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Microsoft PowerPoint 2016 Level 1

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Microsoft PowerPoint 2016 can take any presentation from average to extraordinary. Students taking this 1 day instructor led Basic PowerPoint course will open and run a presentation and switch between views. They`ll create a basic presentation and add content; arrange, insert, and delete slides; and apply templates and design themes. Then, they`ll learn how to create and edit shapes, insert and modify WordArt objects and pictures, and work with tables, charts, and diagrams. Finally, they`ll learn how to proof a presentation, create speaker notes, and present and share their presentations.

After completing this course, students will know how to:

  • Identify components of the PowerPoint interface, open and run a presentation, switch between views, and control the magnification level
  • Create a basic presentation and add content, arrange, insert and delete slides, and apply templates and design themes
  • Format text and lists, apply font styles, copy formatting, and control alignment and spacing of content on a slide
  • Create and edit shapes, apply shape styles, duplicate and move shapes, resize, rotate and align shapes, and apply content to shapes
  • Insert and modify WordArt objects, insert and edit pictures, arrange overlapping items and group items
  • Create and modify tables, apply styles to tables, insert images into tables, create and modify charts, and use SmartArt to create diagrams
  • Proof a presentation for errors; prepare and preview a presentation, hide slides; create speaker notes, use Presenter view, prepare a presentation for printing and print notes, handouts and the presentation outline


Unit 1: Getting started

Topic A: The PowerPoint interface

Unit 2: Creating presentations

Topic A: Creating a basic presentation

Topic B: Working with slides

Unit 3: Editing slide content

Topic A: Formatting text and lists

Topic B: Editing efficiently

Unit 4: Working with shapes

Topic A: Creating shapes

Topic B: Formatting shapes

Topic C: Applying content to shapes

Unit 5: Graphics

Topic A: WordArt

Topic B: Pictures

Unit 6: Tables and charts

Topic A: Tables

Topic B: Charts

Topic C: SmartArt

Unit 7: Preparing and printing presentations

Topic A: Proofing presentations

Topic B: Preparing a presentation

Topic C: Printing presentations


Students taking this course should be familiar with personal computers and the use of a keyboard and a mouse. Furthermore, this course assumes that students have completed the following courses or have equivalent experience:
  • Windows 7: Basic


Microsoft PowerPoint 2016 can take any presentation from average to extraordinary. Students taking the Basic PowerPoint course will be instructed on the most efficient ways to create presentations, insert graphical objects, and prepare presentations for delivery.

1 Day Course

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