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Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint

365 | 2019 | 2016
1 Day, 9:00-4:00

Course Overview

This instructor-led course, through lecture and hands-on exploration, will teach students the skills needed to create presentations in Microsoft PowerPoint that include text, bulleted lists, and graphics. The course also covers how to turn a presentation into a slide show.

Course Objectives

  • Create a new presentation which includes a title slide, bulleted list slide, and clip art slide
  • Format text slides by modifying the font, style, size, and color
  • Insert, resize, move, scale, rotate and format graphics
  • Add drawing elements, align and group objects
  • Turn a presentation into a slide show and add transitions and timings
  • Use PowerPoint templates to streamline creating presentations

Course Outline

Understanding the PowerPoint Environment

  • Understanding PowerPoint Terminology
  • Examining Important Screen Elements
  • Opening Presentations
  • Navigating through Presentations
  • Exploring the Main PowerPoint Views
  • Normal View
  • Slide Sorter View
  • Slide Show
  • Using the Help Command
  • Closing Presentations

Creating Title and Bullet List Slides

  • Creating Presentations
  • Changing the Slide Layouts
  • Entering Text on Slides
  • Changing the Format of Text Placeholders
  • Creating Bulleted List Slides
  • Changing Bullet Levels
  • Demoting Text One Bullet Level
  • Promoting Text One Bullet Level
  • Using the Increase and Decrease Font Buttons
  • Reversing Actions Using the Undo Command
  • Adding Notes to Slides
  • Checking for Spelling Errors
  • Saving Presentations

Working with Text Placeholders and Graphics

  • Working with Text Placeholders
  • Inserting Graphics
  • Resizing Pictures
  • Moving Pictures
  • Deleting Pictures

Working with More Advanced Graphics Features

  • Importing Slides
  • Scaling and Rotating Pictures
  • Adding Shadows and Effects
  • Recoloring Pictures
  • Inserting WordArt and SmartArt

Creating Slide Shows

  • Switching to Slide Sorter View
  • Moving, Copying, and Deleting Slides in Slide Sorter View
  • Adding Transitions and Timings to Slide Shows
  • Viewing Slide Show Options
  • Starting Slide Shows

Using Drawing Tools

  • Adding Text to Drawing Objects
  • Selecting Multiple Objects
  • Aligning and Evenly Distributing Objects
  • Grouping Multiple Objects

Using PowerPoint Templates

  • Starting Presentations Based on Templates
  • Applying Themes
  • Printing Presentations

 

Cost and Delivery Format Options

We offer the above listed class on our public schedule and as a private group class in the following delivery formats:

Public Class: Live Virtual or at Softek
Per student $275
Private Group Class: Live Virtual
1-4 students $700
5-8 students $850
9-12 students* $950
*$50 per additional student
Private Group Class: At Your Location or Softek
1-4 students $850
5-8 students $1000
9-12 students* $1100
*$50 per additional student

Private Group Training

Private group classes are cost effective when you have a group of students who need the same course. Volume discounts of 5% to 20% are available when five or more training days are scheduled. For classes conducted at your location, you are responsible for the classroom setup which should include:

  • A computer for each student (with the appropriate software installed), and
  • An instructor workstation connected to a visual display (e.g., projector, smartboard, etc.).

Customization

Softek can easily customize a training course that covers the specific topics you require and integrate examples relevant to your work environment. Course customization is billed at $125 per hour and covers time needed to meet, discuss, prepare, and incorporate any specific examples into the training program. Once we have a better idea of what you have in mind, we will be glad to provide a specific price quote for the customization. There is a 2-hour minimum fee for customization.

Why Choose Softek?

  • Live, virtual or in-person training
  • Instructors with 10+ years of experience
  • Detailed training guide
  • Certificate of completion
  • Money-back guarantee