Microsoft PowerPoint

Microsoft PowerPoint

Who is the course for?

Do you need to create a presentation that stands out? This course is suitable for anyone who wants to create a professional presentation with bells and whistles, whilst maintaining a professional looking presentation.

User interface overview

PowerPoint Views

  • Normal (Tripane) View
  • Slide Sorter View
  • Notes Pages View Slide Show View
  • Print Preview
  • Outline View

Creating a New Presentation

  • Creating A New Presentation and Saving
  • Adding New Slides - entering & editing text
  • Slide Layouts - Title Slide, Bulleted List, Two Column Text
  • Changing the slide layout
  • Creating Blank Slides
  • Adding Freeform Text (non template)

Formatting Text

  • Selecting Text
  • Formatting Text
  • Formatting Backgrounds with colours or pictures
  • Formatting Numbered and Bulleted Lists
  • Format Painter

Drawing Tools

  • The Drawing Toolbar
  • Drawing basic shapes freehand
  • Creating regular shapes
  • Creating Auto Shapes, Moving and Copying
  • Working with Guides and Visible Grid
  • SmartArt including organisational charts
  • Inserting a video, table, charts, and WordArt

Graphics and Clipart

  • Inserting Clip Art and Images
  • Moving and Resizing

Inserting and working with Sound & videos

    • Inserting sound files to play throughout
    • Inserting videos from YouTube

Slide Masters and Templates

  • Viewing the Slide Master
  • Footers
  • Formatting the background
  • Colour Schemes
  • Applying Design Templates

Transitions and Animation

  • Transition Effects
  • Previewing Animations
  • Animation Schemes
  • Custom Animation

Slide Shows

  • Previewing a slide show
  • Making a video of your show
  • Screen recording to make your own learning material

Printing Presentations

  • Print Preview
  • Printing Handouts
  • Printing Notes Pages