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Publishing Tools

Desktop Publishing and Presentations

PowerPoint 2003 Boot Camp

Participants in this special 2-day PowerPoint workshop will learn how to create a presentation from start to finish. Topics will include the use of PowerPoint, animation, tips on presenting and productivity, and will conclude with a workshop session. After this series, you will have the skills to create and present professional, elegant, and effective PowerPoint presentations.

Day 1

Powerful PowerPoint Presentations
  • Discover the benefits of planning your presentation, defining your purpose, and analyzing your audience
  • Learn quick and easy methods to organize content
  • Design your presentation to be consistent and effective
  • Use basic tools to create unique presentations from scratch
  • Learn the most common presentation pitfalls -- and how to avoid them
  • Perfect visual and vocal queues
Up & Running with PowerPoint
  • Creating presentations from scratch or use pre-made design templates
  • Format master slides; create and edit slides
  • Format text and bullets; use the slide sorter; add clip art; run spell check
  • Working with images, objects, and clip art
  • Adding sound and movies; inserting and embedding YouTube videos
  • Applying custom animations
  • Customizing workspace with keyboard shortcuts
  • Saving and Printing your Presentation: different printing options; printing handouts; saving presentation on USB drive
Day 2

PowerPoint - Multimedia  

  • Create flowcharts
  • Add movies and sound
  • Apply custom animations
  • Apply action settings

PowerPoint Tips & Tricks

  • Maximize productivity with Master Slides to set universal styles, fonts, colors, and images
  • Create various handouts, notes, and outlines for your audience and yourself
  • Learn the full capabilities of slide layouts, slide designs, animations, and transitions 
  • Embed YouTube videos and other media
  • Save time with keyboard shortcuts for basic and advanced actions
  • Customize your workspace to suit your needs
  • Learn about the different saving methods and capabilities


Put your new knowledge to use in a 2-hour hands-on workshop. Bring your projects in and come out with a finished, polished presentation.


Strong familiarity with Windows is required. Skills that will be used include cutting and pasting, copying, inserting, resizing objects, etc.

Intended audience:

Faculty, Staff, Students

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