PowerPoint 2010 Foundation Course Outline

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PowerPoint Training CourseThis one-day course covers the basic functions and features of PowerPoint 2010. 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 2010: 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

Unit 1 : Getting started
The PowerPoint window:
 Opening and running a presentation
Examining the PowerPoint environment
Observing views
Zooming in and out on a slide
Closing a presentation and closing PowerPoint

Getting help:
Using PowerPoint Help

Unit 2 : New presentations
Creating presentations:
Creating a presentation from an existing presentation
Creating a new blank presentation
Entering text on a slide
Adding and editing slides

Saving presentations:
Saving a presentation in an existing folder
Updating a presentation
Saving a presentation in a new folder

Rearranging and deleting slides:
Rearranging slides in Normal view
Rearranging slides in Slide Sorter view
Deleting a slide in Slide Sorter view

Using slides from other presentations:
Inserting slides from another presentation

Unit 3 : Formatting slides
Formatting text:
 Applying bold and italic formatting
Changing the font, font size, and font color
Using the Format Painter to copy text formatting
Changing bullet styles
Creating a numbered list

Modifying text:
Finding and replacing text
Cutting and dragging text
Copying text to another slide
Using the Clipboard pane

Formatting paragraphs:
Applying paragraph formatting

Unit 4 : Using drawing objects
Adding shapes:
Using the drawing tools
Changing an object’s shape

Modifying objects:
Applying formatting to objects
Duplicating, deleting, and moving objects
Resizing an object
Rotating an object
Aligning objects

Using text in objects:
Adding text to an object
Formatting text in an object
Creating text boxes
Formatting text boxes

Unit 5 : Working with graphics
 Adding and modifying WordArt
Applying WordArt styles

Inserting a picture
Adjusting pictures
Arranging and grouping overlapping items

Clip art:
Inserting and modifying clip art

Unit 6 : Using tables and charts
 Adding a table
Modifying a table
Formatting a table
Adding images to a table

Creating a chart
Changing the chart type
Formatting a chart

Adding a hierarchy chart
Modifying a hierarchy chart

Unit 7 : Modifying presentations
Templates and themes:
 Creating a presentation based on a template
Changing the design themes

Slide masters:
Examining the elements of a slide master
Displaying header and footer elements
Adding a logo to a slide master
Changing the default font
Modifying the default bullets
Inserting a new slide master
Adding slide master backgrounds
Adding a placeholder to a slide master
Using multiple slide masters
Customising the handout master

Transitions and timings:
Setting transitions for individual slides
Setting a transition for the entire presentation
Adding timings to a slide show
Rehearsing timings

Speaker notes:
Adding speaker notes
Adding headers and footers to notes pages

Slide shows:
Setting up and running a slide show for a speaker
Setting up a slide show for a kiosk

Unit 8 : Proofing and delivering presentations
Proofing presentations:
Checking the spelling in a presentation
Using AutoCorrect
Using the Thesaurus

Running presentations:
Previewing and running a presentation
Hiding and unhiding a slide

Printing presentations:
Previewing a presentation in black and white
Modifying the page setup
Printing a presentation
Printing an individual slide
Printing handouts, notes, and the outline
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 2010: Basic and PowerPoint 2010: Advanced.

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