PowerPoint Basic

Course Description

Microsoft PowerPoint Basic Training

Learn to express ideas effectively with Microsoft PowerPoint in this Basic PowerPoint training class. Navigating the software is simple with our tips and tricks.

Training Class Goal

Students exiting this class will be able to build a simple PowerPoint presentation using graphics, text, and other engaging elements.


Basic computer skills and familiarity with Microsoft Windows.

Topics Covered

  • Quick Access menu
  • Moving through slides
  • Views
  • Zooming
  • Building a new presentation
  • Entering text
  • Saving the presentation

    Outline View

  • Creating new slides
  • Indent levels
  • Cutting & pasting text

    Slide Master & Slide View

  • Formatting the slide master
  • Applying designs and styles
  • Working in the normal view
  • Inserting new slides
  • Customizing a slide

    Pictures & Graphics

  • Inserting pictures
  • Resizing & moving pictures
  • AutoShapes
  • Entering text
  • Placing a picture on a slide
  • Placeholders
  • Drawing shapes


  • Adding a chart
  • Editing data in a chart
  • Formatting a chart

    Transitions & Animations

  • Slide sorter view
  • Duplicating & rearranging slides
  • Slide show window
  • Animating text
  • Transitioning slides

    Viewing the Presentation & Tools

  • Running the presentation
  • Packaging for CD
  • Audience handouts

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