Working with PowerPoint is pretty easy – hey, even 3rd graders are using it in school!  Most users can jump right in and work with it because it is a very user-friendly program. This webcast, presented by Simplex-IT, is designed for any user, beginner or seasoned, to demonstrate some quick ways of creating slides and of working with the new features in 2013, plus assorted tips and tricks.

In this session we will:

  • create slides
  • change layout designs
  • use the new section feature
  • work with placeholders and
  • change those placeholders to SmartArt designs and use graphics for bullet points.


We will look at some of the old and new views such as slide sorter, notes and the new reading view, as well as some of the design templates (they have really cut those down but you can still download many from the website).

Did you know that you can easily import slides from other presentations into a current presentation? Maybe you were doing the old copy/paste method – there is now a reuse slides feature that allows you to easily import your slides.

We’ll show you how to work with graphics such as SmartArt and Screenshot and then animate those designs in your presentation.  Learn to apply the new transition options and work with animation – it seems they try to make animations more difficult to figure out every time they update PowerPoint!  We’ll work with the animation pane and use the animation painter to copy animation onto multiple slides.

Finally, we will run our presentation and look at the different ways of printing your presentation for you, the speaker, and handouts for your audience.

Of course, there are many other features, such as being able to work with the slide master, create custom shows, create a photo album, work with charts, trim video or audio clips, create templates and use pictures as backgrounds, work with comments, create hyperlinks in the presentation to link to files, websites, etc.  We are saving those topics for another session so this would be a good place to start and then add to your knowledge at a later date.

When: Thursday, March 13, 2014, 11:30am-1:00pm

Where: Online – Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/free-webinar-powerpoint-2013-from-zero-to-presentation-in-60-minutes-tickets-10765061589 and we’ll send you details on how to log on prior to the presentation.