Microsoft PowerPoint

Course Objective

In this course you will learn how to create a presentation, add animations, run a slide show, and print presentations.

Course Duration

14 Hours (Part-time or Full-time available)

Who Should Attend

This course is primarily designed for people who need to know how to use Microsoft PowerPoint to create computer presentations. It is ideal for people who work in positions where presenting information in an effective manner is important.


This course assumes no prior knowledge of Microsoft PowerPoint. However, it would be beneficial to have a general understanding of personal computers and the Windows operating system as you will be required to start applications, work with and copy files, and locate file folders.

Course Leader
Course Modules

Unit 1 Introduction To PowerPoint

  • Starting Up
  • The Ribbon
  • The Quick Access Toolbar
  • Backstage View
  • Creating and Opening Presentations
  • Compatibility Mode

Unit 2 Working With Slides

  • To Change the Layout of an Existing Slide
  • To Delete a Placeholder
  • To Insert, Delete and Move a Slide
  • To Copy, Paste and Duplicate a Slide

Unit 3 Managing Slides And Presentation

  • Slide Views
  • Adding Notes to Slides

Unit 4 Working With Text

  • To Insert, Delete and Select Text
  • To Copy, Cut and Paste Text
  • To Add a Text Box
  • To Move and Resize a Placeholder or Text Box
  • Formatting Text
  • To Insert a Bulleted List
  • To Change Horizontal and Vertical Text Alignment and Text Direction
  • Find and Replace

Unit 5 Modifying Lists

  • To Modify the Bullet Style and Numbered List
  • Modifying the List’s Appearance
  • Customizing Bullets

Unit 6 Indentation And Line Spacing

  • To Indent Using the Tab Key and Indent Commands
  • Line Spacing

Unit 7 Spelling Check

  • To Run a Spell check

Unit 8 Introduction To Themes

  • Applying and Saving Theme
  • Background Styles

Unit 9 Working With Graphics

  • To Insert an Image from a File
  • To Locate and Insert Clip Art
  • Creating WordArt
  • To Insert and Resize a Shape or Text Box
  • To Change to a Different Shape, Style, Fill color, Outline, Shadow and 3-D Effects
  • Formatting Graphics
  • Ordering and Rotating Objects
  • Grouping and Ungrouping Objects

Unit 10 Working With Tables And Charts

  • To Insert and Move a Table
  • Modifying the Table Style
  • Modifying a Table Using the Layout Tab
  • Charts
  • Copying and Pasting Existing Excel Data
  • Modifying Charts with Chart Tools

Unit 11 SmartArt Graphics

  • To Insert a SmartArt Graphic
  • To Add Text and Convert Existing Text to SmartArt
  • To Add a Shape, Move and Rearrange Shapes
  • To Change the SmartArt Layout, Style and Color Scheme

Unit 12 Applying Transitions

  • To Apply, Preview and Remove a Transition
  • To Modify the Duration
  • To Add Sound and Insert Audio from a File on Your Computer
  • Formatting the Audio Icon
  • To Advance Slides Automatically

Unit 13 Working With Animations

  • To Open the Animation Pane, Reorder and Preview Effects from the Animation Pane
  • To Open the Effect Options Dialog Box and Change the Effect Timing

Unit 14 Presenting Slide Show

  • To Start, Stop or End Slide Show
  • To Advance and Reverse Slides
  • Presenting Tools and Features
  • Slide Show Set Up Options

Unit 15 Saving And Printing Presentations

  • To Use the Save Command
  • To Save As PowerPoint 97 – 2003 Presentation
  • Printing


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