Microsoft PowerPoint Introduction


Date(s) - 27/02/2020
All Day

Edinburgh Training Centre


Audience: This course is designed for either beginners or those with limited experience of using Microsoft PowerPoint. Explore the various working views available to help you plan, design and deliver an effective presentation slide deck. You will learn how to populate your slides with text, tables and graphic elements and how to achieve a professional finish with precise alignment and exact colour matching.

Course Duration: 1 day

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Understand the PowerPoint environment
  • Create a new presentation
  • Format text on slides
  • Add and modify graphic objects
  • Add tables to a presentation
  • Insert charts into a presentation
  • Use SmartArt
  • Deliver a presentation
  • Print presentations and notes
  • Run a slide show
  • Make a screen recording

Module 1: Exploring the PowerPoint environment

  • Customise the Quick Access Toolbar
  • Working with the Ribbon
  • Backstage view
  • Opening and closing a presentation
  • Configure your Microsoft account
  • Connect to OneDrive or Business Drive
  • Perform a Smart Lookup (new)
  • Tell me what you want to do (new)

Module 2: Creating a New Presentation

  • Creating a new presentation
  • Using wide screen themes
  • Saving the presentation
  • Adding a new slide to a presentation
  • Adding text to a slide
  • Editing text on a slide
  • Navigate through a presentation
  • Rearranging and deleting slides
  • Use the various presentation views
  • Separating your show into sections

Module 3: Formatting Text on Slides

  • Exploring text formatting
  • Moving and copying text
  • Setting tabs and alignment

Module 4: Adding and Modifying Graphic Objects

  • Find and add clip-art
  • Draw shapes
  • Using connectors
  • Apply artistic effects to pictures
  • Remove backgrounds from pictures
  • Insert WordArt
  • Format objects
  • Group and ungroup objects
  • Arrange objects accurately using smart guides
  • Using the Eyedropper tool for precise colour matching
  • Use updated ink equations (new)

Module 5: Adding Tables to a Presentation

  • Create a table
  • Format a table

Module 6: Inserting Charts in a Presentation

  • Creating and enhancing charts
  • Edit chart data
  • Modify charts
  • Copy and paste a chart from Microsoft Excel
  • Using dynamic data from Excel to update charts
  • Apply data visualisation charts: Box and Whisker, Treemap, Sunburst, Histogram, Pareto and Waterfall charts (new)

Module 7: Use SmartArt

  • Inserting SmartArt
  • Flow charts
  • Organisation charts

Module 8: Preparing to Deliver a Presentation

  • Spell check a presentation
  • Applying a design template
  • Changing the colour scheme
  • Add transitions and timings
  • Creating a Morph transition (new)
  • Create speaker notes

Module 9: Printing Presentations

  • Choosing what to print
  • Changing the print settings

Module 10: Slide Show

  • Running the presentation
  • Turn your mouse into a laser pointer
  • Excluding a slide from a slide show
  • Package a presentation

Module 11: Screen Recording

  • Use Screen Recording (new)
  • Save your presentation as a video
  • Edit video frame recording mode


Bookings are now closed for this event.