Introductory PowerPoint 2016 training – Provisional Course Outline

Introductory PowerPoint 2016 training

Aims of the Introductory PowerPoint 2016 course

The Introductory PowerPoint 2016 training course aims to introduce delegates with little or no understanding of the Microsoft PowerPoint 2016 software to the basic features of the package. We train PowerPoint at your site across Dorset, Wiltshire and 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 Introductory PowerPoint 2016 training 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
  • Using the Zoom tool

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

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, Charts and Drawing Tools

  • Creating and modifying column, bar, line and pie charts
  • Creating SmartArt from a bulleted list
  • 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

Master Slides

  • 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

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.