Microsoft PowerPoint (Introduction)

Course Highlights

On completion of this course, delegates will be able to:

  • Working with text slides
  • Editing a presentation
  • Formatting and proofing tools
  • Working with pictures and drawings
  • Creating a slide show
  • Printing slides and handouts
  • Customizing presentation slides
  • Working with tables and organization charts
  • Creating graphs
  • Delivering on-screen presentations

It is a practical hands- on course. Delegates are "learning by doing" with access to MS PowerPoint Software for the course duration.


MS PowerPoint the popular spreadsheet from Microsoft.

This 1 day course is designed to increase users' knowledge of the features and functions within PowerPoint and realize the advantages of using a powerful presentation tool.

The course is entirely 'hands on', so those attending will get practice in creating and modifying actual presentations, enhancing them with charts. Joe O’Connor is a Certified Microsoft Master Instructor.

Learn by doing – in additional to the formal presentations from Trigraph, attendees will benefit by using the MS PowerPoint software itself on their own dedicated PC / Laptop. They will build their own Presentations.

All of our trainers are highly skilled project management professionals with formal Microsoft PowerPoint certification.

The training materials are fully owned by Trigraph which means we have full flexibility to tailor the content to suit particular client requirements.

Course Includes

Working with text slides

Designing effective slides • Creating a new blank presentation • Entering text in normal view or slide view • Moving the insertion point; Selecting text • Deleting text • Moving and copying text • Converting case • Importing text • Entering and editing text in outline view • Using the Text Tool • Saving and closing presentations

Editing a presentation

Opening an existing presentation • Opening a recently used presentation • Switching between open presentations • Understanding objects • Using the Office Clipboard • Undoing incorrect edits • Redoing and repeating edits • Reordering the presentation in Slide Sorter view

Formatting and proofing tools

Formatting text slides effectively • Formatting text • Aligning text • Changing paragraph and line spacing • Changing bullet characteristics • Creating numbered lists • The Format Painter • Checking spelling • Finding and replacing

Working with pictures and drawings

Inserting Clip Art objects • Drawing objects • Drawing AutoShape objects • Using constraint keys • Changing the properties of objects • Using WordArt • Grouping objects

Creating a slide show

Setting up a slide show • Delivering a slide show • Getting help during a slide show • Annotating slides • Simple animation effects • Creating custom animation effects

Printing slides and handouts

Previewing the presentation in black and white • Printing the presentation • Creating and printing notes pages • Printing handouts

Customizing presentation slides

Creating custom backgrounds • Customising the slide colour scheme

Working with tables and organization charts

Creating a table in PowerPoint • Changing table attributes • Creating an organization chart • Changing organization chart attributes

Creating graphs

Starting Microsoft Graph • The datasheet window • Entering and editing data in the datasheet window • The Graph Tabs • Choosing a chart type • Adding chart elements • Editing a chart • Inserting a chart into a presentation • Inserting a chart from Excel • Setting chart defaults

Delivering on-screen presentations

What is a slide show? • Hiding slides • Working with transition effects • Rehearsing a presentation • Interactive slide shows • Creating summary slides


It is assumed that you can bring your own laptop to the course with MS PowerPoint installed.

Users with a basic understanding of MS PowerPoint who want to consolidate and expand on their knowledge of the basic features in a short space of time.

A working knowledge of using PCs, Windows, gained from the workplace or by prior attendance on a course.

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