PowerPoint 2007 Foundation Course Outline

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PowerPoint Training CourseThis one-day course covers the basic functions and features of PowerPoint 2007. Students will create new presentations that include text, graphics, WordArt, tables, charts, and diagrams. They will also edit and format slide content, and apply transition effects. Designated as Approved Courseware. For comprehensive certification training, students should complete PowerPoint 2007: Basic and Advanced. Contact us for further details.



Course objectives

Explore the PowerPoint environment; open and run a presentation; use Help options; and close a presentation and PowerPoint.
Create a new presentation; add new slides to it; save and update changes; rearrange and delete slides; and insert slides from another presentation.
Format text and bulleted lists; use the Find, Replace, Cut, Copy, and Paste commands; and align text.
Draw objects by using tools in the Drawing group; format, modify, move, rotate, and delete drawn objects by using groups on the Drawing Tools Format tab; add text to drawn objects; and apply formatting to drawn objects.
Use WordArt to create visually appealing text objects; add images to a slide and modify images by using the Picture Tools tab options; and add and modify clip art images.
Add a table to a presentation, enter text in the table, and format the table; create and modify a chart by using the Create Chart dialog box and the options on the Chart Tools tabs; and create and modify an IGX chart by using the options on the IGX Graphic Tools tabs.
Modify a presentation by using a template; make global changes to a presentation by using the Master Slide view; specify slide transitions and timings; add speaker notes and footers to a slide show; and set up a slide show for a speaker and for a kiosk.
Proof a presentation for mistakes by using the Spell Check, AutoCorrect, and Thesaurus features; prepare a presentation to be shown by customizing and previewing it; and use the Print dialog box and the Print Preview tab to specify printing options for an entire presentation, an individual slide, handouts, and notes pages.

Course contents

Getting started
The PowerPoint window
Getting help
New presentations
Creating new presentations
Saving presentations
Rearranging and deleting slides
Using slides from other presentations
Formatting slides
Text formatting
Modifying text
Paragraph formatting
Drawing objects
Modifying objects
Text in objects
Clip art
Tables and charts
Modifying presentations
Templates and themes
Slide masters
Transitions and timings
Speaker notes
Setting up slide shows
Proofing and delivering presentations
Proofing presentations
Running presentations
Printing presentations


Before taking this course, you should be familiar with personal computers and the use of a keyboard and a mouse. Furthermore, this course assumes that you've completed a Windows Basic course or have equivalent experience.

Target Audience

Thetarget student for the course is an individual who wants to learn the basic features of PowerPoint to create effective presentations by using the drawing tools, clip art, WordArt, charts, and tables. You need little or no experience using PowerPoint.

Certification Track

For comprehensive training, you should complete both of the following courses: PowerPoint 2007: Basic and PowerPoint 2007: Advanced.
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