Microsoft Powerpoint Best Features – Virtual Training

Course Code: PO19L2
Duration: 1  Day

Course Aims:

This PowerPoint course is aimed at people who want to use Microsoft PowerPoint to create slides in order to run effective and interesting presentations and to include special slide show effects, Graphs, Pictures, Shapes and SmartArt diagrams.

Course Pre-requisites:

No previous knowledge of PowerPoint is required. Delegates must have experience, however, of using the Windows environment to launch programs and access files.

Course Objectives:

On completion of this course delegates will be able to:

  • Develop a PowerPoint presentation
  • Insert pictures in a PowerPoint presentation
  • Insert and format shapes
  • Work with tables
  • Print presentation slides
  • Insert and customise charts and SmartArt graphics
  • Import data from Excel
  • Create a slide master and apply colour schemes
  • Add transition and custom animation

Course Content:

Introduction and Objectives


Working with Presentations

  • Displaying the Ruler, Grid and Guides
  • Viewing and Navigating Slides
  • Selecting Text
  • Formatting Text
  • Using the Format Painter
  • Changing the Text Alignment
  • Formatting Bullets and Numbers
  • Adding & Removing Bullets & Numbers
  • Adjusting Levels in a Bulleted List

Inserting Images

  • Inserting Pictures
  • Cropping a Picture
  • Moving and Resizing a Picture
  • Formatting a Picture

Working with Drawing Objects

  • Drawing Shapes
  • Selecting multiple shapes


Creating, Editing and importing Charts

  • Working with Simple Charts
  • Editing Chart Data
  • Formatting a Chart
  • Editing Chart Elements
  • Importing an Excel Chart

Working with SmartArt Diagrams

  • Inserting a SmartArt diagram (e.g., Organisation chart)
  • Editing and formatting a diagram
  • Converting a bulleted slide into a SmartArt diagram

Inserting a Video and sound

  • Embed a Video and sound

Adding Transition and Animation

  • Animating Text & Objects
  • Animating a Chart and SmartArt

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