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Microsoft PowerPoint Essentials

Square One

This course is delivered by Square One
Online with Tutor

About this course

This course gives those with little or no experience of working with Presentation Software a good understanding. Learn to create a structured presentation featuring text, colour, graphics, and animation. You will also learn how to deliver dynamic, professional presentations.

Topics covered:

  • Overview of Software: Understanding the Screen, Ribbon and Views; Customising the Quick Access Toolbar
  • Text Slides: Creating Title Slides; Creating Bullet Slides; Customising the Indents; Adding Tabs to Slides; Moving and Sizing Text Boxes; Reapplying the Formats
  • Editing a Presentation: Using Outline View to Edit and Create a Presentation; Using the Slide Sorter; Deleting, Copying and Moving Slides
  • Charts: Creating Chart from within PowerPoint; Selecting the Right Chart; Customising Chart; Updating Charts; Importing Data from Spreadsheets
  • Graphics and SmartArt: Creating Organisation Charts using SmartArt Graphics; Drawing Organisation Charts - Flow Diagrams; Inserting Graphics and Objects; Sizing and Moving Objects; Using the Drawing Toolbar to Create Drawings; Formatting Objects; Aligning and Spacing Techniques; Grouping and Ungrouping Objects
  • Templates, Designs and the Slide Master: Adding a Template/Design; Understanding the Importance of the Slide Master; adding Images to all Slides; Customising the Layouts of Slides; Customising the Bullets, Fonts and Colour and Formatting; Changing the Background Colour
  • Animating Text, Graphics and Slides and Presenting: Using Entrance, Emphasis and Exit Animation; Slide Transitions; Setting up the Slide Show; Tips for Delivering an Effective Presentation; Keyboard Shortcuts for Presentations
  • Printing Hand-outs, Speaker Notes, Outline View and Slides: Printing Hand-outs for your Audience; Creating and Printing Speaker Notes; Printing the Presentation Outline; Slide Printing Options 


Delegates should have a good knowledge of IT Fundamentals.

Course length:

1 day

Course cost is £264 per delegate
Course cost with Accelerate grant is £158.40 per delegate

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