Training for PowerPoint 2013 from Activia

Microsoft PowerPoint Introduction

A 1-Day Training Course

Course Content

Course Aims

This intensive one-day training course is designed to enable users to get to grips with the main features of Microsoft PowerPoint 2007, 2010, 2013 or 2016, including a thorough treatment of the 'Ribbon' interface, originally introduced with Powerpoint 2007. It is entirely 'hands on', so delegates will get practice in using the software in a real life and practical way.

Who Should Attend

The course is intended for new users of Microsoft PowerPoint 2007, 2010, 2013 or 2016 who want to become productive in the shortest possible time. Delegates should be proficient in using a PC with the Microsoft Windows operating system, but no prior experience with PowerPoint is required.

Course Outline
This course is a 1-day training course structured into 6 modules.
Module 1
Getting Started with Powerpoint
Learning outcomes
Gain an understanding of basic features and tools within PowerPoint, required to start planning and creating slideshows.
Topics covered
  • Meeting Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2010
  • Creating a Presentation
  • Working with Your Presentation
  • Editing Your Presentation
  • Arranging Slides
  • Getting Help in PowerPoint
  • Module 2
    Understanding & Customising the PowerPoint Interface
    Learning outcomes
    Familiarise yourself with groups of tools and customise the workspace to easily access your favourite commands.
    Topics covered
  • Getting Acquainted
  • The Quick Access Toolbar
  • Tabs and Groups
  • Customising the Ribbon
  • Module 3
    Creating and Formatting Presentations
    Learning outcomes
    Begin putting the elements of your presentation together, creating and formatting bullet points, text and objects.
    Topics covered
  • Using Templates
  • Working with Text Boxes
  • Basic Editing Tools
  • Formatting Text: Effects; Fonts and Spacing
  • Formatting Text: Alignment; Indenting and Lists
  • Advanced Text Tools
  • Module 4
    Adding Shapes and Art to Your Presentation
    Learning outcomes
    Use shapes and text boxes to develop diagrams and graphics. Format and customise the appearance of drawing objects.
    Topics covered
  • Drawing Shapes
  • Working with Shapes
  • Working with Text and Shapes
  • Advanced Shape Tasks
  • Module 5
    Viewing and Printing Your Presentation
    Learning outcomes
    Understand different ways of viewing and running a presentation. Prepare the layout and print a PowerPoint file.
    Topics covered
  • Using Layouts and Views
  • Viewing a Slide Show
  • Preparing Your Presentation
  • Printing Your Presentation
  • Module 6
    Adding the Finishing Touches
    Learning outcomes
    Finalise your presentation by proofing and adding interest with animation and transitions.
    Topics covered
  • Research Tools
  • Using Themes and Backgrounds
  • Creating Slide Transitions
  • Creating Basic Animations
  • Creating Advanced Animations



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