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Microsoft PowerPoint: Introduction (Level 1)   

Microsoft PowerPoint 2003 is the popular business presentation graphics application and is part of the Microsoft Office 2003 suite. This one-day training course teaches new users to the software how to get the most out of PowerPoint's powerful features. Users will be able to customize and style presentations, create sophisticated on-screen shows and print their presentations. Specially prepared exercises provide hands-on experience of using PowerPoint, enabling users to work quickly and confidently.

Scheduled Course Dates and Prices

Duration: 1 Day

Public Course Price: £99
1-to-1 price: £199

Scheduled Dates: spacer TBC

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Who Should Attend  

New and recent users of Microsoft PowerPoint 2003 who want to expand and consolidate their knowledge of the application.


Because of the amount of material we cover in class, we do require students to be comfortable using a mouse, opening and saving files, and the general operations of computers. While we will make every reasonable effort to help, students with insufficient skills may be required to undertake a IT skills course as to not slow down the rest of the class.

Performance-Based objectives  

Course Outline

Getting Started
Opening Microsoft PowerPoint 
Interacting with PowerPoint 
Closing Microsoft PowerPoint 

Adding a Slide 
Deleting a Slide 
Cutting, Copying and Pasting Slides 
Text AutoFit 

Creating a Slide:
Creating Text 
Deleting Text  • Selecting Text 
Cutting, Copying and Pasting Text 
The Format Painter 
Find and Replace 

Working with a Presentation:
Saving A Presentation for the Second Time 
Opening a Presentation 
Closing a Presentation 
 Using the Save As Command 

Getting Help in PowerPoint:
The Help Menu 
The Help Task Pane 
The Office Assistant 
Configuring the Office Assistant 
Using the Type a Question Box 
Getting Help in a Dialog Box 

Placeholders (Text Boxes):
Types of Placeholders (Text Boxes) 
Resizing Placeholders 
Moving a Placeholder 
Deleting Placeholders 

Formatting a Slide:
Add a Background Colour 
Add Gradient Fills 
Add Textures or Pictures 

Other Formatting Tools:
Inserting Headers and Footers 
Inserting Slide Numbers 
Inserting the Date and Time 

Managing Slides:
The View Toolbar 
Slide Sorter View 
The Slides Tab 
The Outline View 

Formatting Text:
Adjusting Font Size 
Adjusting Font Type 
Adding Effects 
Changing Text’s Colour 
Changing Font’s Case 

Formatting Text from the Fonts Dialog Box:
The Fonts Dialog Box 

Creating a Bulleted or Numbered List:
Adding Bullets and Numbers 
Customizing Bullets and Numbers 
Removing Bullets and Numbers 
Discontinuing Bullets and Numbers 

Using Paragraph Alignment:
Left, Right, Or Centre Alignment 
Changing Text Direction 

Proofing Tools:
Spell Check 
Set Your Language 

Print Preview:
Opening Print Preview 
The Print Preview Toolbar 
The Print What Menu 
Setting Options 
Printing Your Presentation 

Creating and Working with Tables:
Inserting and Drawing Tables 
Inserting and Deleting Columns and Rows 
Working with Cells 

Constructing Table Layout:
Changing Your Border 
Shading and Fills 
Adding and Formatting WordArt 

Working with Charts and Graphs:
Creating Charts and Graphs 
Adding Titles and Data 
Legends and Labels 

Creating Customized Charts:
Choosing and Designing your Chart Style 
Constructing 3-D Charts 
Editing Chart Axes 
Exhibiting Gridlines and Trendlines 

Working with Organization Charts:
Creating Organization Charts 
Choosing your Chart Style 
Inserting Chart Shapes 
Resizing Charts 

Customizing Your Diagrams:
Adding/Editing Shapes 
Altering Diagrams 
Changing Diagram Schemes 
Incorporating Text 

Course Times

Class time is 10:00 a.m.- 4:30/5:00 p.m. Breaks are scheduled throughout the day and lunch is typically scheduled between 1-2 pm. We provide you with Tea, Coffee, Biscuits and other refreshments on the house. We also have a fridge and a microwave available for you to store/warm up any food you wish to bring along for your lunch.

Related Courses

We recommend the following courses that relate to this class: Microsoft Word Intermediate

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