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MS PowerPoint Intro / Intermediate Course Information

One Day: 9am – 4:30pm hours

Target Audience & Purpose

PowerPoint Intro / Intermediate is for people who wish to create simple presentations, and is a pre-requisite for the Advanced course.


By the end of this course participants should be able to:

  • Start and end a PowerPoint session
  • Edit a presentation
  • Create different types of slides
  • Use the Outline Tab
  • Add Clipart to a slide
  • Format slides and use templates
  • Use the Slide Sorter to reorganise a presentation
  • Print various components of a presentation
  • Run a slide show

Course Structure

Course Inclusions

  • Comprehensive learning materials incl. exercise files
  • Post course telephone support
  • ‘Certificate of Attendance’
    on completion of course
  • Morning & afternoon tea

Course Prerequisites

Participants should already:

  • Be competent in using a mouse and keyboard
  • Have an understanding of Windows

MS PowerPoint 2013/2016 Intro / Intermediate Course Content

Exploring PowerPoint
Working with PowerPoint, Starting PowerPoint, Using the PowerPoint Interface, Using the File Tab, Using the Ribbon, Working with Groups, Working with the Contextual Tabs, Working with the Galleries, Working with Quick Styles, Using the Quick Access Toolbar, Customizing the Quick Access Toolbar, Using the Mini Toolbar, Using Live Preview, Exiting PowerPoint

Using Basic Presentation Skills

Entering Text into a Presentation, Saving a New Presentation, Closing a Presentation, Creating a New Presentation, Opening an Existing Presentation, Adding a New Slide, Renaming an Existing Presentation

Working with Presentations

Creating a Custom Layout, Applying a Theme, Applying a Background Style, Changing Slide Orientation, Changing the Magnification, Adding Speaker Notes, Switching Views

Using the Outline Tab

Working with the Outline Tab, Collapsing and Expanding Slides, Demoting and Promoting Text Lines, Moving Text Lines, Adding Slides in the Outline Tab, Deleting Slides from the Outline Tab, Rearranging Slides in the Outline Tab

Editing and Proofing Text

Selecting Text, Deleting Slide Items, Moving/Copying Text between Slides, Using the Paste Options Button, Using the Clipboard Task Pane, Using Undo and Redo, Finding and Replacing Text, Checking Spelling as You Type, Running the Spelling Checker, Creating an AutoCorrect Entry, Using the AutoCorrect Options Button, Displaying Smart Tags in a Presentation, Importing Text from Word

Printing Presentations, Selecting Page Setup Options, Previewing a Presentation, Printing Slides, Printing Speaker Notes, Printing Outlines, Printing Handouts, Creating Headers and Footers

Formatting Presentation Text
Formatting Text, Changing an Existing Font, Modifying the Font Size, Changing Font Style and Effect, Changing the Font Color, Using the Font Dialog Box, Using the Format Painter, Changing Text Alignment, Setting Tab Stops, Modifying Paragraph Spacing, Using the AutoFit Options Button, Selecting a Shape Style, Customizing a Shape Style, Applying Effects to a Text Placeholder, Selecting a WordArt Style, Editing Text Outline Color, Editing Text Fill Color, Applying Text Effects

Formatting Bullets and Numbers
Adding and Removing Bullets, Adding and Removing Numbers, Modifying Bullets and Numbers

Using Slide Sorter View
Selecting Multiple Slides, Moving Slides in Slide Sorter View, Duplicating Slides in Slide Sorter View, Copying Slides in Slide Sorter View, Deleting Slides in Slide Sorter View

Editing Multiple Presentations
Viewing Multiple Presentations, Copying Text between Presentations, Copying Slides between Presentations, Copying Slides with Drag and Drop

Using Graphic Images
Working with Graphics, Using the Clip Art Task Pane, Using Slide Layouts, Inserting a Picture, Cropping a Picture, Moving a Graphic, Resizing a Graphic, Formatting a Graphic, Re-colouring a Graphic, Inserting Clips with the Clip Organizer, Organizing Clips, Applying a Picture Style, Applying a Shape, Adding Effects, Adding a Border

Working with Drawing Objects

Using the Drawing Group, Drawing an Enclosed Object, Changing the Fill Color of an Object, Applying a Fill Effect, Applying Effects, Drawing a Line, Formatting Lines, Creating a Text Box, Rotating an Object, Flipping an Object, Arranging Objects, Aligning Objects, Grouping Objects

Using Slide Show View
Running a Slide Show, Navigating a Slide Show, Creating a Custom Show, Using Slide Show View, Using Reading View, Using the Laser Pointer


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