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PowerPoint Essential Skills

Length: 1 Day    Cost: $355 + GST    Version: PowerPoint

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About this Course

This course is designed for new users of Microsoft Office PowerPoint who are already familiar with a personal computer, Microsoft Windows and a mouse. Basic word processing skills are also recommended.

Our aim is to provide you with the necessary skills to produce presentations using Microsoft Office PowerPoint (referred to in this course as PowerPoint). We will introduce you to many timesaving features using quick keys and short cuts.

PowerPoint is a presentation generating tool, which makes tasks like preparing flyers, overhead projector transparencies, illustrated notes, data shows and on screen presentations, easy and efficient. In this course we cover the basic features, such as:

  • Creating slides and using slide Masters.
  • Using word processing features within PowerPoint.
  • Changing colour backgrounds and colour schemes.
  • Creating graphs and charts.
  • Adding Clipart to your presentation.
  • Using the drawing tools.
  • Viewing the presentation.
  • Printing, flyers, slides and notes.

It is important that you use your new skills as soon as possible on completion of this training course. We encourage you to take your own notes and to review this Course Guide once you are back at your workplace.


It is essential that attendees are familiar with the Windows environment and are able to manage files. Basic Word processing skills are also recommended.

At Course Completion

This course introduces you to Microsoft PowerPoint, providing the skills needed to create professional on screen slide shows. You will work with lists, images and charts, and bring slides to life with transitions and animations.

Course Outline

  • Navigating the PowerPoint Interface
  • Creating and Viewing a Presentation
  • Using Title Slides
  • Using Outline View
  • Using Masters
  • Using Formats
  • Creating Lists
  • Tabulating Text
  • Creating Charts
  • Finding and Replacing Text
  • Themes
  • Backgrounds & Water Marks
  • Using Clipart
  • Drawing Objects
  • Formatting Objects
  • Viewing the Presentation
  • Printing, Page Setup and E-mail

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