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Microsoft PowerPoint Level 1 (Basic)
(2013, 2016, 2019, 2021, 365)

What You'll Learn in Microsoft PowerPoint Level 1 (Basic)

Course Length:

6 hours (1 day)

Learning Objectives

In this course, you will create presentations using a variety of slide layouts and content, including the use of slide transitions and basic animation skills. You will:

  • Create title slides
  • Create bulleted lists
  • Add graphic elements to slides
  • Create tables
  • Create charts
  • Add animation effects to your presentation
  • Add transitions to your slides
  • Save and print your presentation

Target Student

This course is for individuals who are new to Microsoft PowerPoint and who want to gain confidence navigating the interface, using slides, inserting graphics and text, and formatting their slides in order to present ideas clearly.

Course Outline

Section 1: Getting Started with PowerPoint

What Is PowerPoint?

Navigate the PowerPoint Environment

View and Navigate a Presentation

Use Help

Section 2: Developing a PowerPoint Presentation

PowerPoint Templates

Create a Blank Presentation

Work with Text Placeholders

Insert a Slide Using Slide Layout

Insert Slides from an Outline

Reuse Slides from a Presentation

Reuse Slides from a Slide Library

Duplicate Slides

Hide and Delete Slides


Section 3: Laying Out a Presentation

Understand Slide Layouts

Change Slide Size

Edit Text Placeholders

Use Cut, Copy, and Paste Options

Work with the Office Clipboard

Use the Paste Special Command

Apply Themes and Variants

Change Background Styles


Section 4: Performing Advanced Text Editing


Section 4.1: Format Characters

Work with Fonts

Replace Fonts

Use the Format Painter Option


Section 4.2: Format Paragraphs

Insert Bulleted and Numbered Lists

Rotate Text

AutoFit Content

Work with Text Box Margins

Adjust Spacing

Format Text as Columns

Clear Formatting

Section 4.3: Format Text Boxes

Text Box Formatting Options

Work with Shape Fills and Outlines

Use the Eyedropper Tool

Work with Shape Effects

Set the Default Text Box


Section 5: Adding Graphics to Your Presentation

Create WordArt

Convert Text to SmartArt

Convert Pictures to SmartArt

Insert Images

Use the Screenshot Tool

Use the Screen Recording Tool

Insert and Format Shapes

Merge Shapes


Section 6: Modify Objects in Your Presentation

Object Selection Methods

Crop Images

Remove Backgrounds

Resize and Scale Objects

Rotate Objects

Compression Options

Changing and Resetting Pictures

Set Transparent Colour Options

Review Picture Formatting Options

Align and Group Objects

Change Object Order

Work with Guides and Gridlines


Section 7: Adding Tables and Charts to Your Presentation

Create and Format Tables

Merge and Split Cells

Distribute and Arrange Rows and Columns

Insert and Edit Charts

Change Chart Types

Section 8: Preparing to Deliver Your Presentation

Review Your Presentation with Spellcheck and Thesaurus

Print Full Page Slides, Handouts, Outlines, and Notes Pages

Deliver Your Presentation


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Microsoft PowerPoint Level 1 (Basic)

Upcoming Classes

All Public classes are held online
with a live instructor
Dates Price Qty
August 12, 2024
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM ET
$295.00 Online
September 20, 2024
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM ET
$295.00 Online
January 6, 2025
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM ET
$295.00 Online
* Applicable taxes will be applied on checkout

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PDF Reference Guide

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Can I customize my course?

Tailored Training

Your Reference Guide will follow a standard course outline but your class can be tailored to focus on the subjects that are most important to you

Use Your Own Files

You can include your own files in your training session to make it more applicable to your day-to-day role.