Microsoft PowerPoint - Essentials

Face-to-face duration: 2 days

Course Objectives

This two (2) day course aims to provide learners with the knowledge and skills required to perform the essential tasks in Microsoft PowerPoint 2010.

Participants will learn how to open and close PowerPoint, explore the PowerPoint interface, including the new Backstage view.

Learning Outcomes

  • Creating PowerPoint presentation
  • Add and modify text, shapes and pictures
  • Formatting slide contents
  • Produce and deliver presentation


  • People who wish to create PowerPoint to produce simple presentations


  • Packaged information in clear and concise format
  • Creating slides more efficiently
  • Control the flow of presentation


  1. Using Backstage view
  2. Opening and closing PowerPoint
  3. Working with presentations
  4. Formatting texts and paragraphs
  5. Advance formatting tasks
  6. Customising slide elements
  7. Slide show settings
  8. Showing your work

Program Outline

Day 1

  • Open and close PowerPoint
  • Understand the PowerPoint 2010 interface
  • Use the backstage view to create a new blank presentation or a presentation from a template
  • Use the backstage view to open files and use the recent list
  • Save presentations
  • Add text to a slide and use content placeholders
  • Add slides
  • Use cut, copy, and paste, as well as the Office Clipboard Task pane
  • Undo and redo tasks
  • Find and replace text
  • Format fonts and paragraphs with a variety of features

Day 2

  • Use bullets and numbering
  • Use themes
  • Change slide design, layout, or background design
  • Add headers and footers
  • Create standard or custom animations
  • Use slide transitions and other advance options
  • Prepare a slide show, including narration and timing
  • Start a presentation
  • Navigate through a presentation
  • Change presentation pointer
  • Switch to a blank screen in a presentation


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