PowerPoint - Basics

Discover PowerPoint with this training. Learn how to create a presentation, work with slides, insert an image and apply a transition.
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  • Duration: 2 days
  • Regular price: $290
  • Preferential price: $250

Course outline

Please note that the most represented version in the group will be installed in computer workstations. However, the training addresses the differences between versions.

Duration : 2 days

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Windows – User or equivalent


  • Acquire theoretical knowledge about the important elements of a presentation
  • Use various elements to design an effective presentation

Teaching method

Presentations - Demos - Facilitated and individual exercises


Chapter 1 - Start smart with PowerPoint

  • Create an effective presentation
  • Ask yourself the right questions
  • Use the creative process
  • Gather the data
Chapter 2 - Introducing PowerPoint
  • Recognize items of the new interface and view modes
  • Identify work spaces
  • Customize your work environment: tabs and quick access bar
  • Find help quickly
  • Office Button
  • Backstage file view mode
  • Start, cloud, sharing, tracking, and comment pane
Chapter 3 - Create a presentation
  • Create a new presentation
  • Add slides
  • Models
Chapter 4 - Manipulate slides
  • Work in Normal mode
  • Change a slide layout
  • Insert text
  • Duplicate, move and delete a slide
  • Use the Office Clipboard
  • Use an existing slide (reuse slides)
  • Insert a slide from an outline
Chapter 5 - Manipulate text and use Outline View
  • Insert text into a slide
  • Work in Outline View
  • Use Outline View commands
Chapter 6 - Format text
  • Edit text attributes
  • Apply attributes to paragraphs
  • Edit bullets and numbering
  • Insert symbols and special characters
  • Reproduce formatting
Chapter 7 - Work with Notes Pages
  • Work in Notes Pages mode
  • Edit Notes Pages master
  • Print notes pages
Chapter 8 - Work with masters
  • What are masters for?
  • Multiple masters
  • Edit existing masters
  • Manipulate placeholders
  • Create a custom master
  • Insert an animation into a master
  • Insert/delete a layout
  • Save a master as a template or theme
  • Guide in masters
Chapter 9 - Apply a theme
  • Apply a theme
  • Edit font and colour
  • Edit background
Chapter 10 - Insert objects and images
  • Insert a Clipart
  • Insert an image
  • Insert an automatic shape
  • Insert a text box
Chapter 11 - Process and manipulate objects
  • Explore the features of an object
  • Differentiate image formats
  • Set object attributes
  • Reduce, enlarge, move an object
  • Duplicate, group and ungroup objects
  • Organize objects
  • Use grid and guides
  • Shape fusion, shape alignments
Chapter 12 - Work with tables
  • Insert a table
  • Recognize table tools
  • Apply and edit table style
  • Insert an Excel spreadsheet
Chapter 13 - Manage a presentation
  • Work in Slide Sorter mode
  • Duplicate, move and delete a slide
  • Hide a slide
  • Work with sections
Chapter 14 - Apply a transition
  • The Transitions tab
  • Apply a transition
Chapter 15 - Execute a slideshow
  • Display Play Mode
  • View the presentation in Slideshow mode
  • Browse through the presentation
  • Use presenter tools
  • Set parameters
  • Modified Presenter mode and laser pointer
Chapter 16 - Print a presentation
  • Preview print before printing
  • Set print optionsSet layout options
  • Print the presentation

Surround yourself with the best

Pierre-Edouard Brondel
Pierre-Edouard Brondel
Trainer and Desktop Application Consultant
Renowned as an educational expert in the IT and office technology field who has accumulated more than 25 years of experience, Pierre-Édouard is first and foremost passionate about human capital.
Leif Martin Bédard
Leif Martin Bédard
Trainer and Desktop Application Consultant
Specialized in the Microsoft suite and with a background in accelerated learning, Leif is a trainer whose communication approach and adaptability are always fully appreciated
Mohamed Righi
Mohamed Righi
Mohamed lets you go at your own pace to learn new ways of using IT tools in your work.
Marc Maisonneuve
Marc Maisonneuve
Trainer and Professional Efficiency Consultant
Be aware of trends, innovations and best practices, every month.
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