Microsoft Powerpoint Level 1

Course Aims

This extremely practical course introduces the learner to PowerPoint. It is entirely “hands on”, so those attending will get practice in creating and modifying actual presentations.
A number of commonly used timesaving features are also introduced giving the necessary skills to use this software effectively.
By the end of the course, the user will be competent with the following skills:

Course Content


  • Start PowerPoint
  • Recognise the Screen Layout
  • Understand the Ribbon & Taskbar
  • Understand Quick Access Toolbars
  • Use Help
  • Change Preferences
  • Close PowerPoint


  • Understand & Use Different Views
  • Understand Slide Show Basics
  • Save, Close & Open Presentations
  • Exit PowerPoint


  • Create a Blank Presentation
  • Use Pre-Defined Presentation
  • Use Design Themes
  • Add Headers & Footers
  • Add New Slides
  • Change Slide Layout
  • Insert Slides
  • Split a Slide
  • Create a Summary Slide

Formatting & Animation

  • Apply Formatting & Text Effects
  • Change Alignment & Spacing
  • Format Bullets
  • Use Indents
  • Create Picture Bullets
  • Number Automatically
  • Use Undo & Redo
  • Find & Replace Data
  • Use Cut & Paste
  • Use Copy & Paste

PowerPoint Objects

  • Insert Organisation Charts
  • Move & Resize Objects
  • Insert ClipArt
  • Insert Pictures from File
  • Insert Tables
  • Insert Charts
  • Draw on a Slide
  • Format Shapes
  • Use the Format Painter
  • Insert WordArt

Slide Formatting

  • Slide Formatting
  • Change Slide Design & Setup
  • Applying Colour Schemes
  • Spell Check the Presentation

Slide Show

  • Set up a Slide Show
  • Apply Slide Transitions
  • Run the Presentation
  • Print Slides & Presentations
  • Create Handouts
  • Change Colour Options
  • Set Presentation Formats

Who Should Attend?

This course is designed for complete beginners to PowerPoint and those who are self-taught who wish
to refresh existing skills and learn quick ways of performing tasks. A good working knowledge of the
Microsoft Windows operating system is required.

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Call James now on 0131 625 7151 to get a full detailed course description and next available dates.

Course Location

This course will be run at the Edinburgh Training and Conference Venue, which is situated in the centre of Edinburgh, just 5 minutes walk from Waverley Station and close to major bus routes, including the airport bus. Discounted parking is available at the St John’s Hill NCP Car Park. Our training rooms are light and spacious, all are air conditioned with natural daylight.

Complimentary breakfast and lunch will provided, as well as tea and coffee throughout the day. If you’ve got any special dietary requirements just let us know, ideally in advance, and we will be pleased to cater for them. Our team will be there on the day to make sure everything goes smoothly. If there’s anything you need please ask, because “If we Can we Will”.

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