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This course is an introduction to the effective design, creation and presentation of information using Microsoft PowerPoint 2016. You will learn many tips and tricks to save time when creating presentations and you will explore the tools and features in PowerPoint that will help you create engaging and dynamic presentations. This PowerPoint course is running in Sydney and Melbourne.

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  • Duration: 1 day
  • Versions: This course is suitable for users of PowerPoint 2010, 2013, 2106
  • Target Audience: This course will suit you if you are new to PowerPoint and need to create engaging and dynamic presentations.
  • Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.

  • Work with the basic features of PowerPoint
  • Work with presentations
  • Create a presentation
  • Add slides with different layouts
  • Insert and modify clip art in your presentation
  • Draw and work with shapes
  • Create and work with SmartArt
  • Navigate a slide show in PowerPoint
  • Use a range of printing techniques
  • Find the information you need in Help

Getting to Know PowerPoint

  • Starting PowerPoint From the Desktop
  • Understanding the Start Screen
  • Creating a New Blank Presentation
  • The PowerPoint Screen
  • How Microsoft PowerPoint 2016 Works
  • Using the Ribbon
  • Using Ribbon KeyTips
  • Showing and Collapsing the Ribbon
  • Understanding Backstage View
  • Accessing Backstage View
  • Changing the Office Theme
  • Using Shortcut Menus
  • Understanding Dialog Boxes
  • Launching Dialog Boxes
  • Understanding the Quick Access Toolbar
  • Adding Commands to the QAT
  • Understanding the Status Bar
  • Customising the Status Bar
  • Exiting Safely From PowerPoint

Working With Presentations

  • The Open Place
  • The Open Dialog Box
  • Opening a Presentation
  • Opening Multiple Presentations
  • Switching Between Open Presentations
  • Understanding Presentation Views
  • Changing Presentation Views
  • Navigating a Presentation
  • Using the Zoom Tool
  • Opening a Recent Presentation

Your First Presentation

  • Creating Presentations in PowerPoint
  • Creating a Presentation
  • Applying Theme Variants
  • The Save As Place
  • The Save As Dialog Box
  • Typing Text Into a Slide
  • Inserting New Slides
  • Typing Text Using the Outline Pane
  • Applying Slide Transitions
  • Saving a Presentation
  • Previewing a Slide Show
  • Closing a Presentation

Slide Layouts

  • Understanding Slide Layouts
  • Inserting a Title Slide
  • Inserting a Title and Content Slide
  • Inserting a Section Header Slide
  • Inserting a Table
  • Inserting a Picture With Caption Slide
  • Inserting a Chart
  • Changing the Slide Layout

Working With Text

  • Editing Text
  • Checking Spelling
  • Understanding Font Formatting
  • Applying Font Formatting
  • Applying Paragraph Formatting
  • Changing Bullet and Numbering Styles
  • Moving and Resizing Placeholders
  • Applying WordArt to Text
  • Converting Text to SmartArt

SmartArt and Shapes

  • Understanding SmartArt
  • Inserting a SmartArt Graphic
  • Inserting Text Into SmartArt
  • Adding Shapes Below
  • Adding Shapes Above
  • Adding Shapes Before and After
  • Adding an Assistant
  • Promoting and Demoting Shapes
  • Switching SmartArt Right to Left
  • Resizing SmartArt
  • Changing the SmartArt Layout
  • Applying a Colour Scheme
  • Applying a SmartArt Style
  • Deleting SmartArt Shapes

Preparing for Presentations

  • Using Slide Sorter View
  • Reusing Slides
  • Adding Sections
  • Adding Notes to Your Slides
  • Slide Numbers
  • About Hyperlinks
  • Creating an Internal Hyperlink
  • Creating a Hyperlink to Another Presentation
  • Creating a Hyperlink to Another Application
  • Keyboard Shortcuts for Navigating Slide Shows
  • Using Resume Reading
  • Presenting a Slide Show

Printing Your Presentation

  • Previewing Slides
  • Printing Slides and Handouts
  • Printing Notes Pages and the Outline

Getting Help

  • Understanding How Help Works
  • Using Tell Me
  • Accessing the Help Window
  • Navigating the Help Window
  • Using Google to Get Help
  • Using Smart Lookup
  • Printing a Help Topic

Brilliant Presentations

  • Planning a Presentation
  • Make It Readable
  • The Four Pillars of Great Design
  • Perfect Presentation Layouts
  • Presenting Polished Presentations
  • Presentation Methods and Hardware

Exercise Files

Challenge Exercise Files

Shortcut Keys

Please note there is no pre-course work for this course.

Name Date Time Location Cost
PowerPoint Introduction 30 January 2019 09:00 am - 04:45 pm Sydney $462
PowerPoint Introduction 8 April 2019 09:00 am - 04:45 pm Sydney $462
PowerPoint Introduction 5 February 2019 09:00 am - 04:45 pm Melbourne $462
PowerPoint Introduction 3 April 2019 09:00 am - 04:45 pm Melbourne $462
PowerPoint Introduction 11 June 2019 09:00 am - 04:45 pm Melbourne $462

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