Microsoft® PowerPoint® Introduction - course outline

Microsoft PowerPoint is a widely used package to create presentations. The primary objective of this one-day Introduction course is to familiarise you with the basic operations of PowerPoint. This extremely practical course will provide hands-on experience of many of the features found in this product. By the end of the course you will be competent with the following skills:

Getting started

  • what is PowerPoint? starting PowerPoint
  • the PowerPoint application window
  • using the PowerPoint menu system
  • using the Microsoft Office button
  • using the quick access toolbar
  • displaying help information, exiting from PowerPoint

Creating text slides

  • resetting the working folder
  • creating a new presentation
  • adding a new slide to a presentation
  • saving a presentation, editing the text on a slide
  • working in the slides tab, working in the outline tab
  • resetting the line spacing of paragraphs
  • closing a presentation file

Using the drawing toolbar

  • reopening a presentation file, moving a placeholder
  • adding an autoshape to a slide
  • adding text to an autoshape
  • printing slides

Creating a PowerPoint table

  • adding a PowerPoint table to a slide
  • formatting a PowerPoint table

Including clip art in a presentation

  • inserting a clip art image into a slide
  • entering additional text on a slide

Using design templates

  • applying a design template to a presentation
  • changing the color scheme for slides
  • adding a footer to slides

Creating speaker notes

  • entering text on a notes page
  • adding a header and footer to notes pages and handouts
  • using PowerPoint print options

Producing a slide show

  • running a slide show,
  • changing the order of slides in a slide show
  • excluding a slide from a slide show
  • adding transition effects to slides

Additional PowerPoint features

  • basing a new presentation on a design template
  • using the spelling checker
  • using the thesaurus
  • resetting and replacing fonts in a presentation

This course outline is a guide. All our courses can be tailored to customer requirements.

Target audience
This course is aimed at new or recent users of PowerPoint.

Assumed knowledge
Delegates should be familiar with the Windows operating system, either from attending a Windows Introduction Course or knowledge gained from their own experience. No knowledge of PowerPoint is expected.