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Microsoft PowerPoint: Introduction (Level 1)

Microsoft PowerPoint 2003 is the popular business presentation graphics application and is part of the Microsoft Office 2003 suite. This one-day training course teaches new users to the software how to get the most out of PowerPoint's powerful features. Users will be able to customize and style presentations, create sophisticated on-screen shows and print their presentations. Specially prepared exercises provide hands-on experience of using PowerPoint, enabling users to work quickly and confidently..

New and recent users of Microsoft PowerPoint 2003 who want to expand and consolidate their knowledge of the application.

Because of the amount of material we cover in class, we do require students to be comfortable using a mouse, opening and saving files, and the general operations of computers. While we will make every reasonable effort to help, students with insufficient skills may be required to undertake a IT skills course as to not slow down the rest of the class.

Course outline

Getting started
  • Opening Microsoft PowerPoint 
  • Interacting with PowerPoint 
  • Closing Microsoft PowerPoint 
  • Adding a Slide 
  • Deleting a Slide 
  • Cutting, Copying and Pasting Slides 
  • Text AutoFit 
Creating a Slide
  • Creating Text 
  • Deleting Text  • Selecting Text 
  • Cutting, Copying and Pasting Text 
  • The Format Painter 
  • Find and Replace 
Working with a Presentation
  • Creating Text 
  • Deleting Text  • Selecting Text 
  • Cutting, Copying and Pasting Text 
  • The Format Painter 
  • Find and Replace 
Getting Help in PowerPoint
  • The Help Menu 
  • The Help Task Pane 
  • The Office Assistant 
  • Configuring the Office Assistant 
  • Using the Type a Question Box 
  • Getting Help in a Dialog Box 
Placeholders (Text Boxes)
  • Types of Placeholders (Text Boxes) 
  • Resizing Placeholders 
  • Moving a Placeholder 
  • Deleting Placeholders 
Formatting a Slide
  • Add a Background Colour 
  • Add Gradient Fills 
  • Add Textures or Pictures 
Other Formatting Tools
  • Inserting Headers and Footers 
  • Inserting Slide Numbers 
  • Inserting the Date and Time 
Managing Slides
  • The View Toolbar 
  • Slide Sorter View 
  • The Slides Tab 
  • The Outline View 
Formatting Text
  • Adjusting Font Size 
  • Adjusting Font Type 
  • Adding Effects 
  • Changing Text’s Colour 
  • Changing Font’s Case
Formatting Text from the Fonts Dialog Box
  • The Fonts Dialog Box 
Creating a Bulleted or Numbered List
  • Adding Bullets and Numbers 
  • Customizing Bullets and Numbers 
  • Removing Bullets and Numbers 
  • Discontinuing Bullets and Numbers 
Using Paragraph Alignment
  • Left, Right, Or Centre Alignment 
  • Justification 
  • Changing Text Direction 
Proofing Tools
  • Spell Check 
  • AutoCorrect 
  • Set Your Language
Print Preview
  • Opening Print Preview 
  • The Print Preview Toolbar 
  • The Print What Menu 
  • Setting Options 
  • Printing Your Presentation 
Creating and Working with Tables
  • Inserting and Drawing Tables 
  • Inserting and Deleting Columns and Rows 
  • Working with Cells 
Constructing Table Layout
  • Inserting and Drawing Tables 
  • Inserting and Deleting Columns and Rows 
  • Working with Cells 
Working with Charts and Graphs
  • Creating Charts and Graphs 
  • Adding Titles and Data 
  • Legends and Labels 
Creating Customized Charts
  • Choosing and Designing your Chart Style 
  • Constructing 3-D Charts 
  • Editing Chart Axes 
  • Exhibiting Gridlines and Trendlines 
Working with Organization Charts
  • Creating Organization Charts 
  • Choosing your Chart Style 
  • Inserting Chart Shapes 
  • Resizing Charts 
Customizing Your Diagrams
  • Adding/Editing Shapes 
  • Altering Diagrams 
  • Changing Diagram Schemes 
  • Incorporating Text 

Class time is 10:00 a.m.- 4:30/5:00 p.m. Breaks are scheduled throughout the day and lunch is typically scheduled between 1-2 pm. We provide you with Tea, Coffee, Biscuits and other refreshments on the house. We also have a fridge and a microwave available for you to store/warm up any food you wish to bring along for your lunch.

We recommend the following courses that relate to this class: Microsoft Word Intermediate

Course Duration 1 Day
Private Course Price and dates This course is only available as individual 1:1 on a bespoke
Please call centre on 0208 443 2888 for a quote and to arrange dates
Course Times 10:00 till 16:00