Microsoft PowerPoint Introduction

1 day

Course Objective

It’s hard to imagine a day going by without people passing along large amounts of information. Messages are everywhere, and the number of messages we receive seems to be increasing each day. Whether via phone, email, mass media, or personal interaction, we are subjected to a constant stream of information. With so much communication to contend with, it can be difficult to grab people’s attention. But, we are often called upon to do just that. So, how do you grab and maintain an audience’s focus when you’re asked to present important information? By being clear, organized, and engaging. And, that is exactly what Microsoft® Office PowerPoint® can help you do.

Gone are the days of flip charts or drawing on a white board to illustrate your point. Today’s audiences are tech savvy, accustomed to high-impact multimedia content, and stretched for time. By learning how to use the vast array of features and functionality contained within Microsoft PowerPoint , you will gain the ability to organize your content, enhance it with high-impact visuals, and deliver it with a punch. In this course, you will use PowerPoint to begin creating engaging, dynamic multimedia presentations.

Target student

This course is designed for students who wish to gain the foundational understanding of Microsoft Office PowerPoint that is necessary to create and develop engaging multimedia presentations.

Prerequisites

To ensure success, students should be familiar with using personal computers, and should have experience using a keyboard and mouse. Specific tasks the students should be able to perform include: launching and closing applications, navigating basic file structures, and managing files and folder

Course Outline

Getting Started with PowerPoint

  • Navigate the PowerPoint Environment
  • Create and Save a PowerPoint Presentation
  • Use Help

Developing a PowerPoint® Presentation

  • Select a Presentation Type
  • View and Navigate a Presentation
  • Edit Text
  • Build a Presentation

Performing Advanced Text Editing

  • Format Characters
  • Format Paragraphs
  • Format Text Boxes

Adding Graphical Elements to Your Presentation

  • Insert Clip Art and Images
  • Insert Shapes

Modifying Objects in Your Presentation

  • Edit Objects
  • Format Objects
  • Group Objects
  • Arrange Objects
  • Animate Objects

Adding Tables to Your Presentation

  • Create a Table
  • Format a Table
  • Insert a Table from Other Microsoft Office Applications

Adding Charts to Your Presentation

  • Create a Chart
  • Format a Chart
  • Insert a Chart from Microsoft Excel

Preparing to Deliver Your Presentation

  • Review Your Presentation
  • Apply Transitions
  • Print Your Presentation
  • Deliver Your Presentation