PowerPoint For Dummies

  • 4h 52m
  • Doug Lowe
  • John Wiley & Sons (US)
  • 2021

Make PowerPoint the most “power”ful weapon in your Office arsenal and captivate your audience

Presentations are your opportunity to stand out from the crowd, impress your colleagues, and be the smartest person in the room. And upping your PowerPoint game is the key to making your next talk one to remember. But where do you start? Luckily, the trusted For Dummies series is here to help you put the umph back in your PowerPoint decks, one compelling slide at a time.

Don’t worry if you’re completely new to PowerPoint, or even Microsoft Office in general. PowerPoint For Dummies, Office 2021 Edition quickly gets you up to speed on the basics of this world-famous presentation software, starting with understanding and using the interface. You’ll learn to create a new presentation from scratch, leverage free templates to accelerate the making of your next slide deck, and even import data from other applications.

Already know the fundamentals? Then skip straight to the sizzle with step-by-step instructions on integrating charts and graphics into your next presentation. Knock your audience’s socks off with attention-grabbing videos, special effects that make it impossible to look away, and seamless slide transitions.

Organized for easy and fast reference, this practical guide walks you through the strategies and techniques you’ll need to:

  • Keep your presentation audiences engaged from the first slide to the very last
  • Collaborate with team members and colleagues, and share your presentation with others
  • Take advantage of all the latest features in the newest version of PowerPoint that will help you drive your deck past the finish line

Your next presentation is your chance to deliver your best ideas with power, dynamism, and enthusiasm. Get the tools you need to engage your audience in PowerPoint For Dummies, Office 2021 Edition. You’ll soon discover that creating a slide deck, whether it’s your first or your fiftieth, can be fun, easy, and exciting.

About the Author

Doug Lowe is a professional IT director who has been managing networks and giving presentations for more than 20 years. He is the author of PowerPoint 2019 For Dummies and PowerPoint 2016 For Dummies.

In this Book

  • Introduction
  • Welcome to PowerPoint
  • Taking the Backstage Tour
  • Editing Slides
  • Working in Outline View
  • Proofing Your Presentations
  • Don’t Forget Your Notes!
  • Show Time!
  • All about Fonts and Text Formatting
  • Designing Your Slides
  • Animating Your Slides
  • The Art of Inking Your Slides
  • Masters of the Universe Meet the Templates of Doom
  • Inserting Pictures
  • Drawing on Your Slides
  • Charting for Fun and Profit
  • Working with SmartArt
  • Lights! Camera! Action! (Adding Sound and Video)
  • More Things to Insert on Your Slides
  • Collaborating on Presentations
  • Stealing Slides from other Presentations
  • Exporting Your Presentation to other Formats
  • Ten PowerPoint Commandments
  • Ten Tips for Creating Readable Slides
  • Ten Ways to Keep Your Audience Awake


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