Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint 2016 Training


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This Introduction to PowerPoint 2016 training class is designed for students who are interested in learning the fundamentals needed to create and modify basic presentations using Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2016. Students will explore the PowerPoint environment and create a presentation. Students will format text on slides to enhance clarity and add graphical objects to a presentation and modify them. Students will also add tables and charts to a presentation to present data in a structured form and then finalize a presentation.

Target Audience: Students who have little or no familiarity with Microsoft PowerPoint 2016 or more experienced Word users who want to learn the topics covered in this course in the 2016 interface.

This outline is subject to change.

  1. Creating a PowerPoint Presentation
    1. Starting Microsoft PowerPoint
    2. Normal View
    3. Creating a Presentation
    4. Saving a Document
      1. Maintain Backward Compatibility
    5. Importing a File
    6. The Status Bar
    7. Closing a Presentation
    8. Exercise: Creating a Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation
  2. The Ribbon
    1. The Ribbon
    2. Tabs
    3. Groups
    4. Commands
    5. Exercise: Exploring the Ribbon
  3. The Quick Access Toolbar
    1. Adding Common Commands
    2. Adding More Commands with the Customize Dialog Box
    3. Adding Ribbon Commands or Groups
    4. Placement
    5. Exercise: Customizing the Quick Access Toolbar
  4. The Backstage View (The File Menu)
    1. Introduction to the Backstage View
    2. Opening a Presentation
    3. Exercise: Opening a Presentation
    4. New Presentations and Presentation Templates
    5. Exercise: Creating an Agenda Using a Template
    6. Modifying Presentation Properties
    7. Adding Your Name to Microsoft PowerPoint
  5. Formatting Microsoft PowerPoint Presentations
    1. Selecting a Slide Layout
    2. Adding Text
    3. Adding Text from a Text File or Word Outline
    4. Editing Text
    5. Formatting Text
    6. Formatting Text as WordArt
    7. Creating Bulleted and Numbered Lists
    8. Formatting Text Placeholders
      1. Formatting Text into Columns
    9. Adding Slides to a Presentation
      1. Duplicating an Existing Slide
      2. Deleting Slides
      3. Hiding Slides
    10. Arranging Slides
    11. Exercise: Formatting Text
  6. Working with Images
    1. Adding Images to a Slide
    2. Inserting a Picture
    3. Inserting Clip Art
    4. Capturing and Inserting a Screenshot
    5. Editing an Image
    6. Formatting Images
      1. Adding Effects to an Image
    7. Applying a Style and Cropping an Image
    8. Grouping and Ungrouping Images
    9. Arranging Images
    10. Adding Shapes
      1. Apply Borders to a Shape
      2. Modify Shape Backgrounds
      3. Aligning and Grouping Shapes
      4. Apply Styles to a Shape
      5. Create a Custom Shape
      6. Displaying Gridlines for Shapes
      7. Adding Text to Shapes in Columns
    11. Exercise:Working with Images and Shapes
  7. Working with Tables and Charts
    1. Inserting a Table
    2. Formatting Tables
    3. Importing Tables from External Sources
    4. Exercise:Working with a Table
    5. Inserting a Chart
    6. Formatting a Chart
      1. Modifying Chart Type
      2. Adding Legends to Charts
      3. Modifying Number or Rows and Columns
    7. Importing Charts from External Sources
    8. Exercise:Working with Charts
  8. Finalizing Microsoft PowerPoint Presentations
    1. Checking Spelling
    2. Accessing Different Views of a Presentation
      1. Changing the View to Grayscale
      2. Changing Page Setup Options
    3. Exercise: Viewing the Presentation
    4. Organizing a Presentation in Sections
      1. Inserting Section Headers
    5. Adding Transitions to Slides
      1. Adding Multiple Transitions
      2. Modifying Transition Options
    6. Adding Speaker Notes
      1. Printing Speaker Notes
    7. Running a Slide Show
      1. Configuring Slideshow Resolution
    8. Printing a Presentation
      1. Printing Selections
      2. Printing in Grayscale
    9. Exercise: Finalizing Your Presentation
  9. Microsoft PowerPoint Features that Were New in 2013
    1. Presenter View Changes
    2. Object Smart Guides
    3. Exercise: Using PowerPoint Smart Guides
  10. Features New in 2016

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