ESF An Introduction To PowerPoint

This one-day course introduces new users to PowerPoint to teach them how to get the most out of PowerPoint’s powerful features. Users will be able to customise and style presentations, create sophisticated on-screen shows and print their presentations. Specially prepared exercises will provide hands-on experience of using PowerPoint, enabling users to work quickly and confidently.


Requirements include a basic understanding of PCs, a familiarity of the layout of a PC-style keyboard, and using a mouse and/or touchpad. This can be gained either through previous experience or attendance on a “Windows Fundamentals” course.

Target Audience

New and recent users of PowerPoint who want to expand and consolidate their knowledge of the application.
Upon successful completion of this course delegates will be able to: –
  • Understand the PowerPoint Interface
  • Create and modify presentation slides
  • Be aware of several types of slides
  • Work with Pictures and drawing
  • Create a slideshow
  • Preview/Print Slides and Handouts


  • Starting PowerPoint
  • The PowerPoint Screen
  • Principles of Presentation Design
  • Using Task Panes
  • Navigating Between PowerPoint Views
  • Zooming In and Out; Exiting PowerPoint
  • Create a blank presentation /add and delete slides
  • Create a specific type of slide
  • Change the layout of a slide
  • Enter, edit, move and copy text
  • Promote and demote text in Normal and Outline views
  • Modify slide sequence in Outline view
  • Import text from Microsoft Word
  • Create a text box for entering text
  • Recover a presentation in the event of a crash
  • Save and Close a presentation
  • Working with multiple presentations
  • Select, move, resize, delete and copy PowerPoint objects
  • Use the Office Clipboard
  • Undo, redo and repeat edits
  • Change the order of slides in Slide Sorter view
  • Using fonts and formatting for a slideshow
  • Change text fonts/case/alignment
  • Change paragraph and line spacing
  • Graphical and AutoNumber bullets
  • Use the Format Painter to copy formatting
  • Find and replace text/ check spelling
  • Working with pictures and WordArt
  • Working with basic shapes and AutoShapes
  • Move, rotate, align, distribute, group, scale, and size objects
  • Place, wrap and format text inside a shape
  • Apply formatting to different shapes
  • Start a slide show on any slide
  • Get Help during a slideshow
  • Use on-screen navigation tools
  • Animate text and objects
  • Select an output format for a presentation
  • Preview the presentation in Print Preview
  • Preview a presentation in black and white and grayscale
  • Print slides in a variety of formats
  • Add and print speaker notes and audience handouts


9.30am to 4.30pm (plus 1 day self learning)


Delivered online via Zoom/MS Teams

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