PowerPoint Beginning: Create Presentations Efficiently

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Class Details

Price per person: $119
Length of class:three hours
Version covered:for Office 365


In this three-hour session for Windows and Mac users, you will learn how to create effective, engaging presentations using the most efficient techniques available. You will start from a blank presentation, apply a design theme, add and import text, and then use Slide Masters to customize backgrounds, color schemes, text formatting and placement of text throughout the entire presentation.


This class is ideally suited for people with at least basic computing skills, such as using a mouse and opening and closing windows. Typing skills are helpful, but no presentation software experience is required.

Class Outline

Getting Around in PowerPoint
- learning the Ribbon-based interface
- setting workspace options
- navigating within a presentation
- getting help

Creating Slides
- setting up a new presentation
- creating new slides
- adding text to slides
- importing text from an outline
- creating tables of text
- adding speaker notes

Introduction to Masters
- modifying backgrounds and color schemes
- adding headers and footers
- working with the Notes master
- working with the Slide master
- changing fonts, colors and bullets across all slides

Running a Slide Show
- playing the slide show
- basic playback controls

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