PowerPoint Basics

Opening PowerPoint
Understanding the screen
Inserting slides

Adding and editing content

Inserting text
Inserting notes, headers and footers
Formatting text and lists

Working with design

Customizing background
Applying and creating templates
Design tips

Working with graphics

Downloading, inserting and editing images
Image Resources for Health & Life Sciences
Drawing and editing objects

Working with animation

Animating text and images
Slide transitions

Adding sound and video

Sounds, narration and music
Video requirements

Graphs and tables

Working with graphs
Importing and linking data from Excel to PowerPoint

PowerPoint online

Hyperlinks and action buttons
Putting up a presentation on the web

Printing and Presenting

Printing options
Running a slide show


PowerPoint DO's and DON'T's
Other PowerPoint websites
Workshop evaluation
(for on-site workshop participants only)
Design Tips for successful PowerPoint Presentations
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Unfortunately, good taste cannot be taught. However, here you will find some suggestions on the good, the bad, and the ugly potential of PowerPoint presentations. As always, the final decision is up to you.

Ellen Finkelstein's PowerPoint Tips - Excellent!

How To Select Perfectly Matching Color Combinations

How to select appropriate chart types

Epson Presenters Online - General advice for effective presentations, not limited to PowerPoint. A MUST!

Designing for people with partial sight and Color deficiencies

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