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You may want to upgrade paper-based overhead presentations to an electronic format. In this course, you will work with Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 to create electronic presentations.

Course Outline

You may want to upgrade paper-based overhead presentations to an electronic format. In this course, you will work with Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 to create electronic presentations.

Course Objective: You will explore the PowerPoint environment and create a new presentation. You will format text on slides to enhance clarity. In order to enhance the visual appeal, you will add graphical objects to a presentation and modify them. You will also add tables and charts to a presentation to present data in a structured form. You will then finalize a presentation to deliver it.

Target Student: This course is designed for students who are interested in learning the fundamentals needed to create and modify basic presentations using Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007. This course is also intended for students interested in pursuing Microsoft Office Specialist certification in Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007.


Delivery Method: Instructor led, group-paced, classroom-delivery learning model with structured hands-on activities.


This course  addresses Microsoft Office Specialist (Office Specialist) skill sets. The Office Specialist program is for individuals who use Microsoft's business desktop software and who seek recognition for their expertise with specific Microsoft products. Certification candidates must pass one or more proficiency exams in order to earn Office Specialist certification.

Hardware Requirements

For this course, you will need one computer for each student and one for the instructor. Each computer will need the following minimum hardware components:

  • A Pentium IV 1.5 GHz processor (2 GHz recommended).
  • A minimum of 256 MB of RAM; 512 MB of RAM is recommended.
  • A 10 GB hard disk or larger if you use Windows XP Professional as your operating system. You should have at least 1 GB of free hard disk space available for the Office installation.
  • A CD-ROM or DVD drive.
  • A mouse or other pointing device.
  • A VGA or higher video adapter and monitor. Recommended monitor resolution is 1024 x 768.
  • Network cards and cabling for local network access.
  • Internet access (see your local network administrator).
  • A printer.
  • A projection system to display the instructor's computer screen.
Platform Requirements
  • Windows XP
Software Requirements
  • Microsoft Office Professional Edition 2007.
  • Windows XP Professional with Service Pack 2.
Performance-Based Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • explore the PowerPoint environment.
  • create a presentation. You will also add text and themes to a presentation.
  • format text on slides.
  • add graphical objects to a presentation.
  • modify objects on slides.
  • add tables to a presentation.
  • add charts to a presentation.
  • prepare to deliver a presentation.
Course Content

Lesson 1: Exploring the PowerPoint Environment

Topic 1A: Explore the User Interface

Topic 1B: Explore the Ribbon

Topic 1C: Use Microsoft PowerPoint Help

Topic 1D: Customize the Quick Access Toolbar


Lesson 2: Creating a Presentation

Topic 2A: Create a Presentation

Topic 2B: Save a Presentation

Topic 2C: Add Slides to a Presentation

Topic 2D: Use the PowerPoint Galleries

Topic 2E: Work with Themes

Topic 2F: Enter Text

Topic 2G: Edit Text

Topic 2H: Navigate Through a Presentation

Topic 2I: Use the Various Presentation Views


Lesson 3: Formatting Text on Slides

Topic 3A: Apply Character Formats

Topic 3B: Apply Paragraph Formats

Topic 3C: Format Text Placeholders


Lesson 4: Adding Graphical Objects to a Presentation

Topic 4A: Insert Clip Art and Pictures

Topic 4B: Draw Shapes

Topic 4C: Insert WordArt


Lesson 5: Modifying Objects

Topic 5A: Work With Objects

Topic 5B: Change Object Orientation

Topic 5C: Format Objects

Topic 5D: Group and Ungroup Objects

Topic 5E: Arrange Objects


Lesson 6: Adding Tables to a Presentation

Topic 6A: Create a Table

Topic 6B: Format Tables

Topic 6C: Insert a Table from Microsoft Word


Lesson 7: Inserting Charts in a Presentation

Topic 7A: Create a Chart

Topic 7B: Edit Chart Data

Topic 7C: Modify a Chart

Topic 7D: Paste a Chart from Microsoft Excel


Lesson 8: Preparing to Deliver a Presentation

Topic 8A: Spell Check

Topic 8B: Arrange Slides

Topic 8C: Add Transitions

Topic 8D: Apply an Animation Effect

Topic 8E: Create Speaker Notes

Topic 8F: Print a Presentation

Topic 8G: Package a Presentation

Prerequisites & Certificates

To ensure your success, we recommend you first take one of the following: * Windows XP: Introduction * Windows XP Professional: Levels 1 and 2 * Windows 2000: Introduction

Certificates offered

Cancellation Policy
Student cancellations and/or rescheduling of public courses made within TEN (10) business days or less of the course start date will be charged at 100% of the full value.
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