PowerPoint (Mac) Beginning: Create Effective Presentations

Upcoming Dates

Wednesday, August 21, 2019
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM*
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Saturday, August 24, 2019
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM*
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Wednesday, September 25, 2019
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM*
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*All times are in the US/Pacific timezone.

Class Details

Price per person: $119
Length of class:three hours
Version covered:2019 for Mac


In this three-hour session, you will learn how to create effective, engaging presentations using the most efficient techniques available. You will start a new presentation, apply a template or theme, add and import text, and then use Slide Masters to customize backgrounds, color schemes, text formatting and placement of text throughout the entire presentation.


This class is designed for people with at least basic computing skills, such as using a mouse and opening and closing windows. Typing skills are helpful, but no presentation software experience is required.

Class Outline

Getting Around
- learning the Ribbon-based interface
- setting workspace options
- navigating within a presentation
- getting help

Creating Presentations
- setting up a new presentation
- adding text to slides
- creating new slides
- importing text from an outline
- using speaker notes

Customizing Slide Masters
- working with the Notes master
- working with Slide and Title masters
- changing color schemes
- modifying the background
- adding headers and footers
- saving and using a custom template

Running a Slide Show

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