Microsoft PowerPoint: Introduction

PowerPoint Training Series | Level 1

Course Details

Duration: 1 day (9 am – 4 pm)

Microsoft® PowerPoint® Versions: 2013 | 2016 | 2019 | 2021 | 365 (Windows)

Delivery Methods (Instructor-led): In-person (Live classroom) | Virtual classroom

Upcoming Course Dates: September 23, 2022 (Virtual classroom or In-person) | November 18, 2022 (Virtual classroom or In-person) | View schedule Course schedule

Course Fee: $245 CAD per person + HST (Virtual classroom), $275 CAD per person + HST (Bring your own device for live classroom courses) or $325 CAD per person + HST (Avantix Learning provides device for live classroom courses)*

Timing: Public scheduled courses run from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm (Eastern Time).

Virtual classroom courses: Our instructor-led virtual classroom courses are delivered in a virtual classroom environment. Students will be sent a virtual classroom invitation prior to the course.

In-person classroom courses: Our instructor-led, live classroom (in-person) courses are held in downtown Toronto at 18 King Street East, Suite 1400, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Some courses are also held at an alternate downtown Toronto location.

Custom training: This course may be delivered at your site or ours as an instructor-led or virtual classroom solution. Contact us at info@avantixlearning.ca for more information including savings for custom group training.

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Course Overview

This hands-on course is designed for those new to PowerPoint who want to create professional-looking presentations. Students will learn to use the different PowerPoint views to create presentations using various themes, slide layouts and formatting strategies. Graphics and photos will be imported and manipulated to add interest. Students will also add drawing objects and charts to slides and will apply animations and transitions. Preparing and previewing a presentation will be included as well as running a slide show. During this course, the instructor will include numerous tips, tricks and shortcuts. Each student will also receive a full course manual.

Prerequisite: Basic keyboarding and computer skills

Location and timing: Public scheduled courses are held online in virtual classroom format or in downtown Toronto and run from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm (Eastern Time).

Related training: View all Microsoft PowerPoint courses >

INCLUDED IN THIS COURSE

  • Comprehensive course manual
  • Keyboard shortcuts quick reference
  • Practice and exercise files
  • Sample templates
  • Refreshments (for classes conducted in Avantix Learning classrooms)
  • Certificate of completion
  • Follow-up email support

Course Topics

Working in the Microsoft PowerPoint Environment

  • Working with the Ribbon
  • Adding buttons to the Quick Access Toolbar
  • Navigating between different views in PowerPoint
  • Creating slides with different slide layouts
  • Entering content in the outline
  • Navigating using different methods and in different views
  • Selecting text using keyboard shortcuts
  • Zooming in and zooming out quickly and easily

Creating and Editing a Presentation

  • Creating a new presentation using an overall theme
  • Changing the font theme and color theme
  • Editing a presentation in different views
  • Saving a presentation

Formatting a Presentation

  • Changing themes to quickly change formatting
  • Applying different types of character formatting to text
  • Making global changes to font, size and bullets by editing the slider master or layouts

Working with Images

  • Inserting images on slides, masters or layouts
  • Resizing an image in different ways
  • Applying different types of formatting to pictures
  • Tips and tricks for working with pictures

Drawing and Formatting Shapes

  • Inserting shapes such as rectangles, ovals and other pre-defined shapes
  • Resizing a shape using the mouse or keyboard shortcuts
  • Applying fills and outlines to shapes
  • Using tricks to quickly format and copy shapes

Inserting Simple Charts

  • Inserting a bar or column chart
  • Formatting a chart using the Ribbon or task pane
  • Changing the chart's data sheet

Applying Animations and Transitions

  • Applying entrance animations to images or text
  • Adding transition effects between slides in a slide show

Running a Slide Show

  • Running a slide show that includes animations and transitions
  • Using keyboard shortcuts to navigate in a slide show
  • Exiting a slide show

*Prices subject to change

Our instructor-led courses are delivered in virtual classroom format or at our downtown Toronto location at 18 King Street East, Suite 1400, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (some in-person classroom courses may also be delivered at an alternate downtown Toronto location). Contact us at info@avantixlearning.ca if you'd like to arrange custom instructor-led virtual classroom or onsite training on a date that's convenient for you.

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Register now for a public course or contact us at info@avantixlearning.ca for more information about any of our courses or to discuss custom training options (virtual classroom or live classroom).

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Microsoft PowerPoint:  Intermediate / Advanced

Microsoft PowerPoint: Design for Non-Designers 

Microsoft PowerPoint: Animations Bootcamp

Microsoft PowerPoint: Accessible PowerPoint Presentations

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Upcoming Training
Course
Microsoft PowerPoint: Introduction (Toronto course or online in virtual classroom format)
Location
Avantix Learning, 18 King Street East, Suite 1400,Toronto, Ontario, Canada,
Next course starts
September 23, 2022
Next course ends
September 23, 2022
Description
Microsoft PowerPoint Introduction training course online in virtual classroom format or in-person in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. This instructor-led PowerPoint course is designed for 365, 2021, 2019, 2016, and 2013. In-person classes are delivered in downtown Toronto or arrange custom virtual or onsite training at your location. Virtual classroom courses are available to our clients in Toronto, Mississauga, London, Calgary, Edmonton, Ottawa, Vancouver, Winnipeg, Halifax and other cities in Canada and the United States.

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