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PowerPoint Introduction

Course length: 1 day (6 hours)

Overview: This course will get you started using PowerPoint in a productive, hands-on manner. We’ll start with creating and saving presentations, and move on to editing and formatting your slides.

Prerequisites: Working knowledge of Windows 7 and file management, as well as basic keyboarding skills.

Note: Each participant will receive a USB flash drive to take their exercise files with them.

Class Fee: $219 (one class) / $349 (two classes) / $549 (three classes)


Printable Class Outline PowerPoint Introduction PDF

Class Outline

Working in the PowerPoint Window

  • Starting PowerPoint
  • Selecting Tools and Commands
  • Using Backstage View
  • Working with PowerPoint’s Help System
  • Closing a Presentation

Working with an Existing Presentation

  • Opening an Existing Presentation
  • Viewing a Presentation in Different Ways
  • Using Zoom
  • Viewing Multiple Presentations at Once
  • Moving Between Slides
  • Working with Text
  • Printing a Presentation
  • Saving an Edited Presentation
  • Exiting PowerPoint

Creating A New Blank Presentation

  • Creating a Blank Presentation
  • Changing a Slide’s Layout
  • Adding Text to a Blank Slide

Saving a Presentation

  • Saving a New Presentation for the First Time
  • Choosing a Different File Format
  • Working with Save Options

Creating a Presentation from a Template

  • Using a Template as the Basis for a Presentation
  • Adding a New Slide to a Presentation
  • Duplicating Selected Slides
  • Rearranging the Slides in a Presentation
  • Deleting a Slide

Creating a Presentation from Existing Content

  • Using Content from Word
  • Promoting or Demoting Outline Content
  • Reusing Slides from Presentations and Libraries
  • Pasting Content from Other Sources

Adding Notes to Your Slides

  • Adding Notes in the Notes Pane
  • Adding Notes in Notes Pages View

Printing a Presentation

  • Using Print Preview and Changing the Print Layout
  • Setting Print Options
  • Previewing a Presentation on the Screen

Formatting Characters

  • Choosing Fonts and Font Sizes
  • Using AutoFit to Change Text Size
  • Applying Font Styles and Effects
  • Changing Font Color
  • Copying Character Formats with the Format Painter

Formatting Paragraphs

  • Aligning Paragraphs
  • Setting Line Spacing
  • Setting Indentation

Working with Lists

  • Creating Numbered Lists
  • Working with Bulleted Lists

Inserting and Formatting WordArt

  • Inserting a WordArt Graphic
  • Formatting a WordArt Graphic
  • Changing the WordArt Outline Color
  • Applying Special Effects to WordArt
  • Formatting Text with WordArt Styles

Creating and Formatting Text Boxes

  • Adding a Text Box to a Slide
  • Resizing a Text Box
  • Formatting a Text Box
  • Applying Fill and Border Formatting to a Text Box
  • Applying Special Fills to a Text Box
  • Changing Text Box Shape and Applying Effects
  • Changing the Default Formatting for New Text Boxes
  • Working with Text in a Text Box

Using Proofing Tools

  • Checking Spelling
  • Using the Thesaurus

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Classes are offered in the Office 2010 version. Participants with either Office 2007 or Office 2013 could also take these classes since the three versions (Office 2007, 2010, and 2013) are very similar.

If you would like to register for a course, call (619) 876-4224 ext 210 or you may register online.