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Tue, Sep 27, 9:00am - 4:00pm Pacific Time

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Class Level: Beginner
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 6
Teacher: Douglas Bush

What you'll learn in this powerpoint class:

Navigate the user interface. Create a QuickAccess Toolbar so your favorite features are one click away. Create, edit, save, close, open, view, export, and print presentations. Burn a presentation onto a CD or flashdrive. Share a presentation online. Hide and unhide slides. Learn handy keyboard shortcuts for using PowerPoint.


Learn "best practices" for designing effective slides, using sound design principles: consstency, color schemes, balancing elements, symmetry vs. asymmetry alignment, proximity, and flow. Using "white space" effectively.


Create, duplicate, edit, move, and delete slides. Change slide layout, color scheme, and/or design template. Create slides containing Text, Icons, Pictures, Videos (including YouTube videos), Sounds, Tables, Charts/Graphs, and Diagrams. Use the Draw feature to draw squares, circles, arcs, freehand objects, etc. Change color of shapes, rotate shapes, and overlap shapes. Create Zoom slides (Summary, Section, and Slide Zooms) so you can "zoom in" to specific slides during your presentation.


Create a presentation based a text outline in PowerPoint or from a Word outline.


Use Slide View to create and edit slides. Use Outline View to create a text-based presentation. Use Slide Sorter View to copy, move, and delete slides. Use Notes Pages View to add speakers notes (for printing purposes).


Place common elements on the Slide Master so they appear on other slides. Make global changes to formatting using the Slide Master.


Create different versions of your original presentation for different audiences.


  • Add special effects (Fades, Spins, etc.) to objects (text, pictures, tables, etc.) in slides
  • Set Slide Timings to run a presentation automatically (each slide automatically advances after a certain number of seconds)
  • Add sound effects and play audio tracks in the background
  • Adjust the speed of different special effects
  • Control the order of events (e.g. Title appears first, Table appears second, Bullet Points appear third)
  • Morph one object into another
  • Use Ink to Text feature where you can draw an object (a rough drawing of a box or circle) and convert it into professional-looking box or circle
  • Add 3D models
  • Insert hyperlinks and Action buttons to slides, websites, etc.

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Transfer Policy: You can transfer free-of-charge to another class provided that you give us at least 24 hours advance notice by phone or e-mail. You can also send someone else in your place. Please inform us who will attend the class.

Refund Policy: If you feel a class isn't right for you, just let the instructor know during the first break. We will issue a full-refund, transfer you to another class, or issue a full credit for the class - Your choice. You must inform the instructor during the first break!

Start Dates (4)
Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
9:00am - 4:00pm Pacific Time Douglas Bush 1 $225
9:00am - 4:00pm Pacific Time Douglas Bush 1 $225
9:00am - 4:00pm Pacific Time Douglas Bush 1 $225
9:00am - 4:00pm Pacific Time Douglas Bush 1 $225

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