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PowerPoint 2016 Basic

Course Overview

The skills and knowledge acquired in Microsoft PowerPoint 2016  Basic Level are sufficient to be able to create real-world slide shows. You will learn how to create, print and publish presentations.


Duration: 1 day course

Course Content

Getting to Know PowerPoint

Starting PowerPoint From the


Understanding the Start Screen

Creating a New Blank Presentation

The PowerPoint Screen

How Microsoft PowerPoint 2016


Using the Ribbon

Using Ribbon KeyTips

Showing and Collapsing the Ribbon

Understanding Backstage View

Accessing Backstage View

Changing the Office Theme

Using Shortcut Menus

Understanding Dialog Boxes

Launching Dialog Boxes

Understanding the Quick Access


Adding Commands to the QAT

Understanding the Status Bar

Customising the Status Bar

Exiting Safely From PowerPoint


Your First Presentation

Creating Presentations in PowerPoint

Creating a Presentation

Applying Theme Variants

The Save As Place

The Save As Dialog Box

Typing Text Into a Slide

Inserting New Slides

Typing Text Using the Outline Pane

Applying Slide Transitions

Saving a Presentation

Previewing a Slide Show

Closing a Presentation


Working With Presentations

The Open Place

The Open Dialog Box

Opening a Presentation

Opening Multiple Presentations

Switching Between Open


Understanding Presentation Views

Changing Presentation Views

Navigating a Presentation

Using the Zoom Tool

Opening a Recent Presentation


Working With Text

Editing Text

Checking Spelling

Understanding Font Formatting

Applying Font Formatting

Applying Paragraph Formatting

Changing Bullet and Numbering


Moving and Resizing Placeholders

Applying WordArt to Text

Converting Text to SmartArt


Slide Layouts

Understanding Slide Layouts

Inserting a Title Slide

Inserting a Title and Content Slide

Inserting a Section Header Slide

Inserting a Table

Inserting a Picture With Caption Slide

Inserting a Chart

Changing the Slide Layout



Understanding SmartArt

Inserting a SmartArt Graphic

Inserting Text Into SmartArt

Adding Shapes Below

Adding Shapes Above

Adding Shapes Before and After

Adding an Assistant

Promoting and Demoting Shapes

Switching SmartArt Right to Left

Resizing SmartArt

Changing the SmartArt Layout

Applying a Colour Scheme

Applying a SmartArt Style

Deleting SmartArt Shapes



Drawing Shapes

Resizing Shapes

Editing Shapes

Positioning Shapes

Arranging Shapes

Merging Shapes

Formatting Shapes

Using the Eyedropper

Copying Shapes

Aligning Shapes Using the Ribbon

Aligning Objects Using Smart Guides

Inserting and Formatting Text

Connecting Shapes

Grouping Shapes

Rotating Shapes


Preparing for Presentations

Using Slide Sorter View

Reusing Slides

Adding Sections

Adding Notes to Your Slides

Slide Numbers

About Hyperlinks

Creating an Internal Hyperlink

Creating a Hyperlink to Another


Creating a Hyperlink to Another


Keyboard Shortcuts for Navigating

Slide Shows

Using Resume Reading

Presenting a Slide Show

Printing Your Presentation

Understanding Printing

Previewing Slides

Printing Slides

Printing Handouts

Printing Notes Pages

Printing the Outline


Getting Help

Understanding How Help Works

Using Tell Me

Accessing the Help Window

Navigating the Help Window

Using Google to Get Help

Using Smart Lookup

Printing a Help Topic


Brilliant Presentations

Planning a Presentation

Make It Readable

The Four Pillars of Great Design

Perfect Presentation Layouts

Presenting Polished Presentations

Presentation Methods and Hardware

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