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Microsoft PowerPoint Introduction Training Course

Microsoft PowerPoint Training Courses

This one day Microsoft PowerPoint  introduction training course covers how to create, customise, and present an interactive slide show. You will learn to use templates and variants, add images, video, and audio to a slide show. You will learn to organise slides into sections and how to present a slide show in person and online.



Versions: 2007, 2010, 2013


Course Type: In- House, Instructor led.


Duration: 1 day


Certificate: Certificate of Completion


This course package includes free Training Needs Analysis (TNA) for Microsoft PowerPoint  using Gmetrix testing software to assess training  requirements. For more details, see our TNA page or call us 0161 408 0435.


The course begins with a look at how to start PowerPoint, create a basic presentation, and close PowerPoint.Then, techniques for selecting text and objects are discussed. Next, delegates will learn to use the editing tools. Delegates will learn how to create, select, move, duplicate, and delete slides. Techniques for changing and resetting the slide layout, as well as creating sections, are covered also covered.


Delegates will learn how to change the theme and variant for a presentation. Information on changing the slide size, formatting the slide background, and adding headers and footers to slides is also included.


To enhance the appearance of any presentation, delegates will learn to insert art and othe objects including local and online images, videos, screenshots, audio and how to create a photo album.



Course Type: In- House, Instructor led.


Version: 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013


Duration: 1 day


Certificate: Certificate of completion


Course Content


 1: The Basics
Getting Started
Signing In
Saving a Presentation
Opening a Presentation
Creating a New Presentation


2: Your First Presentation
Adding Content
Adding Notes
Selecting Text and Objects
Using Cut, Copy, and Paste
Using Undo and Redo
Checking Your Spelling


3: Creating Slides
Adding Slides to a Presentation
Selecting, Moving, and Deleting Slides
Changing and Resetting the Layout
Working with Sections
Viewing the Slide Show


4: Formatting Text
Changing the Font Face, Size, and Color
Changing Character Spacing
Applying Text Effects
Working with the Font Dialog
Using the Format Painter
Clearing Formatting


5: Working with Text
Using Find and Replace
Applying Bullets and Numbers
Changing Text Alignment
Formatting Text as Columns
Changing Line Spacing
Changing Text Direction


6: Formatting the Presentation
Choosing a Theme
Choosing a Variant
Changing the Slide Size
Formatting the Slide Background
Adding Headers and Footers to Slides


 7: Inserting Art and Objects
Inserting Tables
Inserting Charts
Inserting SmartArt
Inserting Equations
Drawing Shapes
Inserting Text Boxes
Creating Photo Albums
Inserting Pictures
Inserting Videos
Inserting Screenshots
Inserting Audio


8: Advanced Slide Tasks
Creating a Basic Animation
Customizing Animations
Using the Animation Painter
Adding a Transition
Customizing Transitions


9: Viewing and Printing Your Presentation
Viewing the Slide Show
Using Views
Using Zoom
Using Presenter View
Printing a Presentation
Printing Notes and Handouts


10: Saving and Sharing Your Presentation
Saving a Presentation as PDF or XPS
Packaging a Presentation for CD
E-Mailing a Presentation
Sharing Your Presentation on OneDrive
Publishing Your Slides to a SharePoint Site
Presenting Online


11: Customizing the Interface
Changing Ribbon Display Options
Customizing the Quick Access Toolbar
Hiding and Showing Ribbon Tabs
Creating Custom Ribbon Tabs
Resetting Interface Changes


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