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.
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
Unit 1: Getting started
- Topic A: The PowerPoint interface
Unit 2: Creating presentations
- Topic A: Creating a basic presentation
- Topic B: Working with slides
Unit 3: Editing slide content
- Topic A: Formatting text and lists
- Topic B: Editing efficiently
Unit 4: Working with shapes
- Topic A: Creating shapes
- Topic B: Formatting shapes
- Topic C: Applying content to shapes
Unit 5: Graphics
- Topic A: WordArt
- Topic B: Pictures
Unit 6: Tables and charts
- Topic A: Tables
- Topic B: Charts
- Topic C: SmartArt
Unit 7: Preparing and printing presentations
- Topic A: Proofing presentations
- Topic B: Preparing a presentation
- Topic C: Printing presentations
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
Venue: LIVE Online
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
- 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.