Dates GTR Venue Class Time (Eastern) Price Qty Action
Aug 12, 2024 GTR LIVE Online
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
$295.00 USD   
Sept. 20, 2024 GTR LIVE Online
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
$295.00 USD   
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About this Course

​Microsoft PowerPoint can take any presentation from average to extraordinary. Students taking the Basic PowerPoint course will open and run a presentation and switch between views. They’ll create a basic presentation and add content; arrange, insert, and delete slides; and apply templates and design themes. Then, they’ll learn how to create and edit shapes, insert and modify WordArt objects and pictures, and work with tables, charts, and diagrams. Finally, they’ll learn how to proof a presentation, create speaker notes, and present and share their presentations.

Audience Profile

​Microsoft PowerPoint can take any presentation from average to extraordinary. Students taking the Basic PowerPoint course will be instructed on the most efficient ways to create presentations, insert graphical objects, and prepare presentations for delivery.

At Course Completion

After completing this course, students will know how to:

  • Identify components of the PowerPoint interface, open and run a presentation, switch between views, and control the magnification level
  • Create a basic presentation and add content, arrange, insert and delete slides, and apply templates and design themes
  • Format text and lists, apply font styles, copy formatting, and control alignment and spacing of content on a slide
  • Create and edit shapes, apply shape styles, duplicate and move shapes, resize, rotate and align shapes, and apply content to shapes
  • Insert and modify WordArt objects, insert and edit pictures, arrange overlapping items and group items
  • Create and modify tables, apply styles to tables, insert images into tables, create and modify charts, and use SmartArt to create diagrams
  • Proof a presentation for errors; prepare and preview a presentation, hide slides; create speaker notes, use Presenter view, prepare a presentation for printing and print notes, handouts and the presentation outline


Section 1: Getting Started with PowerPoint

What Is PowerPoint?

Navigate the PowerPoint Environment

View and Navigate a Presentation

Use Help

Section 2: Developing a PowerPoint Presentation

PowerPoint Templates

Create a Blank Presentation

Work with Text Placeholders

Insert a Slide Using Slide Layout

Insert Slides from an Outline

Reuse Slides from a Presentation

Reuse Slides from a Slide Library

Duplicate Slides

Hide and Delete Slides


Section 3: Laying Out a Presentation

Understand Slide Layouts

Change Slide Size

Edit Text Placeholders

Use Cut, Copy, and Paste Options

Work with the Office Clipboard

Use the Paste Special Command

Apply Themes and Variants

Change Background Styles


Section 4: Performing Advanced Text Editing


Section 4.1: Format Characters

Work with Fonts

Replace Fonts

Use the Format Painter Option


Section 4.2: Format Paragraphs

Insert Bulleted and Numbered Lists

Rotate Text

AutoFit Content

Work with Text Box Margins

Adjust Spacing

Format Text as Columns

Clear Formatting

Section 4.3: Format Text Boxes

Text Box Formatting Options

Work with Shape Fills and Outlines

Use the Eyedropper Tool

Work with Shape Effects

Set the Default Text Box


Section 5: Adding Graphics to Your Presentation

Create WordArt

Convert Text to SmartArt

Convert Pictures to SmartArt

Insert Images

Use the Screenshot Tool

Use the Screen Recording Tool

Insert and Format Shapes

Merge Shapes


Section 6: Modify Objects in Your Presentation

Object Selection Methods

Crop Images

Remove Backgrounds

Resize and Scale Objects

Rotate Objects

Compression Options

Changing and Resetting Pictures

Set Transparent Colour Options

Review Picture Formatting Options

Align and Group Objects

Change Object Order

Work with Guides and Gridlines


Section 7: Adding Tables and Charts to Your Presentation

Create and Format Tables

Merge and Split Cells

Distribute and Arrange Rows and Columns

Insert and Edit Charts

Change Chart Types

Section 8: Preparing to Deliver Your Presentation

Review Your Presentation with Spellcheck and Thesaurus

Print Full Page Slides, Handouts, Outlines, and Notes Pages

Deliver Your Presentation


Students taking this course should be familiar with personal computers and the use of a keyboard and a mouse. Furthermore, this course assumes that students have completed the following courses or have equivalent experience:

  •  Windows 7:  Basic


Online Event


Live Online Training

Get the same training you expect in the classroom without leaving your office or home. These are NOT recorded classes. They are LIVE sessions with an expert instructor. We use the latest in video conferencing technologies and audio so you can confidently participate in any class just like being right there in person. We guarantee the effectiveness of our online training delivery approach that we will give you your money back if you are not totally satisfied.  Ask us for a demo.

Online class requirements:

  • Moderate to fast Internet
  • A phone or computer headset is required in order to hear the instructor/moderator). You can use Computer Audio (VoIP) or you can dial in from a regular phone.  For convenience, we recommend a hands-free headset or phone.
  • Training software must be installed on your computer (trial versions are acceptable)
  • RECOMMENDED: Dual Monitors or computers. For optimal online learning experience, we recommend participants have dual monitors or two computers. Your online classroom credentials allow you to join multiple times from multiple computers. Participants should use one monitor or computer to view the instructor’s shared screen and another monitor or computer to work with the software.

What happens when you enroll in an online class

When you register for an online class, you will receive a welcome email followed by login access to the Citrix GoToTraining virtual classroom. A workbook (printed copy or eBook) will be sent to you prior to the start of class.

Online Training Advantages

Convenience: You don’t have to travel and can attend from your home, office or anywhere with an internet connection. Our online classes are conducted using GoToTraining, a more robust version of the popular GoToMeeting screen sharing and conferencing platform. To accommodate multiple time zones, courses are typically scheduled from 10am – 5pm Eastern with a one-hour lunch break at 12:30 – 1:30 pm Eastern and a 10-minute break in the morning and afternoon. When conducting custom online course for your group, class times can be modified to accommodate your timezone.

Interactive Learning: Our online training is fully interactive. You can speak and chat with the instructor and classmates at any time. Various interactive techniques are used in every class. Our small class sizes (typically 4 – 8 students), allow our instructors to focus on individual performance and issues and to work closely with you to meet your unique needs. Classes are designed to be a hands-on learning experience, providing opportunities for you to try your new skills while the instructor is available for review, questions, and feedback. You have the option to give the instructor permission to view your computer to provide one-on-one assistance when needed.

GSA Schedule: 47QTCA19D008F