Microsoft Powerpoint Training Intro

Microsoft Powerpoint Training Intro

Duration and attendance:

1-day course for people new to PowerPoint.


The object of this course is to provide the new user with a concise knowledge of the PowerPoint software. The course is designed for the new user with a basic knowledge of computing who needs to use PowerPoint as a practical tool, or for the person who wishes to quickly evaluate the package in a hands-on environment. It will also prove useful for the current user who requires a more in-depth knowledge.

Course Topics:

Overview of PowerPoint

The PowerPoint Window
Menus & Toolbars
Windows & Dialog Boxes / Document Properties

Creating a Presentation

Design Templates
Slide Layout / Title Slides
Bullet Lists / Graphical Bullets / Number Lists / Blank Layouts
Drawing Objects

Rulers, Guidelines & Snap to Grid

Rectangles / Ellipses / AutoShapes / Lines and Arrows – Styles / Width
Handling Objects / Nudge Keys
Aligning / Sizing / Rotating / Moving / Stacking / Enhancing
Patterns / Fill / Shadows
Grouping / Order
Cutting, Copying, Pasting & Duplicating / Office Clipboard

Entering Data

Typing / Editing / Selecting / Insert / Delete / Format
Fonts / Size / Colour / Shadow
Replace Fonts /Line Spacing / Text Tool
Changing Case
Using Find & Replace
Text Alignment / Autofit Text
Spellcheck / Autocorrect /  AutoClipArt

File Save / Save As / HMTL files

File Names / Save Options / Passwords
Headers and Footers / Comments

Changing the Layout

Inserting Graphs / MS WordArt
Organisation Charts
Tables / Native Table Tools
Inserting Time / Date / Page Nos. etc.
Background & Colour Scheme>
Running the Slideshow

Transition and Build / Animation Effects / Pre-set

Custom Animation /Animation Preview
Outline View / Sorting the Slides
Slide Set Up / Slide Miniature
Importing from Word / Excel
Questions /Answers

Venues and Delivery:

We offer this course on a regular basis at our training venue The Travelodge, Cumbernauld- located on the A80 Cumbernauld Road, 10 minutes north of Glasgow, as well as offering in-house or bespoke training for HR departments or companies.

Please visit our IT training course schedule page to find out when our PowerPoint Intro training is running.

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