Microsoft PowerPoint Microsoft PowerPoint 2013:  Shapes & SmartArt

Microsoft PowerPoint 2013: Shapes & SmartArt

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  • Course Delivery: On Demand
  • Duration: 1
  • Language: English
  • Difficulty: Intermediate
  • Audience: Microsoft PowerPoint users

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In this online training series, we will learn how to use shapes and SmartArt® in PowerPoint® 2013. Using the selection and visibility pane, we will insert, resize and add effects to shapes along with adding text to shapes. We will work with SmartArt graphics, including how to insert them into a presentation as well as how to modify and format the graphics.


Topics Covered

Getting Started
  • What you'll learn in this training

Working with Shapes
  • Inserting a shape
  • Selecting shapes
  • Using the selection and visibility pane
  • Resizing a shape
  • Using the reshaping handle on a shape
  • Using the rotation handle on a shape
  • Moving a shape
  • Aligning shapes
  • Copying shapes
  • Deleting a shape
  • Grouping shapes
  • Stacking shapes
  • Formatting the fill of a shape
  • Formatting the outline of a shape
  • Understanding shape effects
  • Applying a preset to a shape
  • Applying a shadow to a shape
  • Applying a reflection to a shape
  • Applying a glow to a shape
  • Applying a soft edge to a shape
  • Applying a bevel to a shape
  • Adding a 3D rotation to a shape
  • Choosing a different shape
  • Adding text to a shape
  • Editing a shape’s point

Working with SmartArt Graphics
  • Exploring SmartArt graphics
  • Understanding SmartArt graphics
  • Inserting a SmartArt graphic
  • Adding text to a SmartArt graphic
  • Modifying the SmartArt structure
  • Modifying the hierarchy SmartArt graphic
  • Formatting a SmartArt graphic

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Sarah Holder
Before starting with Atomic Learning, Sarah was an instrumental music teacher for 15 years. While teaching band, she worked on and completed a Master’s degree in educational technology.
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