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PowerPoint Introduction

Designed for PowerPoint versions 2016,2013,2010,2007

0800 1337 401

Course Objectives

Welcome to Seven Institute’s course for Microsoft Office PowerPoint, Microsoft’s powerful and easy-to-use presentation program. This new version of PowerPoint incorporates some new features and connectivity options in an effort to make collaboration and production as easy as possible.

This Introduction level is intended to help all novice computers get up to speed quickly. This course will also help more experienced users who have little to no experience with PowerPoint 2007 and the ribbon interface.

This course will cover different features of the interface, give a brief overview of all the tabs in the ribbon, show users how to print, cover some simple presentations, and cover the basics of formatting. By the end of this course, users should be comfortable with creating a new presentation, customising the PowerPoint Interface, making their presentation look professional and presentable, and saving and presenting their slide show.

Who Should Attend

This course assumes the user understands the basics of using a Windows-based computer. Students should be comfortable using the keyboard, mouse, and Start menu. Knowledge and experience with printing and using a Web browser is an asset, but not required. No previous experience with other versions of PowerPoint is necessary.

Course Syllabus


  • Open and close PowerPoint 2010
  • Interact with PowerPoint
  • Use the Slides and Outline pane
  • Create a presentation
  • Add, edit, rearrange, duplicate, and delete slides
  • Use placeholders to add content to slides
  • Navigate through a presentation
  • Choose a layout for a slide
  • Reset the layout of a slide
  • Create, rename, use, move, and delete sections
  • Open, save, and close files
  • Use the Recent List
  • Switch between open files
  • Use features
  • Get help in PowerPoint through the Help screen and in a dialog box


  • Use the File menu (Backstage view)
  • Use the status bar
  • Use the mini toolbar
  • Use dialog boxes
  • Use right-click menus
  • Work more efficiently with keyboard shortcuts
  • Use and customize the Quick Access toolbar
  • Identify the parts of the ribbon interface
  • Minimize and maximize the ribbon
  • Add, remove, arrange, and customize tabs, groups, and commands
  • Reset PowerPoint interface customizations


  • The groups in the Home tab: Clipboard, Slides, Font, Paragraph, Drawing, and Editing
  • The groups in the Insert tab: Tables, Images, Illustrations, Links, Text, Symbols, and Media
  • The groups in the View tab: Presentation Views, Master Views, Show, Zoom, Color/Grayscale, Window, and Macros
  • The groups in the Design tab: Page Setup, Themes, and Background
  • The groups in the Transitions tab: Preview, Transition Gallery, and Timing


  • The groups in the Animations tab: Preview, Animation Gallery, Advanced Animation, and Timing
  • The groups in the Slide Show tab: Start Slide Show, Set Up, and Monitors
  • The groups in the Review tab: Proofing, Language, Comments, and Compare
  • PowerPoint’s contextual tabs, including Table, Picture, Drawing, SmartArt, Chart, Equation, Video, and Audio tools, and the Master tabs
  • The Developer tab


  • Create a blank presentation
  • Create a presentation from local or online templates, themes, and existing files
  • View PowerPoint’s sample files
  • Access recently used templates
  • Draw text boxes
  • Add and edit text in text boxes
  • Resize, move, delete, rotate, and format text boxes
  • Use selection tools
  • Cut, copy, and paste
  • Use the Office Clipboard
  • Drag and drop text
  • Use Undo and Redo
  • Use Find and Replace
  • Apply effects to text
  • Change text’s case
  • Change font face, size, and color
  • Change character spacing
  • Remove formatting
  • Change text direction and vertical alignment
  • Align, justify, and indent text
  • Create a bulleted or numbered list
  • Format text into columns
  • Use the Format Painter
  • Use the Font, Paragraph, and Text Effects dialogs


  • Use Normal view
  • Use Slide Sorter view
  • Use Notes Page view
  • Use Reading view
  • Use zoom
  • Use Fit to Window
  • Start a slide show
  • Navigate through a slide show
  • Switch to a blank screen
  • Use highlighting and pen tools
  • Check your spelling
  • Change a presentation’s theme
  • Add and edit headers and footers
  • Change slide orientation
  • Use the Page Setup dialog
  • Print your presentation
  • Use Print Preview
  • Set print options
  • E-mail a presentation
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