Information Technology
Powerpoint Essentials

This one day course is for people who need to create overheads, 35mm slides and screen shows to enhance their presentations.

By the end of the course, delegates will be confident in using the essential features of
PowerPoint to create and alter simple Presentations.

By the end of the course, delegates will be able to:

  • Add speaker´s notes.
  • Change the order of slides.
  • Use the master view to standardise their presentation.
  • Insert clipart
  • Draw their own pictures and diagrams on the slides
  • Create an automatic screen show.
  • Use animation during an on-screen show, to have text "fly-in" from off-screen.


This course is run for a maximum of six delegates.


  1. What is PowerPoint? Starting PowerPoint. Creating a presentation; Using slide view; Different views; Slide sorter view.
  2. Outline view - creating and sorting slides; Collapsing and expanding presentations; Notes pages view; Templates - colour schemes and backgrounds; Master view; Presentation design tips; Printing
  3. Inserting Clipart. Drawing on slides. WordArt.
  4. Slide transitions; Animation effects; On-screen presentations.
Participants must be confident in the Windows environment and in using the mouse.

Delegates must know how to save, close and open a file in one other Microsoft Office

A basic knowledge of Word or Excel is desirable. No knowledge of PowerPoint is
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