How To Take This Class

Course Overview

In this hands-on Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 Introduction Training course, students will 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.

Course Prerequisites

Basic experience using a computer and Windows is helpful.

Course Audience

This course is designed for students with little to no experience in using PowerPoint to create presentations.

What You'll Learn

After successful completion of this course, students will be able 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.

Course Duration

1 Day

Course Outline

  1. Getting started
    • The PowerPoint interface
  2. Creating presentations
    • Creating a basic presentation
    • Working with slides
  3. Editing slide content
    • Formatting text and lists
    • Editing efficiently
  4. Working with shapes
    • Creating shapes
    • Formatting shapes
    • Applying content to shapes
  5. Graphics
    • WordArt
    • Pictures
  6. Tables and charts
    • Tables
    • Charts
    • SmartArt
  7. Preparing and printing presentations
    • Proofing presentations
    • Preparing a presentation
    • Printing presentations

What Students Receive

Each student will receive:
  • A printed courseware manual for use during and after class.
  • A PC headset for communicating with your instructor and fellow students during your Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 Training Class
  • A course completion certificate upon successful completion of your Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 Training course
  • Six months of post-class email support from a Microsoft PowerPoint Instructor