Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint

Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint 2016

1 Day

About:  This Introduction to PowerPoint 2016 training class is designed for students who are interested in learning the fundamentals needed to create and modify basic presentations using Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2016. Students will explore the PowerPoint environment and create a presentation. Students will format text on slides to enhance clarity and add graphical objects to a presentation and modify them. Students will also add tables and charts to a presentation to present data in a structured form and then finalize a presentation.

Audience profile
This course is intended for students who have little or no familiarity with Microsoft PowerPoint 2016 or more experienced Word users who want to learn the topics covered in this course in the 2016 interface.

Prerequisites:  The prerequisites for this course are an introductory course to Windows or a solid working knowledge of Windows.

At course completion

  • Start and end a PowerPoint session.
  • Edit a presentation.
  • Create different types of slides.
  • Use the Outline tab.
  • Add Clipart to a slide.
  • Format slides and use templates.
  • Use the Slide Sorter to reorganize a presentation.
  • Apply Tables and Charts to a presentation.
  • Print various components of a presentation.
  • Run a slide show.

Course Outline

Module 1: Creating a PowerPoint Presentation
This module explains how get started using Microsoft PowerPoint.

  • Starting Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Normal View
  • Creating a Presentation
  • Saving a Document
  • Importing a File
  • The Status Bar
  • Closing a Presentation

Module 2: The Ribbon
This module explains how to work with the Ribbon in Microsoft PowerPoint.

  • The Ribbon
  • Tabs
  • Groups
  • Commands

Module 3: The Quick Access Toolbar
This module explains how to work with the Quick Access toolbar in Microsoft PowerPoint.

  • Adding Common Commands
  • Adding More Commands with the Customize Dialog Box
  • Adding Ribbon Commands or Groups
  • Placement

Module 4: The Backstage View (The File Menu)
This module explains how to work with the Backstage View in Microsoft PowerPoint.

  • Introduction to the Backstage View
  • Opening a Presentation
  • New Presentation and Presentation Templates

Module 5: Formatting Microsoft PowerPoint Presentations
This module explains how work with formatting features in Microsoft PowerPoint presentations.

  • Selecting a Slide Layout
  • Adding text
  • Adding Text from a Text File or Word Outline
  • Editing Text
  • Formatting Text
  • Formatting Text as WordArt
  • Creating Bulleted and Numbered Lists
  • Formatting Text Placeholders
  • Adding Slides to a Presentation
  • Arranging Slides

Module 6: Working with Images
This module explains how to work with images in Microsoft PowerPoint.

  • Adding Images to a Slide
  • Inserting a Picture
  • Inserting Clip Art
  • Capturing and Inserting a Snapshot
  • Editing an Image
  • Formatting Images
  • Applying a Style and Cropping an Image
  • Grouping and Ungrouping Images
  • Arranging Images
  • Adding Shapes

Module 7: Working with Tables and Charts
This module explains how to work with tables and charts in Microsoft PowerPoint.

  • Inserting a Table
  • Formatting Tables
  • Importing Tables from External Sources
  • Inserting a Chart
  • Formatting a Chart
  • Importing Charts from External Sources