Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint

At some point in our working life we may be asked to put together a slide show or deliver a presentation, but have little or no experience. Our Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint training course will give you the skills and confidence to create your own effective slide show.

On the course you will be introduced to the many useful features of Microsoft PowerPoint. During the session you will create and format text based slides and produce an animated screen show.

The course uses structured hands-on exercises so you can practice the skills you have learned throughout all the sessions. This course is the ideal stepping stone towards our Advanced Microsoft PowerPoint course.

To get the most out of this course no previous experience of slide shows is required but ideally you should be comfortable with the Microsoft Windows environment.

Course Duration

1 Day

Course Content

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  • Introduction
    • Tour of the Screen
    • The Ribbon
    • Quick Access Toolbar
    • Setting Options
  • Text Based Presentations
    • Entering a Title Slide
    • Adding the Next Slide
    • Entering Bulleted Lists
    • Working in Outline View
    • Saving and Closing Presentations
  • Master Layouts
    • Viewing the Slide Master
    • Modifying Master Layouts
    • Inserting a Header and Footer
  • Formatting Text
    • Selecting the Text to Change
    • Scope of Formatting Changes
    • Formatting Basics
  • Working with Slides
    • Insert New Slides
    • Slide Sorter View
    • Drag and Drop Slides
  • Working with Graphics
    • Inserting Shapes
    • Drawing Lines
    • Selecting Shapes
    • Resizing and Reshaping Shapes
    • Moving and Copying Shapes
    • Formatting Shape Appearance
    • Arranging Shapes
  • Inserting Objects
    • Inserting Clip Art
    • Inserting Other Pictures
    • Inserting an Organisation Chart
    • Inserting a Chart
  • Notes Pages and Handouts
    • Notes and Handout Masters
    • Adding Notes to a Slide
    • Printing Presentations
  • Slide Shows
    • Applying Theme
    • Setting Transitions between Slides
    • Animation within a Slide
    • Running the Presentations

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