Powerpoint Lessons

Beginners learn the essentials of creating slides in slide view, rearranging them using the slide sorter view and how to develop an effective presentation. We also explain the outline tool, how to choose a suitable background theme, as well as the more common tasks of adding titles and bullet points, inserting and formatting graphic images and choosing the best layout for each slide. 

Students who wish to advance to the intermediate level will learn how to work with charts and tables, how to move pictorial elements around the screen, and add sound and navigation buttons. Slide transitions and animations are introduced to allow professional looking screen shows with manual or rehearsed timings. We also explain the slide master view and to how use the library of special effects to their best advantage.

Microsoft PowerPoint for beginners

Students will learn to

• understand the essential concepts of PowerPoint
• create a new presentation
• learn how to add slides with different layouts
• insert text into a slide and modify it
• insert and photos and images into a presentation
• draw and manipulate shapes
• create and work with SmartArt
• navigate a slide show in PowerPoint
• create hard copy printouts of various types
• make use of built in themes


Microsoft PowerPoint - Intermediate level

Microsoft Office

Tuition is also available on other Office tools:
      Microsoft Word
      Microsoft Excel
      Microsoft Outlook

      2007, 2010,
      2013 or older

This covers some more advanced features

• create and work with tables and charts
• modify charts in a presentation
• use animation and transition effects
• understand and work with tables
• view and modify slide masters
• create and use custom templates
• import data into PowerPoint from Word or Excel
• insert video and sound clips
• make use of action buttons
• find the information you need in Help


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