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Topics include: creating title, bullet, pie, bar and line charts, using clip art images, using master pages, using templates, saving and opening files, and printing.

Course Outline

This course provides a solid introduction to using this powerful program and provides the student with the skills to begin creating truly dynamic presentations.  The objective is to supply the student with an understanding of presentation basics, including all aspects of working with text and graphical charts.

The Introductory course allows the user to create simple though effective presentations right away.  However, to really “jazz up” presentations and utilize the high level of customization allowed by PowerPoint, most students go on to the Advanced course.

This course is classroom style instruction: Instructor-led, hands-on training.

What Is A Presentation Program?
Understanding The Different Slide Views

Working With Text
Drawing a Placeholder vs. Using Preset
Typing Regular Text
Moving And Sizing Text Frames
Changing Fonts, Alignment, Colour, Spacing
Formatting Placeholders
Adding Borders And Shading
Bullet & Numbered Lists

Clip Art
Inserting Clip Art
Changing Clip Art
Editing Clip Art

Adding A Graph – e.g. Pie, Bar/Column
Working With Data Sheets
Chart Toolbar
Legends, Gridlines, Data Labels, Scaling
Plot Frames
3D Views
Cutting Slices
Formatting (Patterns, Fonts, Numbers)
Changing Chart Types

Drawing Tools (Basic Overview)
Drawing Toolbar(S)
Lines & Arrows
Rectangles & Squares
Text Boxes
Ovals & Circles
Selecting Shapes
Moving & Sizing
Formatting (Fill & Line Attributes)
Adding Text to Shapes
Grouping & Ungrouping
Order, Align, Grid
Rotate & Flip
Editing Points

Master Pages & Templates
Setting Default Fonts, Bullets
Adding Clip Art To Every Page
Choosing Different Templates
Slide Master vs. Title Master

Introduction to Slide Shows
Re-ordering slides
Duplicating Objects or Entire Slides
Saving / Opening / Closing / New


Prerequisites & Certificates

Course Prerequisite: Required: Knowledge of Windows Introduction topics and ability to use keyboard and mouse.

Certificates offered

Participants receive with this course: * courseware (notes on all topics covered, along with exercises used during course). * a certificate of completion

Cancellation Policy

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