Microsoft PowerPoint Introduction

DURATION

1 day

LOCATION

Exeter – Devon, Central London, Bristol or onsite at your premises.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

This course is designed for new users, or users that have been self taught on Powerpoint. The course covers all aspect of creating a presentation from scratch right through to running a presentation with animation

COURSE PREREQUISITES

A basic understanding of PCs and familiarity with the layout of a PC style keyboard, mouse and Windows is required, gained either by previous experience or by attendance on a “PC Fundamentals” course.

SUBJECT AREAS (PLEASE NOTE, SUBJECT AREAS COVERED WILL DEPEND ON DELEGATES ABILITY AND TIME AVAILABLE)

FIRST STEPS WITH PRESENTATIONS

  • Opening PowerPoint
  • Opening a presentation
  • Navigating between slides
  • Using the Zoom tool
  • Changing PowerPoint views
  • Using Help
  • Saving a presentation
  • Closing a presentation
  • Closing PowerPoint
  • Opening multiple presentations
  • Switching between multiple presentations

CREATING A PRESENTATION

  • Creating a new presentation
  • Inserting a new slide
  • Undo and Redo
  • Saving a presentation
  • Saving a presentation using a different name

MANIPULATING SLIDES

  • Inserting slides with a particular slide layout
  • Modifying the slide layout
  • Changing the background colour on the active slide
  • Changing background colour on all the slides within a
    presentation

THEMES

  • Applying a theme to a presentation

TEXT BOXES (PLACEHOLDERS)

  • What are Text Boxes (Placeholders)?
  • Resizing a Text Box (Placeholder)
  • Moving a Text Box (Placeholder)
  • Compatibility issues when saving a presentation

SELECTING, COPYING MOVING, RESIZING AND
DELETING TEXT

  • Selecting text
  • Moving text within a slide
  • Moving text between slides within a presentation or
  • between presentations
  • Copying text within a slide
  • Copying text between slides within a presentation or
  • between presentations
  • Deleting text

SEARCHING YOUR PRESENTATION

  • Using Find
  • Using Replace

FONT FORMATTING

  • Font formatting option
  • Changing the font type
  • Changing font size
  • Increasing or decreasing the font size
  • Bold, Italic or Underline formatting
  • Strikethrough effects
  • Shadow effects
  • Character spacing
  • Changing case
  • Font colour
  • Clearing all text formatting

PARAGRAPH FORMATTING

  • Text alignment
  • Columns
  • Modifying bullet point formatting
  • Using numbering instead of bullet point
  • Changing the list level
  • Line spacing
  • Using Outline view
  • PowerPoint Notes
  • Text direction
  • Text alignment within a Text Box (placeholder)
  • Text Autofit
  • Using the Format Painter

SELECTING, COPYING MOVING, RESIZING AND
DELETING ILLUSTRATIONS

  • Selecting an illustration
  • Moving an illustration
  • Copying an illustration
  • Deleting an illustration
  • Resizing an illustration
  • Stretching an illustration
  • Copying illustrations between presentations
  • Moving illustrations between presentations

INSERTING ILLUSTRATIONS

  • Inserting Illustrations within PowerPoint
  • Inserting pictures
  • Inserting Clip Art
  • Inserting Shapes
  • Inserting text into a shape
  • Inserting perfect circles or perfect squares
  • Inserting SmartArt
  • Inserting Charts

FORMATTING SHAPES

  • Formatting the shape background fill colour style
  • Formatting the shape line weight and style
  • Formatting the shape line colour
  • Applying a shadow to an illustration
  • Modifying arrow line shapes and size
  • Rotating or flipping an illustration
  • Rotating illustrations by dragging with the mouse
  • Layering illustrations to the front or back
  • Aligning illustrations vertically
  • Aligning illustrations horizontally

FORMATTING CHARTS

  • Changing the chart type
  • Changing the background colour in the chart
  • Changing the column, bar, line or pie slice colours in the chart

ORGANISATION CHARTS

  • What is an organisation chart?
  • Creating an organisation chart
  • Adding labels to items within an organisation chart
  • Adding a co-worker to an organisation chart
  • Adding a subordinates within an organisation chart
  • Adding a manager within an organisation chart
  • Removing an item from an organisation chart

MOVING, COPYING AND DELETING SLIDES

  • Moving slides within a presentation or between presentations
  • Copying slides within a presentation
  • Deleting a slide or slides
  • Copying slides between presentations
  • Moving slides between presentations

SLIDE SHOWS

  • Running a slide show
  • Slide show transition effects
  • Slide show animation effects

PRINTING

  • Spell-checking
  • Using Portrait or Landscape slide orientation
  • Selecting your output format
  • Visually inspect each slide before printing
  • Printing a presentation

CUSTOMISING POWERPOINT

  • Modifying PowerPoint options

WHAT’S INCLUDED?

Courseware and manual, certificate of achievement, refreshments and lunch are all included in this course.

TO BOOK

For more information or to book onto our Microsoft PowerPoint Introduction training course please contact us on 01392 824 022.

If there is a Microsoft course that is not listed on our site, that you are interested in attending then please let us know and we can arrange one to one training onsite with our Trainer.

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