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How to Use PowerPoint and Other Presentation Software

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If you are new to presentation software, you will find all the basics you need to know right here, to create effective and professional looking presentations. Free step by step tutorials on how to get started using PowerPoint, Open Office Impress, and Windows Movie Maker.
  1. Presentation Software Programs
  2. PowerPoint for Beginners
  3. FREE Online Ecourses
  4. OpenOffice Impress for Beginners
  1. Windows Movie Maker for Beginners
  2. Printing in PowerPoint
  3. Classroom Resources
  4. For Special Occasions

Presentation Software Programs

A variety of presentation software applications are on the market today. There are software titles to suit every budget, from free to the major dollar range. Presentation software capabilities can range from a simple slide show to a visual powerhouse which includes sound, music and narration.

PowerPoint for Beginners

Everyone is a beginner at some point. Here you will find links for Beginner's Guides for various versions of PowerPoint as well as a tutorials/articles for the absolute beginner.

FREE Online Ecourses

Learn presentation software a little at a time. Subscribe to the newsletter online ecourse(s) of your choice and receive lessons in your email inbox. Some ecourses are provided either daily or weekly.

OpenOffice Impress for Beginners

OpenOffice Impress is a free presentation software program that is part of the suite of programs from OpenOffice.org. You will find all the basics you need to know right here, to create effective and professional looking presentations. Free step by step Open Office Impress tutorials and shortcuts will take you through creating your first presentation effortlessly.

Windows Movie Maker for Beginners

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Windows Movie Maker is easy to use video editing program with powerful results. Great for business presentations, school projects or making a simple family photo album. Make your first movie this afternoon, using Windows Movie Maker.

Printing in PowerPoint

Microsoft PowerPoint offers several ways to print slides including whole slides, notes for the speaker, or handouts for the audience. Hide background graphics when printing. Print your handouts in Word.

Classroom Resources

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Look here for tips for making classroom presentations and lesson plans. Tips, tricks and free tutorials for teachers and students for using Microsoft PowerPoint and Windows Movie Maker in the classroom. A great way to integrate technology into the classroom.

For Special Occasions

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Create a multimedia presentation for those special occasions in your life -- the weddings, the summer vacation, that graduation ceremony, the latest retirement at the office, and let's not forget -- the annual Christmas party.

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