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 - Guided and individual exercises


Chapter 1 - Getting started with PowerPoint

  • Create an effective presentation
  • Ask yourself the right questions
  • Using a creative process
  • Gather the data
Chapter 2 - Introducing PowerPoint
  • Recognize items of the interface and view modes
  • Identifying work areas
  • 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
  • Templates
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.
Marc Maisonneuve
Marc Maisonneuve
Trainer and Professional Efficiency Consultant
Ghislain Parent
Ghislain Parent
Trainer and Professional Efficiency Consultant
With more than 25 years of experience, Ghislain thrives on the challenge of improving your work team’s efficiency.
Frédéric Paradis
Frédéric Paradis
Certified Trainer and Cloud Architect
As a certified Microsoft trainer, Frédéric describes himself as a Cloud magician who easily navigates the mythical space between technology and reality.
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