This task-based, hands-on course is suitable for new users of PowerPoint who want to create effective presentations incorporating text, illustrations, tables and graphs.
You need to have basic Windows skills, including being able to save and retrieve documents, copy and move information, and be confident with a keyboard and mouse.
- Create, save and amend a presentation
- Create slides using text, drawings, charts and graphs
- Apply designs using built-in templates
- Print slides, notes and handouts.
Starting PowerPoint; understanding the PowerPoint command bars and menus; common tasks bar; applying and customising different views; different ways to get help.
Working with text:
Selecting a slide layout; using placeholders; free-form text; adding, removing and modifying bullets and numbering; controlling layout with line spacing and text anchors; formatting techniques; indents and spacing; moving text around; using outline view to map out a presentation.
Automatic error detection and correction; controlling AutoCorrect; using and controlling spell check as you work; checking for presentation consistency with Style Check.
Moving quickly from slide to slide; using outline view or slide sorter to modify the running order of a presentation.
Drawings and graphics:
Different techniques to create tabular layouts; inserting and modifying a table; adding borders and shading to a table.
Selecting a built-in design template; creating and modifying a colour scheme; modifying slide masters with text, drawings or pictures; creating and using a presentation template.
Graphs and charts:
Creating various types of charts; enhancing charts with colour, textures and pictures; inserting and modifying an organisation chart.
Printing a presentation; choosing colour or black and white output; printing speaker’s notes and handouts.