Course Code:13.01
Course Subject:PowerPoint Introduction
Course Title:PowerPoint 2003 Introduction
Aims:To provide the student with the basic skills to create Presentations.
Introduction:This course starts at the beginning and takes the student through the basics of PowerPoint, i.e. opening, closing and viewing presentation screens. The AutoLayout and AutoContent features are covered in detail so that the student can start producing presentations quickly and effectively. Once these features are grasped the course moves onto the manual (non-automatic) ways of creating slides so that the student understands the basic techniques required to create a polished presentation. Shapes, Autoshapes and ClipArt are then introduced so that the student learns how to enhance presentations and make them more visually pleasing. Finally the course covers how to finish-off a slide so that it can be delivered in a professional manner.


The learner will be able to:

Assessment Criteria

The learner has achieved this objective because he/she can:

1. Control the PowerPoint Application

  1. Start PowerPoint

  2. Open the PowerPoint Screen

  3. Open an Existing Presentation

  4. Save a Presentation

  5. Close a Presentation and Exit PowerPoint

2. View PowerPoint Screens

  1. Use the Standard and Format Toolbars

  2. Use Normal, Outline, Slide, Slide Sorter and Slide Show Views

3. Use AutoLayout

  1. Choose an AutoLayout

  2. Add Title and Bulleted List Slides

  3. Add 2-Column and Table Slides

  4. Add Text and Chart Slides

  5. Add Organisational and Graph Slides

  6. Add Text, Clipart and Blank Slides

4. Use the AutoContent Wizard

  1. Start the AutoContent Wizard

  2. Select presentation Type

  3. Configure Titles, Footers and Slide Numbers

  4. Complete the Wizard

5. Create a Simple Text Slide

  1. Create a new Blank Presentation

  2. Select a Slide Layout

  3. Add a Simple Text Slide

  4. Insert a new Slide

  5. Delete and Re-order Slides

  6. Edit Slides in Normal and Outline Views

  7. Create Slide Notes

6. Format and Proof Text

  1. Understand Formatting Options

  2. Select Text for Editing/Formatting

  3. Format Text

7. Use Objects and Backgrounds

  1. Use the Drawing Tools

  2. Add AutoShapes and ClipArt

  3. Select Objects

  4. Group and Un-group Objects

  5. Resize, Align, Move and Rotate Objects

  6. Cut, Copy and Duplicate Objects

  7. Change the Order of Objects

  8. Apply and Create Colour Schemes

  9. Use the Format Painter

8. Print a Presentation

  1. Print Acetates

  2. Print Handouts

  3. Print Notes

  4. Print Outline

9. Create and Run a Slide Show

  1. Navigate through a Show

  2. Add Slide Transitions

  3. Set Slide Timings

  4. Add Annotations

  5. Hide Slides

  6. Add Animation Effects

  7. Use Meeting Minder