We are excited to announce that Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 Step by Step (ISBN 9780735669109) by Joan Lambert and Joyce Cox has shipped to the printer!

The smart way to learn Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 —one step at a time!


Experience learning made easy—and quickly teach yourself how to create professional-looking presentations with Microsoft PowerPoint 2013. With Step by Step, you set the pace—building and practicing the skills you need, just when you need them!

• Create presentations on your PC or touch device
• Design, organize, and polish your slides
• Add tables, charts, and other graphics
• Engage your audience with animation, audio, and video
• Make your own themes and templates
• Share, review, and deliver your presentation

Your Step by Step digital content includes:
• All the book’s practice files
• Fully searchable ebook

Introduction (excerpt)

 

Part of the Microsoft Office 2013 suite of programs, Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 is a full-featured presentation program that helps you quickly and efficiently develop dynamic, professional-looking presentations and then deliver them to an audience. Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 Step by Step offers a comprehensive look at the features of PowerPoint that most people will use most frequently.

 

Who this book is for


Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 Step by Step and other books in the Step by Step series are designed for beginning-level to intermediate-level computer users. Examples shown in the book generally pertain to small and medium businesses but teach skills that can be used in organizations of any size. Whether you are already comfortable working in PowerPoint and want to learn about new features in PowerPoint 2013 or are new to PowerPoint, this book provides invaluable hands-on experience so that you can create, modify, and deliver professional presentations with ease.

How this book is organized


This book is divided into three parts. Part 1 explores the everyday experience of working in PowerPoint 2013. Part 2 discusses ways of enhancing presentation content. Part 3 covers more advanced PowerPoint techniques, in addition to customizing program functionality to fit the way you work. This three-part structure allows readers who are new to the program to acquire basic skills and then build on them, whereas readers who are comfortable with PowerPoint 2013 basics can focus on material that is of the most interest to them.

Chapter 1 contains introductory information that will primarily be of interest to readers who are new to PowerPoint or are upgrading from PowerPoint 2003 or an earlier version. If you have worked with a more recent version of PowerPoint, you might want to skip directly to Chapter 2.

This book has been designed to lead you step by step through all the tasks you’re most likely to want to perform with PowerPoint 2013. If you start at the beginning and work your way through all the exercises, you will gain enough proficiency to be able to create and work with most types of PowerPoint presentations. However, with the exception of the topics in Chapter 1, which build on each other, the topics are self-contained, so you can jump in anywhere to acquire exactly the skills you need.

 

 

Contents at a glance

Introduction

Part 1 Basic presentations

1 Explore Microsoft PowerPoint 2013
2 Create presentations
3 Work with slides
4 Work with slide text
5 Add simple visual enhancements
6 Review and deliver presentations

Part 2 Presentation enhancements

7 Present content in tables
8 Fine-tune visual elements
9 Add other enhancements
10 Add animations, audio, and videos

Part 3 Additional techniques

11 Share and review presentations
12 Create custom presentation elements
13 Prepare for delivery
14 Work in PowerPoint more efficiently

Glossary

Keyboard shortcuts

Index

About the authors