Course Code: PO16L1

Duration: 1 Day

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Course Aims:

This course is aimed at people who want to learn how to use Microsoft PowerPoint to create slides in order to run effective and interesting presentations. The course is suitable for either beginners or people with limited experience of the product.

Course Pre-requisites:
Students who wish to attend this course need to be familiar with the use of a PC keyboard and mouse.

Course Objectives:

On completion of this course delegates will be able to:
▪ Understand the concepts of a presentation package
▪ Develop simple presentations
▪ Create, enhance, and print presentation slides
▪ Create simple charts on slides
▪ Use and edit Themes to give a standard style and design to presentations
▪ Use clip art in presentations
▪ Use the drawing tools
▪ Use different views
▪ Use the help feature

Course Content:

Introduction and Objectives

Exploring PowerPoint
▪ Starting PowerPoint
▪ Working with PowerPoint Windows
▪ Using the Ribbon
▪ Choosing Commands
▪ Using the Quick Access Toolbar
▪ Accessing Dialog Box Launchers
▪ Exiting PowerPoint

Using Basic Presentation Skills
▪ Entering Text into a Presentation
▪ Adding Slides to a Presentation
▪ Changing Slide Layouts
▪ Saving, Closing & Opening a New Presentation
▪ Opening and Saving pre-2010 presentations
▪ Creating a New Folder
▪ Renaming an Existing Presentation

Working with Presentations
▪ Using a Template
▪ Working with Task Panes
▪ Viewing and Navigating Slides
▪ Changing the Magnification
▪ Changing the Slide Design

Formatting Presentation Text
▪ Formatting Text
▪ Modifying the Font Size, Effect and Colour
▪ Using the Mini Toolbar
▪ Using the Font Dialog Box
▪ Using the Format Painter
▪ Changing the Text Alignment
▪ Setting Tab Stops
▪ Using the AutoFit Options Smart Tag

Formatting Bullets and Numbers
▪ Adding & Removing Bullets & Numbers
▪ Customising Bullets and Numbers
▪ Adjusting Levels in a Bulleted List
▪ Adjusting Spacing in a Bulleted List

Editing and Proofing Text
▪ Selecting Text
▪ Deleting Slide Items
▪ Moving/Copying Text between Slides
▪ Using Undo and Redo
▪ Finding and Replacing Text
▪ Check Spelling as you Type
▪ Correcting Spelling & Text Errors
▪ Creating an AutoCorrect Entry

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

▪ Working with Themes
▪ Customising Themes
▪ Applying Different Backgrounds
▪ Saving and Applying a Custom Theme

Using Graphic Images
▪ Using the Clip Art Task Pane
▪ Inserting a Picture
▪ Cropping a Picture
▪ Moving a Picture
▪ Resizing a Picture
▪ Formatting a Picture
▪ Using the Clip Organizer

Working with Drawing Objects
▪ Drawing Shapes
▪ Formatting Shapes
▪ Applying Special Effects to Shapes
▪ Displaying the Ruler, Grid and Guides
▪ Creating a Text Box
▪ Manipulating Shapes

Working with Simple Charts
▪ Creating Charts in a Presentation
▪ Editing Chart Data
▪ Changing Chart Type
▪ Formatting a Chart

Using Views
▪ Managing Slides in Slide Sorter View
▪ Adding Speaker Notes to a Presentation
▪ Starting a Slide Show
▪ Navigating a Slide Show
▪ Using the Pen to Annotate a Slide Show
▪ Changing the Pen Colour

Using Help
▪ Searching for Help
▪ Using the Help Contents
▪ Using Advanced Searches

Action planning

Review of Programme