Microsoft Powerpoint 2016 - Level 1 Essentials


Course introduction

The corporate world is divided into two eras, Before PowerPoint (BP) and After PowerPoint (AP). Indeed, it is hard to imagine life in the world of corporate speechmaking today without the visuals supplied by PowerPoint.

Course Benefits

Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be able to;

  • This course forms an excellent formal introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Participants will leave the course equipped with the necessary skills to be functional in the program and to create good presentation aids

Target Audience

Anyone who needs to prepare slideshows for presentations would benefit from this course.

Course Outline

Module 1: Getting Started with Powerpoint

  • Interface and Ribbons
  • Orientation to Views
  • Navigating Around the Presentation
  • Using The File Tab
  • File Operations
  • Starting New Presentation
  • Saving Presentation
Module 2: Working with Slides
  • Inserting New Slides
  • Changing and Resetting Slide Layouts
  • Using the Slide Sorter View
  • Rearranging Slides
  • Duplicating Slides
Module 3: Working with Text
  • Entering Text
  • Moving and Copying
  • Formatting Text
  • Changing Text Alignment
  • Formatting Paragraph
  • Working with Bullets and Numbering
Module 4: Inserting Illustrations
  • Shapes
  • Lines and Shapes
  • Grouping, Ordering, Rotating, Aligning and Distributing
  • Formatting Illustrations
  • Setting Shape Styles
  • Colour, Gradient, Pattern and Texture Fills
  • Setting Translucent Fills
  • Applying Shape Effects
  • Working with Smart-Art
  • Pictures and Clip Art
  • Finding Clips
  • Applying Picture Styles
  • Adjusting Pictures
  • Resize and Crop Pictures
  • Text Boxes
  • Working with Word-Art
  • Creating Photo Album
  • Formatting Slides
  • Applying Themes
  • Applying Colour, Gradients, Textures and Patterns Backgrounds
  • Using a Picture as a Background
  • Changing Slide Page Setup and Orientation
Module 5: Charting
  • Inserting Charts
  • Chart Formatting
Module 6: Adding Animations
  • Setting and Using Slide Transitions
  • Controlling Bulleted List Animation
  • Custom Animations
  • Transitional and Event Sounds
  • Animating Charts
  • Setting and Using Timing
Module 7: Presenting
  • Using the Slide Show View
  • Setting Resolution
  • Slide Show Commands
  • Slide Show Tools
  • Slide Show Controls
  • Using Reading View
  • Using the Laser Pointer
Module 8: Printing and Output
  • Printing Slides
  • Printing Handouts
  • Setting Colour Options
  • Printing Notes Pagesuick Tables

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