Introductory PowerPoint 2010 training – Provisional Course Outline

Introductory PowerPoint 2010 training

Aims of the Introductory PowerPoint 2010 training course

The Introductory PowerPoint 2010 training course aims to introduce delegates with little or no understanding of the Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 software to the basic features of the package. We train PowerPoint at your site in Dorset, Wiltshire or Hampshire.

Number on coursePrice per day
1 - 1 training£295 + VAT
2 - 4 people£475 + VAT
5 - 8 people£595 + VAT

Course Objectives

On completion of this course delegates should understand and be able to accomplish basic operations associated with creating, formatting and preparing presentations for distribution and display. Delegates should also be able to create a variety of presentations for different target audiences or situations. Delegates should also gain the ability to accomplish basic operations with graphics and charts and to use various slide show effects.

The course is of one day’s duration.

How the course is run – This instructor-led course has a hands-on approach, with plenty of opportunity for delegates to practise the new skills they learn at the computer.

Pre-requisites – Delegates attending the course should preferably have a basic understanding of the Windows environment and use of the keyboard and mouse.

Course Outline

Getting Started

  • Opening a presentation
  • Creating a presentation
  • Saving a presentation
  • Closing a presentation
  • Converting presentations
  • Compatibility checker
  • Switching between open presentations
  • Using Help functions

Adjusting Settings

  • Using zoom tool
  • Modifying basic options such as user name, and default folder to open and save presentation

Developing a Presentation

  • Understanding the uses of different presentation view modes
  • Changing between presentation view modes
  • Adding a new slide with a specific slide layout
  • Changing between built-in slide layouts
  • Changing slide background colour
  • Inserting images into a master slide
  • Removing images from a master slide
  • Adding text to slide footers
  • Applying automatic slide numbering
  • automatically updating dates on slides

Text and images

  • Adding text to a presentation
  • Editing slide content
  • Changing font type
  • Applying italics, bold, underlining, case changes, shadowing
  • Using subscripts and superscripts
  • Applying different colours to text font
  • Centring and aligning text
  • Adjusting line spacing
  • Changing bullet type
  • Text in columns
  • Using undo and redo
  • Inserting pictures into slides
  • Copying and moving text and images between slides and between presentations
  • Resizing pictures
  • Deleting text and images

Graphics and Charts

  • Creating and modifying column, bar, line and pie charts
  • Creating an organisational chart
  • Modifying the structure of an organisational chart
  • Creating different types of chart
  • Adding lines
  • Moving lines
  • Changing line colour
  • Modifying line width
  • Adding various shapes
  • Adding a free drawn line
  • Rotating, flipping, changing shape attributes
  • Applying shadow

Slide Show Effects

  • Adding and changing preset animation effects
  • Adding slide transition effects

Printing and Distribution

  • Selecting appropriate output formats
  • Changing slide orientation
  • Adding notes for the presenter to slides
  • Numbering the slides
  • Using spell-check
  • Previewing the presentation document in different views
  • Printing slides in various views and output formats
  • Hiding and showing slides
  • Starting a slide show
  • Starting a slide show on any slide

To request further details of any of our courses, or to make a booking, please contact us by ringing 07477 578417 or by sending an email to or filling in our contact form.