Fish4Development Business Training

Introduction to PowerPoint Training

Who is the course for?

Do you need to create a presentation that stands out? This course is suitable for anyone who wants to create a professional presentation with bells and whistles, whilst maintaining a professional looking presentation. 

User interface overview

PowerPoint Views

  • Normal (Tripane) View

  • Slide Sorter View

  • Notes Pages View Slide Show View

  • Print Preview

  • Outline View

Creating a New Presentation

  • Creating A New Presentation and Saving

  • Adding New Slides - entering & editing text

  • Slide Layouts - Title Slide, Bulleted List, Two Column Text (using the right template for your needs)

  • Changing the slide layout

  • Creating Blank Slides

  • Adding Freeform Text (non template)

Formatting Text 

  • Selecting Text

  • Formatting Text

  • Formatting Backgrounds with colours or pictures 

  • Formatting Numbered and Bulleted Lists

  • Format Painter

Drawing Tools 

  • The Drawing Toolbar

  • Drawing basic shapes freehand

  • Creating regular shapes

  • Creating Auto Shapes, Moving and Copying

  • Working with Guides and Visible Grid

  • SmartArt including organisational charts

  • Inserting a video & trimming

  • Tables, charts, and WordArt

Graphics and Clipart 

  • Inserting Clip Art and Images

  • Moving and Resizing

Inserting and working with Sound & videos

    • Inserting sound files to play throughout

    • Insert Videos from YouTube

Slide Masters and Templates

  • Viewing the Slide Master

  • Formatting the background

  • Widescreen presentations 

  • Colour Schemes

  • Applying Design Templates

Transitions and Animation 

  • Transition Effects

  • Previewing Animations

  • Animation Schemes

Slide Shows

  • Previewing a slide show

Printing Presentations

  • Print Preview

  • Printing Handouts

  • Printing Notes Pages

PowerPoint Further Features

  • User interface overview -Title Bar, Menus / Ribbons, Tri Pane View

  • Drawing Tools

  • The Drawing Toolbar

  • Aligning & Distributing Objects

  • Flipping and Rotating Objects

  • Ordering and Grouping Objects

  • Creating freeform shapes

  • Editing freeform shapes

  • Inserting and formatting text within a shape

  • Inserting WordArt

Graphics and Clipart

  • Inserting Clipart

  • Re-colouring Clip Art

  • Grouping and Un-grouping Clip Art

Working with Videos and Sound files

  • Inserting video clips / embedding

  • Inserting sound files

  • Manipulating videos

  • Creating and inserting your own training video on PowerPoint (with sound and animation)

  • Creating your own YouTube video

Tables and Charts

  • Create a table

  • Adding text

  • Inserting columns and rows

  • Enhancing a table with formatting

  • Create a chart

  • Editing the Chart Type

  • Editing the Chart Options

  • Create an organisation Chart

  • Editing an organisation Chart


Slide Masters and Templates

  • Viewing the Slide Master

  • Adding a company logo to every slide

  • Formatting the background

  • Format Title Area and Object Area

  • Adding Headers & Footers

  • Adding additional templates from Microsoft

Transitions and Animation

  • Custom Animation

  • Path animation

  • Slide Shows

  • Rehearsing the timing of a Presentation

  • Controls to use during slide shows including mouse manoeuvres and animating text

  • Slide Navigator