

2.1.3 Selecting multiple slides

2.1.4 Running the show

2.1.5 Copying a slide

2.1.6 Duplicating a slide

2.1.7 Adding a section

2.1.8 Removing a section

2.1.9 Copying a slide to another presentation

2.2 The Slide Show

2.2.1 From the beginning

2.2.2 Custom slide show

2.2.3 Setting up the slide show

2.2.4 Activating the presenter view

2.3 Timing

2.3.1 Rehease timing

2.3.2 Manual timing is more accurate

Chapter 3 : The slide master

3.1 Using the slide master

3.1.1 Accessing the slide master

3.1.2 Closing the master view

3.1.3 The master structure

3.2 Creating a new master

3.3 Workshop

3.3.1 Changing the background of several slides

3.3.2 Inserting a logo

3.3.3 Modifying the title format for all slides

3.3.4 Handling bullets

3.4 Inserting the header or the footer

3.5 Working with multiple masters

Chapter 4 : Tables, shapes and charts

4.1 Tables

4.1.1 Inserting a simple table

4.1.2 Inserting a new line at the end of the table

4.1.3 Inserting a new line between two lines

4.1.4 Centering the values

4.1.5 Aligning values to the left

4.1.6 Modifying the cells background color

4.2 Inserting an Excel table

4.2.1 Inserting a blank worksheet

4.2.2 Copying and pasting

4.2.3 Inserting an existing Excel file

4.3 Handling shapes

4.3.1 Displaying guides

4.3.2 Aligning shapes

4.3.3 Inserting a SmartArt object

4.4 Inserting a chart

4.5 Inserting action buttons

Chapter 5 : Transitions

5.1 Visual effects

5.1.1 Applying a slide transition

5.1.2 Running the slideshow

5.1.3 A duration between transitions

5.1.4 Manual or automatic transition

5.2 A presentation turned into an mp4 video

Chapter 6 : Animations

6.1. Appearance effects

6.1.1 Workshop 1: a simple entrance effect

6.1.2 Workshop 2: Appearance then disappearance

6.1.3 Animation timing

6.1.4 The chronology

6.2 Motion effects

6.2.1 Adding images outside the slide

6.2.2 Workshop 1: Adding three appearance effects for texts

6.2.3 Workshop 2: Adding a predefined motion effect 

6.3 Emphasis effects

6.3.1 Workshop 1: Blinking a text

6.3.2 Workshop 2: Changing the text color

6.3.3 Workshop 3: Scrolling through the letters one by one

Chapter 7 : Printing

7.1 Printing slides

7.2 The Handout Master

7.2.1 Slides per page

7.2.2 Slide size

7.2.3 Header and footer in the mask

7.2.4 Framing slides

7.2.5 Printing in PDF

Chapter 8 : Improving your communication

8.1 The message

8.1.1 General principles

8.1.2 Tips to organize the slides

8.1.3 Transitions and animations

8.1.4 Disseminating the medium

8.2 Problems to anticipate

8.3 Presenting your show

8.3.1 The message and the massage

8.3.2 Take your time in a relaxed way

Chapter 9 : Programming in VBA

9.1 The Developer menu

9.1.1 Displaying the Developer menu.

9.1.2 The VBA development environment

9.2 Powerpoint objects

9.2.1 The Application object

9.2.2 The Slides object

9.2.3 Hiding slides

9.2.4 Showing all slides

9.2.5 Performing macro in the VBA window

9.2.6 Performing a macro from Powerpoint

9.2.7 Opening a presentation by program

9.3 The object browser