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Microsoft PowerPoint Introduction


The objective of our Microsoft PowerPoint Introduction training course is to acquire a good working knowledge of PowerPoint to create presentations according to best practice guidelines and enhance existing presentations.

Full Day Course Price: €350 per person

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  • 16 May 2023 – 1 Day
  • 28 August 2023 – 1 Day
  • 08 November 2023 – 1 Day


Aimed at users new to PowerPoint who want to create their own presentations and modify or manipulate existing ones.


Participants need no previous experience with PowerPoint but should be comfortable using Microsoft Windows.


Having completed this course, participants will be able to:

  • Create a presentation incorporating a range of slide types
  • Use the Slide Master to control the look and feel of the presentation
  • Format slides
  • Arrange the presentation – slide sorting, animation and transitions
  • Print the presentation – slides, handouts, etc.
  • Create a slideshow
  • Save a presentation template
Course Outline
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Introduction and Overview
Accessing PowerPoint
Using the Help Facility
Navigating within a Presentation

Parts of the Screen
Using the Ribbons
The Presentation Views
Task Panes
Smart Tags and Options button

Creating and Saving Presentations
Opening and Closing Presentations
Document Properties

Slide Masters
Using / Viewing the Slide Master
Customising the Slide Master including Background Styles
Saving a Master Slide as a Template

Adding New Slides
Using Auto Layout Slides
Creating Customised Layouts
Using the Title and Body Sections
Entering Text
Cutting, Copying and Pasting Text
Adding Text in Outline View

Formatting Slides
Formatting Font
Text Alignment
Changing the Bullet Style
Using Different Bullet Levels
Line Spacing
Setting Indents and Tabs from the Ruler
Slide Background Colour

Checking the Presentation
Checking the Spelling of a Presentation
Checking Grammar
Style Checker

The Slide Sorter
Moving and Copying Slides
Deleting Slides

Using SmartArt
Choosing from the Designs
Converting Text to SmartArt
Changing the Design
Altering the Colours and Textures

Building Chart Slides
Entering Data for Charts
Formatting Charts
Chart Options
Organisation Charts

Drawing Objects, e.g. Rectangles
Editing Objects, e.g. Resizing
Inserting and Manipulating AutoShapes
Adding and Manipulating ClipArt

Printing Multiple and Single Slides
Printing Handouts

Slide Shows
Creating a Slide Show
Adding Transition Effects
Using Animation Effects
Saving a Slide Show
Running a Slide Show

Using the ‘Tell me what you want to do’ Feature

Applying a Template
Creating / Saving a Customised Templates

Course Summary and Review
Recap of Topics Covered
Question Time

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