Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint Training

Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint Training

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Course Length: 1 day
Delivery Methods: Multiple delivery options
Course Benefits
  • Start and end a PowerPoint session.
  • Edit a presentation.
  • Create different types of slides.
  • Use the Outline tab.
  • Add Clipart to a slide.
  • Format slides and use templates.
  • Use the Slide Sorter to reorganize a presentation.
  • Apply Tables and Charts to a presentation.
  • Print various components of a presentation.
  • Run a slide show.
Available Delivery Methods
Public Class
Public expert-led online training from the convenience of your home, office or anywhere with an internet connection. Guaranteed to run .
Private Class
Private classes are delivered for groups at your offices or a location of your choice.
Course Overview

This Introduction to PowerPoint training class is designed for students who are interested in learning the fundamentals needed to create and modify basic presentations using PowerPoint. Students will explore the PowerPoint environment and create a presentation. Students will format text on slides to enhance clarity and add graphical objects to a presentation and modify them. Students will also add tables and charts to a presentation to present data in a structured form and then finalize a presentation.

Target Audience: Students who have little or no familiarity with Microsoft PowerPoint or more experienced PowerPoint users who want to review the topics covered in this course.

Our public classes use the most current version of the software, but if you’re on an earlier version, our instructor will point out any differences. For private classes, we will use the version of the software (including the Mac version) you use in your office.

Course Outline
  1. Creating a PowerPoint Presentation
    1. Starting Microsoft PowerPoint
    2. Normal View
    3. Creating a Presentation
    4. Saving a Document
      1. Maintain Backward Compatibility
    5. Importing a File
    6. The Status Bar
    7. Closing a Presentation
    8. Exercise: Creating a Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation
  2. The Ribbon
    1. The Ribbon
    2. Tabs
    3. Groups
    4. Commands
    5. The Tell Me Tab
    6. Exercise: Exploring the Ribbon
  3. The Quick Access Toolbar
    1. Adding Common Commands
    2. Adding More Commands with the Customize Dialog Box
    3. Adding Ribbon Commands or Groups
    4. Placement
    5. Exercise: Customizing the Quick Access Toolbar
  4. The Backstage View (The File Menu)
    1. Introduction to the Backstage View
    2. Opening a Presentation
    3. Exercise: Opening a Presentation
    4. New Presentations and Presentation Templates
    5. Exercise: Creating an Agenda Using a Template
    6. Presentation Properties
    7. Adding Your Name to Microsoft PowerPoint
  5. Formatting Microsoft PowerPoint Presentations
    1. Selecting a Slide Layout
    2. Adding Text
    3. Adding Text from a Text File or Word Outline
    4. Editing Text
    5. Formatting Text
    6. Formatting Text as WordArt
    7. Creating Bulleted and Numbered Lists
    8. Ink Equation
    9. Formatting Text Placeholders
      1. Formatting Text into Columns
    10. Adding Slides to a Presentation
      1. Using the Format Painter
      2. Duplicating an Existing Slide
      3. Deleting Slides
      4. Hiding Slides
    11. Arranging Slides
    12. Exercise: Formatting Text
  6. Working with Images
    1. Adding Images to a Slide
    2. Inserting a Picture
    3. Inserting Icons
      1. 3D Models
    4. Inserting Clip Art
    5. Capturing and Inserting a Screenshot
    6. Editing an Image
    7. Formatting Images
      1. Adding Effects to an Image
    8. Creating Custom Color with the Eyedropper
    9. Applying a Style and Cropping an Image
    10. Grouping and Ungrouping Images
    11. Arranging Images
    12. Adding Shapes
      1. Apply Borders to a Shape
      2. Modify Shape Backgrounds
      3. Aligning and Grouping Shapes
      4. Merging Shapes
      5. Object Smart Guides
      6. Apply Styles to a Shape
      7. Create a Custom Shape
      8. Displaying Gridlines for Shapes
      9. Adding Text to Shapes in Columns
    13. Using Digital Ink
    14. Exercise: Working with Images and Shapes
  7. Working with Tables and Charts
    1. Inserting a Table
    2. Formatting Tables
    3. Importing Tables from External Sources
    4. Exercise: Working with a Table
    5. Inserting a Chart
    6. Formatting a Chart
      1. Modifying Chart Type
      2. Adding Legends to Charts
      3. Modifying Number of Rows and Columns
    7. Importing Charts from External Sources
    8. Exercise: Working with Charts
  8. Finalizing Microsoft PowerPoint Presentations
    1. Checking Spelling
    2. Accessing Different Views of a Presentation
      1. Presenter View
      2. Changing the View to Grayscale
      3. Changing Page Setup Options
    3. Exercise: Viewing the Presentation
    4. Organizing a Presentation in Sections
      1. Inserting Section Headers
    5. Adding Transitions to Slides
      1. Adding Multiple Transitions
      2. Modifying Transition Options
    6. Adding Speaker Notes
    7. Printing Speaker Notes
    8. Running a Slide Show
    9. Configuring Slideshow Resolution
    10. Printing a Presentation
      1. Printing Selections
      2. Printing in Grayscale
    11. Exercise: Finalizing Your Presentation
Class Materials

Each student will receive a comprehensive set of materials, including course notes and all the class examples.

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