PowerPoint Workshop

Welcome to the McGrath Computer Learning Center Bulletin Board for the PowerPoint Presentations Workshop. This page presents answers to questions that we could not answer in class and a list of links that may be useful for supplementing what you learned in the workshop. Don't hesitate to e-mail me with any questions or comments you have about the course—my e-mail address is jcb37310@yahoo.com.

Answers to Questions Asked During the Workshop

We did not have any questions that went unanswered. See below for some links to supplemental information that may help you as you master PowerPoint! Have fun.

Links

The links below may be used to supplement what you learned during the workshop.

Official Microsoft PowerPoint Website. You can download a trial copy of PowerPoint from here. Also includes tips and tutorials—click on the image labeled Explore PowerPoint.

PowerPoint 2007 Tutorial. Self-study tutorial that covers the basics. Although this tutorial is for PowerPoint 2007, most of the material is applicable to later versions. Presented by Florida Gulf Coast University.

General Information about PowerPoint. Wikipedia article about all versions of PowerPoint.

Using PowerPoint Effectively. The results of a Google search with the search terms of "using powerpoint effectively." Many links to explore. I think the best of these is the single link below.

Thoughts on using PowerPoint Effectively. Article by Gary Chapman of the LBJ School of Pubpc Affairs at the University of Texas.

PowerPoint is Evil. Article by Edward Tufte, a guru in presenting information in a clear and understandable manner.

The Gettysburg Address Using PowerPoint. A humorous look at how PowerPoint could totally deflate one of history's greatest speeches.

Life After Death by PowerPoint. A humorous look at common mistakes in making PowerPoint slides. I'll tell you now that you could probably have watched this one video instead of coming to this workshop. :)

©Jim Brown
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Last updated: October 27, 2016