Microsoft PowerPoint Foundation

Microsoft PowerPoint Foundation

1 Day

This course is designed to provide attendees with an understanding of PowerPoint. It will benefit anyone wishing to know how to create and modify professional looking presentations.


On completion of this course, attendees will be able to create a presentation using templates, insert objects and diagrams. Attendees will also be able to format slides as well as create a slide show with accompanying handouts and speaker notes.


Attendees do not need any previous experience of PowerPoint but must have a basic understanding of PC's, including familiarity with a keyboard and mouse.


Courses are delivered in 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016.

What will I learn?
The PowerPoint Screen
  • - The PowerPoint interface
  • - How to get help
  • - Welcome back feature
Create a Basic Presentation
  • - Create new presentations
  • - Save, close and open
  • - Select/alter the slide layout
  • - Create title and bullet slides
  • - Enter and edit text
  • - Format text and bullets
  • - Insert media and pictures
Move, Copy and Delete
  • - Cut and paste to move text or slides
  • - Copy and paste to duplicate text or slides
  • - Change the order of slides
  • - Delete text, graphics or slides
Slide Appearance
  • - Apply background colours/colour schemes
  • - Apply design templates
  • - Custom design templates
  • - Change the slide orientation
  • - Set slide size to widescreen
Organisational Charts
  • - Create & modify organisational charts
Introduction to Drawing Objects
  • - Draw and modify lines/shapes/text boxes
  • - Merge shapes together
  • - Use the Eyedropper tool
  • - Line up and space objects equally
  • - Apply 3D and shadow effects
Prepare for Distribution
  • - Add slide/speaker notes
  • - Add slide footer
  • - Proof slides
  • - Hide slides
Transitions and Animation
  • - Add slide transitions
  • - Use and change preset animation
  • - Print the presentation
  • - Print notes pages and handouts
Deliver a Presentation
  • - Start a slide show
  • - Use slideshow presenter view
  • - Navigate slides during a slide show
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